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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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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Grand Prairie Air Hogs Field of Dreams ~ Making Dreams Come True
Click on the link above to see the AIRHOGS main page

Fan’s Guide To QuikTrip Park

 QuikTrip Park

1600 Lone Star Parkway
Grand Prairie, TX 75050
(972) 504-9383

The Grand Prairie AirHogs and the Fort Worth Cats play in the same league, and are both location in North Texas, but really, the similarities end there.  When you compare ballparks, the differences show through.Old-school versus modern, manual scoreboard vs. video board, river vs. swimming pool.  That’s how La Grave Field and QuikTrip Park could be described.QuikTrip park opened in 2008, bringing the Grand Prairie AirHogs to life.  Nestled in the parking lot between the Verizon Wireless Theater and Lone Star Park, QuikTrip is easily one of the nicest parks in independent baseball.  The swimming pool in center field is no joke, what better way to beat the heat than sitting in the shallow end waiting for a home run ball to come splashing your way.Kids getting tired of the game?  They can run around in the Grand Prairie Recreation & Parks Wide World of Parks playground off the first base foul line.


Or, maybe you just want to watch the game.  With comfortable seats stretching from foul pole to foul pole, you can catch the action at a good angle anywhere you sit.The stadium features it’s own mini convenience store (A QuikTrip, naturally) ballpark fare from stands named for famed manager Pete Incaviglia (Inky’s Place) and the Left Field Spirits & Grill restaurant/sports bar is a hit even if the ‘Hogs aren’t getting many hits. Complete with a row of luxury suites about the main concourse, QuikTrip Park brings back memories of Arlington Stadium just outside the shadow of Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.



AirHogs and The Ticket to hold “Guys Night Out”
Posted By: Josh Hirsch on 7/13/2011
Bonus Thirsty Thursday on July 28 with softball challenge
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GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas – The Grand Prairie AirHogs have partnered up with Sports Radio 1310 “The Ticket” to hold a “Guys Night Out” on Thursday, July 28 at QuikTrip Park. Although the AirHogs are on the road that night, the event, which is sponsored in part by Miller High Life, will feature the usual Thirsty Thursday promotion, with $2 16-ounce beers. The Ticket will broadcast live from QuikTrip Park that day, beginning with “The Hardline” when gates open at 3 p.m.
There will also be a special fastpitch softball game at 7 p.m., featuring your favorite personalities from The Ticket taking on a team of female collegiate stars. Tickets for the night are $5, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the David Nicklas Organ Donor Awareness Foundation, the official charity of the AirHogs.

Private suites are also available with full catering for $300 a suite (up to 20 people), and the all-you-can-eat, dollar-drink indoor Officers’ Club will also be open, with tickets there at $25 each.
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at the AirHogs Web site, or by clicking on the link above. For more information visit The AirHogs and Fort Worth Cats conclude their series on Wednesday, July 13, at 7:05 p.m. at QuikTrip Park. Fans are invited to bring their dogs to the ballpark to help chase the Cats out of town. It is also Senior Citizen Night, with all fans 55+ able to purchase the best seat in the house for $5. Don’t miss the renewed commitment to excellence and affordable family entertainment. All games are available with live, free streaming video on Individual game tickets are on sale and can be purchased by calling 972-504-9383 or by visiting

The Nicklas Foundation

David Nicklas Organ Donor Awareness Foundation
The Nicklas Foundation is a non-profit organization that was founded 1995 by Rodney and Isibelle DeBaun after Rodney received a life saving heart transplant in October of 1993 at the age of 36. The foundation is named for Rodney's heart donor, David Nicklas, a 22 year old Air Force Academy graduate who was involved in a fatal motorcycle accident. It was the first case in medical history where a donor's family requested a specific recipient by name. In another medical rarity, David's heart was a perfect match for Rodney. Today, 15 years later the DeBaun family works hand in hand with the Nicklas family to promote organ donor awareness through personal appearances, scholarships and by providing free housing for people who are waiting for a transplant who do not live in close proximity to a transplant hospital.

David Matthew Nicklas, June 9, 1971 ~ October 19, 1993
David Matthew Nicklas, June 9, 1971 ~ October 19, 1993
David Nicklas Organ Donor Awareness Foundation

915 Desco Lane
Grand Prairie, Texas 75051, USA

Call: +1 (972) 264-8917

Organ Donation and Transplant

At this moment, more than 100,000 people in the U.S. are waiting for an organ. Four thousand more people are added to the national waiting list each day.
Each of these people is in desperate need of a kidney, liver, heart, or other organ. More than 6,500 people a year -- about 18 a day -- die before that organ ever becomes available.
Organ donors are always in short supply. There are far more people in need of a transplant than there are people willing to donate an organ.
Most of the organs that are available come from deceased donors. When you fill out an organ donor card with your driver's license, you're agreeing to donate all or some of your organs if you die.
A smaller number of organs come from healthy people. About 6,000 transplants from living donors are performed each year.
You might have wondered about donating an organ -- either to a friend or relative who needs an organ right now, or by filling out an organ donor card. Before you decide to become an organ donor, here is some important information you need to consider.

Organ Donation: The Facts

Here are a few questions you might be asking if you're considering organ donation:
Who can donate an organ?
Just about anyone, at any age, can become an organ donor. Anyone younger than 18 needs to have the consent of a parent or guardian.
For organ donation after death, a medical assessment will be done to determine what organs can be donated. Certain conditions, such as having HIV, actively spreading cancer, or severe infection would exclude organ donation.
Having a serious condition like cancer, HIV, diabetes, kidney disease, or heart disease can prevent you from donating as a living donor.
Let your transplant team know about any health conditions you have at the beginning of the process. Then they can decide whether you're a good candidate.
Do my blood and tissue type have to match the recipient's?
It's easier to transplant an organ if the donor and recipient are a good match. The transplant team will put you through a series of tests to determine whether your blood and tissue types are compatible with the recipient's.
Some medical centers can transplant an organ even if the donor's and recipient's blood and tissue types don't match. In that case, the recipient will receive special treatments to prevent his or her body from rejecting the new organ.
How can I become an organ donor?
To donate your organs after death, you can either register with your state's donor registry (visit, or fill out an organ donor card when you get or renew your driver's license.
To become a living donor, you can either work directly with your family member or friend's transplant team, or contact a transplant center in your area to find out who's in need of an organ.
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