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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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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Take a swing at helping the big cats at In Sync Exotics~ We REALLY need more golfers for our Golf Tournament coming up on 9/17/2013



Hi Jean Robb here. In Sync Exotics is an amazing place full of dedicated people giving a great life and second change to big cats. Apollo in the video above is just one of many success stories. Please consider golfing on September 17th 2012 to help In Sync Exotics the opportunity to continue the great work they do each day to make a difference for the cats.
In-Sync Exotics invites you to participate as a player, sponsor, donor, or supporter for its 2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament.  The proceeds of this tournament benefits the animals of In-Sync Exotics by providing quality food, veterinary care, and lots of enrichment.
Last year, we were able to raise a little over $7,035 for the animals thanks to the golfers, our kind sponsors and donors!  This year, with your help, we hope to raise over $10,000 for the animals!
Here's Apollo's story.

      Apollo is now healthy and beautiful again!            


 This is a picture of Apollo the day he arrived at In Sync Exotics

The USDA confiscated Apollo, another tiger and a lion from a local entertainment facility and brought them to In-Sync Exotics where they would find a safe, nurturing haven. All three cats were neglected and emaciated. Of the three, Apollo was in the worst condition.

He was roughly 200 lbs underweight and completely bald from the neck down.He also had open sores covering most of his body. Test revealed his poor skin condition was the result of poor nutrition and unsanitary living conditions. When he arrived he was stressed, agitated and so terrified that he scrunched himself up into a corner until he discovered the den, where he holed himself up for three days. He wouldn't eat for two days, and once he started eating, he only did so when no one was around. With lots of love and patience we have slowly gained Apollo's trust.

He has a couple of special friends and loves playing in his tub while it's being clean. Instead of snarling and baring his teeth all of the time, Apollo will now offer his cheek and greet his caregivers with chuffs. He's afraid to leave his cage to go out on the playground, but with some behavior modification we've been able to convince him that short visit in the playground is not so bad. We hope that when Apollo's permanent enclosure is complete he will feel more comfortable about going out to play. Apollo has made remarkable progress since he's been here. He loves dinner time and eats very well. He's now at a healthy weight and has a full body of beautiful fur.
This is Apollo after the love and care Vicky and her dedicated staff provided
 Apollo is just one of the success stories at In Sync Exotics. 
I've worked with many big cat centers. In Sync Exotics is the best in my opinion. 
Please consider golfing or helping in any way you can. 
They need your support! 
Click on this link to register for golf~ 
It all began with a Woman's love and dedication for Exotic Cats!
n the beginning, before there was an In-Sync Exotics, there was Vicky Keahey, a hard-working veterinary technician. She spent her days caring for, comforting and playing with the array of animals who visited the clinic where she worked. Then on one fateful day in 1991, a female cougar was brought into the clinic for treatment. The cougar, named Tahoe, accepted her vet's help graciously. But when it was time for Tahoe to return home, she was kept waiting and waiting until, finally, it became apparent that she had been abandoned. By this time, Vicky had grown attached to the 18-month-old cougar. Since the young cougar now needed a new home, Vicky happily obliged. So with Tahoe, Vicky got her first experience in rescuing and caring for an exotic cat.
Because exotic cats aren't like average house cats, Vicky had a lot to learn about the specific needs of cougars. Vicky turned to her vet and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for help. Over time, Vicky and Tahoe built a bond of love and trust and learned to respect each other. Vicky had also earned the respect of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. In 1994, an officer brought Vicky a second cougar in need of help. Vicky accepted the ailing male cougar, whom she named Ranger, and nursed him back to health. Tahoe also accepted the presence of Ranger, and the two soon became inseparable. Vicky was now the happy and well-entertained owner of two beautiful cougars. She learned more with each passing day about their personalities, likes and dislikes, and she spoiled them terribly with her love and attention. She also learned that private ownership of two large cats is an enormous responsibility. The cats required very expensive food, shelter and medical care and tremendous time commitments. Though Vicky was content with her two exotic charges, once again fate intervened.
In June of 1998, Vicky met a 3-week-old female Bengal tiger that was badly maimed and inexcusably neglected, and her heartstrings were tugged to her very soul.

The tiger's breeders were considering their options. They couldn't sell this tiger cub because she was in such bad shape, and they didn't want to care for the cub because she needed too much care. The tiger's life was clearly in danger. Vicky frantically searched for a way to rescue this cub knowing that if she took her in, it would be an even greater responsibility and time commitment than she already faced with the two cougars. Finding another home proved an almost impossible task, though. As the cub's life became more eminently endangered, Vicky decided to rescue the cub herself. She named the little girl Kenya and lovingly nurtured and healed her wounds. Vicky's experiences with Kenya and the bond the two shared led Vicky to the idea of establishing a non-profit organization dedicated to caring for rescued exotic felines and sharing her experiences with others. Believing that one person on a mission can make a difference and help better our world, Vicky researched how to establish a non-profit organization for her feline friends. She completed endless stacks of paperwork and obtained all related licensures. And thus in March of 2000, In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue & Educational Center was born.

Mail: PO Box 968Physical   3430 Skyview Drive 
Phone: (972) 442-6888
  Wylie, Texas 75098   Address:  Wylie, Texas  75098        Fax: (972) 442-4137
Email: Vicky Keahey

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