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Chris Robino

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Learning

Never Stop Learning I would consider myself a lifelong learner, an avid reader and someone who works everyday to learn better ways to do all kinds of things.  My inquisitive nature was not formed or expanded through traditional education. I was not a good student...

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It’s About Time

Spending Pre-Plan Over the years, I’ve been able to handle the heat of the moment, and also know when I need to walk away and come back another day to gain some perspective.  After a long time of learning through experience I’m more comfortable pulling back,...

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Wander In – Focus Out

Wander In You can “wander into” a lot of places, and a lot of things. You can wander in to debt. You can wander into to spending too much time in or at work. You can wander into overeating and wander out of going to the gym. You can wander into letting your kids take...

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One Foot

Leg 29 In 2006 I was part of a team of 12 people that ran in a 197 mile relay race in Portland OR called Hood to Coast.  I was one of the more experienced distance runners on our team which meant I was going to take on some of the most challenging legs of the...

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Coffee Fork

I Love Coffee Morning coffee is a staple for many people every day.  How you make that cup of coffee has gone through many changes over the last few years.  You can use a standard coffee maker, or a fancy coffee maker like a Moka Pot or French Press....

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Looking Back

“In running and in life the ONLY thing looking back does is slow you down!” Body I used to be a runner, ouch it still hurts to say those words.  As a runner, goal #1 was to never say “I used to be a runner”. My thought process back in those days was taking enough...

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Live To Fight

The World Needs You! Some days all you have left is enough energy to pack it in, and call it a day.  Not a good day, maybe not a bad day, maybe just another day. The secret is to leave just enough in the tank that you can come back in and fight tomorrow.  ...

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To Honor Character

Alex September 2001 “We use words like honor, code, loyalty.  We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something…” Nathan Jessup A Few Good Men - Words by Aaron Sorkin “To be born a gentleman is an accident; to die one is an achievement.” -...

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When You Miss

If you create a goal or a resolution as many people do early in a new year, if and when you break, there are 3 basic level things you can do: Keep going, don’t let a little adversity slow you down, move on.You can start over, with more knowledge, and setup better...

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What Do You Stand For

I believe Have you ever been asked a question that made you think that the person asking you isn’t interested in your answer as much as they were wanting validation to what they believe? Why do you go to church?  This is a question I get and most of the time it’s...

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Deconstructing The Mystery

Thought - Post - Publish - Done! Day 2 of my writing 100+ words per day in 2019. I won’t waste time recapping the Day 1 post, it was exciting and satisfying. More importantly, it was published. What got in the Way? Day 1 came with all sorts of unexpected issues prior...

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The Soul of an Entrepreneur…

Do your best work | Touch one person | Make a difference to a handful Keep your values front and center | Launch ideas from the heart See the world as it isn't | Make Passion your Master | Allow possibility to feed your soul... I started my first business almost 20...

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Moving to a Mac – The Stupid Question Log

This is where I'm going to list all my "Stupid Questions".  All Mac Friends are invited to let me know the best way to make the transition.  In the "Windows World", our goal was to find keyboard shortcuts wherever possible.  Anything to reduce clicks, in the "Mac...

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Mix it Up!

Recently a friend of mine recommended a Vitamix Turboblend blender for smoothies, and what I like to call “green eating”.  I have used several blenders and juicers in the past.  Every morning I have an all plant based protein shake with egg whites, walnuts and half a...

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An Optimized Life

The definition of Optimization is: Optimization: an act, process, or methodology of making something (as a design, system, or decision) as fully perfect, functional, or effective as possible; specifically : the mathematical procedures (as finding the maximum of a...

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