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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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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Meadowlark Lemon's Bucketeers~ the “Clown Prince of Basketball a legendary hero in the world of sports.

Meadowlark Lemon

Hi Jean Robb, here. A very good friend of mine Allen Winder  was recruited by Meadowlark Lemon to become the first white player to play comedian basketball along side Meadowlark, Wilt Chamberlain and Marques Haynes on Meadowlark Lemon’s Bucketeers. All these years later Meadowlark and Allen have remained friends. Allen is a big supporter of the Meadowlark Lemon Foundation.

Meadowlark Lemon, the “Clown Prince of Basketball" a legendary hero in the world of sports. His name and patented hook shot are ingrained in the memories of more than one generation. Meadowlark was the most popular member of the most beloved sports team in history – the Harlem Globetrotters.  There is probably not one country where he hasn’t performed his on-court artistry. Meadowlark Lemon is a household name.
The ageless hoop master also strives to reach today’s youth through Camp Meadowlark, a co-ed sports camp begun in 1989 to educate and offer children alternatives to the dangers of substance abuse. Throughout their nationwide camps, Meadowlark and his staff stress the importance of drug awareness and the urgency of the problems gripping our youth. Meadowlark’s message is simple: “If you are not part of the solution, then you are part of the problem.”
Meadowlark says, “Being able to reach out and talk to kids about substance abuse and have an impact on their lives is my main purpose for the camp. Meadowlark is married to Dr. Cynthia Lemon, who is a Doctor of Naturopathy.  They recently formed the Meadowlark Lemon Foundation, an organization dedicated to “changing lives, to change the world.”

  What is Camp Meadowlark?
Learning, camaraderie, improvement, Fun, Fun, Fun! Camp Meadowlark, is a boys and girls basketball camp and clinic, founded by Meadowlark Lemon, the focal point of the Harlem Globetrotters for over 24 years. Meadowlark has entertained millions of fans young and old, all over the world. He is a man who loves kids and has put together a complete teaching program to teach youngsters the important skills and fundamentals of basketball. In his camps, Meadowlark will emphasize four attributes of basketball: physical, psychological, social and spiritual. Physical: Camp Meadowlark is designed to show the importance of physical condition as a key factor in the longevity of Meadowlark Lemon's career, the difference between an average player and one of the legends of the game. physiological:  Applying the mental parts of the game to every day life to handle pressure, to set goals, to strengthen moral character. Social: To be able to interact with players and individuals from all other walks of life, regardless of gender, race, color or creed. Spiritual: To give God glory for all our talents and gifts.

Here's How a Camp Meadowlark Camper will Benefit:

  • Intense teaching of basketball skills
  • Individual attention
  • Learn to analyze and correct your shot
  • Experience team contribution and role acceptance
  • Motivation to work independently during the off season
  • Challenge yourself
  • Motivation advice
  • Awareness and instruction sessions conducted by professional athletes and guest speakers
  • Meadowlark Lemon's Personal advice



Camp Meadowlark Youth Outreach
    Camp Meadowlark is a series of basketball camps and clinics for young people held all across the country. Most are held in conjunction with a local church or an organization such as the YMCA. Our mission is to teach the fundamentals of basketball and Godly principles. Meadowlark’s focus is to help direct children in a positive way, to let children know they are special, and that God has a plan for their lives. “Train up a child in the way he should go and he will not depart from it.”

    Camp Meadowlark is for boys and girls. It is a complete teaching program to build in youngster’s solid fundamentals and develop specific skills in basketball. Meadowlark also educates the participants on the dangers of substance abuse. At the heart of Meadowlark’s instruction is emphasis of the four major attributes of basketball: spiritual, physical, psychological and social. Meadowlark Lemon Ministries is committed to making sure lack of funds will never prevent a needy child from attending camp.
    Youth Prison Work
    Meadowlark Lemon Ministries (MLM) has a special heart for young people in prison. We feel that God has anointed us to help these troubled youngster's so that they can see and experience the love of Jesus Christ. Our hope and intention is that they will never reach adult prisons. At a youth prison in Washington where we recently ministered, nearly all of the prisoners gave their hearts to the Lord.

    Youth Drug Awareness
    Since being appointed an Ambassador to the White House by Nancy Reagan, as part of her “Just Say No Drug Awareness Program,” Meadowlark Lemon Ministries has been actively helping young people avoid the catastrophe of drug abuse. We use our basketball talents to break down barriers, preparing each talk individually wit the guidance of the local school system. We also incorporate the support of local agencies such as D.A.R.E., M.A.D.D., S.A.D.D., and P.A.L. as well as local police agencies. Our aim is to build trust, understanding and a positive self-image among students, as a fortress against the temptation of drug abuse.

    Native Americans
    Other ministries are reaching out to Native Americans. We believe that the Meadowlark name and reputation has allowed us to minister to many groups who might be difficult for others to reach. For example, we have access to several Native American reservations in Arizona and New Mexico. There, we help raise funds with comedic games while bringing the Good News of the Gospel to the people. We are now planning a series of Camp Meadowlark basketball camps for the reservations, which are often very poor in facilities and resources.

    Health and Fitness
    My wife, Dr. Cynthia Lemon, has a double doctorate in nutrition and is now spearheading our new program focused on health and fitness. People always ask me how I can stay so healthy and play basketball and yet be on the road 80% of the time. Now, with Cynthia, I am planning to market the mineral drink I have used for years under the brand name Meadowlark’s Lemon Aid. There will also be a helpful booklet on diet and nutrition, based on scriptural sources. We believe that, as the body of Christ, we need to see ourselves as just that – a body that requires energy and fitness to be of service. The new product and information will benefit many individuals and also help raise funds for our ministries.

    New Projects Planned
    At Meadowlark Lemon Ministries, we are constantly expanding the scope of our ministry as we discover new needs and new opportunities to serve. Included in our plans for the coming year are a movie based on my life story, two “Songs of Praise” albums, a book and DVD ministry, a new biography currently being written and a bi-monthly newsletter.

    Meadowlark's Bucketeers Allen Winder
If you would like information on Meadowlark's speaking schedule or how to bring him into your church, please use the following.

          POST: Meadowlark Lemon Ministries, Inc.
6501 E. Greenway Parkway, Suite 103
Scottsdale, AZ 85254      
PHONE: (480) 951-0030  
Allen Winder
Director of Operations
Meadowlark Lemon Ministries
(620) 639-4959
Here is some information about Allen Winder and Adub!
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Allen offers “LIFE ENRICHMENT” and “HISTORY TRIVIA” PRESENTATIONS to Business Team Meetings, Civic Organizations, Community Functions, Schools and Elderly Care Communities among many others. He promotes “Thinking and Interaction” from the audience in every presentation.
Our Mission Statement and Video
“To offer professional presentations, photography and videography at a competitive rate for those who CAN afford it. Then offer our services for 
FREE to those who CAN’T.”

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