The Acting Realtor Podcast
About This Show
The Dangerous & Delicate Balancing Act Between Your Dream Job and Your Day Job
Formerly titled Real Person | Real Needs
This podcast chronicles the journey of a 30-something who is trying to discover his purpose in life and make his dreams a reality.
Geoff Desiato is a husband and father of two, with the responsibility to provide for his family. He's a proud high-school graduate who has worked full-time since he was 17 years old. But after 13 years of working for “The Man,” and being told that he needed to go back to school if he wanted to be successful, Geoff experienced a pre-mid-life crisis.
Like many people, Geoff had passions and dreams but not the ability or confidence to pursue them. For instance, he is an aspiring actor and semi-professional singer. With the support of his wife, Geoff decided it was time to find a suitable career that would allow him to pursue his dreams while still providing for his family and doing something he loved.
So Geoff set out on his entrepreneurial journey by diving into the Real Estate industry. Upon getting his first taste of self-employment, Geoff became fascinated with entrepreneurship, and has since dedicated his time and energy to helping people who feel trapped in their day jobs discover how they are uniquely positioned to change the world!
This podcast is for people who struggle with balancing their day job while pursuing their dream job.
Formerly titled Real Person | Real Needs
For fans of Jon Acuff, Seth Godin, Gary Vaynerchuk, as well as the podcasts Millennial and This American Life.
Most Recent Episode
AR001: “The Life of a Singing Realtor”
4 days ago
As I officially relaunch the podcast under the new moniker, “The Acting Realtor” podcast, I have decided to replay several key episodes in order to get any new listeners up to speed on where we have been on this journey. I encourage any long time listeners to also re-listen and share the podcast with anyone you know trying to balance their day job while pursuing their dream job.
In this episode of “The Acting Realtor” Podcast, I bring you along with me to experience what it’s like to be a Realtor by day and a rock-star by night. Doing something you love is not always glamorous, which is why it is important to be authentic and generous no matter what. By doing so, you can live a pretty rewarding life.
It’s another Friday night, and I am performing at a Wine Bar in the small town of Phoenixville. I have been performing as a musician for half of my life but in the last few years it has really started to become a profession for me. I had always wanted to be a rockstar and spent much of my late teens and early 20s writing music and playing in a band with my brothers. It was purely the love of music that drove us, since we rarely made a dime playing all original songs. But now I spend most of my time performing covers and getting paid. I guess a younger me would’ve called this version of me a sellout. Call me whatever you want but I’m at a point now where playing 3-4 gigs a month, means buying two months’ worth of groceries for my family of four.
When I first started in Real Estate, I wrestled with the idea of getting a part time job to help in the lean months. But the only jobs that would allow me to invest the time and mental capacity necessary to build a real estate business would have to be in the retail end of the things. I applied at Starbucks and actually got offered a job, but when I calculated the hours and take home pay, I realized that if I worked an additional 20 hours a week, most of which would keep me away from kids, I would take home less money than playing one gig for 4-5 hours of my time while my kids were in bed. Seems like easy math to this more cynical, but ultimately wiser present-day version of me.
It all started when I began joining my dad on some of his solo gigs nearly a decade ago. Originally he would throw me a few bones to help him carry equipment and play behind him while he did his thing but that gradually led to him allowing me to