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Jean Robb

Volunteer your remarketable gifts and become more marketable!

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!

After reading the above information ask yourself “why would I choose any other realtor”?

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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Tonight we pray for what we know can't be and on this day we hope for what we still can't see. "Thankful"

Jean Robb

Hi Jean Robb here, with the holidays getting so close I wanted to remind you of a great charity helping those who really need a helping hand. These are hard working people who's lives have taken a turn and forced them to ask for help. I always try to remember that it could be me or you in the same position. I hope you'll consider helping this Holiday Season. It's up to us to be the change and even though this world needs so much more... there's so much to be thankful for.  

Feeding America is the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity.  Our mission is to feed America's hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger.Each year, the Feeding America network provides food to more than 37 million low-income people facing hunger in the United States, including 14 million children and nearly 3 million seniors.Our network of more than 200 food banks serves all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, securing and distributing more than 2.5 billion pounds of food and grocery products annually. Those member food banks support approximately 61,000 local charitable agencies and 70,000 programs, which provide food directly to individuals and families in need. Learn more about your local Feeding America network member food bank.

Our Brand

In September 2008, America’s Second Harvest changed its name to Feeding America.

Every once in a while during my trips I get to hear some great stories of Americans that have successfully made it back on their feet with the help of our food bank network.  Through their determination and the guidance of their local food pantry, shelter, or soup kitchen, these people have reclaimed a semblence of security in their lives.

Lisa and David - Revisited


Lisa, David and their five children are just some of those folks.  I first spoke to Lisa  two years ago, right after David found a job with a copy machine company. Lisa, David, and the four children they had at the time had just emerged from a troubling summer during the beginning of the recession.  The college-educated parents decided to close a decades-old family-owned auto repair business due to a severe decrease in revenue.  They were bankrupt with very little options.
The two turned to Gloucester’s Open Door Food Pantry (formerly the Cape Anne/ Open Door Pantry) for food assistance as they tried to put their lives back together. As David looked diligently for a new job, his family relied on the agency of the Greater Boston Food Bank for nutrition and other useful resources.
Two years later, the family is far from where they started.  They have a lot to be thankful for, including David’s recent promotion and the birth of their new baby girl, Grace. I recently decided to visit the family in order to catch up and hear their inspirational story.

Donate Now

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For every $1 you donate, Feeding America helps provide 7 meals to men, women and children facing hunger in our country. Donate Now!

Hunger 101

Feed your mind.

Take the quiz! In many ways, America is the land of plenty. But for 1 in 6 Americans, hunger is a reality. Many people believe that the problems associated with hunger are confined to small pockets of society, certain areas of the country, or certain neighborhoods, but the reality is much different.

Right now, millions of Americans are struggling with hunger. We all know and are in contact with people affected by hunger, even though we might not be aware of it.

These are often hard-working adults, children and seniors who simply cannot make ends meet and are forced to go without food for several meals, or even days. Most of us simply have no idea. It’s time to educate ourselves about the causes of hunger in America.

Donate Now

Donate Now photoFor every $1 you donate, Feeding America helps provide 7 meals to men, women and children facing hunger in our country. Donate Now!


Advocate Join the Hunger Action Center to help start solving the problem of hunger in your community.

Food bank Locator

Find the Feeding America food bank that serves your local community.


Hunger in America is a complicated issue. We’ve researched and compiled a list of sources explains different issues and causes of hunger.
Please think about how little from you will make such a big difference in someones life.