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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, August 18, 2011

Some great news- CARE

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CARE Gets New Pools!

It is no secret that this summer has been record breaking. With the excessive heat and the prolonged drought, CARE has been experiencing many challenges this year. One of which is how to keep the cats cool during the day. Our interns and volunteers work tirelessly to keep cool water in the cats’ water buckets and spray down our tigers several times a day with the water hoses. But with all of the other tasks that need to be done, this is a time consuming effort. The best solution is to provide the tigers with wading pools that they can get in and out of at their leisure. However, these pools are costly. With the generous assistance from many donors, especially the adoptive parents of Princess, Consuela, Kira and intern Laura’s mom, we were able to put a swimming pool in every cats’ enclosure. Thank you very much. The heat does not seem so bad when the kitties all have cool water to lay in.

Lyddia’s Dental Surgery

Lyddia broke a tooth and it had to be removed so she could eat without pain. The surgery went great, and she recovered in the air conditioned Sparks Vet Center. After a few days, she was moved back to her enclosure. She is doing great! She is eating everything we will give her. She is acting like her old self before Tigger died. Hopefully it will last.

Fire threatens Big Cats in Drought Stricken Texas

Grassfires came perilously close to our precious babies last week. We are all so thankful to the hard-working volunteer firefighters to help keep the flames under control and away from our kitties!

This fire blazed 100 feet from the CARE Sanctuary. Thanks to the dedication of the volunteer fire departments and CAREgivers, all of the cats are doing great. Please consider donating today. The cats need your help more now than ever!
Read the Fort-Worth Star Telegram Story HERE
Read the CNN iReports HERE and HERE

Layla and Sampson, the new “It” couple?

We have listened to Sampson talk to Layla from across the sanctuary through their roars in the night for some time. They had never seen one another, but with the passing of our Sampson’s long-time companion Sprinkles, we hoped they might make a strong enough bond to be friends. We decided to try to introduce Layla to Sampson. It was a beautiful thing. In our 21 years experience of working with big cats, we have never witnessed an introduction like this one.

It was love at first sight. Layla gave a few brief protests but soon realized, “Hey this guy is just like me!” Layla started flirting a little with the ever-so-handsome Sampson from afar.

Layla has lived with 2 tigers her whole life and has never been around another lion. The two often sit apart, but it takes time for these wild hearts to warm, and they will certainly become more and more affectionate with time. It is hard not to look back at the 18 years Sprinkles lived in the large lion’s enclosure, but it does help fill the void watching Layla explore her new home and new friend.

With each passing day, the two become more and more comfortable with one another. It is an amazing thing to witness. We wish them both many years of loving companionship.
Come on out to visit the new lovebirds!

CARE Expansion Project Needs Funding
For many years CARE has worked with limited physical space, and as a result we have had to say ‘no’ to most rescue requests for cats that desperately need homes. It is very difficult knowing that CARE, which may be their last chance for survival, is incapable of taking in these deserving animals because of our current facility limitations. Homes for big cats are getting fewer and further in-between as zoo and sanctuary closures have become an unfortunate, yet common, occurrence. We have anxiously wanted to do more but have not been in the position to do so until recently.
Exciting new goals have been met which have made the expansion possible. CARE has completed payments on an adjacent 10 acre plot of land and presently has no outstanding debt. Another pivotal change has been the drilling of a new series of facility water wells to augment and greatly enhance our water capabilities. Lastly, Sheppard Air Force Base has volunteered 40 of their airmen to provide the labor necessary to complete the 15 acre expansion project on September 9th. The expansion will more than double the area available for new big cat enclosures and will open the possibilities of improving our current enclosures.
It is CARE’s goal to raise $10,000 by September 1st. Please click on the Donation button below to help CARE help the big cats in need. Remember no donation is too small. Every penny counts. Time is running out.
For a diagram of the expansion project and the complete supply list, please click HERE. If you have any questions, please contact our Executive Director Heidi at

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