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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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Friday, October 21, 2011

H.O.P.E. Farm ~ No man stands so straight as when he stoops to help a boy.

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Hi Jean Robb, here. A very special person, Ira Terrell, posted information about H.O.P.E FARM. I have to say this has really touched my heart. The boys are living in such heartbreaking environments without the leadership of their fathers to help them become great men. H.O.P.E. FARM gives them the leadership they so desperately need and deserve. You can't help but think about the impact you could have on these boys. I was a single mom at one point in my life. I've been really blessed to have great male role models in my son's life. 
Please be a blessing to someones baby boy! 
Please read below to see how you can get involved. 

The boys of southeast Fort Worth, Texas are among the most vulnerable and threatened in the city. Many have no positive adult role models, particularly male. By the time these children reach middle school, many are involved in gangs, drugs and other criminal activities. The forces of fear and violence have often done their damage by the time the boys are 7-8 years old, and thus the cycle is repeated. The ideal way to break the cycle is to remove the boys from this threatened environment, but this neighborhood is their home. A more realistic approach is to give boys who enter the program at 5-7 years of age, an opportunity to experience the benefits 

Every day after school, H.O.P.E. Farm boys arrive at a campus in their community that once served as a haven for drug users and prostitution surrounded by gang activity. They are met by staff members who direct the boys in a holistic program that addresses spirit mind and body. Through these programs, H.O.P.E. Farm boys have experienced many walks of life from corporate boardrooms to historical museums. They have performed the national Anthem at TCU basketball games and a few were chosen to attend I Wish I Could Go, a trip that visited every Baseball Field east of the Mississippi. H.O.P.E. Farm's programs focus on the pressing issues youth face today. The ultimate goal is two-pronged; to prevent these boys from becoming involved in delinquent and gang-related activity and to plant seeds for enriched and empowered lives. H.O.P.E. Farm is accomplishing this by providing positive role models and an alternative to the negative lifestyle in which they live.

Christmas Party and Open House
H.O.P.E. Farm's 2011 annual Christmas party will take place on December 6th at 6:00 p.m. Catering will be provided by Grady's Restaurant. Don't miss out on an evening of entertainment, great food and fellowship.


“The one who blesses others is abundantly blessed; those who help others are helped" -Proverbs 11:25
H.O.P.E. Farm is able to provide at-risk boys the skills they need to change their communities and lives because of the generous support of foundations, corporations, individual donors. Your gift is an investment in what God is doing in Fort Worth. We believe it is better to invest now then divest later. When you invest in the youth of today you will see a return on your investment for years to come. H.O.P.E. Farm is a not-for-profit 501C(3) and donations to the H.O.P.E. Farm are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Below are a few additional ways that you can donate to H.O.P.E. Farm:

Donating online

Please click on the button to the right to be taken to a secure PayPal site where you can safely donate to H.O.P.E. Farm using a credit card. If you wish, you may enter information for Honor or Memorial Gifts in the message box during the PayPal transaction. 
Click here to donate >

Donating By Mail

Click here to download a form which you can fill in and mail with a check, cash or credit card information to:
H.O.P.E. Farm, Inc.
865 E. Ramsey Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76104
Honor or Memorial Gifts: By Mail: Click here to download a form which you can fill in and mail with a check, cash or credit card information to H.O.P.E. Farm to make a gift in honor or in memory of a loved one or friend.
Donating Items
Thinking of donating your vehicle to charity? Do you have clothing, furniture, office supplies or exercise equipment you would like to donate to charity? If so, consider giving your item to H.O.P.E. Farm.
Below are a few specific needed items :
  • Lenovo Thinkpad laptop computer (4)
  • Onkyo TX-SR674 7.1 Channel Up-Converting A/V Receiver, black, valued at $300 used (1)
  • Blazers for boys choir (37-40; ages 5-18)
  • Carport to protect 26 –passenger bus, 2 vans and 1 mini van
  • Football field leveled and marked
  • Medicine ball for recreation
  • Backpacks to replace old ones
  • Flashcards to send home with each and every kid
  • Books for boys ages 5-9 (adventures, sports, science, intrigue, biographies, etc…)
  • Instructional materials (math pegs, shapes, flash cards etc.)
  • 2:52 Boys Bibles (15)
  • Framed Posters (with scriptural, academic, sports, and motivational themes)
  • Paper Products (paper towel rolls, copy paper, card stock colored and white copy paper, cardstock, etc.)
  • Gift cards for places like Mardels, Staples, Home Depot, Wal-Mart, Main Event, etc. ($10 - $25 limit)
  • Pick up Truck (new or good used condition) with hitch
  • Utility Trailer
H.O.P.E. Farm Equipment Needs List 2011
  • New black dining room chairs (50) to replace the used chairs
  • Utility cart to transport educational material (2)
  • Heavy duty water hoses (3)
  • ¾” plywood for shelving in storage building (qty to be determined)

Volunteer Needs

please see Get Involved
Thank you for choosing to donate a needed item to H.O.P.E. Farm, Inc.!

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