The Author R. Craig Coppola

"At 97 years old you can be sure I know what it takes to be a champion- not just at tennis but at life too. Craig is a champion and articulates that in this wonderful book."

- Dodo Cheney, 1916-2014
International Tennis Hall of Fame Inductee

 

 

s101w-4357R. Craig Coppola considers himself a pretty ordinary guy. But to anyone who knows him, he is anything but ordinary. Craig has  spent his entire life setting goals and achieving them—the kind of goals that most of us only dream about. And he's accomplished not just one or two, but the majority of them.

Professionally, Craig was drafted by and played in the Minnesota Twins Baseball organization, won a world championship in Tae Kwon Do, helped build a company to be one of the largest and most successful in his industry, has made a good amount of money, built a strong marriage and side-by-side with his wife, raised four children.

It all sounds too good to be true. Quite fantastic, actually. But the beauty of Craig's life is his solid belief that if he could do it, anyone can. It just takes knowing the secrets to a fantastic life. And that is exactly what readers get through his newest book by the same name, The Fantastic Life: How to Get It, Live It, And Pass It On.

Some may think that it takes money to live a fantastic life, but Craig was not born wealthy. He was not born of privilege. He grew up in a small Arizona town with five brothers and sisters. Throughout his years, Craig built a solid belief that once he decided to do something, doing it half-way was just a waste of time. So no matter what he did, he went for it, a hundred percent, and then some.

Craig was not born wealthy. He was not born of privilege. He grew up in a small Arizona town with five brothers and sisters. Throughout his years, Craig built a solid belief that once he decided to do something, doing it half-way was just a waste of time. So no matter what he did, he went for it, a hundred percent, and then some.

That philosophy stuck with him, and it has taken him around the world for business, sport and adventure. He's scaled mountain peaks literally and figuratively. He's competed in the world's most grueling endurance events, in the world's most challenging climates. He's changed the lives and the fortunes of the people he's encountered. And he's built businesses and created jobs by doing as he says, "nothing in moderation."

The Fantastic Life is Craig's third book. He is also the author of two real estate books, How to Win In Commercial Real Estate Investing and The Art of Commercial Real Estate Leasing. He speaks to groups about not only his professional experiences and best practices, but also what it takes to succeed and live a fantastic life.

A highly accomplished real estate investor and broker, Craig is the highest producing office broker in Lee & Associates' decades-long history and one of the company's eight founding principals in Arizona. Craig holds the distinguished industry designations of CCIM, SIOR and CRE. He received his MBA from Arizona State University and his BS in Finance from Nicholls State University.