432 episodes

Welcome to University of Adversity, a podcast where we explore the human experience of overcoming obstacles and achieving personal growth through real-life stories of accomplished individuals. From professional athletes to NY Times bestselling authors, celebrities, spiritual leaders, doctors, scientists, and billionaires, we bring you a diverse range of perspectives on the challenges and triumphs of adversity. Each episode is designed to provide listeners with inspiration, motivation, and practical tools to help them navigate through difficult times. We cover a wide range of topics related to mental health, personal development, self-improvement and resilience building, offering expert insights and actionable advice. Join us as we discover how to overcome adversity, cope with stress, and achieve your goals on this journey of self-discovery and personal growth, highlighting the stories of the everyday heroes among us.

University of Adversity Lance W Essihos

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 81 Ratings

Welcome to University of Adversity, a podcast where we explore the human experience of overcoming obstacles and achieving personal growth through real-life stories of accomplished individuals. From professional athletes to NY Times bestselling authors, celebrities, spiritual leaders, doctors, scientists, and billionaires, we bring you a diverse range of perspectives on the challenges and triumphs of adversity. Each episode is designed to provide listeners with inspiration, motivation, and practical tools to help them navigate through difficult times. We cover a wide range of topics related to mental health, personal development, self-improvement and resilience building, offering expert insights and actionable advice. Join us as we discover how to overcome adversity, cope with stress, and achieve your goals on this journey of self-discovery and personal growth, highlighting the stories of the everyday heroes among us.

    Miesha Tate: The Battle Beyond The Octagon: A Deep Dive into Mental Health & Self Discovery

    Miesha Tate: The Battle Beyond The Octagon: A Deep Dive into Mental Health & Self Discovery

    Miesha Tate, also lovingly known as “Cupcake,” is not your conventional MMA fighter. Starting her fighting career at just 19, Miesha quickly realized her passion for the sport and its capability to redefine societal norms. Despite the constant underestimation and misunderstanding that she faced, she emboldened herself to challenge these stigmas, paving a path for women in a predominantly male-oriented sport. As a testament to her fight against these norms, she became a UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion in 2016, among other titles.
    After retiring in 2016, Miesha spent five years rekindling her competitive spirit and building a family with her fiancé, Johnny Nuñez. Not one to fit into boxes, Miesha also demonstrated her fighting spirit on the CBS reality show, ‘Celebrity Big Brother,’ setting a record victory on season 3.
    Miesha’s commitment extends beyond the ring. As a certified Behavioral Change coach, she has a deep-seated passion for helping others achieve their goals. Currently ranked 15th in the world, Miesha looks forward to her next UFC victory on December 2nd, 2023.
    
    Episode Overview:

    In this mind-enriching episode of University of Adversity, host Lance takes us through an introspective journey with Miesha Tate. Miesha brings a fresh perspective to dealing with adversity, highlighting the importance of taking a break, practicing self-love, and nurturing relationships.

    She shares comparison around social media, fame, diet, nutrition, outdoors, and emotional well-being with the strategies she employs in the ring. With keen insights into hormonal fluctuations, nutrition, and training for the female body, Miesha talks about her return to the ring after retirement.

    This episode is teeming with wisdom and you’ll find yourself learning more about handling adversity from Miesha’s unique viewpoint, whether you're an athlete or not.

    Time Stamps:

    - (00:01:00) – Introduction
    - (00:04:05) – Road trip to self-discovery
    - (00:08:45) – Nurturing Relationships & Balancing Life
    - (00:15:05) – Handling Social Media Fame
    - (00:18:45) – Emotional Well-being & Breath Work
    - (00:28:35) – Outdoor Benefits & Training
    - (00:36:05) – Talking Nutrition and Dieting
    - (00:44:10) – Hormones, Training, & Nutrition
    - (00:54:15) – Knowledge on Women's Hormonal Cycles
    - (01:04:45) – Preparations for the Upcoming Fight
    - (01:14:15) – Closing Remarks
    - (01:15:50) – End of Episode

    Hear Miesha share about her fighting technique, not just in the ring, but also in the fight against life’s adversities. You are guaranteed an episode filled with resilience, determination, and heartfelt advice on living a fuller life.

    Connect With Miesha:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mieshatate/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mieshatatefanpage/X/Twitter: https://twitter.com/MieshaTateYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/c/MieshaTateUFC/videosWebsite: https://www.ufc.com/athlete/miesha-tate
    Connect With Lance:
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/lance.essihos/ Facebook: a...

