About Robin R. Robbins

Business Consulting, Personal Development Coaching, Mentoring, Social Media Management, Business Management, Business Coaching, Inspirational Speaking, Job Coaching, Career Development. Robin has over twenty-five years experience in Business Consulting, Personal Development, Leadership, Inspirational Speaking, Social Media Management, Job Coaching, Career Development & Computers and has consulted for a variety of industries such as; Public Sector, Non-Profit, Technology, Legal, Finance, Retail, and Manufacturing. She is known for her kindness, positive attitude, “can do” approach, professional writing skills, and extreme integrity. Robin is a High Energy, On-Task, Skilled & Trusted Mentor who can help you identify and uncover what keeps you from reaching your fullest potential. Focusing on Key issues, we provide excellent professional services with quick turn-around times, and instill exceptional practices based on the highest of integrity. Robin can help you strategically acquire the tools you need to achieve your goals & objectives while directing you in the steps necessary to identify and re-direct your thoughts and attitudes in life and teach you how to take action to achieve your maximum potential!

I Have Another Child – The Truth About Abortion


13 Week old fetus (image from google)

I have another child… I do not know if it is a boy or a girl… I have always felt deep in my heart that it is a boy.  You see, many years ago I made a very selfish decision… one that I have often regretted making…

At the age of 19, at about 13 weeks pregnant, I made the choice to have an abortion.  I chose to believe the lies that my child was simply a ‘blob of cells’ and not a human being.  And after all – all they do is ‘vacuum’ that blob out – so no worries – right?  I chose to believe what I wanted to believe in order to make my choice ‘valid’ in my own heart and mind.  I did not search out answers, for if truth be told, I didn’t really want to know if it was a ‘baby’ or not – it made my choice much easier as I reasoned to believe what I chose to believe.

I have always been a ‘researcher’ – one who digs for truth.  This time I did not want the truth, but instead wanted to ‘live my life as I chose to live it’ in my view.  Nor did I want to be ‘tied’ to the person who would be the father of the current ‘blob’ I carried inside me for the rest of my life. Therefore, I made my choice.  For years I had no remorse, nor did I feel that I had done anything wrong – in my jaded view – it was my body and I had a right to choose as I pleased with it.  Or so I thought…

Years later I was blessed to have two children who lived, and two who did not.  It was during my first pregnancy that I learned the truth that I then sought to learn… my child was not a ‘blob of cells’, but in fact a child, a human being – created by God Almighty – a precious gift of life and love. It did not matter how many weeks ‘old’ ‘it’ was in my womb – he/she is a life – period!

I became a believer in Jesus Christ about 4 years after my very selfish decision to abort my first child, and therefore know that by the grace of God in His Son, I am forgiven.  Yet it has taken many years to forgive myself. 

For as light is being shone on the truths of abortion and the horrific methods used to perform them, my heart breaks with each new story brought into the light.  The words that come to my mind are “God help us”, and “I am so sorry, so very, very sorry”.  Tears flood my eyes every time I see the truth being told about what is happening during an abortion.  I cannot imagine what really happened to my precious child, but I praise God that the truth is being told!  I cry for every unborn child brutally murdered and taken from the sacred womb of its mother to be discarded as though it has no value.

I have always wondered (though only God knows for certain) that if perhaps there had been ONE person in my life at that time, ONE who had told me the TRUTH, and showed me that in fact I was NOT carrying a ‘blob of cells’ – that perhaps I would have made a different decision… Yet of course, I kept my secret hidden (for many years!), so IF there had been one person to tell the truth, I was not going to seek them out.  It simply didn’t fit my ‘plan for my life’.

My choice did not only affect me and my life, yet it also affected another.  For a close friend also became pregnant soon after I had my abortion, and I talked her into having an abortion as well – hers did not go so well and she ended up not being able to have children for the rest of her life along with many health issues as a result of that choice.  Neither of us knows what really happened to our children who were aborted, but nevertheless – truth be told, they were murdered in the name of ‘Pro Choice’.   

