392 episodes

University of Adversity is a personal growth podcast that will help you transform your biggest struggles into your greatest lessons.

By focusing on relatable inspirations, University of Adversity generates illuminating conversations around mental health, mindset, spirituality, health & wellness, and entrepreneurship.

Guests include New York Times Best Selling Authors, Billionaires, Pro Athletes, Celebrities, Scientists, Spiritual Masters, and the Common Heroes Among us.

The tools, tips, and resources from these masters of life will hack your personal journey and accelerate the process of where you are now to where you want to be.

Hosted by Lance Essihos, an ex-hockey player and bartender turned Founder, Entrepreneur, Podcaster, and Author of “Mastering Adversity”, his signature book is coming soon…

This podcast has ranked in the top 50 on Apple podcasts in all major countries around the world, and ranked in the top 1% of all podcasts worldwide.

University of Adversity Lance W Essihos

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    • 4.8 • 78 Ratings

University of Adversity is a personal growth podcast that will help you transform your biggest struggles into your greatest lessons.

By focusing on relatable inspirations, University of Adversity generates illuminating conversations around mental health, mindset, spirituality, health & wellness, and entrepreneurship.

Guests include New York Times Best Selling Authors, Billionaires, Pro Athletes, Celebrities, Scientists, Spiritual Masters, and the Common Heroes Among us.

The tools, tips, and resources from these masters of life will hack your personal journey and accelerate the process of where you are now to where you want to be.

Hosted by Lance Essihos, an ex-hockey player and bartender turned Founder, Entrepreneur, Podcaster, and Author of “Mastering Adversity”, his signature book is coming soon…

This podcast has ranked in the top 50 on Apple podcasts in all major countries around the world, and ranked in the top 1% of all podcasts worldwide.

    MASTERING ADVERSITY Book Launch w/Lance W Essihos EP 393

    MASTERING ADVERSITY Book Launch w/Lance W Essihos EP 393

    The day we have been waiting for is finally here! Lance’s book, “Mastering Adversity - Unlocking The Warrior Within And Turn Your Biggest Struggles Into Your Greatest Gifts” releases today! It has been available on Amazon for 99 cents for the e-book for 72 hours since the time of its release after which the hard paperback cover will go on sale, so don’t miss your chance.
    On today’s episode, Lance talks about the fifth A which is ‘Alchemize’ which covers the spiritual aspect of the book. He shares how writing the book has been a spiritual journey for him. Through this, he experienced healing and learned to love himself and realize his truest potential.
    Tune in to learn more!
    Buy the book: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Adversity-Biggest-Struggles-Greatest/dp/1953153658 (Mastering Adversity- Amazon)
    Take The Quiz: http://lanceessihos.com/warriorquiz (Lanceessihos.com/warriorquiz)
    IN THIS EPISODE, YOU WILL LEARN:
    01:32 Here’s why you should buy the book!
    06:01 Why the Word ‘Alchemize’ as the fifth A
    14:30 The goal of the Book is to help you with this
    19:39 People who inspired Lance in his journey of writing the book

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    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/lance.essihos/ (www.instagram.com/lance.essihos)/
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/universityofadversity/ (www.facebook.com/universityofadversity/)
    Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/lance-w-essihos (www.linkedin.com/in/lance-w-essihos)
    Email: info@universityofadversity.ca
    Website: https://lanceessihos.com/ (lanceessihos.com)



    📚Visit Our Resources:
    Warrior Embodiment Course: http://www.universityofadversity.ca/embody-the-warrior-within (www.universityofadversity.ca/embody-the-warrior-within)



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    #UniversityofAdversity #LanceEssihos #UofA #CanadianPodcasts #PersonalDevelopment #Adversity #FullPotential #Mastering #Adversity #Writing #Author #Warrior #Centered #SelfAwareness #Acceptance #Alignment #Alchemize #Spirituality #Healing

