Episode 323

Published on:

19th Jul 2021

Mike Shoreman - The Journey From Breakdown To Breakthrough

Mike Shoreman is a former professional Stand Up Paddleboarding Coach until in 2018 a neurological condition caused him to lose his sense of balance, forcing him to retire. Mike made the transition to consulting and speaking after he won Canada's Largest Inspirational Speaking Competition with his speech going mega viral on Power of Positivity and Ashton Kutcher's platform. He is the winner of this year's International Stand Up Paddleboarding Man of the Year Award and the author of Diaries of the Unbalanced Paddleboarder: Crash and Rise.


  • 04:25 The moment that changed everything
  • 14:33 How to process life changing adversity
  • 20:50 Navigating through emotions and relationships
  • 25:30 What shifted Jordan from breakdown to breakthrough 
  • 36:13 What does confidence truly mean


Mike says, “People are more resilient than they think they are. They only discover that when they face adversity.”

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Learn how to shift your perspective on adversity by understanding that although adversity may feel like your worst enemy, it is actually your greatest ally. My mission is to connect with unique and inspiring individuals and showcase their journey and what they have gone through in order to become successful in their lives. Tune in twice a week with Lance Essihos for your gold-filled lesson of inspiration, resilience, and bravery. Don’t forget to subscribe!

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About the Podcast

University of Adversity
How to go from living in the backseat of your life as a victim, into the driver seat of empowerment.

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.

From New York Times Best Selling Authors, Pro Athletes, Celebrities, Scientists, Spiritual Masters, to The Common Hero’s Among Us.

About your host

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Lance Essihos

As an experienced veteran with adversity, Lance has faced some of life's most difficult challenges. Grinding his way through the hockey ranks to traveling the world as a bartender. Through his personal battle with drugs and alcohol for well over a decade, the tragic loss of his brother to suicide followed by the great loss of his father to cancer only a year later, Lance realized he had hit rock bottom. In the darkest of days, he made a promise to himself that he would create a new life, one that would make an impact and inspire the masses, leaving the world in a better place than he found it. Lance has made it his mission to facilitate the message of positive change through adversity and encourage people to see the light through the darkness of life's worst moments.