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Rapid Rewire Method: How to Rewire Your Brain Fast! with Stephanie Kwong

    Rapid Rewire Method: How to Rewire Your Brain Fast! with Stephanie Kwong

    In this powerful episode of University of Adversity, Stephanie Kwong joins Lance to discuss the Rapid Rewire Method and its transformative potential. Stephanie, a highly skilled practitioner of this method, introduces the audience to a set of transformational tools that dissolve limiting beliefs and barriers to success. With over 15 tools at her disposal, Stephanie has helped numerous individuals integrate and overcome their problems or trauma in just 60 minutes or less, sometimes even as quick as 20 minutes.
    As a disruptor in the field, Stephanie challenges the traditional belief that healing takes time and offers practical tools for not only coping but truly overcoming challenges. She shares an abundance of case studies that validate the effectiveness of the Rapid Rewire Method, proving that healing doesn't have to be a long and arduous process.
    In this episode, Stephanie and Lance delve into the concept of coping identities and how they can hinder personal growth and relationships. Lance opens up about his struggles with feeling misunderstood and accepted, and Stephanie guides him through the Rapid Rewire process to address these feelings. As Lance writes down his thoughts and emotions related to the problem, Stephanie skillfully helps him uncover deeper emotions and release them.
    Throughout the discussion, Stephanie emphasizes the simplicity and effectiveness of the Rapid Rewire Method, highlighting its versatility for both individual and group settings. She also underscores the significant role of emotional articulation and improving emotional literacy through tools like the Emotion Wheel.
    Stephanie reveals how the Rapid Rewire Method is being integrated into various settings, such as psychedelic integration and a prison program, where it facilitates healing and reduces recidivism rates.
    For those eager to delve deeper into the Rapid Rewire Method, Stephanie generously offers listeners access to a free guided recording. She also provides information on training opportunities available to coaches, therapists, healers, and individuals seeking self-mastery.
    Episode Highlights:
    - Stephanie Kwong's personal journey and how it led to the creation of the Rapid Rewire Method
    - Understanding the integration of mind, body, and emotions for transformative growth
    - Dissolving limiting beliefs and traumas with the power of the Rapid Rewire Method in just 60 minutes
    - Inspiring stories of rapid healing and personal transformation
    - Tips and tools for achieving self-mastery and personal growth
    - How the Rapid Rewire Method is being used in psychedelic integration and prison programs
    - Step-by-step guide to using the Emotion Wheel for emotional literacy
    - Interviews with individuals who have experienced the transformative power of the Rapid Rewire Method
    - Can the Rapid Rewire Method help you overcome your own personal challenges? Find out in this eye-opening episode.

    Connect With Stephanie:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamstephaniekwong/Website:https://rapidrewiremethod.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iamstephaniekwong/
    Connect With Lance:
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/lance.essihos/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/universityofadversityLinkedin: a href="http://www.linkedin.com/in/lance-w-essihos"...

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Cracking the 1% Success Code with James Silvas: Exclusive Secrets Revealed

    Cracking the 1% Success Code with James Silvas: Exclusive Secrets Revealed

    James Silvas is an International Mindset Specialist and Peak Performance Coach, known for inspiring athletes, leaders, and high-performing teams to break through fear, optimize their performance, and enhance their personal and professional lives. A UNLV graduate and protege of Dr. Mark Guadagnoli, James is the founder of the "Be That 1%" movement and podcast. With over 8,000 clients from 12+ countries, including major companies like NIKE and MGM, James is committed to helping individuals live life on their terms.
    In this episode of "University of Adversity," James Silvas shares his remarkable journey and valuable insights. He discusses his early career challenges, including facing rejections due to his youth and the importance of exceptional service. James gained a unique perspective on life while working at Wet Republic in Las Vegas and the dangers of pursuing money without a clear direction. Becoming a parent forced him to reevaluate priorities and balance family life with professional aspirations.
    Throughout the episode, James emphasizes the importance of intention, clear choices, and continuous personal growth for a fulfilling life. This inspiring conversation empowers listeners to overcome adversity and make intentional choices in their own lives. Join us as James Silvas shares his wisdom and experiences on "University of Adversity."
    📚 Timestamped overview:00:02:36 Young business owner faces rejection in Las Vegas.
    00:03:37 Choosing philosophy transformed my brand, overcoming rejection.
    00:09:04 Phenomenal time working in an wild environment.
    00:13:44 Getting lost in pursuit of money, losing direction.
    00:17:20 Speaking gig leads to viral YouTube fame.
    00:20:16 Anxious thoughts before delivering a short talk.
    00:21:37 Small amount; women travel worldwide to work.
    00:26:11 Fear of failure, trauma, and letting others down.
    00:30:20 You can evolve and create your own path.
    00:34:17 Fear and self-doubt hinder success opportunities.
    00:37:40 Identity foreclosure: obligation to old self. Shifting values post-kids, same essence.
    00:38:54 Juggling priorities between family and work.
    00:43:03 Override tendency to play safe, find purpose.
    00:47:11 Be intentional in meetings for better progress.
    00:49:38 Adversity fuels growth; embrace and overcome it.
    👨🏻‍🏫Connect With James:
    Podcast:https://bethatonepercent.com/Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/james_silvas/Website:https://www.jamessilvas.com/homepageYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1UN-4anSVtf8Fc200chpoALinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-silvas
    👨🏻‍🏫Connect With Lance:
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/lance.essihos/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/universityofadversityLinkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/lance-w-essihos Email: lance@lancewessihos.comWebsite: lanceessihos.com Mastering Adversity Book:a href="https://a.co/d/c8HXL6j"...

