Episode 43

Published on:

29th Apr 2019

43. Brian Keating - Headwinds, Friction, and Adversity

In this episode, Lance and Brian discuss dealing with friction and EXPECTING ADVERSITY!

Brian Keating is an astrophysicist and a professor of physics at the University of California, San Diego. Where he leads the AX center for experimental cosmology.

He is also a renowned public speaker, inventor, and best-selling author of Losing the Nobel Prize which is a story of cosmology, ambition, and the perils of science’s highest honor.

Brian tells listeners: “If you go through life and you have this expectation that you are going to have the wind at your back. You are going to be much more disappointed than if you expect there to be adversity, headwinds, friction, and flux. Then you overcome it or maybe it is not even there.”

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How to engage passion in aspiring astronomers
  • The emotion behind winning a Nobel Prize
  • Coping with rejection and humiliation
  • The importance of meditation
  • Finding meaning in the unknown

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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.