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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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Monday, November 15, 2010

Run Like a Cheetah "The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start."

"Racing teaches us to challenge ourselves. It teaches us to push beyond where we thought we could go. It helps us to find out what we are made of. This is what we do. This is what it's all about."

  Click on the link above to view Run Like a Cheetah 
site and information

Story by Shelly and Jean Robb

 We attended the Ft Worth Marathon benefiting the
Run Like a Cheetah program 
Shelly came in third for women in her age group.

Shelly at the finish of the run. Way to go Shelly!

Run Like A Cheetah Kids
Fort Worth Marathon is a non-profit organization responsible for the development and administration of the Fort Worth Marathon. The Marathon is an annual running event to raise funds for programs that promote exercise and health in the Fort Worth, Texas community and primarily in the public school systems.
The Fort Worth Marathon’s goal is part of a plan to build youth running, with the more specific aim of battling childhood obesity in and around Fort Worth. Future plans include offering the model nationally.
The Marathon also helps to spread the Fort Worth Marathon, Inc’s “Run Like a Cheetah” training programs to local schools by helping to develop after-school running clubs / programs. The key to success in the after-school programs is Fort Worth Marathon Inc.’s association with World-Class Athletes. The “Run Like a Cheetah” program sends these noted athletes to schools to bring insight and encouragement to Children.
The Fort Worth Marathon, Inc’s “Run Like a Cheetah” training programs targets Athletes of different ages and ability levels and challenges them to reach their fitness goals.
The core group that the program focuses on is young runners ages ten to eighteen. The “Run Like a Cheetah” school program educates them on health and fitness issues. The students participate in assemblies that take place during school and training programs that take place after school hours. As mentioned, one of the main focuses with this age group is preventing childhood obesity. Our World-Class Athletes act as mentors to the Children who wish to participate in the programs by urging them to improve their performance. The Athletes talk to the Children openly about the dangers of childhood obesity and some the other diseases that being overweight exposes them to, such as Juvenile Diabetes.
The “Run Like a Cheetah” program is coached by World-Class Athletes who use their expertise to build programs that help individual runners to meet their goals of running faster.
Marathon training is the final component of the “Run Like a Cheetah” training programs. This program is ten months long, beginning each January, focuses on teaching (17-18yrs) students how to safely compete in a marathon. Our World-Class Athletes work with the runners using strengthening exercises and cross- training. This allows the runners to complete a marathon and recover from the distance more quickly. The Coaches meet with each runner individually to be certain they have a proper training plan by placing them with other runners of similar ability. This allows the runners to train together in a group which helps to motivate the group and serves as a source of support.
Your participation in the Fort Worth Marathon, whether by running in the Marathon, Half-Marathon, or helping out as a Volunteer will help to ensure these programs will continue for years to come. Without your continued support, these important programs may not survive once again placing our Children at risk.
We thank all of you for your help!
Steve Looney
President – Fort Worth Marathon, Inc.
Individuals interested in volunteering your time or making contributions to support the school program or race are welcome to call or contact our offices.
5358 W. Vickery Blvd.
Fort Worth, Texas, 76107

Run Like a Cheetah

We are fighting an epidemic of Childhood obesity. There is an unprecedented number of American children carrying excess body weight that significantly increases their risk factors for health problems, including diabetes, heart disease, asthma, and emotional and mental health problems.
The Run Like a Cheetah Training Program is dedicated to ending childhood obesity starting right here at home in Tarrant County with training programs designed to educate and promote the participation in healthy physical activity and encourage children to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle in the future.

Training Programs

  • Ages 10 years to 18 years old
  • Grades 5-12
  • Three Levels:
    Grades 5-6
    Grades 7-8
    Grades 9-12
  • Each level is specifically designed for each age group and is instructed by world-class international professional athletes.

Fort Worth Marathon

As the children train and grow in the program, they are encouraged to end their program participation after their senior year by participating in the Fort Worth Marathon that benefits the training program.
Run Like a Cheetah logo
Sponsor Levels

Platinum $100,000

  • Logo primary and at top/back of T-Shirts (finishers and volunteers)
  • Logo primary on website
  • Logo primary on collateral (flyers, brochures, posters)
  • Logo on start/half/finish banners
  • Logo on bibs
  • Logo on goody bags
  • Marketing materials in goody bags
  • Mentioned as primary sponsor in all media and press articles
  • Free space at EXPO
  • Logo displayed at Awards Ceremony

Gold $50,000

  • Logo secondary on back of T-Shirts (finishers and volunteers)
  • Logo secondary on website
  • Logo secondary on collateral (flyers, brochures, posters)
  • Marketing materials in goody bags
  • Free space at EXPO

Silver $25,000

  • Logo tertiary on back of T-Shirts (finishers and volunteers)
  • Logo tertiary on website
  • Logo tertiary on collateral (flyers, brochures, posters)
  • Marketing materials in goody bags

Bronze $10,000

  • Name or logo on back of T-Shirts (finishers and volunteers)
  • Name or logo on website
  • Marketing materials in goody bags

Fort Worth Marathon Friends $5,000 or Equivalent Services

  • Name on back of T-Shirts (finishers and volunteers)
  • Name on website

Themed Waterstop Sponsorship

  • Available for youth organizations, schools, churches, etc. free of charge for donating their time to maintain a course waterstop. Each stop will be themed and judged by Race Finishers and the “Best Waterstop” will win $500. The winning team will be announced at the awards ceremony. Each Themed Waterstop participating team will be acknowledged at the Awards Ceremony.
All sponsors will be mentioned at the Awards Ceremony in order of sponsorship.

This years sponsors.

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