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Volunteer and Market Yourself…Remarkably

“Remarkable Marketable Mehelps you share your remarkable gifts volunteering, making you more marketable along the way.

By Jean Robb

I didn’t have the best childhood. We didn’t have much, so if you needed something you had to find a way to get it. I started working at 11 years old selling candy door to door. I know very scary right, but at 11 years old all I knew was I had to sell a certain amount of candy before I could go home. When I knocked on a door, out came my foot and I didn’t move it until you bought a box of candy. The skills I learned from my difficult childhood, (my lemons) really became a blessing (my lemonade).

I learned at a really young age that persistence will open many doors. As an adult I have walked out on a stage with a tiger after Zig Ziglar and talked to over 2,000 people about overcoming their fears. I know you must be thinking…a tiger? I have volunteered for over 15 years with big cat sanctuaries and have learned you can do something you really love while helping others in remarkable ways. In today’s economy you hear lots of people say they can’t find a job. So what happens?

The longer you’re out of work, you start to lose your contacts. You’re not keeping up with the day-to-day changes in your trade. You’re simply out of the loop. The longer you’re in this position the more the fear sets in. What if I can’t find a job? I have so much to offer, how do I get someone to talk to me? Well as you can see, fear can really take a hold of you, it makes you feel like a deer in the headlights. How do you overcome these things?

First off, STOP listening to the FEAR and STOP making EXCUSES. Look, I’ve made many of the same excuses when I’ve let fear be a part of my life. I now realize that the answer to overcoming the fear is to replace it with remarkable things you can be proud of. Instead of asking why would anyone want to hire me, ask yourself why not me?

After volunteering you could say. Look at the change I’ve made in the lives of others. Look what I’ve learned along the way. Look at the skills I’ve been taught while helping others. Look at the great people I’ve met. They’ve seen first hand the type of passion I put into any job I take on. So how will this work? I have made a commitment to bring you a volunteering opportunity at least once a week. The process of volunteering can be more complicated than people may think.

Email me your news. I have included in each story all the information I received and the direct contacts to make it really easy for you to get your foot in the door.Network, Network, Network” See how you can use that experience to build your resume. Most of all how did you feel about helping others today.

My goal is to get you to share with all of us your experience. Think about how much we can learn from each other. Please email me your pictures and story to so I can post them each day. I will add the trademarks, video and links for you.

Jean Robb is a real estate agent in the Dallas – Fort Worth area who is committed to promoting the importance of volunteering for your community.We have the infrastructure in place with the best real estate team in North Texas, and the process for you and I, together can “give back” to those in need without costing you an extra dime. It’s a win/win for both of us. When you contact me, just mention this page and I'll donate 5% of my commission to any non-profit you want to help!

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Monday, September 20, 2010

Lilly and Hope............. North American Bear Center brings us all along on the bears journey

September 17, 2010 – Lily & Hope
Lily and Hope play a bit in the cedar swamp where they're spending the day. Hope bites and pulls at the ribbons on Lily's collar. Hope entertains herself by pulling down branches and chewing leaves.   
Click on the link above for the NABC main page


Hi Jean Robb here. 
Jean Robb and Baby bear.
 I've followed the North American Bear Center for about six months now. I first started to watch the three bears on their live cam . They have Ted, Honey and Lucky on camera through out the day. You find yourself watching for hours. They are a research center that also follows bears surrounding the center. When you go on the live cam you can chat with other animal lovers and get lots of information about the bears you watch and bears in the wild. I just love Ted! 
I also became very involved with Lilly and her baby cub Hope. You see Hope was very little, when she got lost and could not find Lilly. I've worked with baby bears, this was a very scary situation and could have turned out bad. 

The bears center has a very passionate man  

Dr Lynn Rogers
 Dr Lynn Rogers director of the center. Dr Roger's, along with his dedicated staff, worked very hard to find little Hope and keep her fed,  until she was reunited with Lilly. I have to say that one of the sweetest things I have ever watch is the video of the reunion . Now Lilly and Hope are followed on Face Book by thousands of fans worldwide. They also have some of the best supporters on the chat page and fundraising volunteers I've seen up to date. The above video is of Lilly and Hope, they're getting ready to go into their den for the winter. You will be able to watch them in the den and see if Lilly gives birth again. This center offer such important research and works hard on protecting the bears. They're currently putting ribbon the the collard bears, to protect them during hunting season.Please go to the Main page by clicking the link above to read more about the NABC.You can also follow Ted, Honey and Lucky by clicking on this link 
If you go to their chat room you may see me. ( Tigerlady) Say Hi!