Ever since I became a follower of Jesus Christ, I have chosen to attempt to save lives and tell the truth to anyone who would listen regarding abortion.  I have spoken to many young women who were pregnant and were considering an abortion, telling them the truth about the life they carry inside them, in order to hopefully convince them to make a different choice.  Some have listened – some have not.  Each one who listened and made the choice to have their child, has been grateful for the son/daughter they chose not to abort, and cannot imagine their lives without them.  Unfortunately – I can imagine my life without mine – the one I chose to abort and the two who did not live to be born naturally. 

There is no ‘earning grace’ it is a free gift given by God in His Son Jesus Christ.  I cannot ‘pay penance’ by attempting to save lives in order to ‘pay back’ for the life I chose to have taken.  That is not my purpose in writing this, nor why I tell young women the truth.  For I know without a doubt that one day I will see my child – the child I chose to pay someone to murder (and unknown to me, to torture).  I will by God’s grace and mercy be allowed to live in eternity with that child and my other children.  Yet I cannot even begin to tell you the gut wrenching agony deep in my spirit every time I hear of another video of truth being exposed – another truth of what really happens inside those abortion clinics – another truth regarding brutal torture as hearts beat and body parts are torn from a living baby and/or ‘harvested’ for other purposes – another truth of life being disregarded and a precious baby having no voice. 

I cry rivers of tears as I think of my two living sons, and the ‘what ifs’ had I made that same choice to end their lives.  Dear God in Heaven – help us!

 Robin R. Robbins


A Tribute to My Dad – His Eulogy Delivered October 2, 2003

In Loving Memory of Floyd Austin Robbins: November 19, 1936 – September 27, 2003

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Our Birthday – November 19, 1981

Floyd Austin Robbins was my dad.  He was also one of my best friends and my greatest teacher.  He was truly a great man.  He lived exactly what he believed, in other words – “he practiced what he preached”.

From the time he was a small boy, Dad lived every moment of his life to the absolute fullest.  He literally would wake up at the crack of dawn (or before it even), and if those he loved tried to sleep he’d get them up too – to him life was too short to be sleeping – there were too many things to do and too much fun to be having!  He got all he could out of every single day he lived.

He could do just about anything well, even when he lost sight in his right eye at age 22 – he could still accomplish things much better than those around  him who could see out of both eyes.  He was my hero and I have always been, and will always be very proud of him.

Dad had a kind and loving heart and he’d help just about anybody.  He absolutely adored children from the time he was very young, and couldn’t seem to get enough of them.


Floyd Austin Robbins – 1987


He shared everything he learned with others and he had some great wisdom and insights.  These are some of the things he believed in, stated regularly, and lived;






  • Be honest – you’re only as good as your word. If you can’t keep your word to somebody, then you’re not worth very much.
  • If you say you’re going to do something – then do it and get it done. Don’t sit around making excuses.
  • Whatever you do, do it right – so nobody has to come and clean up after you or re-do what you have done.
  • Always give everything your absolute best and leave everything better than you found it.
  • Tell the truth – if you do something wrong – own up to it and be prepared to fix it.
  • If you see someone being picked on – get in there and even the odds. Don’t just stand and watch – make a difference.
  • You can do anything you set your mind to doing, anytime you want to. You just have to decide to do it.
  • Stand up for anyone who can’t stand up for themselves.
  • Don’t worry about “if this or if that” – just do it – or you’ll worry your life away.
  • Little kids are important – give them all you’ve got and then give them some more.
  • Don’t buy things on credit, save your money and you’ll be able to buy what you need whenever you need it instead.
  • Work hard, and play even harder. Enjoy everything you do, otherwise it isn’t even worth doing.
  • Don’t ever make a promise you don’t intend to keep.
  • If you know you are right about something – then stand up and say so until they know you mean business.
  • Don’t just be a friend to somebody – be a GREAT & TRUE friend.
  • Life isn’t fair – so you gotta make sure that you are.
  • If you’re not gonna get out and vote – then you’ve got no right to complain about the outcome.
  • Go the extra mile in everything you do – you’ll never regret it.


