Ep #78: An Unstoppable Attitude with Rob Kelly

On the 78th episode of The Richard Robbins Show, I sit down with a man who ranks within the top 1% of 18,000 agents at Royal LePage and has also spent time undercover in the Toronto Police Service, receiving over 25 commendations for heroic and highly intelligent police work. Today, however, he faces his toughest challenge yet.

Rob Kelly, raised in the West Island of Montreal, has never shied away from competition. Playing competitive sports and competing at Provincial levels in swimming and water polo, he has always embraced challenges.

He took his skills west to Toronto where he spent 17 years doing daring and often times dangerous police work. But today, as Rob puts it quite plainly, “My challenge has changed”.

Rob was diagnosed with ALS two years ago in September of 2020. He is paralyzed in his right arm from his elbow down. 

“I’ve got really good at voice texting and writing left-handed,” Rob jokes with me. He still smiles brightly after 25 spinal taps and a life-altering diagnosis. While some things have changed, Rob has fought bravely to keep most things precisely as they were.

Rob still golfs, shoots in the low 80s, continues to run his real estate practice, is a father and husband and is a self-proclaimed ‘gym rat’.

In this episode of The Richard Robbins Show, Rob and I talk about his life-changing diagnosis and what he does differently today to stay the same. Rob speaks on the importance of working smart, his secrets to farming an area and shares some intense stories of Toronto’s Jane and Finch in the 1980s.

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What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode

  • How to bounce back from a life-changing event
  • Rob’s secret to farming an area
  • Why it’s more important to focus on one marketing strategy than on multiple avenues
  • The importance of quick responses and being accessible
  • Why exercise is not just crucial for the body but also for the mind

Ideas Worth Sharing

It’s about working smart; I don’t do much that isn’t going to make me money. Rob Kelly @richardlrobbins Click To Tweet To complement this business of real estate, you can’t be walking into the office with your hair standing on end because you’re frazzled. You got to be balanced. Rob Kelly @richardlrobbins Click To Tweet You’ve got to pick your lane. It’s going to take up most of your time, effort and money. Rob Kelly @richardlrobbins Click To Tweet

Resources in Today’s Episode

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