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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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Saturday, September 11, 2010

The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. ~Habitat for Humanity

Jean Robb and Brenda Mathis

Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness, to pull another hand into the light.  ~Norman B. Rice

Jean Robb here. This Saturday I volunteered for Habitat for Humanity again. As I arrived this morning I was surprised to see three new homes going up. Wow! Habitat is really making thing happen for the new homeowner. I met Brenda Mathis and her son Andrew.
All Habitat for Humanity homeowners put in 400 hours of sweat equity.
I can tell you first hand that in this Texas heat it's truly SWEAT EQUITY.
Brenda was a really need lady. She has 7 children, 5 grand  children, 1 great grand child.
This is a very hard working woman and is so proud of her new home.
I love that she told me she deserves it.

The Habitat team was great as always. We had a great team leader. She was a hard worker and really knew what she was doing. She mad us all feel like professionals.

My job today was to put up the Dow Blue Board.
We had a great group of people to work with.
Some of them came from as far as Houston. We also started on the windows. Brenda said it really started to feel like a home today. It's great to see the homeowners get excited about their new home. She will be in the home in five more weeks. It's amazing that Habitat can build a home in just eight weeks.
Home For The Holidays!

A handful of pine-seed will cover mountains with the green majesty of a forest.  I too will set my face to the wind and throw my handful of seed on high.  ~Fiona MacLeod

I was grateful to be a part of this project today. I know our lives can be so busy and it's hard to make the time to volunteer. I have to admit when I got up this morning, I was tired and really not wanting to be in the heat. My family had fun plans and I really wanted to be apart of them I'm so glad i fought through all that. I always walk away feeling blessed to be a part of something that will last a lifetime for someone else.
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1 comment:

  1. If you work with a company that has an interest in doing employee volunteering, please consider Habitat for Humanity. If you know someone in need of making their dream of owning a home a reality please forward them this story.