    Road Trip – Family Vacation 1976

My dad was fun!  He laughed a lot, he had fun doing just about everything and he’d take anybody who wanted to go along.  Throughout his life, he water-skied, fished, swam, camped, rode motocross, bowled, played pool, darts, golf, basketball, baseball, Frisbee, and football.  He  built cabinets, beautiful shelf units and tables, and for me – a very special baby-doll cradle.  He loved to restore and work on cars – and he loved to drive fast.  He could even sing and dance quite well.  In fact all of those things he did VERY WELL.


Fishing – Potholes Reservoir

More than anything he had or did, dad treasured ALL of his family, extended family, and friends.  He loved each and every one of us – and he didn’t play favorites – accept for one – and that was my mother Loretta – she was his ultimate favorite for 45 years.  We were all special as far as he was concerned and he made a point of showing it any way he could.

Maya Angelou said, “You did what you knew how to do.  And when you knew better – you did better”.  That was my dad, he did what he knew how to do.  And when he knew better – he did better.  I encourage you to remember all the fun you had with him – cause that was pretty much what he was about – love, laugher, and fun.  When he was young he used to say, “Live hard, play hard, die young and leave a beautiful memory”.  Looks like he did just about that.

Mom & Dad 1981

Mom Dad 1981 – Christmas Party

In 1982 my dad accepted Jesus Christ.  And though I’m going to miss him every single day for the rest of my life, I know that he lives on today in a place called Heaven.  I can see him enjoying every single moment – in a new body, seeing with both eyes, no pain, no sorrow, no limits.  And you can bet he’s giving them a run for their money and going as fast as he can possibly go, then resting fully in the arms of Love.

Robin Renee’ Robbins – Whitten

Written October 1, 2003

My Graduation 1979 - Me n My Daddy

My High School Graduation 1979 – Me n My Daddy



Sit At Jesus Feet


Matthew 11:28-30 (NLT)

28 Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”

Matthew 11:28-30 (AMP)

28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest. [I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls.]29 Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am gentle (meek) and humble (lowly) in heart, and you will find rest (relief and ease and refreshment and recreation and blessed quiet) for your souls.30 For My yoke is wholesome (useful, good—not harsh, hard, sharp, or pressing, but comfortable, gracious, and pleasant), and My burden is light and easy to be borne.

As women, many of us take on far too many tasks – believing that we ‘have to’.

Some of us have families – careers – or ‘all of the above’.  We live in a culture where we seem to think we have to be ‘Wonder Woman’ in order to thrive in this life.  Only at the end of the day we are exhausted, angry, or depressed.

Yet, over and over Jesus told us, “come – sit with Me – let Me handle it”.

Luke 10:38-42 (NLT)

38 As Jesus and the disciples continued on their way to Jerusalem, they came to a certain village where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. 39 Her sister, Mary, sat at the Lord’s feet, listening to what he taught.40 But Martha was distracted by the big dinner she was preparing. She came to Jesus and said, “Lord, doesn’t it seem unfair to you that my sister just sits here while I do all the work? Tell her to come and help me.” 41 But the Lord said to her, “My dear Martha, you are worried and upset over all these details! 42 There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken away from her.”

Luke 10:40-42 (AMP)

40 But Martha [overly occupied and too busy] was distracted with much serving; and she came up to Him and said, Lord, is it nothing to You that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me [to lend a hand and do her part along with me]! 41 But the Lord replied to her by saying, Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things; 42 There is need of only one or but a few things. Mary has chosen the good portion [that which is to her advantage], which shall not be taken away from her.

So what is that ‘one thing’ that Mary was doing that Jesus is talking about?

She was sitting at Jesus feet and listening to what He was teaching.

