“…It would be like… a Steve Jobs without anyone wanting his I-phone (if one could even imagine)…”

Clump of Coal or Diamond in the Rough….  Which are you?  Which do you want to be?  The beginning, or the end result?

Both are made by the Lord God, of the Universe.  We can aspire to be the Diamond, or be satisfied as a Clump of Coal.  A diamond cannot become a diamond without first being a clump of coal.  One is the egg, the other a chicken.  One can remain the egg… never advancing to the chicken stage.

So it is in the business world.  We can be the Leader (the Diamond) or the Follower (a clump of Coal), both made by God.  They’re both the nucleus of the other…one cannot be a Leader if he has no followers….a follower cannot be a follower if there is no Leader.  One cannot function without the other; nor can one be successful without the other.  One does not exist without the other.

A Leader can process all the ‘smarts’ there are to have…and a PERFECT LEADER RECORD… going in…  but if he doesn’t have any followers (or those groups who REFUSE to follow)…then he’s not a leader. If there’s ‘no one standing behind him,’ then he’s a ship without a rudder.  It would be ‘sort of’… a Steve Jobs without anyone wanting his I-phone (if one could even imagine).  Or, a General George Patton with ‘no troops to lead.”

Whichever we are…we’re important links; one unto the other.  Abraham Lincoln said:  “Whatever you are…be a good one.”  So, if you have ‘what it takes’ to be a leader, or a Diamond… then go for it.  Market your skills, and NEVER give up.

If you are happy as a follower… then that’s very good, as well.  Be the ‘very best follower’ you can be. Ditto for the Leader.

As told to us in Colossians 3:22-24….Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything, not only to please them while they are watching, but with sincerity of heart and fear of the Lord. Whatever you do, work at it with your whole being, for the Lord and not for men, because you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as your reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.…

Remember: Even DIAMONDS are WORTHLESS…. if no one wants one.


IMAGINE: If, on the next July 4th… we had LOST our FREEDOM of: Choice, voice, prayer, religion, and the right to bare arms.  Be AWARE… America, our FREEDOM is at RISK.  God Bless you…and, God Bless AMERICA.

About Charles Brooks

who is originally from Miami, Fla., moved to SC, holds two degrees from the University of SC. His business background is primarily in Real Estate Development (Motels, Hotel, Office Buildings, Restaurants, Residential) and Business Consulting. He currently is Managing Director of Brooks, Baker, Lehman & Kohlhepp - Investors in Real Estate and Mining, and has other business interests under the umbrella of Brooks Properties. FULL-TIME-MINISTRY: Fully engaged in spreading the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ, with an emphasis on the Business Community.


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