Robinson Studio

Helping Small Businesses Get Things Done.

Double Grace

There are days, weeks, months…God forbid, years, when it just doesn’t seem to work out the way it was or is supposed to. I don’t have the magically answer here, except to say, when you want to say, “I can’t Read more…


But I should be doing more, right?

Not necessarily. Today, for example, I’ve done all the required tasks for the day, but am feeling guilty, like I should be doing more. Getting ahead or doing research. Friends, my brain is tired. My body is tired as well. Read more…


More Lessons From Pelicans: Magic

I know. I know. You are afraid I’m going to turn into the Nature Channel. Perhaps, one day, but not today. Today, as I walk mesmerized by these creatures that have graced our small body of water (a shallow inlet Read more…


Lessons from Pelicans: Teamwork

This week, we have been astounded by hundreds of visiting white pelicans on our small inlet. We’re new to the area and so I didn’t know if this was a “normal” part of the bird migration that I somehow missed Read more…


Perspective: Advice To My Cousin Who Is Feeling Rather Blah Today…

One of the most valuable things that I have learned in my life is that “feelings pass” and “we are not our feelings”. You are loved, adored, and damn good at everything you do. Yesterday, I had a blistering headache Read more…


Relationship Building

Every day you are either building a relationship or tearing it down. With your co-workers, your clients, your family: everybody. It bears keeping in mind that our actions and attitudes either grow or kill something. Little by little. Drop by Read more…


Turning Over Mistakes

I made two mistakes today.  None were business related, but mistakes none-the-less. I ordered the wrong thing on Amazon: twice. And then I did something unintentional while eating out. Donk. Donk. In general, over the past five years or so, Read more…


Write It Down

Today, for my work in self-improvement and therefore my business improvement, I’ve been listening to a bunch of TEDx talks by folks like David Allen and Jeff Sutherland and somebody whose name I’ve already forgotten. That’s the point. I’ve already Read more…


The Myths Inside Your Head

We all have myths inside us that we believe are true. Myths like “eating carrots will make you have perfect eyesight”. Or, “If I buy this franchise, I’m going to make a million dollars.” Or, “Advertising doesn’t work, so I Read more…


wabi-sabi in your business

So often, we feel that we can not be successful until we are perfect. As a result, we balk, stifle and hold ourselves back for fear of falling flat, disappointing or embarrassing not only ourselves but others. Consider giving yourself Read more…