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Bob Parsons: Fire in the Hole! Overcoming PTSD


Dr. Phil dives into the extraordinary life of Bob Parsons, a billionaire entrepreneur and philanthropist. Discover the pivotal moments, strategic decisions, and relentless work ethic that propelled Parsons into a purposeful direction. From founding GoDaddy to investing in various ventures, his story is both inspiring and instructive.


Bob candidly shares his battle with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). He reveals how he explored alternative treatments, including psychedelics (or as he prefers to call them, "plant medicine"). Learn about the transformative effects he experienced and how it changed his life. Bob opens up about moments of fear and doubt during his journey. Was there ever a time he regretted his choices? Tune in to find out how he navigated adversity and emerged stronger.


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EP227 - Bob Parsons: Fire in the Hole! Overcoming PTSD




Bob Parsons: Fire in the Hole!: Bob Parsons discusses his long-standing struggle with PTSD since his time in the Vietnam War. He details his first experience with psychedelic therapy and describes the emotional and mental challenges he faced during his treatment. He recounts the significant impact and positive changes he felt after his sessions.



Fire In The Hole! In Fire in the Hole!, Bob Parsons, founder of GoDaddy, shares his story of extraordinary success as a self-made serial entrepreneur.


[12:48] Dr. Phil and Bob discuss the importance of having guides during psychedelic therapy, their qualifications, and the potential risks involved. They address the legality of these treatments and suggest ways to find legitimate guides.



[20:15] Long-term Impact of Psychedelic Therapy: Bob speaks about the long-term benefits of his psychedelic therapy and how it helped him and his friends who were also Vietnam veterans. He emphasizes the significant positive changes in their behavior and mental health.



[30:49]: Bob recounts how struggling businesses during the dot-com crash enabled GoDaddy to thrive. He explains how the crash unexpectedly provided GoDaddy with advertising opportunities that contributed to its growth and success.

Dr. Phil questions Bob about what drives him. Bob reflects on his passion for his businesses, his continual forward-looking mindset, and his desire to make a difference, which motivates his success and continued involvement in various ventures.


Parsons Xtreme Golf (PXG) was founded in September of 2013 by well-known businessman, philanthropist and golf nut Bob Parsons. PXG was born out of Parsons’ desire to make the world’s best golf equipment.


[37:31:04] Excerpts from Bob's appearance on Dr. Phil Primetime are shared, where they discuss how Bob scaled his basement business into a multimillion-dollar enterprise. Bob emphasizes the importance of perseverance in achieving success.



[48:17:02] Bob's wife, Renee, joins the discussion, sharing how Bob's PTSD affected their relationship and how they navigated through those challenges. Renee highlights Bob's efforts to improve his mental health and their marriage.


The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation inspires hope by providing critical funding at critical times to communities striving to make a difference.


 

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