Here is what happens when we don’t take time to sit with Jesus:

  1. Our lives become hectic.
  2. We have too much to do and too little time to get it done.
  3. Our health deteriorates.
  4. Relationships suffer.
  5. Life seems to spin out of control.

In essence – we become ‘Marthas’!  I spent most of my life as a ‘Martha’.

What was Martha doing?  She was being busy!  Doing this and that, trying to get everything ‘perfect’ for the Lord (as she viewed it should be).  But Jesus said that only ONE thing was needed and that Mary had discovered it and that it would not be taken away from her – she was sitting at the Lord’s feet listening to what He taught.  So how does that apply to us today?

We need to take some time every day, sit down in a quiet place all alone with no distractions (at His feet) allowing nothing to pull us away from Him, and read, listen to, and absorb what He is teaching – His Holy Living Word – The Bible.  Remember Jesus went on to say in verse 42 – “that it will not be taken from her”.

Jesus is telling us – stop doing so much and come sit and listen to what He is  teaching us in His Word.  And that HE will handle most of the doing – He will direct your steps so that what gets done is more effective and is in the correct time.



Many times what we think needs to be done NOW can wait, and often if we wait, we find that it really did not need to be done at all – we just thought it did.



Isaiah 40:31 (NLT)

31 But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength.
They will soar high on wings like eagles.
They will run and not grow weary.
They will walk and not faint.

We all tend to view our lives through our lenses of experience.

Each one of us has different experiences and therefore we have different views of any given situation.

Often we carry our burdens instead of coming to Jesus and giving them to Him.  Sometimes we forget, sometimes we get tired, sometimes we think we shouldn’t ‘bother’ Jesus with such a “small thing” (nothing is too bothersome for Jesus).  So we pile up one ‘small thing’ on top of another until we have an overwhelming ‘burden’ that we cannot, and were not designed to carry!

This often leads us to then find someone to blame.  If we are married that quickly becomes a spouse.  When truth be told – we are the ones who made our own choices.  God gave us a free will and told us to give the burdens to Him.

Sometimes we allow the enemy to sneak up on us using the cares of this world.  What are ‘cares’?  Things that BOTHER us:

  1. Those extra 10 pounds
  2. Somebody talking ‘not nice’ about/to us
  3. A broken fingernail
  4. Yelling at our kids
  5. Computer too slow
  6. Spouse won’t do this or that
  7. You name it – every little thing that bothers us is a ‘care’

We (yes us Wonder Women!), allow these ‘cares’ to sneak in and build up gnawing at our self-esteem, so that soon we are feeling overwhelmed and running on empty.

If the enemy can get your self-esteem – then he’s got YOU.

So his number one tactic is to wear you down with the ‘cares’ of this world so that you no longer believe that you can come to Jesus, or you are simply just too darn tired to at the end of the day.

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Have you ever seen a little baby girl out somewhere – maybe at a fair or a playground, and she is suddenly frightened… she turns and runs… where?

Picture this little baby girl, pretty pink dress, she’s playing, content, happy, then a ‘care’ comes along – perhaps a larger child, a dog, or something else that she is unfamiliar with and she turns and runs straight for her daddy – arms reaching up – saying ‘daddy, daddy’…

When the daddy of this baby girl sees her running to him – what does he do?

He immediately turns around and scoops her into his arms of safety and love.  It does not matter what ‘care’ it was that had her concerned or scared – her daddy picks her up immediately, scoops her in his arms and loves her and comforts her.

Jesus told us that God is our Abba Father.  Abba is Aramaic and the closest translation we have in English is ‘Daddy’.  In Aramaic it signifies a close relationship of a father to his child, as well as the childlike trust that a young child puts in his/her father.

Now I understand that some of us did not have real close relationships with our earthly Dads, and perhaps we may not have been able to run to our Daddy and feel safe.  But your Heavenly Father – your Daddy God He clearly says over and over in His Word that we are to run to Him.

So every little ‘care’ you have – your Daddy God, Abba Father is waiting and ready to scoop you up into His arms.

