Episode 69

Published on:

10th Jul 2019

69. Rob Eastman - Against All Odds

In this episode, Lance and Rob Eastman discuss the adversities he had faced to recover from his addiction, how he made it out victoriously, and lived to tell the tale.

Rob Eastman grew up in Utah, was diagnosed with ADHD when he was young and suffered bullying in grade school. Later on, he lost his shot for full scholarship because of a 90 second mistake of getting in a fight with the wrong man. He then went back and forth from addiction to recovery, suicidal thoughts, went through divorce, lost his father, went bankrupt, and had the opportunity of a second chance at life after a drug overdose. 

Rob is now the owner of Eastman Fitness and Wellness, President of the Eastman Family Recovery Foundation, a wrestling and volleyball coach, and a family man. He now dedicates his life to inspire and help others.

Rob tells listeners: “If you have the right life technique, real skills, then you'll be able to get through life.“


  • The dark side of addiction and how to make it out alive
  • How to turn your adversities into your strength
  • How to start all over again

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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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University of Adversity
Welcome to University of Adversity, a podcast where we explore the human experience of overcoming obstacles and achieving personal growth through real-life stories of accomplished individuals. From professional athletes to NY Times bestselling authors, celebrities, spiritual leaders, doctors, scientists, and billionaires, we bring you a diverse range of perspectives on the challenges and triumphs of adversity. Each episode is designed to provide listeners with inspiration, motivation, and practical tools to help them navigate through difficult times. We cover a wide range of topics related to mental health, personal development, self-improvement and resilience building, offering expert insights and actionable advice. Join us as we discover how to overcome adversity, cope with stress, and achieve your goals on this journey of self-discovery and personal growth, highlighting the stories of the everyday heroes among us.

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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.