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Volunteer and Market Yourself…Remarkably

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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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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Human Tribe Project......... This is personal!
This is an update form the original post. 
My dad (Captain Ted Sarandos Sr) has just had a stroke and is in ICU. I've created a page for him to keep in contact with friends and family. 
Please click on the link to join my dad's tribe.


Captain Ted Sarandos In support of Ted Sarandos Sr

Show your support by purchasing a Tribe Tag.
My Dad is Ted Sarandos Sr,also known as "Captain Ted". He's the father of five ( Kathy, Jean, Terry, Teddy and Joey). My dad has always been a hard worker. He has the great ability and vision to go into a home or business, that is falling apart and make it beautiful. He was an electrician for 35 years and retired. He became " Captain Ted" after retirement. Now remember, I said he was always a hard worker so he really could not ever retire. He started a business called "Vehicle Distress". When a boat out at sea for the day became distressed,they would call the Coast Guard and the Coast Guard would call my dad, to come get them. I visited my dad for a week and every time the radio called in a distressed boat he would spring into action. It was very exciting. My dad loved being " Captain Ted" and I loved seeing him that way. A few years ago my dad suffered from a stroke. It really affected his speech. What this meant to my dad was the loss of his ability to be " Captain Ted". This was very hard to watch. He's worked so hard to get his speech back over the past few years. I'm very proud of him. Last night my dad suffered from another stroke. His speech has been affected again and he's very sad about it. He's in ICU fighting for his life but uncertain what that will mean for him. My dad is a proud man and has always taken care of himself. We all have offered my dad a home to live in but he loves living on his boat. I hope he will consider living with one of us so he can be safe. I know for someone that has never asked to be taken care of this is a hard thing to do. Please keep my dad in your prayers. Family and friends are all he has now to keep him safe and to help him remain proud. On behalf of all my brother's and sister's, I thank you for joining his Human Tribe. We will keep you posted on his progress. 
Thanks again we love you all for your support. 
Kathy,Jean, Terry, Teddy and Joey

Jean Robb here, with an update on Mia's Human Tribe Page.
Joey and I have some very special friends with a very special five year old girl named Mia. This very little girl has now had to take on a very big battle. She has been diagnosed with a malignant tumor called a medulloblastoma.Her mommy Sandra and her daddy Matt have been so strong for their little Mia. They are also kind enough to open the door and allow you in to share this very difficult journey. You see Matt and Sandra along with the entire Foutz family are also a driving force behind a great concept called the Human Tribe Project. I would like to tell you a little more about Mia's story before I show you how you can get involved with the Human Tribe Project.When I first posted this I had know idea how great this project really is. I'm sure when the Foutz family created this page they never could have realized how close to home it would become. I can say being a part of this tribe as been a beautiful experience. When someone you love becomes sick you feel scared, frustrated, and sometime useless. Being a part of the tribe allows you the opportunity to help and feel like you're doing something to make things better for the people you love so much. I want to invite you to become a part of Princess Mia's Tribe. Here is a post from her mommy and daddy. Please pass on the Human Tribe Project to anyone you know that may be in need of it.
Remember, you don't have to know the Tribe Member to join. You can send Mia messages of hope and prayers from anywhere in the world. Please Join the Princess Mia's Tribe!

Spread the word

You people really are something else. We got a check in the mail today $5,085 from Human Tribe Project for the purchase of Tribe Tags for Mia. That's the most any Tribe has ever raised for an individual and soon, Mia's Tribe membership will also be the highest of any Tribe.
When we started HTP, I never thought we would have to use it and certainly not for something like this. As a user of the site, I can say that it does exactly what we hoped it would. It has allowed us to keep you updated through a single message, let you communicate with us through the guest book and comment section and raised a TON of money for Mia's care while allowing you to show your support by wearing the necklaces.
You have given us so much strength and been so incredibly generous. Sandra and I both are humbled and thankful for your participation.
And yet, some of YOU still aren't satisfied! We have been inundated by inquiries as to how you can do more. We don't know what to say. . . Well, that's not exactly true. I always know what to say, just ask me. . .
You've all done so much already, and our needs are more than being met with your generosity, support and prayers. But if you won't accept that answer, maybe we can find some common ground. Here's what we would also like from any of you that can spare it:
1) A time machine. Please set it to 51 weeks from now.
2) An EXTRA car seat. I am stressing extra because if one of you buys us a car seat I will freak out. But if you have an extra one (one you're not currently using because your kids outgrew it) that we can borrow for a couple of months, that would be great. If we had an additional car seat, it makes things more flexible for who can pick up Charlie, take Mia to appointments, etc. Again, PLEASE DO NOT BUY US ONE. We will return it and blow the money on cheap liquor if you do.
3) Promote Mia's Tribe. One of the things I love the most about HTP is how it allows total strangers to tap into the human spirit that connects us all and use that collective good as a powerful healing tool. Many of the members of Mia's tribe I've never met. There are no restrictions on membership. The more people that know about Mia's Tribe, the more people we have praying for her. Also, we want to expose as many people possible to HTP.
What I do know from my affiliation with HTP is that, unfortunately one of you will know someone else that needs this site. HTP is a grass roots company run on a shoestring budget. There are no paid employees at HTP. My sister-in-law, Jaclyn changed her entire life to see this company launched. She works tirelessly and without compensation to make sure the site remains active.
It is through you that HTP will succeed in becoming a mainstream tool for families in need. Our ultimate goal is to get Mia's story on Oprah. You think Tom Cruise went nuts on Oprah, wait till Charlie and I hit that joint.
Pass Mia's tribe on. Invite others to join. If you sent someone an invitation and they haven't accepted it yet, touch base to make sure the invite didn't get lost in their e-mail spam filter. Help us get the word out so that our little girl has as many voices possible asking God for His help and protection. No one will be turned away.
Although this is a very personal matter, it's something we feel is important to share with anyone who will listen. You have no idea how much strength we draw from knowing that there are literally hundreds of people checking in on us daily through this very difficult time.
We feel silly asking anyone for anything considering how amazing you all have already been. Please don't take this post as a duty. It is not. But for those of you that keep pestering us as to what else you can do, we can't think of anything better than promoting Mia's Tribe and HTP in general.
Thank you all so much.
Love, Matt & Sandra

