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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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Sunday, September 19, 2010

In-Sync Exotics: White Lions Seized from Exhibitor The video for Abbie's story



I learned  what it means to be a part of something 
bigger than myself.

Today I visited In-sync Exotics with my Aunt Jean.  In-sync Exotics is dedicated to the rescue of abused, unwanted, and neglected exotics felines.

Recently in the news there was a story about the USDA asking In-sync to take an additional six cats.  This requires the center to add extra pens.  They are about $15,000.00 short and are really hoping for donations.

 You can help In-sync Exotics and their cats by teaching others about their mission and by making a donation.

New enclosures under construction

I met Vicky, the Director of the center.  She was very nice.  She gave me a lot of information about the cats.  She said that volunteering is so important.  If she didn't have volunteers she would not be able to keep the center going.  
Me and Vicky
Vicky and one of the new tigers ( Brooks)
Vicky and Kshama
 It was amazing to see Vicky with the cats.  She went into Kshama's pen.  The cat did not jump once or growl at all.  Kshama was on top of the house in the cage and Vicky was on the side of the house asking her to get down and Kshama did so.  I could tell she had a good relationship with all the cats.

It was amazing to see a volunteer talking to Kshama.  Tigers respond to chuffing and smells.  Chuffing is non-threatening vocal sound that either means I'm just passing through and not a threat or the mother tigers chuff at their cubs to let them know things are okay and they are safe.

You can adopt a big cat. It's a great way to help out!

You can adopt a cat for a year and visit them anytime.  For example, Apollo.  When Apollo came he was supposed to weigh about 450lbs but instead from being almost starved to death, he only weighed about 130lbs.  There were two other cats that were rescued with Apollo named Khan and Amol.  They were all owned by the same careless owner.  He only wanted them to make money off of them.  After they stopped making money, he starved them and kept them in very small cages.  When In-Sync rescued them, Apollo was the worst.

Apollo before the help of In-Sync
Apollo when he arrived at In-Sync

My Aunt Jean raised Apollo for the first six months he was alive.  When she found out how Apollo was being treated, she tried to help get him away from the owner.  When Apollo arrived at the center, he wouldn't eat.  In-Sync called my Aunt Jean and told her.  She said she could try to get him to eat if he remembered her.  At first, Apollo didn't remember her.  My Aunt Jean chuffed at him and he immediately rose and started chuffing back.  Then he ate a bunch of turkey and when he did everyone cried.  They all knew he would get better.  Apollo is healthy and happy now thanks to Vicky's and the volunteer's hard work and love.
Apollo could have just been mean to everyone and not ever come out to see anyone but instead he forgave humans and now shows a lot of love.  When my Aunt Jean was there he went to the playground area and for a long time he sat in the grass.  He had not been able to do that for a long time before being rescued by In-Sync.

                                     This is Apollo now with my Aunt Jean

I think it's important for every kid to remember when they are having a bad day, think about how the In-Sync cats were treated.  In-Sync gives kids the chance to see all the cats, learn a lot about them and to see them up close.  It would be sad if there weren't centers like In-Sync to rescue cats and allow you to visit them cause you may be able to see them out in the wild but you would never be able to get close to them.

Thank you to Vicky for making me feel like I've been there 1,000 times.

Here's some other photo's from my great day at In-Sync

Here is a sweet note from Abbie's teacher

Leona Leckie
6th grade Science teacher-Yangtze River

"There is a brilliant child locked inside every student."
-- Marva Collins


  1. Abbie you are really a remarkable girl with a big heart. Thanks for this important story!

  2. I truly think so. Abbie is a great example of a remarkable person. I hope Abbie can get the class involved in a charity event. I would love to tell the story . Thank you for taking the time to look at Abbie's hard work,