Episode 7

Published on:

24th Dec 2018

7. Brent Buffone - Finding Empowerment Through Culture & Identity

Brent Buffone is a Las Vegas native. He is an insurance agent, as well as the founder of chewing gum brand Manja. An entertainer at heart, Brent also has a passion for creating hip-hop music. 

In today’s episode, Brent talks about his struggle of finding his identity and how his upbringing shapes his current perspective on life. With his parents divorced, his father and brother incarcerated, and only being able to see his mother on the weekends due to strict custody terms, Brent grew up in an environment that challenged him to take a complete 180 on the direction of his life.

Brent talks about how formal, informal, and cultural education allowed him to become empowered and bring focus to his life goals.

Connect with Brent:

  • Learn more about Brent at DonConquer.com
  • Connect with Brent on Instagram, Snapchat @donconquer, and Twitter.

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About University of Adversity Podcast

Learn how to overcome failure and tragedy, while becoming your best self with the University of Adversity podcast. Join your host Lance Essihos as he interviews successful individuals that have fought the hard battles to overcome life’s obstacles. Lance started the University of Adversity podcast after overcoming his own adversities shared in episode 01. 

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University of Adversity
University of Adversity is a personal growth podcast that will help you transform your biggest struggles into your greatest lessons.

By focusing on relatable inspirations, University of Adversity generates illuminating conversations around mental health, mindset, spirituality, health & wellness, and entrepreneurship.

Guests include New York Times Best Selling Authors, Billionaires, Pro Athletes, Celebrities, Scientists, Spiritual Masters, and the Common Heroes Among us.

The tools, tips, and resources from these masters of life will hack your personal journey and accelerate the process of where you are now to where you want to be.

Hosted by Lance Essihos, an ex-hockey player and bartender turned Founder, Entrepreneur, Podcaster, and Author of “Mastering Adversity”, his signature book is coming soon…

This podcast has ranked in the top 50 on Apple podcasts in all major countries around the world, and ranked in the top 1% of all podcasts worldwide.

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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.