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LIVE YOUR MISSION | #009: Real Estate Expert & Founder of Bigger Pockets, Josh Dorkin Makes His Own Rules

In this weeks episode, Peter talks to Josh Dorkin, founder of Bigger Pockets. Hear his story and how he knew when to step back. Plus, stick around for the Reaper Round where Josh makes his own rules and opts to mix some interesting ingredients instead of eating the Carolina Reaper jerky...and actually enjoys it?!

Time Stamps

(0:00) Welcome to the Live Your Mission show!
(0:37) Mission Meats update! Shoutout to the OC Movement Church
(2:08) Intro to our conversation with Joshua Dorkin
(4:16) Welcome to the show, Josh!
(7:30) Josh’s Bigger Pockets story
(15:00) “I will NOT lose” - Jay Z // Work harder than everybody
(18:04) Persevering through the first 8 years of hard work
(21:45) From building your company, to scaling // Panic attacks
(25:20) What fueled Josh’s fear of losing his company.
(27:10) “You’re a fraud!”
(29:25) A story about Josh’s daughter 
(38:38) Realities and reflections // “You know what to do”
(43:28) “Trust, but verify”
(45:41) Trusting the inner voice that pushes your limits
(51:03) Putting the phone down, to slow down
(53:23) Advice for your mission-driven journey
(56:03) Poem: “The Dash”
(1:14:35) Be on the lookout for "Undeniably Curious"
(1:20:35) Thanks for tuning in!

Additional Guest Information

Find Josh on Twitter @jrdorkin

Books Mentioned in this episode:

The 5-Hour School Week: An Inspirational Guide to Leaving the Classroom to Embrace Learning in a Way You Never Imagined
The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Spiritual Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams & Reaching Your Destiny
Living with a SEAL: 31 Days Training with the Toughest Man on the Planet 
A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life
The Dash Poem: https://thedashpoem.com/

(By Linda Ellis, Copyright Inspire Kindness, 1996, thedashpoem.com.)

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How to enter #missionreaper challenge for your chance at $100 worth of free snacks

  • Grab your bag of Carolina Reaper Beef Jerky (be sure to get some for your friends too!)
  • Record your reaction to the HEAT. We dare you to eat the whole bag!
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