    • 26 min
    Alignment of Our Goals with Actions w/Lance W Essihos EP 392

    Alignment of Our Goals with Actions w/Lance W Essihos EP 392

    Today’s episode covers the fourth ‘A’, Alignment- out of the 5 A’s in Lance’s book “Mastering Adversity - Unlocking The Warrior Within And Turn Your Biggest Struggles Into Your Greatest Gifts” which is a framework on how to move through adversity when it hits. Lance opens up about his personal journey of loss and how he dealt with them. He talks about the importance of aligning our actions with our goals. Our action steps and what we do physically at the present moment will determine how we achieve our desired goal. Listen to the episode for some powerful takeaways.
    If you haven’t taken the quiz yet, now is the right time!
    Take The Quiz: http://lanceessihos.com/warriorquiz (Lanceessihos.com/warriorquiz)


    IN THIS EPISODE, YOU WILL LEARN:
    03:54 The 4th ‘A’- What does Alignment mean?
    07:39 The pain of dealing with loss- shame and guilt factor
    12:52 Practical ways to prepare to face adversity
    20:39 The importance of staying aligned with our words and actions to achieve the life we want to live



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    👨🏻‍🏫Connect With Lance W Essihos:
    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/lance.essihos/ (www.instagram.com/lance.essihos)/
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/universityofadversity/ (www.facebook.com/universityofadversity/)
    Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/lance-w-essihos (www.linkedin.com/in/lance-w-essihos)
    Email: info@universityofadversity.ca
    Website: https://lanceessihos.com/ (lanceessihos.com)



    📚Visit Our Resources:
    Warrior Embodiment Course: http://www.universityofadversity.ca/embody-the-warrior-within (www.universityofadversity.ca/embody-the-warrior-within)



    📺Subscribe to University of Adversity:
    Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfs1nKVtrBCQiGOghOrdonA (www.youtube.com/channel/UCfs1nKVtrBCQiGOghOrdonA)
    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/university-of-adversity/id1440306226 (podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/university-of-adversity/id1440306226)
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1K6nQdzjR8wg9vBXZAqjH9 (open.spotify.com/show/1K6nQdzjR8wg9vBXZAqjH9)
    Website: https://universityofadversity.captivate.fm/ (universityofadversity.captivate.fm)



    #UniversityofAdversity #LanceEssihos #UofA #CanadianPodcasts #PersonalDevelopment #Adversity #FullPotential #Mastering #Adversity #Writing #Author #Confidence #Warrior #Centered #SelfAwareness #Acceptance #Alignment #Goals #Loss

    • 27 min
    ASPIRE: The Desire to Change w/Lance W Essihos EP 391

    ASPIRE: The Desire to Change w/Lance W Essihos EP 391

    In today’s episode, Lance covers ' Aspire’, the third ‘A’, in his book “Mastering Adversity - Unlocking The Warrior Within And Turn Your Biggest Struggles Into Your Greatest Gifts” on how to move through adversity in your life. He gave an overview of the two A’s that he spoke about in the last two episodes and made the connection with ASPIRE in this episode. We often find ourselves falling into the habits we want to break repeatedly although we know we need to change. Lance speaks about why that happens and what ways we can really change.
    Listen to this short yet powerful episode!
    Take The Quiz: http://lanceessihos.com/warriorquiz (Lanceessihos.com/warriorquiz)


    IN THIS EPISODE, YOU WILL LEARN:
    04:45 Reasons why it’s hard to break out of a bad habit
    09:47 How to overcome what entraps us
    14:53 How to become the best version of yourself



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    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/lance.essihos/ (www.instagram.com/lance.essihos)/
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/universityofadversity/ (www.facebook.com/universityofadversity/)
    Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/lance-w-essihos (www.linkedin.com/in/lance-w-essihos)
    Email: info@universityofadversity.ca
    Website: https://lanceessihos.com/ (lanceessihos.com)



    📚Visit Our Resources:
    Warrior Embodiment Course: http://www.universityofadversity.ca/embody-the-warrior-within (www.universityofadversity.ca/embody-the-warrior-within)



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    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/university-of-adversity/id1440306226 (podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/university-of-adversity/id1440306226)

    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1K6nQdzjR8wg9vBXZAqjH9 (open.spotify.com/show/1K6nQdzjR8wg9vBXZAqjH9)
    Website: https://universityofadversity.captivate.fm/ (universityofadversity.captivate.fm)



