Published on:

17th Jan 2022

How To Shift Your Pain Into Purpose w/Darryll Stinson EP 349

In today’s episode, Darryll Stinson joins the University of Adversity. In conversation with Lance, Darryll talks about the power of doing the inner work. They cover topics like practicing gratitude, daily meditation and journaling and how being consistent in the way you show up can begin to raise your level of self awareness. Lance says every single one of us is an infinite being, and when we take the time to go within, only then will we discover who we really are.

Darryll Stinson’s goal in life is to be known for how he loves and gives. He is a dynamic 2xTEDx speaker, a former D1 athlete, and a best-selling author. He shares his life experience of overcoming addiction, mental illnesses, and multiple suicide attempts to produce success in his life. He’s been featured on FOX, ABC, NCAA, and some of the top podcasts in the world. 

Darryll’s unique speaking style combines mental health practices with high-performance habits to help audiences live and lead from their most authentic, powerful selves. Darryll received his Bachelor’s of Applied Arts in Integrative Public Relations and continues to invest in his education earning respected certifications in speaking, coaching, sales, and marketing. When he is not working, Darryll enjoys rapping, reading, entertainment, music, sports, and spending time with his wife and three beautiful daughters.


  • 7:02 Learning how to develop self-awareness
  • 12:02 How to break out of a drug addiction
  • 18:14 Overcoming your past and finding your new identity
  • 38:09 Improving your mental health
  • 44:45 The moment where everything changes

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

Darryll says, “When we practice empathy, we raise our level of self-awareness and consciousness, enabling us to love more.”

Connect with Darryll: 

Visit Darryll’s website

Follow Darryll on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn

Check out Darryll’s Music

Connect with Lance: 

📲 On social media Facebook, Instagram, or LinkedIn

📺 Subscribe to the University of Adversity Youtube Channel 

📧 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.