“…. It’s the cool-hand and level-headed, that can pick up the pieces and move on…”

"Listen to me........."

“Listen to me………”

So…you think you’re somebody now?  About 43 years ago, my then boss, and I were in New York working on a business transaction, and we were walking down 5th Avenue, and 42nd street,  when he stopped, and told me….”Brooks…the problem with you is that you’ve arrived, and you don’t know it.”  It was a few years later that it sunk into my thick head what he was referring to.  It meant, I believe, that I’ve made a name for myself and I was too naive to realize it.  Fortunately for me, those degrees of success that God has blessed me with have never gone to my head.  For some of us…it does.  By its self, it’s not that bad, but when you let your ego, pride, and self-adoration get in the way, then you have a problem.  And, someone, soon, will cut you down to size.  Being over-confident, and cocky, is not a good mix.  I’ve been bucked to my knees a couple of times, and it’s no fun.  Invariably it includes financial, career, spiritual, and home issues.  One or two of these, most people can handle, but all four….w-o-w…Katie, bar the door.  It’s the cool-hand and level-headed, that can pick up the pieces and move on; learning from it all, and developing one’s self, such, that it wont’ be duplicated.  Genesis 4:7 If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door.  Its desire is for you, but you must rule over it.”  Blessing…cjlb…10/31/13

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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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