How many of you have children?  How many of you have grown children?

Would you agree that those children no matter how old they get – they will always be your ‘baby boy’ or your ‘baby girl’?  Ok then, know that no matter how old you may get to be here in this lifetime, you will always be God’s ‘baby girl’.  Every time you have a ‘care’, you should turn in your mind and run to your Daddy God – hold up your arms, and say ‘Abba, Abba, Abba’ – Daddy God!  He will instantaneously pick you up and take that ‘care’ away from you.

This world will try to wear you down with ‘cares’ – finances, jobs, cars, computers, cell phones, spouses, kids, clothes, pets – situation after situation – but all you have to do is turn to your Abba Father.

Romans 8:1New Living Translation (NLT)

So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus.

You can come to Him anytime.  He is always waiting for you.

Robin R. Robbins

Content Marketing vs Selling

You have probably heard that when it comes to marketing and social media ‘content is king’ and you may have some understanding of this statement.  However, as I continually assist Businesses and Individuals in developing marketing strategies that work well for their niche, I see quite often that a lot of them are still using the ‘cram my product/services down their throats‘ approach to their marketing strategies.


As I work daily with Social Media Platforms and empower companies with their Social Media Strategies, I am still finding that quite often many are still ‘stuck’ in the mind-set of “here is our stuff, we are great, here is why we are great, buy from us”, which quite frankly – no longer works in our current on-the-go ever mobile society.

We are bombarded everywhere we go with radio ads, tv ads, billboards, bumper stickers, email ads, magazine ads (try going to buy groceries and NOT see these!), movie ads, you name it – it is constant.  Most of us are quick to admit that we are very tired of it, and yet more often than not companies still attempt this approach and wonder why their marketing is not working for them.Believe In The Best

The bottom line is that it is not about you – it is about them! In order to be effective in your marketing and thereby gaining customers, you must be able to show your audience (aka Target Customers) how and why what you have to offer benefits them.   Generally they do not care about your company – they simply want their problems fixed effectively and quickly.  Plain and simple.

They have families, children, activities, and as a result ‘problems and situations’ that need fixing.  If you can listen well enough to understand what they are needing assistance with and show them that you genuinely care about what they are facing, it is at that point that you can then show them that what you have to offer has worked for others and how.  You must also keep in mind that even though one particular product or service worked great for you, your friends, or your relatives, it very well may not work well for someone else, and if they tell you as such accept it kindly and move on.

We do business with those whom we know, like, and trust.  Yes, price matters.  But what matters even more is to know that you really care about me and what I need, and that you show me that first.

Social Media is not an advertising platform – it is a relationship platform.  It is designed in such a way that if you use it as a 24-7 Networking Meeting instead of attempting to sell what you have to offer constantly, you will be highly successful with it.  Of course there are many ideas and methods in content strategies, however in my experience there are no ‘cookie cutter’ answers.  I teach my clients to ‘think outside the box’. They first must know who their customers are, where they are at (i.e. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest) and meet them there.  It does not matter whether you like a particular social media platform or not, what matters is where are your potential customers hanging out at?  If they are on Twitter – you better be on Twitter connecting with them, talking to them, and building relationships with them.

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In the many years I have been developing Businesses, and assisting in their marketing strategies, I have seen many fall prey to the ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach in Social Media.  That is simply not effective.  Each Business (or cause) is different, has a different target customer, with different problems they would like solved.  The most effective way to use Social Media is to genuinely care about your audience and show them that on a daily basis.  That means you are going to have to talk to people on a computer or cell phone regularly if you want your social media to work well for you.  Yes, there are many automated systems out there, yet in my experience each has proven thus far to be not very effective, as people want to know you are there (or at least believe that you are) and they want to be heard and talked to.  

Therefore the ‘content’ that you are creating and distributing should be showing them that you care – period.  You should be sharing other’s content as it pertains to your brand or cause, and you should also be promoting others who fit your brand or cause.  The more you show your audience how much you genuinely care about them, the more likely they are to contact you and/or send their associates, family and friends to you for your products and services.

