BrOOKS-of-WISDOM….. I’ve always prided myself (I know….a sin) in being able to offer good advice. For many years, I’ve provided ADVICE, consultation, mentoring, direction, and friendship… to hundreds of employees, peers, co-workers, competitors, bosses, friends, and enemies. I had a young Assistant Controller working with me, around 1971, who admitted that he “didn’t like me that much, but he recognized, admired, and sought, my advice and counsel. I tell you these things, because I am trying to bring creditability to “why I offer BrOOKS-of-WISDOM.” After all of these years, I am still amazed that my opinion is sought by anyone. Thank you God, for giving me the time, energy, and inclination, to share Your Gift, with others. I don’t take this GIFT lightly, and consequently, I don’t seek compensation. To give free advice is like…. investing in, not only your future…. but my own. Aside from years of accumulation, it doesn’t cost me anything, but time, and it’s free to you.
“I became interested in LINKEDIN about 3 years ago, and began to “offer opinion” on many varied subjects that others were posting, and inquiries of other participants. Soon, I had a “following.” During this process, I had come to realize that I had a “higher-calling.” Because of my friend and spiritual mentor, Adrian Despres, an international recognized Christian Evangelist, associated with FORGE (formerly Kingdom Builders) was speaking on Matthew 28:19 – Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Several months later, I realized that verse applied to me. I realized that I was a “closet Christian.”
While I was every bit of a “practicing Christian,” I considered my FAITH to be private, and personal. This verse, Matthew 29:19, changed my life, together with the “Grace of God,” I had come out of the closet. Thus, BrOOKS-of-WISDOM was born. I wanted to utilize my skill-sets in regards to BUSINESS, and blend them in with the SPIRITUAL aspects, that effect the career, social, family, and spiritual lives of the people involved in LinkedIn, and those who followed me over to my new web-site. I became increasingly aware that Corporate America had KICKED God out of the Board Rooms, and by default, brought in satan himself. I chose to offer my experience as a spring-board to help others accomplish their own goals…..probably, much the same as you might do. I do this by providing BrOOKS-of-WISDOM that it might give positive direction in reaching one’s potential. I flavor this with a sense that God is the Great Teacher, Leader, and Motivator. I invite you to be part and parcel of this endeavor. If you forward one of my “daily-postings” on to someone you think might appreciate my perspective, it would help further the cause of “good business,” and Good God. Join me…. As I seek to be of service to you. I invite you to join me, and to be an “instrument of His Peace, and a conduit of His LOVE. Thank you, all, who allow me to intrude into your lives, and for being part of this important endeavor.
…God Bless you all….cjlb… 11/9/14
…God Bless the soul and the family of James Carter Byrd: 4/05/1958 – 9/20/2014 – Florence, SC