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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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Thursday, March 31, 2011

SLS Hotel At Beverly Hills Los Angeles and Jos'e Andre's join the Red Cross to help the people in Japan

This story comes to us from Joey Sarandos in AZ

Please join me and help the people of Japan. The S L S Hotel is joining the Red Cross by donating 100% of the " Green Tea Tablets" purchased in the month of April. The money will go to the relief efforts for those effected by the tragedy in Japan.
SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills is an imaginative féte extraordinaire, rich on pleasure and comfort.  Ideally situated at the crossroads of Beverly Hills and Los Angeles, the SLS Hotel is a landmark of sleek sophistication, just steps from The Beverly Center, the sparkling storefronts of Rodeo Drive, and favorite celebrity haunts.Celebrate and Savor

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José Andrés

Internationally recognized as a culinary innovator, José Andrés is a James Beard Award winning chef and owner of ThinkFoodGroup. TFG is the team responsible for Washington D.C.'s award-winning dining concepts Jaleo, Zaytinya, Oyamel, Café Atlantico and minibar by José Andrés, as well as Los Angeles' celebrated destination, The Bazaar by José Andrés at the SLS Hotel at BEverly Hills.  José serves as culinary director for the SLS luxury hotel brand, a collaboration with sbe and Philippe Starck, overseeing all food and beverage including catering and in-room dining.

In 2009 José and TFG partnered with one of DC’s premiere caterers to create José Andrés Catering with Ridgewells and was recently awarded the contract to manage food service at Arena Stage in Washington. Now open in Las Vegas at The Cosmopolitan with a redesigned Jaleo and a festive Chinese-Mexican spot called China Poblano. Jose’s ThinkFoodGroup also oversees his creative and cultural endeavors such as cookbooks, television programming, project development, education and philanthropy.

GQ magazine's 2009 Chef of the Year, José is credited with introducing Americans to both avant-garde and traditional Spanish cooking.  At Jaleo, he helped create one of the first critically and commercially successful tapas restaurants in the country, setting the standard for other Spanish and small plate restaurants.  With the opening of his innovative Minibar by José Andrés, Food & Wine hailed José as the "hero of the Spanish revolution," who "helped create the Spanish food boom in America."  And the New York Times called him "the boy wonder of culinary Washington."

The James Beard Foundation recognized him with the award for "Best Chef: Mid Atlantic" in 2003, inducted him into the Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America in 2007, and nominated him for "Outstanding Chef" in 2008, 2009, and 2010 for his work at Minibar.  His restaurants Zaytinya in Washington, DC and The Bazaar by José Andrés in LA were nominated for Best New Restaurant.
He was recently profiled on CBS’ "60 Minutes" and appears regularly on NBC’s Today show. He’s been profiled in numerous magazines and newspapers, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Bon Appetit and Saveur.

Often referred to as Spain's unofficial ambassador to the US, José is host and executive producer of the PBS series Made in Spain, a culinary journey of his homeland.  He has authored several cookbooks including the companion to the PBS series, Made in Spain: Spanish Dishes for the American Kitchen and Tapas: A Taste of Spain in America.  José is also a television star in Spain, where his production "Vamos a Cocinar" on Television Espanola (TVE) was the country's most popular cooking program, revolutionizing food television in Spain.  It now airs across Latin America and in some American markets on the Casa Club cable network.

José is also known for championing the role of chefs in the national discussion on hunger and nutrition issues. Following a recent trip to Haiti, José launched a nonprofit, World Central Kitchen, which aims to feed and empower vulnerable people in humanitarian crises around the world.  He is Chairman Emeritus for DC Central Kitchen, an organization that combats hunger and creates opportunities with culinary training.

This fall, he will be lecturing on culinary physics at Harvard in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. He has been tapped by Commerce Secretary Locke to serve on the US Travel and Tourism Advisory Board. He lives in Maryland with his wife and three daughters.
For further information please visit ThinkFoodGroup and World Central Kitchen.

Help support Japan Earthquake

In the wake of 911, millions of Americans were making online donations to the American Red Cross.  Their website was so busy that many who wanted to donate, were unable to do so.  The American Red Cross partnered with PayByWeb, a leading payment processing company in business since 1992, to collect customer donations in support of those affected by the tragedy.  The program was such a success that the partnership has continued to include Hurricane Ike, Katrina, as well as the Haiti Earthquake collection efforts.  Within the last two months, PayByWeb provided over ONE MILLION DOLLARS in donations to the American Red Cross for Haiti Relief.   
PayByWeb is assisting again to collect online customer donations for those affected by the Japanese earthquake and Pacific tsunami.  Below, you will find links to a letter of verification from the American Red Cross, as well as media information and current news.
Making your online donation via credit card or electronic check is simple and fast.  To make your online contribution by check or credit card, to those in need, simply fill in the form below.

Thank You for your Support!
David WeissPresident/CEOPayByWeb, Inc

donate to American Red Cross

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this story for me Jean. As you know, I think the The American Red Cross is one of the cleanest true charitable organizations I work with. This is one of many events happening all over the country and the world to attempt to make the first step in the long journey ahead. Every penny counts....and yes every voice will be heard. Please click the red button above and see what one person can do.

    Joey Sarandos
    One voice no longer.