ABOUT THE BOOK
Patrick Tran was a successful dermatologist living happily with his wife and young son in Northern California when his two-year-old son Adrian was diagnosed with cancer. Before his son’s diagnosis, Tran’s mission had been helping other doctors accomplish what he had: achieving independent wealth through real estate investing and avoiding doctor burnout. But after Adrian’s diagnosis, Tran’s mindset shifted.
After overcoming his initial devastation, Tran had an epiphany: rather than obsessing over why his son had gotten sick, he decided to instead focus on the fact that medical advances made it possible for Adrian to beat the cancer with surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. With Adrian’s future still uncertain, Tran decided to hope for the best and stop sweating the so-called small stuff. His life instantly reprioritized, he committed to strengthening his relationships with his family and living in the moment.
Burn-In: A Doctor's Guide to Finding Happiness, Avoiding Burnout and Catching FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) is the result of Tran’s journey from surviving to thriving in the face of his son’s sickness, as well as his handbook to investing to the tune of over $21 million in real estate assets. This moving, instructive guide to a life well lived reveals the secrets to mindset elevation, techniques for personal fulfillment and strategies for building wealth through real estate.
Using acronyms like WEALTH (Wealth, Elevation, Action, Love, Time, and Health), Tran’s story serves as a guide for other doctors who are on the verge of—or actively experiencing—burnout. In all, Burn-In is a wake-up call for medical professionals, a manual for understanding the rules of financial success and a personal path to freedom.