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Volunteer your remarketable gifts and become more marketable!

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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Friday, September 17, 2010

Be creative think GREEN and win a trip to the Bahamas truly a paradise.

The moment your toes touch sand and your gaze meets water, you know you’re in The Islands Of The Bahamas.

Story submitted by Joey Sarandos
Click on the link above to enter the Discovery Club Green contest.

Click on the link above for the Discovery main page with rules and regulations
Grand Prize
Please see the Official Rules for details on the Discovery Club Green Video Challenge. The U.S. Ambassador to the Bahamas, Nicole Avant and a representative from the Bahamas National Trust will announce the top “Director’s Choice” prize at the Atlantis Hotel on Paradise Island on October 15, 2010. The members of the winning Discovery Club video submission will receive a round-trip flight and camping pass to a Everglade National Park in Florida. The Discovery Club members will be accompanied by two BNT chaperons, which may include one adult Discovery Club leader. The winning video will also be aired on local television.
2nd Prize
The members of the top four Discover Club video entries will be invited to the Atlantis Hotel on Paradise Island to participate in the awards ceremony held by the U.S. Ambassador to The Bahamas, Nicole Avant on October 15, 2010. Each member of the top four Discovery Club entries will also receive their own flip camera.
Prize Eligibility
Only persons who are at least 18 years of age can enter.
Contest Starts
September 16, 2010 @ 12:00 pm (EDT)
Contest Ends
September 30, 2010 @ 11:59 pm (EDT)
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About the Company
The U.S. Mission to The Bahamas represent the people of the United States, the U.S. Government, President Barack Obama and his administration’s policies.


Nicole A. Avant
Nicole A. Avant was nominated by U.S. President Barack Obama to be Ambassador of the United States of America to The Bahamas.  Following a unanimous confirmation of her nomination by the United States Senate, she was sworn into office by U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary R. Clinton on September 9, 2009.  U.S. Ambassador Nicole Avant presented her Letters of Credence to the Governor General of The Bahamas, His Excellency Arthur D. Hanna, on Thursday, October 22, 2009.
Prior to her confirmation as the U.S. Ambassador to The Bahamas, Nicole Avant was the Southern California Finance Co-Chairwoman of the Barack Obama Presidential Campaign. Most recently, Ambassador Avant served as the Vice President of Interior Music Publishing from 1998-2009.
Ambassador Nicole Avant was exposed to and raised amidst a culture of music, philanthropy and political passion.  Being influenced by world leaders and international cultural icons led her to become a leader in education, entertainment, politics and philanthropy.  She has worked tirelessly to mobilize and engage the younger generation towards greater charitable and political involvement.  Ambassador Avant is committed to and passionate about children and ensuring that the less fortunate and disabled are afforded a quality education and equal access to meaningful employment.
For a number of years, Ambassador Nicole Avant was an active Board Member of both Best Buddies International and The Bogart Pediatric Research Program.  Ambassador Avant also served as an Academic Counselor at the Neighborhood Academic Initiative, a University of Southern California mentorship program for high school students that provided full academic scholarships as well as daily guidance and direction in social behavior and social responsibility.  Due to her commitment to philanthropy, Ambassador Avant was named one of the American Cancer Society’s Next Generation Leaders in 2007. 
Since becoming Ambassador, Nicole Avant has focused on five priority initiatives: Education, alternative energy, economic and small business development, women’s empowerment, and raising awareness about the challenges facing people with disabilities.  The U.S. Embassy together with the Ministry of Education sponsors the national Read to Lead Program to encourage the nation’s youth to develop a lifelong love of reading.  The Embassy has adopted a local inner city school, Woodcock Primary, and Embassy volunteers travel to the school each week to read to grades 1-6.  The Embassy also fosters other educational activities including an annual Martin Luther King Essay Competition for high school students and an annual competition to encourage sustainable practices among Bahamian youth.
Under the Ambassador’s leadership, Embassy Nassau has also partnered with African-American business leaders to strengthen economic ties between the United States and The Bahamas and encourage a diverse economic strategy that stretches beyond the traditional tourism sector. Embassy partners include the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Bahamas Chamber of Commerce, the Travel Professionals of Color (TPOC), the National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators and Developers (NABHOOD). To enhance this effort, Ambassador Avant personally invited Earvin “Magic” Johnson to be the keynote speaker at the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce’s 2010 Business Development Seminar.
Ambassador Nicole Avant has also worked tirelessly to promote the empowerment of women and raise awareness about the challenges facing people with disabilities.  Ambassador Avant has personally hosted a number of prominent guests who have participated in outreach events designed to empower youth and impart positive messages about self-esteem and self-image.  The Ambassador has developed a special relationship with the Willie Mae Pratt Center for girls, a detention facility for at- risk youth.  She has also worked closely with local advocacy groups for people with disabilities and disorders, including Special Olympics-Bahamas and REACH, a Bahamian support group for families affected by autism.
Ambassador Avant is married to Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer for Netflix Corporation, and is the proud stepmother of Sarah and Tony.

 About the Company

The U.S. Mission to The Bahamas represent the people of the United States, the U.S. Government, President Barack Obama and his administration’s policies.


U.S. Embassy Nassau 42 Queen Street Nassau 0 Bahamas Website:


1 comment:

  1. This is a great way to help others and get the beautiful gift of paradise for you.