Episode 339

Published on:

8th Nov 2021

Anjali Bhimani - Winning The War Within

Anjali Bhimani is an award-winning actor whose career spans across stage and screen from Broadway to feature films, television, video games, animation, and original online content. She is the creator of I Am Fun Size, a YouTube series in which she shares her experiences and interviews other well-known performers to help people find their fullest lives through life’s challenges. She is currently running a Kickstarter campaign for her new book I Am Fun Size, And So Are YOU!: Thoughts From a Tiny Human On Living a Giant Life, to be released soon. Other notable credits include television roles as Bina on Netflix’s Special, Nina Patel on Modern Family and Joya in Alex, Inc., as well as roles in S.W.A.T., Crazy-Ex Girlfriend, Silicon Valley, NCIS, The Sopranos, Criminal Minds, Grace and Frankie, and more.


  • 09:24 The power of perspective
  • 23:10 Learning how to bounce back from challenges
  • 34:14 Keep the promises you make with yourself
  • 41:34 The most inspiring people in the media and entertainment world
  • 58:03 I am a fun size, and so are you


Anjali says, “Allow yourself the freedom to not know. As you embrace the element of not knowing, you can learn from it.”

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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.