…The “purpose” of Tidbits of Wisdom is……..


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

“Listen to me………”

I’ve never been involved in “blogging,” until now.  I guess one could refer to me as a “blogger; But frankly, it sounds a bit presumptuous to me.  I prefer the term “Writer.”  The reason I decided to do this is, about 18 months ago, I became interested in a website for Professionals, known as LinkedIn.  I was invited to join by a friend, and passed on it for several months, until another friend invited me; so, I joined.  I decided (as stated elsewhere) that I wanted to take my participation in LinkedIn to a higher level.  I didn’t think that I needed any “self-exposure” to the business community, as I was, basically, semi-retired.  So, I pondered; why not offer my experiences to others who are in the process of building their business and careers, and whom might want some source of direction.  I wanted, also, to bring God into the picture as well.  So, I thought; why not take the approach of letting them invite me, to be their LinkedIn associate, rather than me do the inviting.  That way, I thought, it would be comparable to “inviting God” into the market place.  That was 540 LinkedIn members ago.  All 540 have invited me, because, I think, primarily, they wanted to have more of God in their lives.  Since LinkedIn was a “business forum,” and not a Religious Forum, I wanted to approach it from a Business perspective, hence, “Tidbits-of-Wisdom,” was born.  After 50 successful years in business, I thought, maybe, others might be interested in my perspective….my take…on business and other subjects of interest.  And, since God was an integral part of both my business and personal life….that was the only way that I knew to approach it.  So, every “Tidbit-of-Wisdom” is supported by biblical reference.   Also, I found that there was just not enough space allotted in LinkedIn to give credit to the various subject matters I might address; as LinkedIn only allows about 650 characters to a comment; making it very difficult to make much of a point in 100 words.  I then decided that I needed to find a way to expand my thoughts in a more productive manner.  I should add that Tidbits-of-Wisdom has been well-received in the LinkedIn community, which gives me encouragement to stay involved.  From all of that …springs … charlesbrooks.com, and “TIDBITS-of-WISDOM.”   (I might add, too, that as a result of my participation in LinkedIn, I have accumulated about 50 “active” followers; (which I communicate with very frequently), and about 25 of those have actually visited with me, in depth, either personally, via the phone, or email; allowing us to develop a very close business/counselor relationship; these coming from Texas, NY, NJ, NC, Fla, and all over South Carolina). Please feel free to join in, on any posts that I make, giving me your feedback, opinion, and critique.  Your gentlemanly opinion is welcome.  Thanks, and God Bless….cjlb…8/3/13

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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