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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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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Arc- Respect - Everyone is gifted - but some people need help opening their package.

 Click on the link above to see the Arc main page!

Hi, Jean Robb here. This weeks story is about Arc. A great group trying to help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities get the rights and respect they deserve. Everyone has a gift to offer the world. Some people just need help finding theirs. Here is all you'll need to get involved. 

Mission Statement

The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.

Core Values

People First

The Arc believes that all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities have strengths, abilities and inherent value; are equal before the law; and must be treated with dignity and respect.  The Arc represents, supports and acts on behalf of individuals and their families regardless of level of disability or membership in The Arc.  The Arc believes in self-determination by empowering people with the supports needed to make informed decisions and choices.



A democratic process involving members, through affiliated chapters, is utilized to take positions on important issues, policies and programs.

Visionary Leadership

The Arc leads by promoting the mission, core values and position statements.  We lead with integrity, accountability and by open, honest and timely communication.  We work with individuals, organizations and coalitions in a collaborative fashion.  There is a valued partnership with volunteer and staff leadership at all levels of the organization that provides mutual support for their respective roles.

Community Participation

The Arc works toward and believes in the community imperative: that all people have the fundamental moral, civil and constitutional rights to live, learn, work, play, and worship in safe and healthy communities of their choosing.  The Arc has a responsibility to ensure the safety and well being of individuals.


The Arc values and insists upon diversity in its leadership and membership.  The Arc actively pursues and welcomes diverse groups (including but not limited to race, ethnicity, religion, age, geographic location, sexual orientation, gender and level of disability).

Integrity and Excellence

The Arc conducts its business with integrity.  The Arc reflects quality and excellence in all its work.

What is The Arc?

A:  The Arc is the world’s largest community based organization of and for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It provides an array of services and support for families and individuals and includes over 140,000 members affiliated through more than 700 state and local chapters across the nation. The Arc is devoted to promoting and improving supports and services for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The Arc’s vision is that every individual and family affected by intellectual disability in the United States has access to the information, advocacy, and skills they need to participate as active citizens of our democracy and active members of their community. We work to ensure that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families have the supports they need to live an ordinary American life:
  • People with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families are valued, respected and included in all communities.
  • People with intellectual and developmental disabilities direct their own lives. People choose their services and supports from many available sources.
  • People are empowered through nonprofit advocacy. State and federal governments administer programs and set budgets that meet everyone’s needs.
  • The Arc is a tax-exempt nonprofit organization governed by a volunteer board of directors. 

 What are my rights?

  See the Department of Justice's A Guide to Disability Rights Laws.

  What's The Arc's position on...?

  The Arc takes position of a various of issues that directly affect people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families:

Quality of Life


Life in the Community:


Be Part of the ProgressTM

We are committed to helping promote and protect the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  There are several ways that you can support The Arc to help make a profound impact through one or more of these meaningful donations.

Make a safe and secure online donation now!

More ways to give to The Arc:

Membership in The Arc

By joining our network of more than 140,000 members and more than 700 affiliated chapters across the country, you can become part of the largest grass roots movement to protect the rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and ensure that sufficient resources are available to meet their needs in every community in our nation.
A growing membership also connects you to others who share your beliefs and your struggles whether you are a family member, a self-advocate (an individual with an intellectual or developmental disorder), or an activist that shares our passion to assure that children and adults with disabilities have every opportunity to experience the security of their family, while living and learning with their peers.
Learn more about the many benefits of membership for individuals and families.
Are you connected to a corporation, academic institution, a supporting nonprofit (whose mission also serves this community), a government entity or a consultant or small business/professional services provider?  If so, check out our organizational membership.
Are you with a nonprofit also focused on serving the needs of those with disabilities?  Consider becoming an affiliated chapter of The Arc and learn how you will become part of the family of chapters whose affiliation will provide top organizational management support, substantive public policy and meaningful advocacy support through the Disability Policy Collaboration.

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