Ep 57 – From Smoking Crack to Stacking Doors with Rob Rowsell

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Show Notes

Rob Rowsell lived in a state of addiction and homelessness for 10 years, using meth and crack cocaine, and committing his fair share of crimes. Fast forward a few years where he had completed rehab, achieved sobriety, bought a business, and entered the real estate market.

Rob, with his wife and partner, ventured into and succeeded in the tough world of real estate during years of great recession, also earning multiple awards for their accomplishments. On today’s episode of Collecting Keys Podcast, Rob is sharing his story of personal and professional growth.

By reading Retire Young Retire Rich by Robert Kiyosaki and taking courses by Carleton H. Sheets, Rob invested in his future to learn about wholesale business, probate, how to flip houses, and lots more. He was able to channel the go-getter, can’t-stop attitude of his addiction into his real estate career, proving that anyone can do the same. Listen in for an incredible tale that’s not the regular rags to riches story you’re used to hearing!



Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Rob’s early life, drug use, and addiction
  • Thoughts on the struggles of the homeless community
  • The turning point in Rob’s life and getting sober
  • His first job after rehab and owning his first business
  • Learning the real estate industry and expanding his business
  • Working as a team with his wife in business and life
  • Rob’s current real estate projects and plans going forward
  • What is Rob’s craziest real estate story?


Learn more about Rob Rowsell on his website here, and read his book, Addicted to Life! How I Went from Homeless to Extraordinary Success and Happiness in a Short Period of Time.

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