The Bigger The Struggle
The Greater The Lesson

Learn how to use adversity as your strength
and one of the best teachers in your life.

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The Bigger The Struggle
The Greater The Lesson

Learn how to use adversity as your strength and one of the best teachers in your life.

Start Learning Now


After losing his chance of becoming a professional hockey player, Lance found himself in the midst of an identity crisis. Directionless and bereft of his dream, Lance spent many years searching for his purpose in the world, drawn to the night-life industry fulfilling his craving for adventure and the hedonism that comes with a bad-boy lifestyle. Death and despair shortly followed and it was time to pour this pain into something more purposeful.

After decades of heartbreak, loss of loved ones, and numerous business failures, Lance was able to uncover the behavioural patterns that arise in hard times. These experiences led to Lance’s life’s mission of helping the world alchemize their rock bottom into personal power. Through his own personal development journey working with countless healers, experts, and leaders in the field of adversity and personal struggle, Lance has discovered the greatest tool to get you to the other side of your darkest moments: Becoming the Warrior.

Mastering Adversity delivers a powerful, raw, tactical message of hope: anyone can shift their perspective of adversity, given the right tools. Lance provides practical resources and relatable insights paired with his own stories of struggle and success. This book delivers reassurance to anyone experiencing a crisis that what they are going through is never in vain. Readers will see aspects of themselves in all of the Adversity Archetypes, and through Lance’s framework will be able to unlock and embody the true warrior spirit in every area of their daily lives.

Learn from stories of adversity, grit and success from 250+ Inspirational Humans


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The goal of the show is to ignite personal growth and transformation by sharing stories of overcoming adversity and highlighting different areas/topics in our Iives where adversity shows up. We will provide you with educational tools, tips, resources and hacks to help you get through whatever you are struggling with right now-And most importantly help you speed up the process.


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Meet Lance

Lance W Essihos is the host of the University of Adversity Podcast. He created this podcast to help people learn from stories of adversity, which has ranked Top 50 on iTunes Worldwide and the Top #5 in Entrepreneur Magazine’s 20 Podcasts That Will Help You Grow in 2020 List.

Lance W Essihos is a top-ranking podcast host on Apple Podcast, Spotify, YouTube, and more. He created a platform so that people can learn from stories of adversity, grit, and success. He has interviewed over 300 inspirational people all over the world which has seen global success, ranking in the top 20 on Apple podcast charts in Canada and the Top 100 in all major markets, including and not limited to Australia, Japan, Uk, and the USA.

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Don’t let your past define who you are. Just because you were one way before, doesn’t mean you have to be that person forever. You have the ability anytime to create a new life and a new identity. Use the past as a teacher but then learn to let it go. Focus on NOW and the daily actions needed to become the person you desire to be.

– Lance Essihos