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
Lance’s Upcoming Book


This book will help you go from living your life in the backseat as a victim, into the driver seat of empowerment. 

In Mastering Adversity you will develop a deeper awareness, understanding and acceptance of yourself and your stories so you can begin to create new stories, a new identity and different perspective on adversity in your life.

As an experienced veteran of adversity, Lance has faced some of life’s most difficult challenges. He battled an addiction to drugs and alcohol for over a decade, lost his brother to suicide, and lost his father to cancer. As a promise to himself, Lance made a goal to create a new life for himself by leaving an impact on as many people as possible. His goal was to leave the world in a better place than he found it.

For that, he created a platform so that people can learn from stories of adversity, grit, and success. He has interviewed over 250 inspirational people all over the world who inspired him to write Mastering Adversity.

Adversity, pain, trauma, and struggle are the main components of growth and awareness that we will develop together. This is the right place to lean into. On the other side there is a reward, and that reward creates the fulfillment we desire.

Understanding comes before acceptance, every challenge moving forward becomes easier, in proportion to the compassion, love and learning we invite into ourselves. Start reading Mastering Adversity today to begin writing your new story of empowerment.

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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.


Dean Graziosi

How Underdog Struggles Create Our Stories

Jen Gottlieb

How To Manifest Your Dream Life

Grant Cardone

Millionaire to Billionaire, Straight-Shooting An Empire

Jack Canfield

Increase Your Vibration for a Happier Lif‪e‬

Dan Fleyshman

The Youngest Founder Of A Publicly Traded Company In History

Ronny Turiaf

Playing The Bigger Game

Vylana Marcus

The Wisdom Of A Medicine Woman

Brad Lea

Lessons I Learned The Hard Way

David Meltzer

Overcoming The Adversity Within You

Dr. Caroline Leaf

The Science Of Mental Health

Joe De Sena

The Uncompromising and Disciplined Life of a Spartan

Tim Storey

Change your LIFE with this

Kyle Kingsbury

A Road Map For Chaotic Times

Kevin Harrington

The Original Pioneer & Sharkpreneur

Elena Cardone

Turning Your Hardships into Happiness

Theo Fleury

Conquering trauma, addiction, and professional hockey

Amberly Lago

True Grit and Grace

Dr. Paul Saladino

The Fundamentals of Health and Your Wellness

Mark & Crystal Hansen

Ask! The Bridge From Your Dreams To Your Destiny

Festus Ezeli

Rebuilding the beast and unpacking the mind of a champion

John Lee Dumas

Rapid Fire Session

Whitney Miller

Understanding the Science of Intimacy and Living your Truth

Joe Hawley

How to Embody The Spiritual Warrior and Pursuing Greatness After Professional Sports

Robb Wolf

How To Find The Best Diet For Your Body and The Environment

Tucker Max

Forging Trauma As Your Iron

Anahata Ananda

Awakening Your Souls Wisdom With Shamangelic Healing

Aaron Alexander

Knowing What’s Important For Your “Own” Self

Tait Fletcher

Fighting Your Way Through Adversity

Dr. Daniel Pompa

From Pain to Purpose, Mastering Your Health

Drew Manning

Discover How To Transform Your Mind, Your Health, and Reclaim Your Body with Drew Manning

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.

Check out an interview with Lance from the Dropping Bombs podcast with Brad Lea

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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