Bob Parsons ON: How to Be Present & Not Fear the Future

On Purpose with Jay Shetty

Apr 3 2023 • 41 mins

Today, I sit down with Bob Parsons to talk about overcoming adversities. Bob shares how his war veteran trauma affected his personal life and what he did to overcome it, his journey into starting his business and finding success, and finally having found his purpose in life to always make a difference whenever he can.

Bob Parsons is best known for being the founder of GoDaddy. Bob sold a majority stake in 2011 in a deal that valued the company at $2.3 billion. Currently, Bob is the CEO and founder of YAM Worldwide, which is home to his entrepreneurial ventures in the fields of motorcycles, golf, real estate, finance, marketing, innovation, and philanthropy. YAM Worldwide includes companies such as PXG and Scottsdale National Golf Club. Bob is also a US Marine Corps Vietnam veteran, and is widely recognized for his entrepreneurial and philanthropic efforts.

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What We Discuss:

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 03:18 How can we learn to quantify the worst things in our life?
  • 06:45 Dealing with PTSD alone and the symptoms that come with it
  • 11:14 Having the remarkable ability to disassociate and using it your advantage
  • 12:25 The trick to becoming a successful businessman and what history can teach us
  • 15:56 Top 3 things to focus on when you want to start your own business
  • 18:25 The GoDaddy story - how it started, success, and making a difference
  • 25:42 What have been the biggest failures in your life?
  • 26:38 Tapping into psychedelics to help deal with self reform
  • 32:29 Believe in yourself and always have fun
  • 38:39 Bob on Final Five

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