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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, February 28, 2012

Donovin Darius: I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.
Click on the link above to see the Donovin Darius Foundation main page!

The Donovin Darius Foundation was established in 2011 by former NFL safety and 
community leader Donovin Darius

This story comes to me by Robin Valetutto. 

Hi, Jean Robb here. 
I love to see professional athletes take the blessing that they have received and make a difference for others. 
That's what former Strong Safety for the 
 "Jacksonville Jaguars" Donovin Darius has done. 
He truly is a Remarkable man. 

Donovin Darius was born in Camden, New Jersey. He graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School where he received a full scholarship to play football at Syracuse University where he set the team record for tackles, graduating in 1997 with an Exercise Science and Coaching Degree.

In 1998, he was selected 25th overall by the Jacksonville Jaguars where he was blessed to have played Str
ong Safety at an elite level for 10 years, setting numerous records for tackles by a defensive back and consecutive game started. As a 1st Team Pro-Bowl alternate and 10 year NFL veteran, he was an 8 year Player Representative for the NFL Player’s Association and 4 year Association Vice- President where he fought for player’s rights, safety and ever improving working conditions. In Darius's spoken words, “It was as honor and privilege to be able to play on such a large platform and represent so many men and their families.” 

In 2010, he founded and started a company called Next Level Training and Performance LLC, where the vision focuses on developing athletes by achieving the highest level of performance, on and off the field. With various programs Next Level Training & Performance develops athletes of various skill and age levels through various camps, clinics, teaching and mentoring. He is a devoted Man of God and a Christian who seeks to share his faith, knowledge and experiences with all in the hopes of encouraging and developing young men and women to live out their God given purpose.


The mission of the Donovin Darius Foundation is to to equip and empower youth ages 8-18 for academic success, character & personal development, and healthy lifestyles. We seek to maximize their full potential by providing educational, athletic, and other enrichment activities in order to fulfill their purpose and destiny. Through the Mind, Body, & Spirit approach, we will ultimately assist them in becoming 
successful, confident and productive individuals.

Boys & Girls Clubs, Donovin Darius honor inspiring youths

Former Jaguars safety Donovin Darius takes part in ceremony to recognize teenagers

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Former Jaguars safety Donovin Darius, a board member of Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida, claps as members of EJ & Kid Nation perform during Thursday's ceremony.
Psychologists analyze patterns of behavior to help people recognize how they can live better lives.That’s the profession Joseph Davis, a First Coast teen, wants to join one day.and, ironically, it was an analysis of his own exemplary behavior that led to him being recognized for a special honor. When the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida held its Youth of the Year Awards on Thursday night, Davis found out that he was the top honoree. The event showcases outstanding youth in the community to inspire others to work hard, set goals and achieve them. “We need to celebrate our youth on a daily basis, but this is an opportunity to do it in a special way,” said Shannon Perry, president of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida. Davis, 17, and two other finalists selected from Boys & Girls Clubs in North Florida each received a $1,000 scholarship on behalf of the Jackson-Shaw real estate firm. As the top winner, Davis earned an additional $1,000. The nominees underwent an extensive process of interviews before being selected. Along with the scholarship and recognition, Davis will go on to compete in the state event with Boys & Girls Clubs members from across Florida. The other local winners are Tessa Bohn-Carmichael, 15, a freshman at Yulee High School, and Davaughn Bratcher, 18, a senior at Raines High School. The ceremony’s guest speaker, Donovin Darius, a former Jacksonville Jaguars safety and a board member of Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida, motivated the audience with his encouragement to always go higher. “Attitude determines altitude,” he said. Afterward, Darius said he was honored to play a small part. 
“I see myself in the eyes of these kids. … I was one of them.”

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1 comment:

  1. Jean, this is a wonderful presentation of the good work Donovin Darious is doing with young people today...he was a class act, character man as a player on and off the field during his active NFL years, and remains that same man in NFL retirement...thank you for this feature on him!:)