On the show, guest Brandon Turner from BiggerPockets and I dive into many topics that go beyond the subject of real estate and personal finance, from which he has become famous. Brandon is an accomplished business man and media personality and brings a wealth of knowledge learned as entrepreneur, podcast host, webinar host, employee, business owner and investor that we're excited to share with you.
We cover items like our entrepreneurial partnership and entrepreneurship in general, the power of saying no to get to yes, goal setting, risk tolerance, online privacy, how to live a worry-free life, trusting people, kindness, giving and gifting, the power of experiences, productivity, intentionality, fatherhood and much more.
(0:00) Episode 4 Preview
(1:04) Introduction to today’s guest, Brandon Turner
(3:40) Brandon’s child’s birth scare // Handling problems without stress and worry
(8:50) Fighting life’s battles
(10:46) How to not be a “worry-wart”
(11:55) How to take Extreme Ownership of your life
(15:20) True Story: Josh, Brandon, and road rage
(18:06) Always empathizing with the other person
(21:58) Brandon’s start at BiggerPockets
(33:30) How to search for the right business relationships
(36:46) Reflecting on business start-up life
(40:56) The dynamic of Josh and Brandon’s relationship // “The default ‘no’”
(45:13) “Building bridges” // Risk-tolerance, risk-aversion
(52:15) “Brandon, why did your businesses fail?”
(57:21) The keys to being a successful entrepreneur
(1:02:55) The differentiator of the elite = Continual improvement
(1:04:53) Looking back at Brandon’s unexpected “niche-fame”
(1:13:04) The right approach to saving our kids from the dangers of social media, and other vices
(1:26:11) Brandon’s trust factor // “The Kindness Diaries”, and being worthy of goodness
(1:36:36) Doing your best to keep your ego away from doing acts of kindness
(1:40:20) The gift of giving // “When you give, you will receive more”
(1:50:10) Remembering great experiences: our life’s “peaks and valleys”
(1:54:23) Investing in experiences > Investing in materialism
(2:01:35) Different types of relationships // Goal-setting on a transformational level
(2:11:54) Improving your life with intentionality
(2:15:09) Maui’s “Little Beach”
(2:18:13) Final Impact: Has curiosity ever gotten you in trouble?
(2:20:43) Final Impact: What would your tombstone one-liner be?
(2:21:07) Final Impact: Whose life would you live? What specific day?
(2:22:35) Final Impact: Most impactful book?
(2:23:53) True story: Brandon almost gave Josh’s phone number away…
(2:26:47) Thanks for tuning in!
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I’m Josh Dorkin, best known as the Founder and former CEO (14 years) of BiggerPockets, and former host of the BiggerPockets Podcast. I’m an entrepreneur, investor, author, public speaker, father of three, and now host of the Undeniably Curious Podcast. For more on me, visit http://www.joshuadorkin.com