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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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Friday, October 14, 2011

Astonish Me - a short film for WWF ~ Wild tiger numbers are at an all-time low. What can you do to help?

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Hi Jean Robb, here. If you’ve seen the logo of a panda somewhere, that could be the logo of the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF).  

What does this organization do?
Simple: They aim to stop the degradation of the environment by conserving biodiversity, ensuring the sustainability of the use of renewable natural resources, and promoting the reduction of pollution and consumption of wastes. Because of the human species’ abuse of nature, many species of plants and animals alike are becoming endangered, some of which are already extinct. Whether or not one has a particular fondness for plants, animals, and nature as a whole, it doesn’t matter: It is the job of humans to protect the earth and everything in it. Polar Bears, Giant Pandas, African Elephants, Kangaroos and Tigers top the list of critically endangered species. These animals and many others are used as rugs, coats, decorations and accents. Oftentimes, they are hunted just for the sake of hunting. Let's take a look to see what WWF is doing to help the tigers.

As few as 3,200

Wild tiger numbers are at an all-time low. The largest of all the Asian big cats may be on top of the food chain and one of the most culturally important and best-loved animals, but they are also vulnerable to extinction. Tigers are forced to compete for space with dense human populations, face unrelenting pressure from poaching, retaliatory killings and habitat loss across their range.

There is still hope

We can save wild tigers. WWF has set a bold but achievable goal of Tx2: doubling the number of tigers in the wild by 2022, when the next Year of the Tiger is celebrated. We are concentrating our efforts on protecting key landscapes where the big cats have the best chance of surviving and increasing over the long-term. Five decades of conservation experience has shown us that given enough space, prey and protection, tigers can recover.
By saving tigers, we also save the biologically rich and diverse landscapes where they still roam — Asia’s last great rain forests, jungles and wild lands. These forests are home to thousands of other species, people and the food, freshwater and flood protection that local communities need to survive.


Three tiger subspecies - the Bali, Javan, and Caspian - have become extinct in the past 70 years. The six remaining subspecies - Amur, Bengal, Indochinese, Malayan, South China, and Sumatran - live only in Asia, and all are threatened by poaching and habitat loss.
  • Amur (Siberian) Tiger

    Scientific name: Panthera tigris altaica 
    IUCN Listing: Endangered
    Habitat: Coniferous, scrub oak and birch woodlands
    Location: Primarily eastern Russia, with a few found in northeastern China
    Interesting Fact: In the 1940s the Amur tiger was on the brink of extinction, with no more than 40 tigers remaining in the wild. Thanks to vigorous anti-poaching and other conservation efforts by the Russians with support from many partners, including WWF, the Amur tiger population recovered and has remained stable throughout the last decade.
  • Bengal (Indian) Tiger

    Scientific name: Panthera tigris tigris
    IUCN Listing: Endangered
    Habitat: Dry and wet deciduous forests, grassland and temperate forests, mangrove forests
    Location: Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar and Nepal. India is home to the largest population.
    Interesting Fact: Some Bengal tigers are cream or white in color instead of orange, due to a recessive gene for this coloration. These "white" tigers are rarely found in the wild.
  • Indochinese Tiger

    Scientific name: Panthera tigris corbetti
    IUCN Listing: Endangered
    Habitat: Remote forests in hilly to mountainous terrain, much of which lies along the borders between countries
    Location: Widely dispersed throughout six countries: Thailand, Cambodia, China, Lao PDR, Myanmar, and Vietnam.
    Interesting Fact: Access to the areas where Indochinese tigers live is often restricted, and biologists have only recently been granted limited permits for field surveys. As a result, relatively little is known about the status of these tigers in the wild.
  • Malayan Tiger

    Scientific name: Panthera tigris jacksoni
    IUCN Listing: Endangered
    Habitat: Tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests
    Location: Southern tip of Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia
    Interesting Fact: The Malayan tiger was only identified as being a separate subspecies from the Indochinese tiger in 2004. It is very similar to the Indochinese tiger, but is smaller in size.
  • South China Tiger

    Scientific name: Panthera tigris amoyensis
    IUCN Listing: Critically Endangered
    Habitat: Montane sub-tropical evergreen forest
    Location: Central and eastern China
    Interesting Fact: It is estimated that the South China tiger is functionally extinct. Currently 47 South China tigers live in 18 zoos, all in China. If there are any South China tigers in the wild, these few individuals would be found in southeast China, close to provincial borders.
  • Sumatran Tiger

    Scientific name: Panthera tigris sumatrae
    IUCN Listing: Critically Endangered
    Habitat: Montane forests, the remaining blocks of the island's lowland forest, peat swamps, and freshwater swamp forests
    Location: Exclusively on the Indonesian island of Sumatra
    Interesting Fact: Sumatran tigers are protected by law in Indonesia, with tough provisions for jail time and steep fines. Despite increased efforts in tiger conservation, including law enforcement and anti-poaching capacity, a substantial market remains in Sumatra for tiger parts and products.
Do you love tigers? Now you can befriend these big cats on Facebook! “Like” our Tiger WWF page to keep up with the latest tiger updates and join our efforts to preserve its habitat and stop illegal tiger trade.
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The time is right

During the 2010 Year of the Tiger, Russia’s prime minister convened a tiger summit where world leaders endorsed a bold plan to save tigers. All 13 countries where tigers still roam in the wild committed to doubling the number of tigers. WWF is working to ensure those strategies are successfully implemented so that tigers get a strong start on their road to recovery.

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