Robin R. Robbins


In Loving Memory of Darryl Alden Myhre

Darryl Myhre

My Tribute to Darryl Alden Myhre

Rarely do you meet someone who embodies the character of true honesty, kindness, and love. Someone who stands tall, is strong, and yet is the most humble, sweet, enduring spirit you have ever known. Darryl Myhre was definitely all of that and more.

I was honored to meet him during one of the most difficult times in my life. He was a bright shining light of joy and kindness.

I saw him go through many challenges, and each time his faithful, cheerful spirit would embody the grace of pure love.

To this day, he is the most honest, kind, loving, humble and genuine person I have had the pleasure of knowing.

Darryl taught me so much about life and about people. At a time when I truly doubted in the goodness of others, Darryl showed me through his genuine kindness and his character that there really are great people. He taught me so much about true kindness, unconditional love, and restored my faith in humanity and in life itself. He was a true friend, at all times – believing in others and honoring them. If others challenged him, he would laugh and say something witty. Though he had the strength and ability to harm others if he chose to do so, he would choose instead to walk away. In the 27 years I knew him I saw him deliberately harm no one.

I am so very grateful to have had his presence in my life and am grateful to his wonderful wife Julie for her kindness in welcoming me into their lives.


Darryl was truly the most genuine person I have ever known. He was very protective of those whom he cared about and to me he was like a big brother, whom I knew would always be in my corner. He was an avid Husky Football Fan, LOVED music, his family and friends, and could sing very well. He truly loved life and wanted everyone to have FUN in whatever endeavor they chose. He was non-judging and tried to stay open-minded to all views and perspectives, though would not compromise his own, for himself.

4C797A6C02d5e2F0DCTRR10DBFF7_0_4C797A6C02dc220CBBQuv16D2E4E_034500Darryl was reliable and friendly and welcomed others whether he knew them or not. He loved the water and water sports and was an exceptional water skier. In his younger days he went dirt biking, jeeping, jet skiing, and cliff diving. He traveled to many places and it seemed that he was always happiest among people. He once told me that he just wished that he could be ‘normal, like everyone else. Darryl my dear friend, was more normal than he could ever imagine, in fact in my opinion – he was far above average!

Thank you Darryl, my dear friend, for instilling hope and love into my life. For by your example I learned much. My heart aches and I will miss you yet I also rejoice, for I know that you are free now, and one day I shall see you again. Thank you for the blessing of being my friend.

Robin R. Robbins
January 13, 2014

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Love on The Water


I am in humble Gratitude to God every day, but especially when He is with me on the water.  You see, in 2005 while my mother was lying in a hospital bed nearing the end of her life here, my husband at the time had just left us and I was sitting on the edge of the Columbia River with my two young sons in Richland watching & listening to the jet skis – my heart in total despair, crying and wondering if I’d ever get to actually play on the water like that again…

I so wanted to be able to do the thing I loved most to do and had done 14 years prior – Jet Ski!  Though I had the funds many times previously to purchase a ski, I had patiently waited so that I could enjoy the time with my sons rather than leave them on the shore watching.  Yet as my life seemingly took a turn for the worse – I could not help watching the 550 SX’s and sobbing to the Lord.

Through months of many changes, I waited, and cried to the Lord.  Then in 2009 – God Blessed me beyond measure and it was time!  It took me awhile to find the exact ski that I had always wanted: 1992 550 SX with the Reed Motor – stock ski.  A few short months later – I found the Yamaha WaveBlaster II for my sons to ride — and we were ON THE WATER by August 2009.

I can honestly tell you that my first time out on my Jet Ski on Lake Tapps – I cried, and cried all the way across the lake!  I could not thank God enough!  Two Eagles came and flew with me (this has happened several times now in various places – including where these photos were taken) for about a mile or so.  I believe that it was God’s way of saying, “I Love You” and letting me know that my Mom & Dad were near and watching over me smiling.

