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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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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

American Cancer Society's Relay For Life - REMEMBER ~ When you do nothing, you feel overwhelmed and powerless. But when you get involved, you feel the sense of hope
Click on the link above to see the Relay Foe Life main page

This story come to me from Hailey Orsini who is not only my niece but an angel! 

Hey Aunt Jean!

This year my sorority, Pi Beta Phi, is involved with Relay for Life at ASU. It is a part of a week-long philanthropy (community service event) to raise money for the American Cancer Society. The most vital part of the entire competition is to raise money for Relay for Life because it raises money for such an amazing cause. I am being asked to only raise $25 for the minimum but in all reality I would love to raise a lot more for the American Cancer Society. I would seriously appreciate you helping me achieve this goal for a great cause like this!

If you can help me out in raising money all you have to do is click on this link

At the top of the page it says "Get Involved" and under it click "Donate". Then select donate to participant and search for Hailey Orsini.
If you scroll down, you'll find my name. Click on that and you'll see my page and just click "donate on my behalf"

Thank you so much for your help!
Love you,
Pi Beta Phi

P.S. If there is anyone else who you think would like to help me with this cause please feel free to forward this email! :)

I've also attached a video sponsored by Relay for Life about this particular cause. It's only one minute long and is well worth your time! :)

What Is Cancer?

Cancer is the general name for a group of more than 100 diseases. Although there are many kinds of cancer, all cancers start because abnormal cells grow out of control. Untreated cancers can cause serious illness and death.

Normal cells in the body

The body is made up of trillions of living cells. Normal body cells grow, divide, and die in an orderly fashion. During the early years of a person’s life, normal cells divide faster to allow the person to grow. After the person becomes an adult, most cells divide only to replace worn-out or dying cells or to repair injuries.

How cancer starts

Cancer starts when cells in a part of the body start to grow out of control. Cancer cell growth is different from normal cell growth. Instead of dying, cancer cells continue to grow and form new, abnormal cells. Cancer cells can also invade (grow into) other tissues, something that normal cells cannot do. Growing out of control and invading other tissues are what makes a cell a cancer cell.
Cells become cancer cells because of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) damage. DNA is in every cell and it directs all the cell’s actions. In a normal cell, when DNA gets damaged the cell either repairs the damage or the cell dies. In cancer cells, the damaged DNA is not repaired, and the cell doesn’t die like it should. Instead, the cell goes on making new cells that the body doesn’t need. These new cells all have the same abnormal DNA as the first cell does.
People can inherit abnormal DNA, but most DNA damage is caused by mistakes that happen while the normal cell is reproducing or by something in the environment. Sometimes the cause of the DNA damage may be something obvious like cigarette smoking or sun exposure. But it’s rare to know exactly what caused any one person’s cancer.
In most cases, the cancer cells form a tumor. Some cancers, like leukemia, rarely form tumors. Instead, these cancer cells involve the blood and blood-forming organs and circulate through other tissues where they grow.

How cancer spreads

Cancer cells often travel to other parts of the body where they begin to grow and form new tumors. This happens when the cancer cells get into the body’s bloodstream or lymph vessels. Over time, the tumors replace normal tissue. The process of cancer spreading is called metastasis.

How cancers differ

No matter where a cancer may spread, it’s always named for the place where it started. For example, breast cancer that has spread to the liver is called metastatic breast cancer, not liver cancer. Likewise, prostate cancer that has spread to the bone is called metastatic prostate cancer, not bone cancer.
Different types of cancer can behave very differently. For instance, lung cancer and skin cancer are very different diseases. They grow at different rates and respond to different treatments. This is why people with cancer need treatment that is aimed at their kind of cancer.

Tumors that are not cancer

Not all tumors are cancer. Tumors that aren’t cancer are called benign. Benign tumors can cause problems – they can grow very large and press on healthy organs and tissues. But they cannot grow into (invade) other tissues. Because they can’t invade, they also can’t spread to other parts of the body (metastasize). These tumors are almost never life threatening.

How common is cancer?

Half of all men and one-third of all women in the US will develop cancer during their lifetimes.
Today, millions of people are living with cancer or have had cancer. The risk of developing many types of cancer can be reduced by changes in a person’s lifestyle, for example, by staying away from tobacco, limiting time in the sun, being physically active, and healthy eating.
There are also screening tests that can be done for some types of cancers so they can be found as early as possible – while they are small and before they have spread. In general, the earlier a cancer is found and treated, the better the chances are for living for many years.
No matter who you are, we can help. Contact us any time, day or night, for information and support. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit

Lymph Nodes and Cancer

Our bodies have a network of lymph (limf) vessels and lymph nodes. This network collects fluid, debris, and other things that are in the body’s tissue, outside the bloodstream. Cancer can appear in the lymph nodes in two ways: it either starts there or spreads there from somewhere else.

Questions People Ask About Cancer

Get answers to some of the most common questions people have about cancer.

Is Cancer Contagious?

Can you "catch" cancer from someone who has it through things like sex, kissing, touching, sharing meals, or breathing the same air? Find out here.

Lifetime Probability of Developing or Dying From Cancer

Some cancers are more common than others. Here you can learn more about a person's chances of being diagnosed or dying from certain types of cancer over his or her lifetime.

Cancer Prevalence

Cancer prevalence is the number of people living with cancer at any point in time. It includes people diagnosed with cancer in the past as well as people recently diagnosed. Learn about the prevalence of different types of cancer here.

Cancer Surveillance Programs and Registries in the United States

Cancer data can be used to look for trends over time, to find cancer patterns in certain groups of people, and to show whether screening and other prevention measures are making a difference. This information is a key part of cancer prevention and control efforts.

Economic Impact of Cancer

Get a quick overview of the financial costs of cancer for society as a whole.

History of Cancer

Here we provide an overview of how people have understood and described cancer throughout history, as well as how the treatment of cancer has evolved.

Cancer Information on the Internet

For many people, the Internet has become the first place to go when looking for information. Here we will offer some basic information about the Internet, along with ideas on what to look for and what to avoid as you look for the facts you need.

Other Sources of Cancer information

Here you can find additional organizations and websites that offer cancer information.  These sources should be used for informational purposes only. If you have a health-related problem, please consult a doctor.

Cancer Videos

To learn more about cancer and its treatment, watch these videos developed and reviewed by the health experts at Healthology.

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