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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

Remarkable women come together to learn more about the big cats at CARE
Hi Jean Robb here.  
This week some of  my volunteer time was at CARE. 
I had a great day with Katie, Elaine, Marsha, Kristine, Dawn and Mimi. These girls were great. They all work in marketing and I think they will be able to help the big cats at CARE.
When the girls arrived they met Samson first he really liked spending time with the girls and even showed his teeth.

 Samson also let the girls feed him.

They we went to see Polly. The girls all got to see how big Polly is when they watched me feed him.

Polly really is bigger up close than you think. I think he surprised Elaine. 

Look at that smile!

For her birthday Katie got to get very close to the cats
I think she'll remember this birthday!

 I'm so proud of Kristine. One of the new lioness's at CARE was a little aggressive at the fence. It scared Kristine and she wanted to go home. I asked her to trust me. I showed her that the lioness was just as scared of her. She watched the lioness calm down. I put my arm around her and we fed the four tigers in the pictures. She had a huge smile on her face. Kristine said she was glad she stayed and had a great time.She overcame her fears. Way to go Kristine !

Thank you Marsha for the kind words but this picture is thanks enough. The look on your face as you're nose to nose with a tiger is so sweet!

The Girls with Samson and a sweet note from Marsha

Center for Animal Research and Education
What an amazing day!  Katie will never forget this birthday and neither will we!  How will we ever repay Jean Robb for such an amazing tour of the Center for Animal Research and Education?  All we have to do now is decide who we are going to adopt?  Levi?  Kannapalli "Palli"??  Don't forget to go to the website and see all of the animal bios -

A very sweet letter from Elaine

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. 

Levi looking at his new mommies 
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.

 I love Team Mini Pearl . Levi is one Lucky Tiger.

Here are some of my pictures
Jean and Fire
Jean and Spotty

Jean and Leila Lion

Jean  asking Zuse to show his teeth
My day with these great ladies was fantastic, I'm so grateful to Elaine for bringing her friends to learn more about the cats at CARE. I love to share the cats with people that can really help them. I know these girls all loved the cats and will become part of our family at CARE. I think they have a better understanding of what it takes to care for the cats, and how important it is to have them for others experience. 

For more information about CARE click on the link above under the Care logo or look for the Black CARE logo on the side page. CARE has several stories for you to enjoy.Thanks again ladies!


  1. You said it so well, Jean! We will never forget this day or these beautiful animals. And, we will always remember how much they love and respond to you. It is so clear that you have given so much of your love and time to these cats. I really did not know exactly what to expect before arriving at CARE. We were all very excited to see the animals, but did not know how lucky we were to have you as our personal tour guide. Your stories made the experience even more incredible and memorable. We look forward to becoming adoptive parents!! Thank you! You are an inspiration and so are these extraordinary cats! - Marsha

  2. Hi! It's Johnny, one of the kids from GT. I just wanted to ask where the tiger stories were and that your pictures are incredibly awesome.