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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, October 4, 2010

Courage is being scared to death... and saddling up anyway. A day with American Hero's
Hi Jean Robb here. This week another volunteering opportunity was with the Hero's of the American Legion
I had the pleasure of sitting with a real American Hero. Howard Stevens join the Air Force as a young man with his two brothers in 1950.He fought in the Korean and Vietnam war as a bomber pilot. He talked about his missions in the dead of night far away from home.  In those days you had thirteen months of training and off you went. The video above is of bombers in the 1950's. One of  Howard's brothers never mad it home.I have to say I had tears in my eyes to think about the sacrifice this man and his family made for our freedom.
Howard served in the Air Force for 20 years. It was truly an honor to talk to him.

This is just one of many men and women that you meet at the American Legion. They have given so much to this country and continue to give as a group. The pancake breakfast today was to collect money for Cancer Research. Texas Department of the American Legions has been working with Cancer Research for many years and have collected one million dollars as of two years ago. That's a lot of pancakes over the years.  

As I entered to volunteer I was greeted by Mary Hall one of the auxiliary  wives. Mary was so sweet. She introduced me to all of the members and explained how important the American Legion is to the men and women who have served this country. A place where everyone understands your stories. A place to join together and support each other.A place to remember those who have served and are gone now.

The pancake breakfast was just one way to raise money. They had lots of great things to buy and balloons for
someone you know fighting cancer or survive cancer or someone that may have lost the fight.

My balloon was for Mia a very special little five year old that is fighting cancer now.   Derek's balloon was for his mom, sister and dad all past away from cancer. As you can imagine this was an emotional day for many of us. I also met a really nice lady that has survived cancer for 21 years.
The American Legion has really brought people together to fight this important cause. They're proud of the work they're doing.
Our Purpose

To Defend and Teach the principles of democracy
To Uphold the law of the land
To Foster patriotism
To Venerate and Serve our veterans
To Instill a sense of obligation to the community, state and nation
To Guard the basic freedoms of religion, expression, and choice
To Support the work of the American Legion
To Continue Our Association with devotion for service to God and Country

If you would like to support the American Legion 

The American Legion launched a 501( c )3 nonprofit trust in 2010 that enables members and friends to either make a general donation to the organization or pick and choose which specific programs they want to support. An alum of Boys Nation, for instance, may want to donate specifically to help pay for that program. A veteran who received assistance from an American Legion service officer may wish to give to the Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation division. A family that received help from Legionnaires after a loved one’s discharge from Walter Reed may want to designate a gift for Heroes to Hometowns. The American Legion Finance Commission oversees distribution of any funds that are not designated for a particular program.

If you would like to join the American Legion
There is more than one way to serve. Join The American Legion and become a part of our commitment to comrades, community and country.

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It was my pleasure to work with so many Hero's at the 
American Legions!
Thank you again for all your kind words and support.  
This is just one of the many community projects we try to help.
God Bless,
Mary Hall
2st Vice President, Membership Chairman, Cancer Research Co-Chairman
American Legion Auxiliary
HEB Unit 379 Bedford TX

By the way we had donations from the breakfast and raffle items that totaled a little over $5,000.00
Which is enough to provide a full scholarship for research at MD Anderson Cancer Research Hospital in Houston.
We were blessed again!

Thank you for taking the time to put us on your blog,

Mary Hall 

1 comment:

  1. Way to go Ladies. A full scholarship is awesome.
    I look forward to seeing you great ladies again!!!!