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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, January 31, 2011

Texting While Driving... Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide. This choice could save your life!
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Hi, Jean Robb here.

I can't imagine losing one of my kids but losing them because of driving and texting is really hard to imagine. 

We have all been in the car driving and got a text. You think " I will only turn away for a minute".  That is a minute you may never get back. That is a minute that you will go over and over again if you lose a loved one.  

I watched "Extreme Makeover" this weekend. They featured "Alex Brown"

This beautiful sixteen year old girl died in a single car accident while she was texting and driving. I'm going to sign the pledge to not text and drive today. Please take a minute to read the information below and pass it along. This is a minute that could save your life or the life of someone you love.

We lost our daughter, Alex Brown, in a single car accident as she drove to what seemed like just another ordinary day of her senior year in high school. Although no other vehicles were involved, Alex was not alone. The cell phone on which she had sent and receive over 10,000 text messages in the weeks preceding her accident was with her. Alex lost her life to texting while driving.
Although Alex is no longer with us, her memory lives. We hope you choose to do the same. Through Alex's memory we hope to educate others about the dangers of texting while driving. Learn more about Alex here . . .
To honor Alex's memory we formed The Remember Alex Brown Foundation (RAB). The foundation's website is a place to tell your story, to learn from others and to make a difference. Please share your memories with us or view stories here.
As you drive today, please put your cell phone away and drive safely. Your messages will be there when you arrive at your destination. Make sure that you arrive safely, too.

Take The Pledge
We're all drivers. Take the pledge to not text and drive. Take the pledge here.

Share Your Story
Driving while texting may seem harmless, but the number of people impacted by this foolish decision grows everyday. Read more about people just like you who have been affected by tragedies caused by texting and driving and have used their experiences to help prevent more from happening. While efforts are being made in the legislative arena to outlaw texting and driving, it is up to us as a society to put down our phones and let the texts wait.
All of us can make a difference. Share your story of how texting and driving has impacted you, a family member, or friend, and efforts you have made to keep others from making the same horrible mistake. Share your story or view stories here.

What Is Distracted Driving?

There are three main types of distraction:

  • Visual — taking your eyes off the road
  • Manual — taking your hands off the wheel
  • Cognitive — taking your mind off what you’re doing
Distracted driving is any non-driving activity a person engages in that has the potential to distract him or her from the primary task of driving and increase the risk of crashing.
While all distractions can endanger drivers’ safety, texting is the most alarming because it involves all three types of distraction.

Other distracting activities include:

  • Using a cell phone
  • Eating and drinking
  • Talking to passengers
  • Grooming
  • Reading, including maps
  • Using a PDA or navigation system
  • Watching a video
  • Changing the radio station, CD, or Mp3 player.


Did You Know?

Research on distracted driving reveals some surprising facts:

  • 20 percent of injury crashes in 2009 involved reports of distracted driving. (NHTSA).
  • Of those killed in distracted-driving-related crashed, 995 involved reports of a cell phone as a distraction (18% of fatalities in distraction-related crashes). (NHTSA)
  • In 2009, 5,474 people were killed in U.S. roadways and an estimated additional 448,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes that were reported to have involved distracted driving. (FARS and GES)
  • The age group with the greatest proportion of distracted drivers was the under-20 age group – 16 percent of all drivers younger than 20 involved in fatal crashes were reported to have been distracted while driving. (NHTSA)
  • Drivers who use hand-held devices are four times as likely to get into crashes serious enough to injure themselves. (Source: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety)
  • Using a cell phone use while driving, whether it’s hand-held or hands-free, delays a driver's reactions as much as having a blood alcohol concentration at the legal limit of .08 percent. (Source: University of Utah)

Oprah Show - Texting and Driving - The No Phone Zone Challenge

On Monday, January 18, 2010, The Oprah Winfrey Show featured guests who had somehow been negatively affected by texting or talking on the cell phone while driving. 
Millions of driver's are talking on the cell phone, checking their email, and even texting while they are driving. Although most driver's seem to understand the message not to "drink and drive," they are less aware of the risks of cell phone use while driving.
Many cell phone users don't realizing that by taking their focus off of the road they are just as bad as a drunk driver, and when it comes to texting they're even worse.

Oprah cell phone challenge

The Facts About Texting and Driving
Oprah shared the shocking cell phone accident statistics with her viewers, close to half a million people are injured and 6,000 people killed every year in cell phone related crashes.
Oprah Show guest researcher David Strayer explained the studies conducted on how the human brain works and why people cannot multitask like they think they can. Although many people swear they are an expert of doing two or more things at once Strayer's research shows that while talking on a cell phone a driver is 4 times as likely to get into an accident. (About the same risk as driving drunk).

Texting While Driving Is Worse Than Driving Drunk
Those who text message while driving are 8 times as likely to be involved in an accident, as they are suffering from "inattention blindness," which means the brain is only processing about half of the information around them. Making it easy for a driver who is texting to miss a red light, stop sign, or pedestrian crossing the street.
David Strayer has been studying distracted drivers for ten years and says that someone who is texting while they drive is actually driving worse than a drunk driver.

If the facts aren't enough to get you to put down your cell phone while in the car then perhaps hearing the tragic stories of some of the victims will get your attention.

Texting S.U.V. Driver Hits Little Girl Riding Her Bike In a Residential Neighborhood
The victims stories were difficult to hear, Oprah's guests included wives, daughters, and fathers of victims who had either been killed on the road by someone driving while on their cell phone, or driver's who crashed while on their phone.
An especially heartbreaking story showing the dangers of texting while driving was the story of a nine-year-old girl named Erica who was hit by an S.U.V. whose driver was texting and not paying full attention to the road.
Erica was riding her bicycle only seconds away from her home when the S.U.V. struck her, sadly she later died in the hospital. You can read more about the accident victims here on

Oprah's Mission To End Cell Phone Distraction Behind The Wheel

Celebratory Screening Of "Oprah Winfrey's Legends Ball"
Oprah wants viewers to stop using cell phones in the car and take the NO Phone Zone Pledge. This is what Oprah Winfrey had to say about cell phone use while driving:
"It is my prayer that this show, this day will be a seminal day in your life," Oprah says. "Let it be the end, the end of you using a cell phone or sending a text message when you are behind the wheel of a moving vehicle. And until we as a nation decide we're going to change that, those numbers are only going to go up."
To find out more about Oprah's No Phone Zone Pledge or to read more about cell phone driving research visit

Tell Your Family and Friends To Stop Driving While They're On Their Cell Phone

Do you want to tell your friends and family to stop texting while driving? You can email this blog post to your loved ones by going here and visiting the "email this" link at the bottom of the article.

Since the "texting while driving" Oprah show aired yesterday over 30,000 people have taken the No Phone Zone pledge, and hopefully there will be many more who will make the decision to stay off their phones while on the road.

Click on the link above to see the No Phone Zone main page!

Think you have the texting and driving thing down? You do not. Save a life—maybe even your own—and sign Oprah's No Phone Zone pledge.

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