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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!

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Screen My Colon!
Click on the link above to visit the Colorectal Cancer Awareness main page~

This story comes from Shelly Valderrama.

According to the American Cancer Society, nearly 150,000 Americans are 
diagnosed with colon cancer each year, and an estimated 50,000 die from it. 
But this doesn’t have to be the case. 
Colon Cancer Facts
 *   Starting at age 50, men and women should be screened regularly for colon 
cancer. Screening tests are not painful, and are often covered by Medicare and 
health insurance.

 *   Regular screening tests can detect pre-cancerous polyps. Removal of these 
polyps can prevent cancer from developing.

 *   When detected and treated early, the five-year survival rate is over 90%.

 *   If you have symptoms at any age, it is important to get screened.

 *   Colonoscopy is one of the most effective 
screening methods<> 
for finding and removing colon polyps—preventing colon cancer before it starts.

Screening Saves Lives

Screening saves lives by preventing cancer through detection and removal of 
pre-cancerous polyps, and by detecting cancer in its earliest, most curable 
stages. 30,000 lives a year could be saved if everyone over 50 or at risk got 
screened for colon cancer.

Another quick video where Stickman gets the facts!
Thanks to everyone who participated in National Dress in Blue Day for Colon 
Cancer Awareness on Friday!  It is great seeing those blue ribbons!

Don’t Put Off Your Health     

It's too personal to talk about.
I don't understand how the test works.

I'll get tested if I start feeling bad.

I'm scared they'll find something.

I'm not old enough to get colon cancer.
These are some of the things people tell themselves to avoid getting screened for colon cancer. 
But if you're 50 years or older, have a family history, or experience symptoms at any age, you should be screened. 

Who's at Risk

Colon cancer can affect anyone—both men and women—and risk increases with age. Some people are at greater risk than others. Some risk factors include:
  • Being age 50 or older
  • Personal or family history of colorectal polyps, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, or Crohn's Disease
  • Personal or family history of colorectal, ovarian, endometrial, breast or other cancers of the GI tract or the female reproductive system
  • Being of African-American or Hispanic descent—these groups are often diagnosed at a later stage of the disease
  • Experiencing symptoms, as described below

    Lifestyle Choices*

    Additionally, certain lifestyle choices can lead to an increased risk of developing 
    colon cancer:
    • Diet*
      A diet high in fat can substantially increase the risk for colon cancer—whereas a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains can reduce risk.
    • Inactivity*
      Lack of exercise and a sedentary lifestyle, as well as obesity, can increase the risk of colon cancer
    • Smoking and Alcohol Use*
      Smokers have a 30-40% higher risk of developing colon cancer than non-smokers. Alcohol use in excess can also be a contributor. 


      What are the Symptoms of Colon Cancer?

      The most common symptom of colon cancer is having no symptom at all, which is why regular screening is critical.
      If you experience any of the following symptoms, speak to your doctor about scheduling a screening, especially if you have a personal or family history of cancer or colon polyps:
    • A change in bowel habits such as diarrhea, constipation, or narrowing of the stool that lasts for more than a few days
    • Rectal bleeding or blood in the stool
    • Cramping or stomach pain
    • Feeling bloated or full in the stomach
    • Gas pains
    • Weakness and fatigue
    • Decreased appetite
    • Vomiting
    • Losing weight when you are not trying to
    The symptoms of colon cancer may resemble other conditions like infections, 
    hemorrhoids and inflammatory bowel disease, so talk to your doctor 
    if you are experiencing any of these symptoms.   

    • Screen for Life

      The benefits of screening are well-documented and can be life-saving.
      • Colon cancer is one cancer that’s 90% preventable with early and regular screening.*
      • Screening can stop cancer before it starts by catching polyps before they become cancerous.
      • When caught early, colon cancer is more easily treated and can be cured.
      Make regular screening part of a healthy lifestyle. Talk to your doctor about getting screened for colon cancer.

      Make a Plan for Colon Health

      Starting at age 50, make a plan to get screened using one of the following methods:
      • Every 10 years: Have a colonoscopy, and have all non-cancerous polyps removed

      • Every 5 years: Have a sigmoidoscopy, double-contrast barium enema or CT colonography

      • Every year: Have a fecal occult blood test
      No matter how old you are, see a doctor for a colonoscopy immediately 
      if you are experiencing symptoms.
      If you have a personal or family history of cancer, colorectal polyps, inflammatory bowel disease, breast, uterine, endometrial cancer, or some other cancers of the GI tract or female reproductive system, talk to your doctor about early screening. More frequent testing may be appropriate.

      Talking to Your Doctor about Screening is Easier than You Think

      Starting a conversation with your doctor about colon cancer screening may sound uncomfortable, but it’s a conversation that can save your life.
      Click here for a list of questions you can print and take with you when you see your physician.
      Remember that colon cancer is preventable and easy to treat when detected early. So talk with your healthcare provider about what kind of screening is right for you.

      Find a Doctor

      To locate a physician in your area, click on any of the links below:
      American Gastroenterological Association

      American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons

      American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy


      The American College of Gastroenterology

      Stop Colon Cancer Now

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