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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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Saturday, July 7, 2012

Mentally challenged TWH stable hand is severely beaten

Mike, victim of attack, clings to life as TWH enthusiasts show true showmanship
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Stable hand clings to life as TWH community clings together

In the last few months, some people in the Tennessee Walking Horse (TWH) community have brought horrible publicity upon the breed: abusers, torturers, uncaring owners, trainers, and show people. But as a mentally challenged man who worked as a stable hand clings to life in a hospital, this community has shown a horse of a different color. Mike worked for a Tennessee Walking Horse farm. Because he is mentally challenged, his duties were limited to cleaning, brushing horses, and odd jobs, but he did them with pride and he did them well. He smiled the entire time he was at work. He rode his prized possession, a used bicycle, to work and back, and waved to everyone. He would talk to the horses; he had a special way with animals, despite what some call a ‘handicap.’ “Although they may not have the mental capacity to think and react like most of us,” Mike’s employer says, “they have a heart larger than normal and a willingness to work and be helpful to others that many of us ‘normal minded’ people would do well to pattern ourselves after.” Mike is one of those gentle souls on earth who does not know how to harm anyone with words or actions. Unfortunately, he also does not understand fear.
Several days ago, a man allegedly pulled a knife on him with the intention to rob him. This was near his home in the city area. Mike did not know he was supposed to be afraid. Child-like, he did not understand he was being robbed. He called the police. On Saturday, he answered a late-night knock at his door. Three men attacked him at his home in retaliation. The men, according to reports, were related to the robber. At this writing, Mike is on a respirator and in an induced coma. Every bone in his body has been broken, and today he spent 12 hours in surgery to repair his face. “The Mike we know was not the Mike in the hospital room,” says his employer. He was unrecognizable, so badly beaten and broken. Now the TWH community, led by the family who owned the farm where Mike worked, their friends, and family, are coming together to help Mike recover. The perpetrators stole everything Mike owned, so people – friends and strangers - are going to assist him in replacing it all. Because Mike was mentally challenged, he always bought incorrect sized clothing, too large for his thin frame. Mike has no insurance, so a fund solely for hospital expenses has been created. A Facebook page for prayers and messages has been created. Philanthropy for Mike is not limited to the Tennessee Walking Horse community or horse lovers. Unfortunately, at times it takes a tragedy to bring people together. Horse lovers, TWH enthusiasts, folks who work with the mentally challenged, and people who feel it is the right thing to do – across the nation, slowly, are coming together in prayers, in thought, and in donations, cards, and gifts for a special man.

. A movement started by TWH enthusiasts has brought a lot of people together. It is about time real showmen have revealed the other end of the horse. Cards (think “horse!”) can be sent to:

Mike G. c/o
950 Rodeo Dr., Walterboro, SC

A special account has been set up for Mike. 
Bank of Walterboro
PO Box 1707
Walterboro, SC 29488

Attn: Mike G. account

Mentally challenged TWH stable hand is severely beaten


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