421: Family Over Everything: How Life Forced BP Founder Joshua Dorkin to Reevaluate His Choices

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Many avid members of the BiggerPockets forum, listeners to the podcast, or readers of our articles may know our founder, Joshua Dorkin.

What you may not know is Joshua’s journey in founding, building, scaling, and finally leaving BiggerPockets. It was a hard decision for Joshua to leave, but thanks to his amazing team, he was able to (even during a time of tribulation in his personal life).

You’ll hear how Joshua was cranking out 100 hour weeks, working 7 straight days, for the first 6 years of BiggerPocket’s existence. He later transitioned to building a team, starting with the BiggerPocket Podcast’s very own host, Brandon Turner.

This later snowballed into more hirings, with the BiggerPockets growing faster and faster, and being able to scale larger and larger. Just at the time when things were starting to go from big to bigger, Joshua had to take time off to take care of his daughter’s medical emergency. This caused a shift in Joshua’s reality, so he dropped everything.

This keynote speech goes deep into what really matters most. It’s not money, it’s not success, but it’s something that matters even more: fulfillment and family.

Check out the video on our Youtube channel, and be sure to give Joshua a follow on Twitter at @jrdorkin.

In This Episode We Cover:

  • The history of BiggerPockets and how it grew to what it is today
  • Why “knowing everything” usually means knowing nothing
  • The importance of hiring smart, capable people
  • How to listen to your body and mind, to find out what you need most
  • Why you shouldn’t work 6 years straight with no time off
  • Why you need to do the “Big Scary Thing
  • How life forces you to account for what matters most
  • Why Joshua Dorkin has 3 dads
  • And So Much More!

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Click here to check the full show notes: https://www.biggerpockets.com/show421

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