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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, October 11, 2011

Habitat for Humanity Restore ~ Question ~ "Can implementing the three R's - reduce, recycle, reuse, save you money?
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Hi Jean Robb, here. I think we all know what a big fan I am of Habitat for Humanity. Did you know you could shop at a Habitat Restore and help build a home for a family in need? Lots of people want to volunteer for Habitat but don't want to be out in the elements. Here's a way to help and be indoors!

Habitat’s ReStore resale outlets sell reusable and surplus building materials to the public
While every ReStore outlet is a little different, most focus on home improvement goods like furniture, home accessories, building materials and appliances.

ReStore resale outlets accept donated goods which are sold to the general public at a fraction of the retail price. The proceeds help local Habitat affiliates fund the construction of Habitat homes within their communities.

Promoting reuse and recycling

ReStore resale outlets provide an environmentally and socially responsible way to keep good, reusable materials out of the waste stream while providing funding for Habitat’s community improvement work.

Find a ReStore outlet
To shop, follow the links below to find a ReStore outlet near you:
Donate materials
For individual donations, please contact your local ReStore outlet to learn about donation times or to schedule a pick-up:
If your company would like to donate a large quantity of building materials, furniture, and/or appliances to Habitat for Humanity, please e-mail our Gifts in Kind department at

If you cannot find a ReStore resale outlet near you

Your local Habitat for Humanity may be able to help. Search for the local Habitat in your community.

A Sound Investment in a Family’s Future

Did you know that your gift does much more than help families escape from unsafe, unhealthy living conditions?

You’re helping families to break the cycle of poverty and build long-term financial security. Habitat’s affordable, no-profit house payments free up money for food, child care, medicine and other necessities. And research has shown that decent housing improves health, increases children’s educational achievement and strengthens community ties.

Thanks to your support, Habitat is transforming the lives of more than 2 million people around the world!

Dallas Area Habitat needs help in our ReStores--both group and individual opportunities available!  The ReStores are a great venue for volunteering because you can be moving around but not out in the elements.

Volunteers are needed to help sort donations, price merchandise, assist customers, and keep the ReStores cleaned and organized. Opportunities available 7 days a week:

·         Monday - Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 noon

·         Monday - Saturday from 12 to 4 p.m.

·         Monday - Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m.

·         Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

·         Sundays from 2 to 6 p.m.

We have three locations available:

We ask volunteers not to wear really short shorts or shirts with offensive graphics/language, and we do recommend sturdy shoes. The minimum age is 16, with parents/other adults volunteering the first time with anyone under 18.

We also are recruiting groups of 10 to 20 every single Saturday in our ReStore warehouse in west Dallas for a 4-5 hour shift to help us inventory and sort donations coming into our warehouse space.

To volunteer, reply to this e-mail with the date(s), ReStore location, and shift time(s) you are available to volunteer. Please forward to others who might be interested and able to help as well.

Thank you,

Jennifer Knoeber
Director of Volunteer Services

214-678-2315 Direct
214-678-2380 Fax

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