On the 106th episode of The Richard Robbins Show, I sit down with a man defying the conventional idea of retirement. Today, at 68 years young, he is still the Broker of Record of both Royal LePage ProAlliance Realty and Performance Realty and plays in a band that still tours North America (in his spare time).
Mark Rashotte, a 40-year veteran in the real estate industry, lives his day-to-day life with the energy of a person 30 years younger. Last year he purchased Royal LePage Performance Realty in Ottawa, Ontario, and is now responsible for 700 agents under his leadership.
Despite his success in the real estate industry, another passion has consumed his mind and heart – music.
In the 1970s, Mark and his band played 250 shows a year as a pop group, playing across Canada and the United States. Their group named ‘Photograph’ was signed to Capitol Records and released an album in 1981.
When the band dissolved in 1984, Mark explains that his transition from music to real estate was more seamless than you might expect. “You are an independent contractor,” Mark tells me. “You’re out working, keeping people happy and it’s a service business.”
40 years later, Mark is still heavily involved in both music and real estate and has no plans to retire anytime soon.
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What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode
- Pursuing your dreams and passions: Unlocking your true potential
- Synergizing passion and profession: How this can create a strategic business advantage
- Why market shifts need to be looked at as opportunities and not just challenges
- Knowing when to take advantage of strategic growth
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Resources in Today’s Episode
- Mark Rashotte
- ProAlliance Realty
- Performance Realty
- Ottawa, Ontario
- Belleville, Ontario
- The Empire Theatre
- Capitol Records
- The Beatles
- Bruce Springsteen
- It’s a Wonderful Life
- Atomic Habits by James Clear
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