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Jean Robb

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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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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Covenant House~ Sometimes God Has a Kid's Face

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Hi, Jean Robb here. 
It's hard to believe that in the United States we have homeless children. 
Many of these kid's come from a childhood full of fear and heartbreak. With no place to go they turn to the streets.  Covenant House, is the largest shelter for homeless and runaway kid's. It breaks my heart to think about any child out in the cold without help or hope. Please see below 
how you can help!
We who recognize God's providence and fidelity to His people are dedicated to living out His covenant among ourselves and those children we serve, with absolute respect and unconditional love. That commitment calls us to serve suffering children of the street, and to protect and safeguard all children. Just as Christ in His humanity is the visible sign of God's presence among His people, so our efforts together in the covenant community are a visible sign that effects the presence of God, working through the Holy Spirit among ourselves and our kids. 

From Preppy to Homeless

Daniel's Story

<p>Daniel is taking advantage of our educational programs to get his life back on track.</p>
Daniel is taking advantage of our educational programs to get his life back on track.
Daniel had lived happily with his mom in Michigan. She worked hard to support their family. He worked hard to maintain his 3.8 GPA. Together they looked forward to the day when Daniel would be accepted to college and find a rewarding job. Then, when Daniel was a sophomore in high school, his dreams were destroyed. His mom suffered a sudden – and massive – heart attack. She died without being able to say goodbye to her son. Daniel was devastated. His mother’s death meant the end of everything Daniel had ever known.
Without warning, Daniel was confronted with not only the grim reality of his mother’s death, but also with the uncertainty of his own future. Daniel was left with no family. His only option was to live with his mother’s boyfriend. Daniel tried his best to soldier on. He kept his grades high, played in the high-school band, and even earned a place on the baseball team… all while holding down a part-time job.
But then, during his senior year of high school, his world fell completely apart.

Despondent and depressed, Daniel became homeless.

Left with nowhere else to go, Daniel went to live with a friend in Texas for a few months, then California, Iowa, Ohio, then back to Michigan... finally landing on the streets of Detroit.
This innocent 16 year old boy wandered the streets for several long months, sleeping in doorways and on park benches, suffering through the freezing cold days and nights. Until, finally, Daniel couldn’t take it anymore…."I had a knife in my hand and began slitting my wrists. Everything hit me at once. My Mom died! I had nowhere to go! I had no education! I had nothing…"As his wrists bled, Daniel realized he needed help. He staggered to a phone, called 911, and was taken to the hospital. An emergency team of doctors saved Daniel… and then referred him to Covenant House Michigan. Daniel has been at Covenant House Michigan’s Crisis Center for three months now and his old enthusiasm is showing signs of making a return. He is preparing to take his GED exam and plans to go to university to study nursing and receive paramedic training. He’s also looking into getting an apartment or moving into Covenant House’s Rights of Passage program.
"Covenant House is a great place for kids… I think of it as a safe place where people are actually here to help you. I’m learning to care about myself and, for once, getting my life together…"
Daniel has a long way to go before his life is truly together, but he’s in the right place to help him get there.

The names and faces of some of our kids have been changed to protect their identities.

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