    • 51 min
    Danny Morel: Awaken, Heal, Transform - A Journey of Personal Growth and Evolution

    Danny Morel: Awaken, Heal, Transform - A Journey of Personal Growth and Evolution

    Danny Morel is a highly sought-after business strategist, entrepreneur, and bestselling author. His transformative journey from the world of business to becoming a life coach and spiritual guide has made him a prominent figure in the personal development industry. As the founder of the Higher Self Podcast and the Awaken series, Danny is dedicated to guiding individuals towards awakening, healing, and transforming their lives. His thought-provoking perspectives challenge societal norms and invite listeners to question their beliefs and embrace heart-centered, soul-centered living. With a passionate belief in the inherent power of love and a commitment to personal growth, Danny inspires listeners to embrace their true selves and create from a place of authenticity and purpose.
    Danny's journey was filled with ups and downs, ultimately leading to a profound realization about his own unhappiness. Despite having everything the world deemed successful - the external trappings of wealth and luxury, such as the house, cars, and business - Danny found himself feeling miserable. It was during his first experience with Ayahuasca that his perspective began to shift. He discovered that true fulfillment lies in understanding the essence of one's being and reconnecting with the heart. This profound insight taught him that there is no need to strive relentlessly when one has found their true self and embraced a sense of inner peace.
    In this episode, Danny shares his personal journey of overcoming challenges and the profound impact it had on his life. He opens up about the deep emotional journey he went through as he witnessed his mother deteriorating over a five-year period, leading him to question the meaning of life and challenge traditional beliefs. Danny delves into his own transformation, exploring themes of spirituality, self-awareness, and the power of love.
    We also dive into some thought-provoking topics, such as the societal pressures that push people to seek validation through material possessions, and the importance of healing relationships with parents. Danny challenges listeners to reflect on their own lives, exploring the role of ego versus heart-centered living.
    This episode is packed with powerful insights and transformative wisdom, so be sure to tune in and join us on this incredible journey of growth and self-discovery with Danny Morel, right here on the University of Adversity podcast
    👨🏻‍🏫Connect With Danny:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dannymorel/Website: https://www.dannymorel.com/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@danny_morelYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/c/DannyMorelshowFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/Danny.Morel.Page/
    👨🏻‍🏫Connect With Lance Essihos:
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/lance.essihos/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/universityofadversityLinkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/lance-w-essihos Email: lance@lancewessihos.comWebsite: lanceessihos.com Mastering Adversity Book:a href="https://a.co/d/c8HXL6j"...

    • 42 min
    The Power of Choice: How Embracing Our Decisions Can Transform Society with Sarah Swain

    The Power of Choice: How Embracing Our Decisions Can Transform Society with Sarah Swain

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    Welcome back to the University of Adversity podcast! In today's episode, we have a truly inspiring guest joining us, Sarah Swain. Sarah is a remarkable individual who has not only embraced the power of choice in her own life but has made it her mission to empower others to do the same.
    Throughout this conversation, Sarah shares her insights on the transformative potential of recognizing the power of choice in our daily lives. She emphasizes that understanding this power can lead to a happier, richer, and less controlled society. Sarah recognizes that while many people may feel intimidated by the responsibility that comes with choice, it can also be incredibly empowering.
    Through her own personal journey, Sarah discovered that taking responsibility for the quality of our lives means not blaming others, whether it be relationships, living conditions, or the government. She believes that recognizing our own power to shape our lives can be life-saving.
    In this episode, Sarah shares her perspective on the importance of entrepreneurship and how business owners can rise up to address the problems facing our society. She believes that through leadership, big hearts, and more financial resources, we can create a positive impact and help more people. Sarah sees herself as an example to inspire others to do the same and prevent the darkness from infiltrating the world.
    In addition to discussing the power of choice and entrepreneurship, Sarah opens up about her own journey of self-discovery and redefining success. She shares her experiences of challenges, emotional exhaustion, and the importance of trusting oneself.
    Join us as we dive deep into Sarah's incredible story and learn how this entrepreneur and leader is transforming lives through her Monetize Your Mind program. Get ready to be inspired and empowered with Sarah Swain on this episode of University of Adversity. Let's dive in!
    SEPTEMBER 17th & 18th
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    👩 Connect With Sarah Swain
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamsarahswain/Website: https://www.sarahswain.ca/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-swain-ceo-gcw-media-group-and-business-solutions-62a2a121/?originalSubdomain=caEmail: hello@sarahswain.ca
    👨🏻‍🏫Connect With Lance Essihos:
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/lance.essihos/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/universityofadversityLinkedin: a href="http://www.linkedin.com/in/lance-w-essihos" rel="noopener noreferrer"...

