380 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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    • 4.9 • 76 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.

    Take Back The Control Of Your Life w/Lance Essihos EP 381

    Take Back The Control Of Your Life w/Lance Essihos EP 381

    Happy Monday UofA Family! I hope the first half of 2022 has been meaningful and enriching to your life.
    I wanted to do this solo episode to talk about the things that are going on right now and give some updates. This past season has taken me through experiences that have forced me to stretch out of my comfort zone and build mental toughness. I had to invest in my personal development to grow to the next level.
    Life forces you to adapt and pivot. Maybe you are in a season where you are having to make some important decisions. This episode can help you through that.
    IN THIS EPISODE, YOU WILL LEARN:
    05:06 Simple steps to building mental toughness and resilience
    13:51 How to train yourself to listen to your body and focus on your wellbeing
    23:17 Reaching your highest frequency and vibration
    27:58 Lessons that entrepreneurship can teach you
    39:39 Listen to this if you are struggling to believe in yourself

    📌 EPISODE LINKS:
    👨🏻‍🏫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:
    Mastering Adversity Book: https://geni.us/MasteringAdversity (https://geni.us/MasteringAdversity)
    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 #Healing #Transformation #Abundance #TopPodcasts #Overcoming #MentalToughness #75Hard #Entrepreneurship #Overcoming #Freedom

    • 52 min
    What Happens When You Show GENUINE INTEREST In Other People w/Josh McCallen EP 380

    What Happens When You Show GENUINE INTEREST In Other People w/Josh McCallen EP 380

    Josh McCallen is the founder of a company called Accountable Equity. He is a renowned hospitality executive, conference speaker, innovator, builder, and investor, serving as president of a 400+ person hotel development and management company and built businesses worth more than $150m.
    On today’s episode, Josh and Lance talk about the exciting journey of being in the hospitality industry. Josh talks about the importance of humility, acts of kindness and serving others for self-fulfillment. He also shares secrets to leadership and the promotion that comes with it. Listen to today’s episode to discover the tools you need to build your network and influence.
    IN THIS EPISODE, YOU WILL LEARN:
    01:03 The secret to being successful in the hospitality industry
    04:44 The benefits of reading good books and setting yourself up for growth
    08:18 Insights into the life of Abraham Lincoln
    13:46 The right way to correct somebody’s mistake
    27:20 An advice for people who lack direction and clarity





    🥇“What advice do you have for someone who is struggling with adversity right now”🥇
    Josh says, “Adversity often challenges you to push through and achieve greater things. But if it costs you your peace, that’s probably not the adversity you need to go into.”


    📌 EPISODE LINKS:
    📲Connect With Josh McCallen:
    Linkedin:https://www.linkedin.com/in/joshmccallen/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/joshmccallen/)
    Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/josh.mccallen/?hl=en (https://www.instagram.com/josh.mccallen/?hl=en)
    Website:https://accountableequity.com/about-us/ (https://accountableequity.com/about-us/)
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/jmccallen (https://twitter.com/jmccallen)



    👨🏻‍🏫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:
    Mastering Adversity Book: https://geni.us/MasteringAdversity (https://geni.us/MasteringAdversity)
    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 #Business #Hospitality #Service #Grinding #Humility #HotelIndustry #Innovator #Serving #Joy #Helping #Investor #Growth

    • 39 min
    How To Follow And Trust Your Intuition w/Cash Crawford EP 379

    How To Follow And Trust Your Intuition w/Cash Crawford EP 379

    For over 20 years, Cash Crawford has been involved in the music industry as a noteworthy vocalist, songwriter, and entertainer. She won the Toronto Independent Music Awards for Singer/Songwriter of the Year in 2012.
    On today’s episode, Cash and Lance talk about growth and healing, especially in the space of creative arts. Cash shared the exciting news about her new single, ‘Save Myself’ which was recently released, and talked about why she wrote this song. She then shared about her journey as a singer-songwriter and what inspired her to pursue this as her career. Cash also opened up about her childhood and the people who influenced her to where she is now. All the ups and downs shape you into the person you become. Don’t resist life, embrace it.
    IN THIS EPISODE, YOU WILL LEARN:
    05:59 Cash getting into songwriting from an early age
    14:52 The power of music for bringing healing and growth
    17:38 Trusting your intuition. You never know where it can lead you.
    24:42 Finding your way back to your authentic self
    56:29 Advice for someone who’s struggling with adversity

    🥇“What advice do you have for someone who is struggling with adversity right now”🥇
    Cash says, “We all experience creative blocks. Sometimes you need to take it slow and do the little things that bring you joy. You never know what your journey will lead to down the road if you don't give up.”


    📌 EPISODE LINKS:
    📲Connect With Cash Crawford:
    Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/iamcashcrawford (https://www.facebook.com/iamcashcrawford)
    Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/cashcrawford/ (https://www.instagram.com/cashcrawford/)
    Website:https://www.cashcrawfordmusic.com/ (https://www.cashcrawfordmusic.com)



    👨🏻‍🏫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:
    Mastering Adversity Book: https://geni.us/MasteringAdversity (https://geni.us/MasteringAdversity)
    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 #Healing #Growth #Singer #SongWriter #Art #Music #Creativity #Intution #Centered #Contentment #Records #Vocalist #Insight #Joy

