FEET FIRST shares the naked truth of our lives and business ventures from birth to adulthood and beyond. All the choices, mistakes, failures and successes, fears and lessons learned of two ordinary men whose paths finally converged and resulted in an incredibly personal and professional evolution are shared in this business book.
Whether you are struggling in business, are extremely successful, or find yourself somewhere in between, we hope you may be able to relate our journeys to your own. Or if you are just interested in reading two life stories depicting how two men’s upbringing, experiences, relationships, and life and work choices have moulded them, this book is for you.
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We are traveling our own journeys, each one unique. On many counts, our journeys have not been easy but they have been extremely fortunate on others.
Looking back now, we came together when we each realised, whether consciously or subconsciously, that we had needed the other to be able to meet. What eventuated was something much more remarkable than we could have ever imagined.
Just two ordinary Australian blokes. Two business owners – one of us now a very successful podiatrist globally known as an expert in that field, and the other an equally successful and influential business coach.
It is about Troy Parsons, a podiatrist who can proudly say he is now an international authority in his field - but not without having made massive mistakes and moving forward to risk new opportunities. It is also about Greg Gunther a successful international business coach who has also learnt some very hard lessons in life and work, both from his mistakes and his successes.
In this business book, we invite you to share our stories from birth to where we are now. To share our hopes and dreams, our fears and failures, our darkest moments and our successes.
“This book is a revelation...pure and simple. So often we see business books that expound wonderful philosophies on how to forge a successful path yet we are not taken on the journey of where that individual came from...their challenges, frustrations and their missteps.
In this raw and real insightful tome, Troy and Greg offer us that opportunity. We see two people just like you and me, that started as many of us do, doubting too many times that road ahead, yet they give us the inspiration that you, me, everyone can achieve the extraordinary. Many thanks Gentleman and well done.”
“Feet First written by Greg Gunther and Troy Parsons features the transparent journey of two aussie guys who set out to improve both of their lives through their respective businesses and inadvertently have influenced the podiatry profession on a global scale. When the book first arrived and I saw the title ‘Feet First’ I wondered how it would connect to the story and having read the book it made me realise that the important thing in life is to take that first step bravely overcoming that first initial fear which gives you the courage to take on the next. All podiatrists could most definitely benefit from reading this book. Too many of us can stay absorbed in the past however Greg and Troy’s story shows how one can use adversity as a way to move forward!”
“Feet First is so much more than a business book. It's a real life journey through failure and success that resonates with so many of us. This inspiring read appeals to all who have always searched for a way to be successful in both business and life. We CAN have it all.
For me personally, it has taught me patience and calmness through life regardless of where we are in our business or personal journey. There will always be a way through the toughest of times and we come out stronger, having grown more than we could have ever imagined.”
“Disarmingly frank and extremely relatable, Feet First provides an absorbing case study of business transformation and ultimately, achieving personal success. Illuminated through complementary perspectives, Feet First is a very human story that turns road map. The authors’ fascinating journey of self-discovery will doubtless educate and inspire public practitioners and small business owners alike to reassess and improve their own situation.”
“Feet First is a really vulnerable look into the world of two amazing entrepreneurs. Troy runs a really successful Podiatry practice and Greg runs a very successful coaching business and both of them run an amazing business together helping health practitioners. For me, the book was real and honest. It shares the highs and the lows on the entrepreneurial journey and imparts you with significant wisdom about leading a life full of adventure and how to run a multimillion dollar business. The book is very unique and brings you on the journey before Troy and Greg meet, to the transformation Greg helped Troy experience running his podiatry practice, to the future of their new mission working together helping other companies experience the same shifts. Having coached business owners for 17 years, this book is refreshing with its honesty, and so impactful of useful tips and ideas to help you succeed not just in business, but also in life.”
by Greg Gunther and Troy Parsons