“….When you take your EYE off the DEAL….’it’ could kill the deal….”

The Enemy within.  Sleeping with the enemy.  We, sometimes, maybe too often, are our own worst enemy.  All of these apply to yours truly….ME.  I’d venture to say…that almost every single issue in my life, and this includes sub-teen…until today…that has gone wrong, even the few mistakes (I don’t use the word failure), that I’ve made ….have been “self-inflicted.”  You heard it right…I’ve ruined more deals and opportunities, by shooting myself in the foot…then one could imagine.  Has that ever happened to you?  Despite many successes; I’m an expert on the art of an “over-kill.”  It seems, I just don’t know when to keep my mouth shut.  Once, not too long ago, I actually had a $500K deal, all but sealed, until I said, absolutely, the wrong thing…nothing to do with the situation at hand; nothing relative; clearly out of character, clearly un-necessary…that “BLEW” the deal sky-high.  I was just “being funny,” and MY HUMOR cost me big-time-dollars.  I’m still mad as heck at myself for doing such a STUPID thing.  Then, there’s the one where I waited two weeks, too long, to get a “pre-agreed” lease extension signed, and the tenant went out and found a larger building for the same price.  I really blew it.  I know all this sounds contrary to the image I typically project…I’m just saying that when you take your “eye off the deal,” it could kill the deal.  And, I’m as guilty as they come.  Once is one time too often.  Accepting responsibility for our own “miss-steps” is a move in eliminating the enemy.  So, I’ve come out of the closet….I admit…I’m not perfect. 1 Corinthians 11:31-32 – For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. 32 But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world. …Blessings …cjlb…1/30/14

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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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