What Does Success Look Like to You? — Kashane Walters

What Does Success Look Like to You? — Kashane Walters

Kashane Walters is a finance manager with RCM Motorsports, an establishment headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta that caters to recreational vehicle enthusiasts from all over Western Canada. In this position, Kashane works with the company’s clients to create payment plans that enable them to purchase jet skis, all terrain vehicles (ATVs), snowmobiles, e-bikes, custom rigs, trailers, as well as other high-end, big ticket motorsports items. Some of his other duties are to analyze data sets, communicate and cooperate with banks and other financial institutions, compose reports, and advise his colleagues on a variety of business matters. Having been employed by RCM for over fourteen years, Kashane Walters is now widely viewed as a knowledgeable veteran of the motorsports industry.

When he was growing up, Kashane made a name for himself in athletics, particularly in football and track and field. In post-secondary school, he would study and earn a degree in Business Studies, which more than prepared him for his later role as a professional finance manager.

During his personal time, Kashane Walters is an avid jet skier and snowmobiler, interests which actually pre-date his time with RCM Motorsports and served to guide his career path. 


How have you achieved success?

I’m a firm believer in maintaining a strong work ethic and keeping my eyes on the prize. These are the two major, intangible traits I have cultivated within myself ever since I was young man. Back then, of course, I mostly applied them to sports and academics, but after I graduated and began my career, I found that they translated seamlessly into the business world. I credit a large portion of my success to adopting these two principles and never deviating from them.


What are some of the obstacles you’ve overcome to reach the level of success that you’re particularly proud of?

There was a point early in my career where I made the mistake of presuming certain things. Without getting into specific details, these presumptions came back to haunt me. Afterwards, when I had some time to sit and think about exactly what had happened and why, I realized that making assumptions brings with it no benefit whatsoever. So, I resolved to stop doing it. I’ve always been proud of myself for moving past that situation and learning a valuable lesson from it.


What drives you to succeed?

How can I best describe it? There is a force inside of me that compels me to move forward and improve my position in life. It has always been there, and I’ve found that embracing it wholeheartedly brings me really positive results.


How has your definition of success changed over the years?

I suppose that as I’ve grown older, I’ve gradually moved away from the material-based definition of success that I embraced in my younger days. I understand that money and assets have their place in a successful person’s life, but they are not the only measure of a life well-lived. Happiness, health, the broadening of horizons, and the closeness of friends and family are also important considerations. All that being said, I still have a love for recreational vehicles. I’m not sure if I’ll ever shake that.


What has achieving success meant to you?

In short, achieving success has given me autonomy, confidence, and the ability to choose my own future. In retrospect, it’s also given me a certain amount of satisfaction with my past life choices. Does all that add up to happiness? Maybe not, but it’s most of the way there.


Do you have advice for others on how to be successful?

Most of what is typically referred to as ‘success’ is pre-determined by a person’s mindset. For example, an open-minded person will always find more success than a close-minded person. Likewise, a person who decides to be proactive will always find more success than a person who is reactive. It’s the same with being curious and inquisitive; people with this characteristic tend to be more successful than people without it. My advice would be to deliberately adopt all these traits. Beyond that, I would recommend building an extensive network of business contacts and routinely consulting a knowledgeable mentor; that is, if you’re lucky enough to find one.   


How do you feel a person reaching their definition of success affects their outlook?

I can only speak from my own experience, but when I reached a point where I actually considered myself a success, I reveled in it for a while. But then, only a few weeks later, I took the time to be introspective and ask myself what else I wanted out of life. After giving myself some satisfactory answers, I began setting new, higher goals. So, in short, after achieving success, my outlook changed inasmuch as I recalibrated what I expected from myself.


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