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Jean Robb

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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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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

It is amazing how much you can accomplish when it doesn't matter who gets the credit.
For more information about CARE click on the link above.
Update on CARE

"Working together, ordinary people can perform
extraordinary feats, They can push things that come into their hands a little higher up, a little further on towards the 
heights of excellence."

In a bad economy, some very special people come together to help the big cats at CARE. Savanna, a very sweet tiger now has a new adoptive family. They call themselves the "Dallas Pride". 
Here is their letter and Savanna's story.



                                  Species: Panthera Tigris - Tiger
Sex: Female
Born: 7.16.2001
Savanna is a lovely orange tiger that is also an extremely friendly and sweet kitty. She is always willing to come up to the fence and say hello. She is very inquisitive, and if you go to visit her, she’ll usually spend a few seconds analyzing you and your scent before she says her official ‘hello’. She enjoys the simple company of people, and many times if you were to just sit down next to her enclosure, she would walk on over and plop down right next to you. She isn’t all smiles and candy-canes though! She’s another one of our cats who is rather protective of her meat. So make sure that you wait for her to finish eating before you come up to say hello! 

The adoptive parents of Savanna are a group of individuals that wanted to help a big cat in need. The group called 'The Dallas Pride' consists of Amber Drake and LaShawnda Reed, Ed and Rebecca Drake, Juan Longoria, Holly and Ashley Montelongo, Amie and Gloria Brewer, Ashlie Mildfelt, and Tucker Rocky employees Chris Gomersall, Steve Shank, Amy Kazarian, Tina Dockery and Bina Dambekodi. That's a huge adoptive family and they all plan to come visit Savanna and the other big cats throughout the year! If you want to help a big cat in need, but it's too much to take on by yourself, this is a great example of how you and others can come together to help! This way more people become aware of big cats in need and are able to enjoy being adoptive parents of a wonderful animal!

Thank you Amber Drake, for calling on others to help!

Update October 5 2010
Team Mini Pearl! 
A little kitty inspires help for the big cats!

I cannot begin to thank you for the time you spent with us on Saturday.  It was a marvelous experience for all of us and probably the coolest thing Katie has ever done on her birthday! 

About six months ago, one of Katie’s cats passed away.  Her name was Minnie Pearl.  Katie was out of the country when Minnie Pearl got really sick.  Marsha, Dawn and myself took care of Minnie Pearl and just hoped that she would make it until Katie came home.   She did and passed away the next day.  Since we cared for Minnie Pearl while she was gone; Katie called us Team Minnie Pearl.  

We will be adopting Levi in memory of MP.  So Team Minnie Pearl will be the adoptive parents for Levi! 

Again, thank you so much for introducing to us to CARE.  You are an amazing person and the connection you have with animals is unbelievable.  We learned so much on Saturday and are so grateful for the experience. 


Species: Panthera Tigris - White Tiger
Sex: Male
Born: 11.15.2001
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Levi is a beautiful, intimidating, and formidable white tiger. He is a testament to the differing personalities that one can see in CARE’s individual cats. For reasons unknown to any of the CARE compound staffers, Levi has a very strong distrust for almost all of the men. He is very loving and affectionate towards women, but he most definitely does not feel the same way towards men. He was born and raised in Bridgeport before CARE was established; therefore he has led a wonderfully good and loving life. It is anyone’s guess as to why he acts in the way that he does. He will simply not allow men to come near him or any of the other cats that he shares an enclosure with, and there are only a few men on the CARE staff whom Levi can merely tolerate (and they still have to keep their distance). Levi has taught the CARE staff (and most that have come to visit) that just like people, the cats have their own personalities, their own reasons for doing things, and sometimes none of it makes any sense- it is simply their way. He also acts as a reminder that even though these cats are in secure enclosures, they still run the show, they hold the cards, and they’re in control. The stewards of CARE exercise great caution when dealing with this magnificent creature. Levi deserves and receives a great amount of respect.


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  1. If you have a company that supports volunteer work or donates to organizations in need, please forward them this story and tell them about CARE.

  2. C.A.R.E. is truly amazing. The cats are so sweet. It's so awesome to be able to sit with these babies and see how sweet they are but also how powerful they are. Thanks to Aunt Jean, Abbie has been fortunate enough to have spent time with these babies since she was a baby herself and she loves being able to spend time at the center.