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2022 Blog, 8 robinsons, Brand Management -

Life has taught me that Greatness is never fleeting. If you can be great in one thing you can be great in other things. I look back at the jobs and careers I have had over the years and often wonder what life would be like if I would have stayed. I see my peers becoming the next leaders of many of the organizations and think “I was right there on the same path. I would be and do great there.” But then reality sets in and I realize that the experiences that make me great come from my ability to move around and adapt.

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If you have to think before you give, you are trading not giving. I didn’t like this statement when I first read it. Because I reserve the right to think before I give. Then I realized that there are times that I don’t think before I give. Times when I have given my last without a second thought. Times when I have voluntarily given without being asked to. These moments are genuine and full of love and care.

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Success is being willing to do more than you are being paid for. I learned this through trial and error. No college class taught me this. No mentor sat me down to deliver this message. While a designer at AutoTrader I recognized that around the holiday’s most people took time off and were in a rush to leave to get home each day. I started working those hours and saving my vacations for after. When directors would come to the creative floor looking for help with last minute pitches, I would often be the only person around skilled enough to create their visions. I never said no back then.

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You cannot do ordinary stuff and expect unique results. I’ve fought for my entire life to not be average. I was never the type that wanted to fit in. So as my goals and aspirations grow, I fully understand that I have to do some things that are out of the ordinary. There are times like now when I go to bed designing or developing digital content then beat my alarm to wake up and do some more. 

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2022 Blog, 8 robinsons, Angelo Robinson, parenting, parents -

I promise that I can tell my kids exactly how to overcome an obstacle and they will nod their heads and walk away and do the exact opposite. Then someone else can come along and tell them the exact same thing and they will report back to me as if they just got the best advice in their life! This deeply frustrated me for the longest time. I eventually learned to accept it and simply lead by example.

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