    #UniversityofAdversity #LanceEssihos #UofA #CanadianPodcasts #PersonalDevelopment #Adversity #FullPotential #Mastering #Adversity #Writing #Author #Confidence #Warrior #Centered #SelfAwareness #Acceptance #Victim #Aspire #Habits #Change

    • 17 min
    Acceptance in Dealing with Adversity w/Lance W Essihos EP 390

    Acceptance in Dealing with Adversity w/Lance W Essihos EP 390

    In today’s episode, Lance talks about the second ‘A’, ' Acceptance’ in his book “Mastering Adversity - Unlocking The Warrior Within And Turn Your Biggest Struggles Into Your Greatest Gifts”. It is to be released on the 21st of September 2022. Lance explains what Acceptance means and ties it together with the Victim archetype. He emphasized the antidote to being a victim by using his life’s example and the relationships that impacted him.
    Listen to this short but power-packed episode to learn more!
    Take The Quiz: http://lanceessihos.com/warriorquiz (Lanceessihos.com/warriorquiz)


    IN THIS EPISODE, YOU WILL LEARN:
    03:41 The second ‘A’- What does Acceptance mean?
    05:27 Understanding the victim archetype
    11:34 The antidote to being a victim
    17:01 How to go from being a victim to taking ownership of our lives



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    👨🏻‍🏫Connect With Lance W Essihos:
    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/lance.essihos/ (www.instagram.com/lance.essihos)/
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/universityofadversity/ (www.facebook.com/universityofadversity/)
    Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/lance-w-essihos (www.linkedin.com/in/lance-w-essihos)
    Email: info@universityofadversity.ca
    Website: https://lanceessihos.com/ (lanceessihos.com)



    📚Visit Our Resources:
    Warrior Embodiment Course: http://www.universityofadversity.ca/embody-the-warrior-within (www.universityofadversity.ca/embody-the-warrior-within)



    📺Subscribe to University of Adversity:
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    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/university-of-adversity/id1440306226 (podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/university-of-adversity/id1440306226)
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1K6nQdzjR8wg9vBXZAqjH9 (open.spotify.com/show/1K6nQdzjR8wg9vBXZAqjH9)
    Website: https://universityofadversity.captivate.fm/ (universityofadversity.captivate.fm)

    #UniversityofAdversity #LanceEssihos #UofA #CanadianPodcasts #PersonalDevelopment #Adversity #FullPotential #Mastering #Adversity #Writing #Author #Confidence #Warrior #Centered #SelfAwareness #Acceptance #Victim

    • 22 min
    Awareness Building in facing Adversity w/Lance W Essihos EP 389

    Awareness Building in facing Adversity w/Lance W Essihos EP 389

    As a continuation of the last episode, Lance covered some important topics related to his new book - “Mastering Adversity - Unlocking The Warrior Within And Turn Your Biggest Struggles Into Your Greatest Gifts”. Take the quiz for free to identify behaviors that show up at times of adversity to make better decisions moving forward.
    Lance explains the first A which is ‘Awareness’ out of the 5 A’s in dealing with adversity that he mentioned in the book. He spoke about how we need to be aware of our thoughts and feelings whether in good or bad situations and allow ourselves to go through the process. He then mentioned how prone we are to get distracted in order to avoid dealing with our problems or discomforts. The antidote to being a distractor is presence- being completely present. Listen to this powerful episode to discover more!
    Mastering Adversity releases on September 21. Stay tuned!


    Take The Quiz: http://lanceessihos.com/warriorquiz (Lanceessihos.com/warriorquiz)


    IN THIS EPISODE, YOU WILL LEARN:
    01:06 Why you should take the Warrior quiz
    03:43 Why is Awareness so important in dealing with Adversity?
    07:43 How we let ‘Distractions’ take control over our lives
    15:09 What to do when we fall into the distractor mode
    22:15 Who is a ‘Fixer’?





