So many times, we make decisions about who we are – who we want to be, who we aspire to be, what we aspire to do – based on what we believe are our own self-imposed limitations, not those of the world. And we live inside those self-imposed limitations, without any sense that we can actually expand [them] if we let ourselves.

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I don’t think it’s a matter of overcoming [our] fears — fears are fears, and we have a reptilian brain which we can’t simply turn on and turn off… It is critical to live despite those fears – if you’re waiting for the fears to go away, they’re not. You have to make a decision that you want [what you want] more than you want to be held back or self-protected by those fears.

Robinson’s story is a great reminder that persistence and passion are often the only things you need in order to launch your business idea.

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"Work for something because it is good, not just because it has a chance to succeed." - Václav Havel



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"Work for something because it is good, not just because it has a chance to succeed." - Václav Havel

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Fulfilling your Potential

Growing up I’d always be told that I have potential. Whether it was a basketball coach, teacher, family etc… They’d say “Jason has potential to be great. He just has to apply himself”. I only did enough to get by. That lack of extra effort, persistence or sticktuitivness never let me excel at many endeavors.

As an adult I put forth my best effort in anything I do. In addition I commit to whatever I do to completion. I need closure now. This takes constant discipline and a laser like focus. Since I’ve developed this discipline and focus I’ve been successful in my efforts. Whether that success comes quickly or over a long period of time, being committed, disciplined in your actions and mentally focused coupled with faith you will succeed and fulfill that potential that’s in you.

Dad a few weeks ago

Dad a few weeks ago

#Selfies&Shit #KingBeasty

#Selfies&Shit #KingBeasty

#chillin (at Tequila Bar & Grille)

#chillin (at Tequila Bar & Grille)

#dessert (at The Melting Pot - San Diego - Gaslamp)

#dessert (at The Melting Pot - San Diego - Gaslamp)

Been celebrating for a month but today I’m blessed to witness my 28th year. I appreciate all the love thus far. Keep it coming…😀 #BeardGang #ItsLikeMyLionsMane #ButImATiger #YearOfTheTigerGang #GeminiSeasonToo #NoHairDontCare #28 #Birthday #SanDiego #2ndHome #GoodTimes (at San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina)

Been celebrating for a month but today I’m blessed to witness my 28th year. I appreciate all the love thus far. Keep it coming…😀 #BeardGang #ItsLikeMyLionsMane #ButImATiger #YearOfTheTigerGang #GeminiSeasonToo #NoHairDontCare #28 #Birthday #SanDiego #2ndHome #GoodTimes (at San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina)

Birthday Beard

Birthday Beard