“…You are just ‘making a living’… and likely contributing very little to the expected outcome… and likely will NEVER experience any significant success…”

Image result for caricature of man with commitment, integrity, wisdom, and knowledgeTHE VIEW: How are you viewed? What do others see when they view you…and your career setting? As others take note of your career…what EVIDENCE will they see of your … INTEGRITY, COMMITMENT, FORSIGHT, WISDOM, KNOWLEDGE, and HUMILITY…of your product…your service, and… yourself?

If the EVIDENCE is not easily… and clearly visible…then you DON’T have it. It becomes “immaterial” as to rather you really process these attributes…or not. If “they” don’t see it…you simply don’t have it.

Even then, if you ‘really have’ these attributes; yet they are not visible, or utilized…then you, basically, are just occupying space. You are just “making a living,” and likely contributing very little to the expected outcome… and likely will NEVER experience any significant success. Would one be satisfied with a scenario such as this?

My point…if we “have, in fact, such necessary attributes, then it would be our responsibility to “show our wares.” One cannot afford to wait for others to NOTICE. We MUST make sure they know. Why risk your future? This is not a “braggadocios” type of approach, rather it is simply a “marketing effort.” We would be “marketing ourselves.”

More precisely…we would be marketing Our Lord, Jesus Christ. Why? Because …integrity, commitment, foresight, wisdom, knowledge, and humility… all…are “gifts from God.” After all… God made each of us in His Image. So…

The phrase “boast in the Lord” is found in 1 Corinthians 1:31, where Paul, when quoting Jeremiah 9:24, says, “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.” It may seem strange, though… to think of boasting as being a good thing… after all, the word boast… means “to puff oneself up in speech,” and conversely…pride is condemned in Scripture, as shown to us in… Proverbs 11:2. Paul is not talking about sinful boasting, obviously…as The Bible does not condone braggadocio.

My ADVICE… therefore is… when one “promotes oneself”…make sure that you are “living in the Lord.” Make sure that “what you’re promoting” …clearly reflects what God represents.


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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