Here is more information about the NABC 
The mission of the non-profit North American Bear Center is to advance the long-term survival of bears worldwide by replacing misconceptions with scientific facts about bears, their role in ecosystems, and their relations with humans.
There is a huge need for accurate information about bears worldwide. 
Bears have been unfairly demonized for centuries.  Exaggerated perceptions of danger historically led to eradication campaigns using bounties, poison, trapping, and shooting.  All eight bear species around the world are now listed as vulnerable, threatened or endangered in all or portions of their ranges.  Remote habitats that once insured isolation and protection are now being occupied by people, and the attitudes of these people will determine the future of those populations. 
The Bear Center is dedicated to replacing misconceptions with facts worldwide.  It is also working to conserve bear habitat, stop poaching for bear body parts, rehabilitate injured and orphaned bears back to the wild, and implement methods to reduce conflict between humans and bears. 

Nature Center

nabc_front.jpg Don't be fooled by our plain exterior—great things await inside!
The most common expression we hear from first-time visitors as they step inside the door of the Bear Center is "Wow!"  That's because we put our resources and energies into creating a welcoming interior full of educational displays.
The educational goal of the Bear Center is to replace myths about bears with reality.
black_bear_mount_mural.jpginside_bear_center.jpgA wall of natural wood and a huge mural depicting area wildife greet Bear Center visitors.  Both black and brown/grizzly bear mounts in natural poses add to the mood.  A huge life-size replica of a short-face bear skeleton dominates the main exhibit area.  A wall of windows overlooks the bear enclosure with its pond and waterfalls.  The windows blanket the building with natural light—drawing visitors in.  Subtle background sounds of bears foraging, cubs nursing, and birds singing fill the air—all natural sounds that come from the 30+ TVs playing high-definition video footage of wild black bears and wild brown/grizzly bears as they go about their daily activities.  The Bear Center also features a theater playing the best in bear videos.
cub_room.jpgartodus.jpgThe 'Cub Room' beckons kids of all ages as they walk in the door.  A large-screen TV in the Cub Room continuously plays video footage of a wild black bear mother and cub playing.  Another TV shows a wild black bear digging a den and pulling out a rock.  The rock is on display for kids to test their strangth against.  How strong is that bear?
The Cub Room also has a bear den kids can crawl in, a loft with pillows and books, a carved wooden bear, educational posters and displays, a light table, and an activity table.  Kids are drawn to the short-faced bear skelton and marvel at its size!
The Bear Center walls went up in June 2006 and we opened our doors to the public in early May 2007.  The displays and exhibits were created by many dedicated volunteers—each with a passion for bears.  Efforts were concentrated on educational exhibits, the captive bear enclosure, and the gift shop area.  Our exterior will get a boost this spring when a log canopy is erected over the entry.
The Bear Center is also home to three captive black bears living in a forested 2-acre enclosure.
ted_and_balcony_orig.jpglucky_at_viewing_window.jpg The captive bears are Ted, an 11-year-old male; Honey, a 12-year-old female; and Lucky, a yearling male.  The Ted is black and is the largest black bear in Minnesota—weighing 860.5 pounds on November 12, 2007—and perhaps the largest black bear in the world.  Honey is brown and might be the prettiest bear in Minnesota.  Lucky came to us as cub in July of 2007 and we think he is the cutest bear in Minnesota.  These bears can be viewed from the indoor viewing windows or the outdoor viewing balcony—both offering an excellent view of the pond and waterfall area which the bears frequent.
The videos of wild bears featured in the Bear Center let people learn from the bears themselves.  They include videos on vocalizations, body language, mating, fighting, nursing, hibernation, care of cubs, exiting from the den, foraging for different classes of food (ant pupae, animal matter, upland vegetation, aquatic vegetation, tent caterpillars, berries, hazelnuts), various kinds of play, and weekly updated video on bear activities in the woods around Ely.  Portions of those videos are available here online.
ted_and_honey_by_pond.jpghoney.jpg There are also video exhibits on pepper spray, and radio-collaring bears.  Additional video exhibits feature coastal brown/grizzly bears fishing, clamming, grazing, playing, fighting, and mating.
A collection of scary magazine and book covers and inside photos illustrates the misinformation the public has received over the years—and continues to receive.  A video shows how these same bears are trained to open their mouth for the photos.
A new exhibit focuses on bear sign in several categories—tracks, trails, beds, marking, and scat analysis.  Visitors can learn to tell if there are bears in their area by learning to read the sign bears leave behind.
During the summer of 2008 we opened a quarter-mile interpretive nature trail.  Addtional trails are under development.
Please visit the bears and see what you can do to help. 
I know you'll fall in love with them like I have. 
Should our grandchildren and great grandchildren  
live in a world without bears?    NO .......... Act now.

1 comment:

  1. This is a great opportunity to learn and have fun right from your home. These people work so hard for the protection of the bears.