Published on:

11th Apr 2022

How To Stay Authentic In A Cancel Culture w/Johnny Elsasser EP 363

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Johnny Elsasser is a former Special Operations US Army Ranger with four combat tours between Iraq, and Afghanistan and another five years of protecting the US Ambassador to Iraq in Baghdad. Johnny has seen the field of Masculinity through extreme alpha perspectives and knows the trials and tribulations of the toughest men and how they deal with that on a day-to-day basis.

In the episode, Johnny talks about his journey as a US Army Ranger from the time he joined and the excruciating and rigorous training he went through, and how he transitioned to becoming a performance and leadership coach. He expresses his understanding of masculinity, what it means, and some interesting take on how to define it for oneself.

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

Johnny says, “You can't live focused on the past. When you choose to let go of the past and embrace the present, is when you start to live.”

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  • 04:57 Journey of a Special Operations, US Army Ranger 
  • 25:14 An incident that impacted Johnny during his training days as an army
  • 38:02 One important aspect of work-life that most people fail to understand 
  • 50:26 The Art of Masculinity
  • 59:08 Understanding the term “Toxic Masculinity.”

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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.

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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.