    • 1 hr 27 min
    The Invisible Battle: A Police Officer's Journey Through Mental Health and Healing

    The Invisible Battle: A Police Officer's Journey Through Mental Health and Healing

    In this episode, we're delving into the world of policing and the tough challenges faced by those on the front lines of law enforcement. Our special guest is Nick Motycka, a former police officer with over 17 years of experience. Nick has a mission to help people heal from trauma through his special hemp organic cotton clothing line. Through his personal story, Nick shines a light on the mental health struggles that many in this demanding job go through.
    During the episode, Nick talks openly about his own experiences seeking psychological support and how tough situations can take a toll on a person. We'll look at the everyday pressures that police officers deal with, the lack of time to unwind, and how focusing on tactics and safety can sometimes mean not paying enough attention to their own well-being. Nick's honesty shows just how important it is for police officers to get mental health support.
    But the story doesn't end there. Nick also shares his own journey of healing, which started with being diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This led him to explore different ways to heal and grow as a person. We'll learn how Nick tried out different methods like using psilocybin (magic mushrooms) to deal with deep hurts and learn to be kinder to himself.
    As we follow Nick's story, we'll also learn about his decision to leave policing and try something new. We'll hear about the challenges he faced when starting his own clothing business in the fashion industry while dealing with big changes in his personal and professional life. Finally, Nick talks about how important it is to have good intentions, follow your instincts, and build a life that matches your values.
    Join us as we go on this reflective journey with Nick Motycka. We'll uncover the complexities of policing, mental health, and personal growth. This episode is full of honesty, strength, and the determination to overcome tough times. Don't miss out on this important episode that will surely resonate with you.
    Time Stamps
    [00:01:16] Desire to help people, influenced by father.
    [00:05:34] Policing: Dealing with lies, negative energy. Hardening.
    [00:10:41] Policing trends positive, resources more available. Mental health support needed for officers.
    [00:15:58] Overwhelmed by caseload, moved to investigations. Drug unit, then considered moving to Calgary. First responder role in Calgary, prefer investigations. Applied for crime reduction unit in Calgary.
    [00:23:29] Undercover drug work in Calgary; disliked the deception and pressure.
    [00:36:41] "Career filled with traumatic incidents and breakthrough."
    [00:43:55] Life changes, gut reset, meditation, cannabis use. Sleep problems, career change, lockdowns. Online job affected by social turmoil. Mental breakdown leads to seeking help. Taking time off, journaling, prioritizing healing. Seeking psychological and spiritual therapy. Struggling with patience and relationships. Year and a half of therapy, no progress. Return to work program, pushing recovery.
    [00:52:41] Shaman psychologist helps man overcome trauma and PTSD.
    [01:08:25] January 2021: spiritual awakening, creating Flow State Designs, leaving policing due to personal and ethical reasons.
    [01:14:25] Freedom from trauma, healing, and self-discovery.
    [01:21:31] Your integrity and energy are commendable.
    Connect with Nick :
    Website:https://flowstatedesigns.ca/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nickmotycka.flow.state.designs/
    TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@flowstatedesigns
    Connect...

    • 1 hr 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
81 Ratings

81 Ratings

CourtneyJacqueline ,

Inspirational—A Must-Hear Podcast!

I’m so thankful for discovering Lance’s University of Adversity podcast. I find every episode to be enlightening and encouraging, and I always learn something new!

BrEpicBreen ,

Greatness

Lance understands the entrepreneurial brain at a high level … he provides great input for leaders and thinks big on a global level

Dg9393 ,

Epic show

Lance dives deep into amazing conversations around how adversity does not have to define us but rather how we can define our life regardless of the hardship that is thrown our way!

Amazing show and incredible host!

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