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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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Monday, November 21, 2011

TEDxTeen - Natalie Warne - Anonymous Extraordinaries


Natalie Warne: Being young and making an impact

Born in an underserved part of downtown Chicago, Natalie and her five siblings had to survive on her mother's humble teacher salary, moving from city to city to find work. No stranger to adversity, Natalie was determined to make something great out of her life.
.At 17, Natalie saw the documentary Invisible Children: The Rough Cut, a film exposing Africa's longest running war. Compelled by this story, she applied to be a volunteer or "roadie" for Invisible Children, using her voice to help end this war.

At 18, Natalie Warne’s work with the Invisible Children movement made her a hero for young activists. At TEDxTeen she uses her inspiring story to remind us that no one is too young to change the world.
 Click on the link above to see the Invisible Children main page!

Invisible Children: WHO WE ARE

March 19, 2009 A quick overview of the work of Invisible Children, Inc. over the last two years.

We were awarded a congressional award for our documentary and grassroots movement. Since the documentary Invisible Children: Rough Cut was released, the plight of children in northern Uganda has become more visible.

Since Invisible Children: Rough Cut was filmed in 2003, night commuting has ended for the children 
of northern Uganda. In recent years peace was seemingly within reach, largely due to the Juba Peace 
Talks. From June 2006 to March 2008 in Juba, Sudan, the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and the 
Government of Uganda (GoU) engaged in a series of peace talks in order to end the conflict. These 
peace talks, supported by special envoys from the United States and other nations, allowed for the longest 
period of peace in northern Uganda’s 23-year war. The Juba Peace Talks developed with hope for a lasting 
resolution, and concluded in March of 2008 with the Final Peace Agreement (FPA) ready for the signature
of Joseph Kony and President Museveni. However, in April of 2008, Kony twice failed to appear and sign the 
FPA and officially ended the Juba talks mediated by the Southern Sudanese government. Joseph Kony’s 
stated reasons for not signing the FPA were a vague understanding of the treaty’s systems regarding 
post-conflict justice and an apprehension toward ICC warrants for him and four other LRA leaders. 
Since the collapse of the peace talks, the LRA has been active in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), 
Central African Republic (CAR) and southern Sudan, drawing widespread disapproval from the international 
community and igniting a new urgency to end what has become a complex regional conflict.In the last two years, 
an estimated 900,000 of the 1.8 million displaced have returned to their homes. But that leaves one million 
people currently living in the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps. While the majority desires to return 
home, the issues surrounding their return are complex. Some have been displaced for more than a decade, and
their former way of life is all but gone. Access to clean water, economic opportunities, health centers, and 
education are a pressing concern for all, and even more so for the many who contemplate returning to 
resource-barren villages.


The war in northern Uganda has been called the most neglected humanitarian emergency in the world 
today. For the past 23 years, the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and the Government of Uganda (GoU) 
have been waging a war that has left nearly two million innocent civilians caught in the middle. The GoU's 
attempt to protect its citizens from this rebel militia has largely failed, resulting in an entire generation 
of youth that has never known peace. The LRA rebel movement can be traced back to a woman named 
Alice Lakwena. In the 1980s, 
Lakwena believed the Holy Spirit spoke to her and ordered her to overthrow the Ugandan government for 
being unjust to the Acholi. Lakwena and her followers, known as the Holy Spirit Movement, gained 
momentum as resentment toward the government increased. When Lakwena was exiled and no clear leader 
of the movementwas left, Joseph Kony, who claimed to be Lakwena’s cousin, took control and transformed 
Lakwena’s rebel army into the LRA. Kony's LRA did not receive the same support as the Holy Spirit 
Movement from the Acholi people. With dwindling approval for their cause and heightened government 
offensives, the rebels resorted to abducting children and indoctrinating them into their ranks. It is estimated 
that more than 90% of the LRA’s troops were abducted as children. In 1996, as a response to the LRA attacks
in the villages, the Ugandan government forcibly evicted thousands from their homes, relocating them into 
overcrowded camps in hopes of providing protection. But over a decade later, roughly one million individuals 
still live in these camps and struggle to survive among the effects of abject poverty, rampant disease, and 
near-certain starvation. In recent years moreand more international attention has been focused on this crisis. 
In 2001, the US Patriot Act officially declared the LRA to be a terrorist organization - a huge step in drawing 
attention to the conflict and the atrocities committed by the LRA. In 2004, Congress passed the Northern 
Uganda Crisis Response Act, the first piece of American legislation to address this disaster. And in 2005, 
the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued arrest warrants for Joseph Kony and four of his top 
commanders. Pressure from the international community (particularly from EU and Canada) combined with 
a strong desire to secure peace has brought the Government of Uganda and the LRA to thenegotiating table 
on numerous occasions, though they have yet to find a peaceful resolution. The most recent talks commenced 
in Juba, Sudan in July 2006, and a Cessation of Hostilities Agreement was signed the following month. In 
July 2007, in response to an increased concern for peace in northern Uganda by the American people, the 
US State Department appointed Tim Shortley to Senior Advisor for Conflict Resolution with his immediate 
focus on northern Uganda. This action solidified the US’s commitment to end this conflict peacefully. That 
same year, the United Kingdom bolstered their commitment to peace by allocating £70 million in aid, while 
Germany committed to a 25% increase in aid to Uganda by October 2010. Canada later became more than an 
international supporter of the peace process in February 2008 by joining the peace talks as an official 
observer (though the Canadian officer on the ground has since been removed from the region). At this 
point in time, the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement has expired and Joseph Kony has failed to sign the 
Final Peace Agreement for a fourth time, proving his promises to be futile and ultimately disabling the peace
talks. Uncertainty lingers, not only for the thousands displaced in northern Uganda but across the entire 
northeastern border region of DR Congo, South Sudan, and Central African Republic. Since September 2008, 
hostility in the Orientale province in DR Congo and Western Equatoria in South Sudan has reached a feverish 
pitch. LRA attacks have become more frequent and hostile, provoking military action against the rebel group. 
In an unprecedented joint military operation, the governments of Uganda, DR Congo, South Sudan and the 
Central African Republic launched an attack on LRA strongholds within DR Congo. “Operation Lightning 
Thunder”, the name designated for the counteroffensive, was largely unsuccessful in light of both the failure to 
reach top LRA leadership and the onslaught of violence that followed. One month later on December 24th, 2008, 
the LRA launched a retaliatory attack against the people of DR Congo. In apparent desperation and a renewed 
will to spread terror to DR Congo, the LRA murdered over six hundred and abducted more than one hundred 
and sixty children to fight amongst its ranks. More than 104,000 Congolese have been displaced since 
Christmas in attempts to escape the LRA forces. As the motives of the LRA become more ambiguous and 
their crimes more horrific, Invisible Children remains committed to seeking sustainable solutions to foster 
an environment that encourages peace. We are supporting and equipping a generation ravaged by war so that 
they can finally know peace. Invisible Children addresses the need for access to education and economic 
development through innovative programs on the ground.

Other Ways To Help

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    Support the expansion of our Early Warning Radio Network, and the other
    projects in Invisible Children's Protection Plan.
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  • Host a Party HOST A PARTY

    Ignite your fundraising efforts by hosting a screening to share our documentary
    "Tony" with your friends.
 Click on the link above to see the upcoming 
screenings in your area!

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