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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!

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Habitat for Humanity ~ Thank you for making a difference!          Donate Now          View Full Newsletter 

Dear Caring Friend,

As a dad, the holiday season is one of my favorite times of the year. We love Thanksgiving, but of course my kids can’t wait for Christmas. My 3-year-old and 5-year-old daughters will “help” decorate the Christmas tree while we listen to Christmas carols and drink hot chocolate. It’s a scene that’s repeated in countless other houses, and I’d be willing to bet that it’s just as special in every single one.

And this year, thanks to your support of Dallas Habitat, families who’ve never had the joy of a Thanksgiving dinner or a Christmas morning in their own home will experience it for the first time.

Thank you for helping to make Dallas Habitat such an effective organization for the past 25 years. Together we’ll continue to revitalize Dallas neighborhoods for the next 25 years and beyond.

Give Now
Bill Hall
Chief Executive Officer


Young Families Have Brighter
Futures Because of You

Young Families Have Brighter
Futures Because of You

Chelsie, a nursing student and full-time preoperative service assistant at Children’s Hospital, has a strong sense of family and of responsibility. But even with all her hard work and efforts to make a stable life for her young family, she was faced with the reality that the only housing she could afford was unsafe, crime-ridden and in very poor condition.

But thanks to your support of Dallas Habitat, this holiday season Chelsie, her daughter Amiah and a brand new baby boy will get to celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas in their very own home. Chelsie is so happy to be able to independently support her children and give them the safe, nurturing environment that they deserve.

“Thank you very much for giving me an opportunity to follow my dreams,” says Chelsie. “I would not be a homeowner without your help.”

 Celebrating Andy Post: a One of a Kind Volunteer

Celebrating Andy Post: a One of a Kind Volunteer

Nearly every Saturday for the past 11 years, Andy Post has given his time and talent to help fulfill Dallas families’ dreams of homeownership. As an avid woodworker and all-around handy guy, Andy has earned his position as a volunteer team leader. He now leads a crew of other volunteers in building Habitat homes from start to finish.

Andy loves his work with Dallas Habitat and says he knows it’s making a difference for families and neighborhoods in his own Dallas community.

“This work is God’s work,” says Andy. “It’s very rewarding and fulfilling to me.”

Andy is a key part of making Dallas families’ dreams a reality, and we’re endlessly grateful for his tireless service and dedication. He’s truly one of a kind!

You’ve Given a Deserving Family a
Home for the Holidays

You’ve Given a Deserving Family a
Home for the Holidays

The Mpiana family escaped fear and persecution in Africa, coming to Dallas five years ago and becoming permanent U.S. citizens. While the family is beyond grateful to be on their way to a better life, they’ve been longing to own a home of their own where they can all live together. Because the only apartments they can afford are small, they’ve been split up into two separate apartments since moving here.

But thanks to your support of Dallas Habitat, their lifelong dream of spending the holidays in a home of their own is about to come true. The oldest two sons, Ahmad and Amil, have been saving and working very hard to help their family buy their first home through Dallas Habitat. Their hard work paid off and the family just moved into their new house last month!

“During the holidays, it will be special,” says Ahmad. “We’ll all be together and actually get to share in the holidays as one family.”

Thanks to Friends Like You

A Mother’s Dream is Fulfilled
Thanks to Friends Like You

As LaKedra and her children, Christian and Stephanie, decorate their home for the holidays, she reflects on just how much it means to her family to own their own house. She’s devoted her life to making a safe, nurturing and happy home for her children, and thanks to your support of Dallas Habitat, she owns a house where her kids can play outside in the yard and run around with other children in the neighborhood.

Along with completing her college degree, owning a house was one of LaKedra’s biggest dreams. She couldn’t be more grateful for the role you played in helping her become a proud Dallas Habitat homeowner.

“I truly, from the bottom of my heart, want to say thank you to all the donors, volunteers and Habitat staff that made my dream of being a homeowner a reality,” says LaKedra.

You’ve already made a difference in the lives of these neighbors in our community. If you’d like to give today to help even more individuals and families in need, please donate now.

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