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2022 Blog, 8 robinsons -

In a recent interview, I heard Daymond John say to “make it, master it, then matter!” I am a witness that this works as long as we work. Fifteen years ago, I started 8 Robinsons LLC, a family-owned web and design agency at the time. I wanted to prove that I could lead, manage, create, and grow a brand from the ground up. I had worked for several top companies by then including 7yrs with IBM. Only I could not get into management or leadership positions.

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In my line of work there are constant deadlines, milestones, and key metrics that must be met. The projects exist across multiple industries and channels that do not necessarily intersect. There could be 8 projects from 8 different customers with 8 different target audiences to reach. The pressure of working to keep everyone happy with their progress and results is heavy. For just over 7 years, I’ve been a single father and believe me it’s just as hard for us men. I have two young men (one living on his own now and one in high school.)

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2022 Blog, 8 robinsons, Charity -

Charity works at its best when it helps the receiver to become independent of it. I love helping others to help themselves. I do know that there does come a time that charity must stop. There is a difference between feeling helpful and feeling used.

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2022 Blog, 8 robinsons, Dream, entrepreneur, entrepreneurship -

Those of us that dream have been given a gift. That gift magnifies when we wake up and complete any amount of work towards that dream.  When we focus on our dreams, they become inevitable. My father always tells us (my siblings and I) to be careful of the seeds we allow to be planted in our minds. As I got older,

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Be willing to do today what others won’t do, so you can be able to do tomorrow what others can’t do. For this reason, I accept challenges. I’ve always walked the difficult path. The young kids call it “getting it out the mud”. I don’t think it is that I choose difficult paths. There are no easy paths. 

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