Published on:

22nd Nov 2021

Lessons I Learned The Hard Way w/Brad Lea EP 341

​​Brad Lea is the real deal. He is an ultra successful businessman and philanthropist, best known as the founder and CEO of LightSpeed VT, a global leader in web-based training and communication platforms with headquarters in Las Vegas, NV. Brad is continually striving to enhance the technology to better serve his clients. Engaging, authentic and dynamic, Brad is passionate about helping people succeed. He is the host of the Dropping Bombs podcast, helping people succeed in life, entrepreneurship, and business. He’s dropping bombs on a wide range of topics that educate, inspire and deliver results. He is also the author of the book “The Hard Way” where he writes about mistakes made along his journey to success, teaching people how to become successful without having to go the same hard road that he did.

Buy Brad’s latest book: The Hard Way


  • 05:16 The power of practicing gratitude through adversity
  • 18:59 Learning to be authentic on social media
  • 30:30 Pivoting successfully through business decisions
  • 45:18 The first thing an entrepreneur should do 
  • 01:08:04 Lessons learned through the adversities of life 

🥇“What advice do you have for someone who is struggling with adversity right now”🥇

Brad says, “Your perspective and success are determined by the level of gratitude that you choose to embrace.”

Connect with Brad: 

Visit Brad’s website

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Subscribe to Brad’s Youtube channel 

Connect with Lance: 

📲 On social media Facebook, Instagram, or LinkedIn

📺 Subscribe to the University of Adversity Youtube Channel 

💻 Discover Lance’s Warrior Embodiment Course 

📧 Email Lance at info@universityofadversity.ca 

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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.

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.