Yesterday, I was again blessed to be out on the water with my sons on Lake Tapps.  I cannot ride my ski without praising and thanking God – and yes, crying each time.  Tears of Joy, rejoicing in the goodness of God’s Love – it is my ‘church’ – I see Him and hear Him very clearly each time I am out on the water.

Today, I encourage you — HOLD  ON TO YOUR DREAMS — through your tears and trials — BELIEVE!  He wants the best for you – and He will give it to you when the time is right.  This dream fulfilled means MORE to me being able to do it all WITH my sons than it ever would have meant being able to do it alone. God’s timing really is PERFECT!

If you happen to see me out on the water — know that my spirit and soul are dancing for joy each and EVERY time!

Many Blessings,

Robin R. Robbins
Crescent Bar - my 1992 550 SX

Have Faith – God is Working!


While sitting with a friend yesterday she said, “I know they say that God won’t give you more than you can handle but sometimes I wonder”… as she put her head in her hands.  I too, have often wondered when going through my life experiences if God was giving me ‘more than I could handle’.  Through many situations, I even wondered if He was hearing me at all?

However, I have learned through my life experiences, that it is in fact true – God is always near, He is always listening, and He always answers.  Sometimes the answer is ‘Yes’, sometimes the answer is ‘No’, and sometimes it is ‘Not Now’ – but He always answers in one form or another.

Today I would like to encourage you that no matter what you are going through you can cast your cares upon Him, and He will carry you through to a brighter tomorrow.  He has not left you, if it is quiet in your world – know that He is working and if you will simply put your trust in Him – it will all work out.

Many Blessings,

Robin R. Robbins


Fill Your Days with Gratitude!



There is nothing that will turn a day around quicker than Gratitude.  A simple ‘Thank You’ – thank you for life, thank you for love, thank you for breath, thank you for sky, thank you for earth, thank you for sacrifice, and so much more!

We can easily get caught up in the daily duties that take up the many minutes of our days, and yet if we would simply STOP, re-focus and realize that we are fortunate in our many blessings our entire outlook would change immediately.

I encourage you today — STOP, look around you – sit STILL and LISTEN to that which has been created all around you.  Then simply say, ‘thank you’ and watch your day turn around!

Many Blessings,

Robin R. Robbins







Life is an AMAZING Ride!


Each day, each hour – is full of twists, turns, and many un-expected things. I have learned to enjoy the journey for whatever it may bring. Each time something that seemed to be a ‘crisis’ to me, has happened in my life – in TIME – God has proven it to be a HUGE BLESSING instead. If we would simply realize that the Creator of this World has us gently in His Hands, and that He truly is in control of all things, perhaps we would stop worrying about trials and then instead begin to ENJOY THE RIDE!

I encourage you today — whatever you may be going through – put your trust in the Hands of the only One Who can insure the outcome. Throw up your hands and yell if you have to, jump up and down, or dance around — but above all else – trust and ENJOY THE RIDE!
~ Robin R. Robbins

Job Coaching 101 – Looking for a JOB?

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Job Coaching 101 


Should You Send a Cover Letter with A Resume?

  • YES!  It is advisable to send a cover letter with a resume whenever possible.
  • It should be noted however, that many Hiring Professionals do not read the Cover Letter first – we generally go directly to the Resume first to see if you can ‘do the job I am hiring for’ in the pertinent skills being sought out for any given position. If we find that you do have the pertinent skills – we will go further and most likely read your Cover Letter.
  • Your Cover Letter should Highlight areas of expertise that you want to call specific attention to in the Resume.
  • You DO NOT have to seek out the Hiring Professional’s name/address etc. for your Cover Letter.  If, however you are responding to an ad that has provided that information, then yes, it is advisable to put in on the Cover Letter – they included it for a reason and most likely expect you to pay attention to it.


