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2022 Blog, 8 robinsons, Deblak, Mario Robinson -

With the continued growth of social media channels, it can feel like you always need to say something. Opinions get views which now can generate income. It feels like everybody is always talking. Conflicting opinions make the most waves and we are flooded with information that more than often has nothing to do with us or our paths in life. When I feel like I need to force myself to say something, I’ve learned to be ok with being quiet.

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I’ve noticed that when I do my morning 3-mile exercise routine, I often think to stop halfway through. I tell myself that I can just do the other half that evening after work. I can see my car in the distance almost as if to hint towards easy access to home. But I don’t want to create a culture of cheating within me. I gather my strength and my breath and may even say out loud, “Don’t Cheat Yourself!” If I can cheat myself then wouldn’t it be super easy to justify cheating others. It has taught me the power of shifting my mind state. 

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Many people dont know that I have a frog phobia. I cant stand the thought of touching one. Sure there were those growing up that would pick them up and run towards you and in those moments I felt like the fastest man alive. I was watering our garden today and noticed what i thought was a rock, but sure enough there I was standing right next to a grey FROG!! 

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It’s ok to let other people down. There are times when we must realize that we control our narratives. When we allow too many other people to place expectations on us, we often perform simply for the fact that we don’t want to let “them” down. But what about us? What about you? What do you truly desire? It may be something totally opposite.

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I remember when I was much younger I would never fight my sleepless nights. I would embrace the time and do art work, produce music or do web and graphic design. When I think about all those hours of practice I put in, I smile. Those are things that I once loved. Fast forward to now and most times I complain about others asking me to do art. One day I retired from doing creative work that doesn't come with a long term contract. I shy away from mural commissions and portrait requests, both things that kept me fed through college and my early adult years. Only now do I realize I was tapped into my passion and my potential in a way that is almost rare.

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