80. Zachary Babcock – Powering Through Adversity

In this episode, Lance and Zachary Babcock talk about how Zachary went from being an underdog and ex-convict to a successful online entrepreneur and podcast host.

Zachary is a former drug addict and spent over five years of his life in prison. He grew up in Ferguson, Missouri while being raised by his mother. After missing the birth of his twin sons when he was in prison, he made the decision to completely transform his life so that he could be a responsible father. Upon returning home after serving eight months in prison, he was faced with many challenges. The odds of his success were stacked against him but he still took matters into his own hands when he couldn’t find a job. It was time to begin his journey as an underdog entrepreneur. Entrepreneurship provided him an income when no employer would, and in the process, changed his life. He found his true calling in empowering underdogs when he wrote and published his first book, Prison To Promised Land. He moved on from network marketing and found his true passion through helping underdogs attract their ideal, high paying customers so they can enjoy growth and success without the overwhelm, stress, and frustration of trial and error

From living with convicted felons in prison for over five years to rubbing elbows with multi-millionaires every day, Zachary Babcock is the host of Underdog Empowerment, a top 200 rated podcast on iTunes where he interviews celebrities, professional athletes, and industry leaders. He runs a podcast production media company and helps entrepreneurs launch top shelf podcasts. 

Zachary tells listeners: “If you know what your ideal life looks like, then that’s how you can tap into finding your fulfillment.”


  • What it takes to succeed even when the odds are against us
  • The freedom to choose our response in situations
  • How to stop being an underdog

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Learn how to overcome failure and tragedy, while becoming your best self with the University of Adversity podcast. Join your host Lance Essihos as he interviews successful individuals that have fought the hard battles to overcome life’s obstacles. Lance started the University of Adversity podcast after overcoming his own adversities shared in episode 01. 

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