Episode 300

Published on:

12th Mar 2021

Dan Fleyshman - The Youngest Founder Of A Publicly Traded Company In History

Dan Fleyshman is a serial entrepreneur and the youngest founder ever to take a company public. He traveled the country at age 23 and went on to scale the energy drink products into 55,000 retail stores. Since then Dan has angel invested in 36 companies, spoken at over 200 events, and thrown 32 “Elevator Nights” events with thousands of attendees. Additionally, Dan’s social media agency “Elevator Studio” has spent more on Instagram influencer & celebrity posts than any other company in history, exceeding $60,000,000 the past few years.


  • [00:07:40] Dan’s early childhood and high school job 
  • [00:17:30] Trying and failing will push you forward 
  • [00:25:00] How to create a dominating mindset every morning
  • [00:32:44] Dan’s greatest adversity - shutting down his poker site
  • [00:42:14] How to start a business with a thousand dollars


Dan says, “There is a silver lining at the end of the thread, some people die before finding it. ”

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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 three times 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.