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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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Wednesday, June 8, 2011



Jean Robb, here. This story came to me from Abby Johnson.

The K9 above is Brutus, a military K9 at McChord.. . He's huge - part Boxer and part British Bull Mastiff and tops the scales at 200 lbs.

Brutus is running toward me because he knows I have some Milkbone treats, so he's slobbering away! I had to duck around a tree just before he got to me in case he couldn't stop, but he did.Brutus was the recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor last year from his tour in Iraq . His handler and four other soldiers were taken hostage by insurgents. Brutus and his handler communicate by sign language and he gave Brutus the signal that meant 'go away but come back and find me'. The Iraqis paid no attention to Brutus. He came back later and quietly tore the throat out of one guard at one door and another guard at another door. He then jumped against one of the doors repeatedly (the guys were being held in an old warehouse) until it opened. He went in and untied his handler and they all escaped. 

He's the first K9 to receive this honor. If he knows you're ok, he's a big old lug and wants to sit in your lap. He enjoys the company of cats.  K-9 Congressional Medal of Honor Winner thought you'd find this interesting. Talk about animal intelligence and bonding with humans! Remember that they can't do a lot of things for themselves and they depend on you to make their life a quality life!


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Thank you for your interest in the Military Working Dog Adoption Program!
This program is a result of the “Robby Law” which was enacted in November 2000. ...

Military Working Dog Foundation, Inc. - Adoptions, Information, Resources

Military Working Dog Foundation, Inc.

The Military Working Dog Foundation was established to provide a resource of
information tolaw enforcement agencies who have a requirement to obtain working dogs,
as well as for the publicwho wish to adopt dogs that become available from the military and
need a home.
Military Working Dog Foundation photos
Military Working Dog Bruno in Germany

In addition to assisting with the dissemination of information for prior military working 
dogs adoptions, it is our goal to law enforcement agencies and departments across the 
United States with information and assistance in obtaining a K-9 and when funds permit, 
to aid K-9 units with special gear and aid  deployed military working dogs and their handlers 
with 'comfort' supplies.

Periodically, these military working dogs become available for distribution to law enforcement agencies 
and local police departments. Some working dogs are made available for adoption to the public because 
they are no longer capable of performing their military duties.

Part of our Mission is also to aid law enforcement agencies in the procurement of special 
support gear for their K-9's, that they could not otherwise afford.

Two NEW additions to our Mission are to:

  Aid with the adoption of Rescued Dogs - especially German Shepherds, Labs and other
detection dogs'.Aid organizations that provide training and procurement of
Service Dogs for persons with disabilities.

For more information about the Military Working Dog Foundation,
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Dogs for Adoption by the Public
U.S. Military Public & Other Adoptions:

This program is on going at every military installation with military working dogs,
all branches of the service.

Due to the overwhelming response and emails for information about the adoption process and for
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following page.

The form will produce the actual application which is provided by the Military Working Dog Center.
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All correspondence and questions regarding adoptions by the the public should be directed to
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In addition, the following is an official message from the 
Military Working Dog Center at Lackland, AFB, Texas:

“Thank you for your interest in our program. This program is on going at every military installation with
military working dogs, all branches of the service. I am at program level of the adoption process. The
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The dogs are free of charge. Hope to here from you soon."

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Disposition Coordinator
1239 Knight St.
Lackland AFB TX 78236-5151
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tel: 1-800-531-1066

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* For those of you that have made donations to our organization, the
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