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    👨🏻‍🏫Connect With Lance W Essihos:
    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/lance.essihos/ (www.instagram.com/lance.essihos)/
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/universityofadversity/ (www.facebook.com/universityofadversity/)
    Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/lance-w-essihos (www.linkedin.com/in/lance-w-essihos)
    Email: info@universityofadversity.ca
    Website: https://lanceessihos.com (lanceessihos.com)



    📚Visit Our Resources:
    Warrior Embodiment Course: http://www.universityofadversity.ca/embody-the-warrior-within (www.universityofadversity.ca/embody-the-warrior-within)



    📺Subscribe to University of Adversity:
    Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfs1nKVtrBCQiGOghOrdonA (www.youtube.com/channel/UCfs1nKVtrBCQiGOghOrdonA)
    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/university-of-adversity/id1440306226 (podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/university-of-adversity/id1440306226)
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1K6nQdzjR8wg9vBXZAqjH9 (open.spotify.com/show/1K6nQdzjR8wg9vBXZAqjH9)
    Website: https://universityofadversity.captivate.fm (universityofadversity.captivate.fm)

    • 24 min
    Mastering Adversity: The Journey of Writing My Book w/Lance W Essihos EP 388

    Mastering Adversity: The Journey of Writing My Book w/Lance W Essihos EP 388

    On today’s episode, Lance talks about his new book launch, “Mastering Adversity - Unlocking The Warrior Within And Turn Your Biggest Struggles Into Your Greatest Gifts”. He shares powerful experiences that he had through the process of writing this, never believing that he would write a book and realizing all the self-belief that it takes. Everyone has a story to tell that is worth sharing, and through the ups and downs of life we build out our personal stories.
    Lance has also prepared a quiz based on the themes of the book that will help you identify where you are showing up and help you in making better decisions. If you are doubting yourself about anything or going through adversity, this episode will help you see a different perspective.
    Mastering Adversity releases on September 21. Stay tuned!


    Take The Quiz: http://lanceessihos.com/warriorquiz (Lanceessihos.com/warriorquiz)


    IN THIS EPISODE, YOU WILL LEARN:
    03:01 What it takes to write a book
    09:15 Raising $10k through crowdfunding for marketing the book
    13:53 The main takeaways from Mastering Adversity
    19:45 How to turn ideas and concepts into a book
    34:54 Advice for people who are going through adversity



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    👨🏻‍🏫Connect With Lance W Essihos:
    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/lance.essihos/ (www.instagram.com/lance.essihos)/
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/universityofadversity/ (www.facebook.com/universityofadversity/)
    Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/lance-w-essihos (www.linkedin.com/in/lance-w-essihos)
    Email: info@universityofadversity.ca
    Website: https://lanceessihos.com/ (lanceessihos.com)



    📚Visit Our Resources:
    Warrior Embodiment Course: http://www.universityofadversity.ca/embody-the-warrior-within (www.universityofadversity.ca/embody-the-warrior-within)



    📺Subscribe to University of Adversity:
    Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfs1nKVtrBCQiGOghOrdonA (www.youtube.com/channel/UCfs1nKVtrBCQiGOghOrdonA)
    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/university-of-adversity/id1440306226 (podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/university-of-adversity/id1440306226)
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1K6nQdzjR8wg9vBXZAqjH9 (open.spotify.com/show/1K6nQdzjR8wg9vBXZAqjH9)
    Website: https://universityofadversity.captivate.fm/ (universityofadversity.captivate.fm)



    #UniversityofAdversity #LanceEssihos #UofA #CanadianPodcasts #PersonalDevelopment #Adversity #FullPotential #Mastering #Adversity #Writing #Author #Confidence #Warrior #Centered #SelfAwareness

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
78 Ratings

78 Ratings

MooreMomentum ,

Highly recommend

Lance is a great host and really wants to make a difference in the world. I can’t recommend this guy enough!

Trevor Oldham ,

A must listen!

Lance is a fantastic host who brings out the best of each and every guest!

Shellylefkoe ,

Thought provoking

I loved being a guest on this show. Lance is inquisitive, thoughtful, and asked great questions. He is present with his guests and really listens. He is open to learning and growing and that’s apparentIn all of his interviews. He has great guests An interesting content. Love this podcast.

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