    • 1 hr
    Overcoming Life’s BIGGEST CHALLENGES w/Stephynie Malik EP 378

    Overcoming Life’s BIGGEST CHALLENGES w/Stephynie Malik EP 378

    Stephynie Malik has run multiple global companies and acquisitions across her career. Stephynie formed SMALIK Enterprises with one single goal in mind — to help others and promote change through her proven strategies, methodologies and undeniable experience. Stephynie is a sought after Business Strategist, Executive Consultant and Crisis Expert with certifications in both Emotional Intelligence and Leadership from the International Coaching Federation (ICF).
    On today’s episode, Stephynie opened up about her personal journey starting from a traumatic childhood and how she overcame them to be successful. She built the life she always dreamt of for herself and for her family, and she did this by focusing on giving and serving others. She practices empathy and love and often uses humor to lighten up people, especially those who have been through a lot in life.
    IN THIS EPISODE, YOU WILL LEARN:
    01:32 The journey from pain to healing and growth
    10:15 The struggle of losing a parent and facing family betrayed
    23:13 Advice for someone who facing adversity
    28:13 Navigate life’s ups and downs in faith
    39:29 The most important skill for crisis management





    🥇“What advice do you have for someone who is struggling with adversity right now”🥇
    Stephynie says, “If you struggle to find your purpose and mission in life, serve others. When you do things with the right intention and manage your inner self-talk, everything begins to align for good.”


    📌 EPISODE LINKS:
    📲Connect With Stephynie Malik:
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephyniemalik/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephyniemalik/)
    Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/stephyniemalik/?hl=en (https://www.instagram.com/stephyniemalik/?hl=en)
    Website:https://www.stephyniemalik.com/ (https://www.stephyniemalik.com)
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/SpinItwithStephynieMalik (https://www.youtube.com/c/SpinItwithStephynieMalik)
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/stephyniemalik (https://twitter.com/stephyniemalik)



    👨🏻‍🏫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:
    Mastering Adversity Book: https://geni.us/MasteringAdversity (https://geni.us/MasteringAdversity)
    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 #Business #Alignment #Coaching #Growth #Authenticity #Family #Kindness #Empathy #Faith #Service #Respect #Humour

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Silencing The Voices That Say You Can’t Do It w/Jay Jay EP 377

    Silencing The Voices That Say You Can’t Do It w/Jay Jay EP 377

    Jay Jay is an international speaker and has been exciting people with his message for the last 15 years in over 30 countries. In 2009, he leveraged the social media platform YouTube to grow his brand to 57,000,000M views online in the entertainment industry. Leaving his tricks behind he leveraged his mastery in PR and Personal Branding to start an advertising agency called Ace Of Spades helps people grow their personal brand so they can become #1 in their space.
    In today’s episode, Lance and Jay Jay talk about building confidence and self belief. Jay Jay shared his journey about how he went from performing magic to becoming an International Speaker and running a PR agency. He coaches people to charge their worth in business and most importantly, to believe in themselves.
    IN THIS EPISODE, YOU WILL LEARN:
    05:32 What drove Jay Jay to turn from being a magician to running a PR agency
    11:46 How to gain confidence to charge your worth
    19:12 The secret to mastering your self-belief
    23:32 How to remove the facade and be your most authentic self
    34:11 Understanding the ROI of PR and Personal Branding



    🥇“What advice do you have for someone who is struggling with adversity right now”🥇
    Jay Jay says, “People should believe in themselves because worthiness comes from belief. You may be just starting off in your journey but that doesn’t mean you go for less than what you deserve.”


    📌 EPISODE LINKS:
    📲Connect With Jay Jay:
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jayjaylive/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jayjaylive/)
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jayjaylive/ (https://www.instagram.com/jayjaylive/)
    Website: https://aceofspadesagency.com/join (https://aceofspadesagency.com/join)



    👨🏻‍🏫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:
    Mastering Adversity Book: https://geni.us/MasteringAdversity (https://geni.us/MasteringAdversity)
    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 #Business #Alignment #Coaching #Growth #Confidence #PublicRelations #SelfBelief #SelfWorth #PublicSpeaking #Authenticity

    • 46 min
    You were Born for Success w/Mia Hewett EP 376

    You were Born for Success w/Mia Hewett EP 376

    Mia Hewett is the Founder and CEO of Aligned Intelligence and the author of “Meant For More”. She is well known as an expert in harnessing human potential. Mia is passionate about empowering purpose-driven entrepreneurs to live the lives they have always known they were meant to be living.
    In today’s episode, Lance and Mia talk about the secret to being our authentic selves and how to separate truth from our ego in order to achieve more in life and business. Mia shares the various factors that prevent us from reaching our full potential. Do you know to know how to be the best version of yourself? Tune in to find out.
    IN THIS EPISODE, YOU WILL LEARN:
    03:22 What stops us from reaching our full potential
    14:13 The right way to unpack our emotions and deal with it
    26:35 Understanding the difference between our ego and truth
    39:35 The secret to being in alignment with yourself
    1:07:33 How to know you chose the right path based on your truth



    🥇“What advice do you have for someone who is struggling with adversity right now”🥇
    Mia says, “When you ignore your weaknesses and don’t deal with them, they end up becoming some of your biggest blind spots that cause you to feel stuck and stopped. And you never experience your full potential.”


    📌 EPISODE LINKS:
    📲Connect With Mia Hewett:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MiaHewettOfficial/ (https://www.facebook.com/MiaHewettOfficial/)
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mia.hewett/ (https://www.instagram.com/mia.hewett/)
    Website: https://miahewett.com/ (https://miahewett.com)
    Book: https://miahewett.com/the-book/ (https://miahewett.com/the-book/)



    👨🏻‍🏫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:
    Mastering Adversity Book: https://geni.us/MasteringAdversity (https://geni.us/MasteringAdversity)
    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 #Business #Alignment #Coaching #Growth #Trauma #Feelings #Ego #Truth #Purpose #Wholeness #Maximize

    • 1 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
76 Ratings

76 Ratings

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.

tamra andress ,

Masterful

Lance is such an incredible human -
You gather his sense of integrity, adventure, curiosity and exploratory character through his questions and articulation while also sharing stories
and tools to grow.

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