Here is Princess Mia's Story


Princess Mia In support of Mia Foutz

Show your support by purchasing a Tribe Tag.
It all began in early August when Mia got what we thought was a stomach bug. After a few days of throwing up, she got severely dehydrated (a common side effect of not being able to keep food and water down) and had to be hospitalized to get fluids. After returning home, she was better for a few days but starting throwing up again. Our pediatrician told us that it was likely just remnants of the stomach bug. But, after several more days of continued throwing up, our pediatrician sent Mia's file to a gastro-intestinal specialist at Phoenix Childrens Hospital. The specialist thought it sounded like gastroparesis, a side effect of a stomach virus that leaves the stomach unable to push down food. We altered Mia's diet, even putting her on fluids only, but the throwing up continued. On September 3rd, we finally got in to meet the specialist. After hearing the full extent of Mia's condition, he said it was unlikely gastroparesis, but that we'd have to do a series of tests to figure out exactly what it was, including a CT and an MRI to check her head. As much as we wanted to start the tests right away, the doctor told us we would start the next week doing them on an outpatient basis and that it could take up to 3 weeks until we have an answer.
On Sunday afternoon, Mia started violently vomiting to the point we were worried about her hydration again. Knowing we could wait until after Labor Day, we took her to PCH Monday. After hours of going through the admitting process, Mia was given a CT scan. Although we were initially told that the scans came back clear (by someone who obviously didn't know what he was talking about), they scheduled a full MRI of her head and spine. By early afternoon Tuesday we had the MRI results back and were given the horrible news that Mia had a brain tumor.
On Wednesday morning at 9:30am, the PCH surgeons wheeled Mia into the operating room to remove the tumor. By 4pm, after a grueling day of waiting, we were told that the surgery went as well as it could have. The surgeon believed that he removed the entire tumor and he did not think there would be much neurological damage.
Mia woke up Wednesday night, moved her arms and legs and spoke to us. She was truly ticked off at the world, but seems great otherwise.
The doctors are doing an MRI this afternoon to confirm that they got out everything and we should have the pathology back on Monday. What happens next depends on those results.
We will likely be at PCH for the next few weeks so we created this Tribe Page to keep you all updated. Thank you for all your love, support and prayers these past few days.
 Through My Sister's Eyes has been a big supporter of Mia. Click on the link above to see their main page.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Lucky Penny

Yesterday “Miss P” found a penny on the floor and picked it up.  It was the perfect opportunity to teach her the old tale “find a penny, pick it up, and all the day you’ll have good luck.” 
A lucky penny for Mia
Usually the coins I find go straight to my piggy bank…but after reading Mia’s mother's blog post yesterday on The Human Tribe Project  P’s penny is going with me today…in my shoe!  I’m counting on some “good luck” for Miss Mia as she undergoes another surgery today. With a little luck and a lot of prayers she will soon have relief from some of her symptoms!   

I’m banking on it!
Hugs Mia,

Tribe Tags

Wear your Tribe Tag in solidarity and raise money for Mia Foutz at the same time!
Click HERE to go to the Tribe Tag Store.

Click on this link to read all about the human Tribe Project in our First Story


Thank you Jean - you are awesome!
Jaclyn Foutz
Human Tribe Project
1437 N. First Street, Suite 102
Phoenix, AZ 85004
602.841.6230 (p)
602.841.6233 (f)


1 comment:

  1. Jean, Thanks for mentioning our blog along with Human Tribe Project! Hopefully together we can all make a difference in the lives of all the Foutz family, especially Mia! We too are seeing what a valuable contribution Human Tribe Project has to make!