Robinson Studio

Helping Small Businesses Get Things Done.

Now is the time

Posted on my personal page today. It applies to all of us, in every aspect of our lives.¬† “Now is the time to get serious about living your ideals. How long can you afford to put off who you really Read more…


Give Yourself 15 Minutes to Plan Your Day

Frazzled? When you are running a small business or a new business venture, it can feel like you are running from one crisis to the next. As in, “What is the absolute most important thing that I must get done Read more…


Lesson #2: Communication

Learn the lesson or you will repeat it. Today, I got thoroughly schooled in the mistake of not communicating regularly with a client. Friends, it was an expensive class. What hurts most is that my client decided not only to Read more…


Getting Schooled in Generosity

You’ll know it when it happens: that extra serving of sumptin’ sumptin’ piled high on your plate or in your arms or into your truck bed. Y’all today I got me a lesson in generosity. No animosity. No lecture. No, Read more…


Step-by-step


Caterday: snap

Snap! When it’s 10 pm and you think it’s a good idea to send emails: think again. Snap! When it’s Saturday and you think a client or subcontractor or partner won’t mind answering a work question: think again. Snap! When Read more…


Use the Right Word

Mark Twain is credited with the saying, “Use the right word, not its second cousin.” It matters: whether written or spoken.


Accomplishing a Little Thing

The made bed. The meeting notes. The phone call. The conversation. It can start small. Really small. The key is the daily discipline involved in those small, simple routines. If you haven’t seen the “Always Make Your Bed” speech by Read more…


Facing Dragons

Recently, I had to face some dragons. My belief¬†before the last 48 hours had passed was that the dragons in my line of sight were the fire-breathing sort that were more than likely going to turn me into the proverbial Read more…


Partners vs Clients

When you have a partner, you are far more concerned with their success than if they were merely a client. A client is someone that hires you to perform a service, but a partner is someone you work alongside with Read more…