Answering Tough Interview Questions:

  •  When asked why you left your previous position, I highly recommend that you find a positive way to respond to this question.  If you left a previous position in an un-favorable manner (fired, forced resignation), you want to be honest but always state things in a positive light – such as; “there was no more opportunities for me to advance”, or “I felt that it was time to move on to advance further in my career”.
  • It is illegal for Hiring Professionals to ask certain questions – most of them know this but occasionally you may run into one who does not know it.  For example they cannot ask your Previous Employer if you were fired – they can only ask them “would you re-hire this individual”?   If the answer is no, they can then ask, “would you care to elaborate on that”?  The wise Ex-Employer will always choose NOT to elaborate on it.  J  There can be serious legal repercussions otherwise.


Appropriate Interview Attire:

  • Regardless of the position you are applying for – it is highly advised that you dress in a professional manner.  First impressions are VERY important and you only get ONE shot at it.  Your clothing should be clean, pressed, professional – and so should You.  Ladies – this means a nice professional dress, pants suit, or skirt suit.  Gentlemen – either slacks (no not jeans!) and a nice dress shirt/polo shirt, or a shirt & tie/suit.


Body Language:

  • This is very important!  Most of us hiring can ‘smell’ desperate before it hits the door.  You want to make certain that you are confident without being ‘cocky’.  Remember – the person interviewing you does not know you – they have no clue who you really are and they are looking for anything that may represent a ‘red flag’ to them.  Do whatever you have to do prior to your interview to make sure that you walk into that interview with full confidence that you can do that job!  Body language should be; standing tall, confident, smiling, genuine – always remember that we do ‘business’ with those we know, like and trust – that is also true in ‘getting the job’ – often an Employer will hire an individual with less skills and train them if they are genuine, likeable (this means they will get along with others in the company and or clients/customers well), and confident.
  • Always extend your hand first (if you can beat them to it), Look them in the eyes, With a Smile on Your Face and say, “Hello, I am ____________, it is a pleasure to meet you” or “Hello, I am ____________, Thank you for meeting with me today I really appreciate this opportunity to interview with you”.  You can state it a bit differently to match your personality – but BE FIRST to show your authenticity (we can also smell ‘a phony’ a mile away) whenever you can do so – hiring professionals remember these things and are taking ‘notes’ during and after each interview!
  • Always be ‘yourself’ – the bottom line is that if you don’t ‘fit’ well – then you most likely do not want to work there anyway – as it would not be beneficial to you in the long run regardless of the income.  Who wants to be miserable in their job – right?  J


Researching The Employer:

  • While this is not absolutely necessary – if you have the means to do so, it is advisable that you learn at least something about the Company you are applying to.  You will most likely be asked why you would like to work there in some form or another.  It is not going to look very good if you know absolutely nothing about the Employer.  With Google  – these days it is possible to learn at least a little in a very short 10 minute read of the Company’s Website Profile if they have one.  This is a very competitive job market – the more of an ‘edge’ you can gain to help you be ‘noticed’ by the Employer(s) the better.


Thank You Notes/Letters/Online Communication:

  • Is it advisable – YES!  Though not always practical.  Most of those hiring for a Company are under strenuous time constraints – they may or may not read a Thank you Note or Letter if you do send it.  But once again – one more ‘edge’ will NOT hurt you – if anything it may help you, but it is not guaranteed.  Therefore, if you have the opportunity, and fairly easy access (Google again folks!) to the Hiring Professionals mailing address (remember it may be different than the actual location you interview at!) – then it is highly advisable that you take the extra initiative to send a kind and genuine hand-written ‘Thank you’ note, card, or letter to the person who interviewed you – regardless of whether they hire you or not!  Even if you only have an email address it is highly advisable that you at the very least send a kind, hand-written thank you for their time in considering you (however those that are actually received via US Mail have a much better chance as they are considered more personal and genuine). 


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Robin R. Robbins: https://robinrobbins.com/  | 206-778-5509 | Email: rrr@robinrobbins.com


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