Published on:

24th Aug 2022

Awareness Building in facing Adversity w/Lance W Essihos EP 389

As a continuation of the last episode, Lance covered some important topics related to his new book - “Mastering Adversity - Unlocking The Warrior Within And Turn Your Biggest Struggles Into Your Greatest Gifts”. Take the quiz for free to identify behaviors that show up at times of adversity to make better decisions moving forward.

Lance explains the first A which is ‘Awareness’ out of the 5 A’s in dealing with adversity that he mentioned in the book. He spoke about how we need to be aware of our thoughts and feelings whether in good or bad situations and allow ourselves to go through the process. He then mentioned how prone we are to get distracted in order to avoid dealing with our problems or discomforts. The antidote to being a distractor is presence- being completely present. Listen to this powerful episode to discover more!

Mastering Adversity releases on September 21. Stay tuned!

Take The Quiz: Lanceessihos.com/warriorquiz


  • 01:06 Why you should take the Warrior quiz
  • 03:43 Why is Awareness so important in dealing with Adversity?
  • 07:43 How we let ‘Distractions’ take control over our lives
  • 15:09 What to do when we fall into the distractor mode
  • 22:15 Who is a ‘Fixer’?


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About the Podcast

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.