Welcome to Doorward Thinking, the show where we challenge the ways we all think about life and work.
We’re all friends working in a Social Real Estate startup, and we know sometimes it’s tough to manage everything life throws our way. At one time or another, we’ve all felt that if we could take the leap to build something of our own, we could have better lives and contribute something of value to the world. That’s why we started Doorward.
But this isn’t a show about real estate technology. It’s a show about what we value - stepping back and reframing our situations, embracing our freedom, taking a leap, and remembering what matters - things we know everybody wants to do. Our hope is to contribute something, big or small, to your thoughts about how we can all live our best lives.
As we search for truth in our own lives, we'll cover a variety of topics and share very candid and real conversations getting to the heart of our humanity. We’ll even have some special guests join us for some extra insight.
Open a new door each week with our host Nate LeBlanc, as well as regular contributors Daniel Jakubisin, Stephen Aydt, Peter Costanzo and Matthew Klem, for your weekly dose of candor, laughs, and contemplation.
Episode 15 - Staying Together - The Dads of Doorward
Nate is Joined by the dynamic duo of Pete and Matt, also known as The Dads of Doorward! The Dads give us some insight into how working on a startup fits into fatherhood and how to integrate friendships into all of the other responsibilities that fill their days.
Episode 14 - Coming Together - Michael Heger & Jon Simmons
Nate is Joined by good friends Michael Heger and Jon Simmons to talk about the origins of their friendship and the important habits and attitudes that keep their friendship moving forward including "showing up", taking a risk, and being open.For more information about this show, check out the show notes at
Episode 13 - What is a Friend? - Patrick Andrews & Justin Sanchez
I'm joined by friends and Washington University graduate students Patrick Andrews and Justin Sanchez to discuss a philosophical view of friendship, friendships of virtue, and ways to move a friendship forward once we know where they stand. We also "Get Back to Living" by sharing our love and experience the fastest growing sport in America, Pickleball.Read show notes for this episode at https://www.doorward.com/post/podcast-show-notes-what-is-a-friend
Episode 12 - Book Club "Start With Why"
Nate and the team discuss the book "Start With Why" by New York Times bestselling author Simon Sinek. During the discussion, they pause to reflect on how Sinek's assertions in the book are present in the world of business and in their own startup.
Episode 11 - The Courage to be Creative - Mikayla Stupps
Nate is joined by pediatric Occupational Therapist Mikayla Stupps to talk about the need for approaching life with creativity. We discuss her work with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and how a free-flowing, creative approach helps these children make large strides. Mikayla remarks further about how learning to be creative has helped her live her dreams and is helping her business flourish.
Episode 10 - Manifesto
A tragedy prompts Nate to reevaluate what the podcast is all about and to rediscover his reasons for his work.