The Blog of Robin P. Zander (CUSTOM TEMPLATE)

Two years ago, my best friend was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer. Two months ago, I went through a breakup. Whether personally or globally, challenges arise. Someone you love dies. A friend lets you down. You’re forced to confront ... (more)

My best friends are crazy. I just returned home from a month living with some of my best friends on Vieques, a tiny island off of Puerto Rico. They don’t live on “mainland” Puerto Rico. Instead, they’re on a tiny ... (more)

My grandfather and uncle died of alcoholism. I’m predisposed to addiction. As I write this, I’m in the midst of my fourth 5-day water-only fast. When I began fasting, my friend Michelle warned me, “You be careful. You be safe!” ... (more)

Whenever you are tackling a new project – starting a business, adopting a habit, or supporting a friend – there are a myriad of to-dos. The key is to pick the right one. ... (more)

Earlier this week I signed up for an Ultra Marathon. I’ve never run a marathon before, or anything more than ten miles. And while I’m a strong runner, 50 kilometers is a big step. I’m afraid. And I’ve been reflecting ... (more)

I spoke with an entrepreneur recently who described founding her startup as the loneliest of jobs. Elon Musk, somewhat more dramatically, said that “starting a company is like staring into the abyss and eating glass.” Running Robin’s Cafe was the ... (more)