Episode 117

Published on:

30th Oct 2019

117. Joe De Sena- The Uncompromising and Disciplined Life of a Spartan

Kicking things off in this episode, we have Joe De Sena joining us to share his hardships and fights to become the founder and CEO of Spartan, the world's largest obstacle race and endurance brand. With failures and falls, Joe has risen from the ashes to become a New York Times Best Selling Author as well as his own podcast host on his show, Spartan Up. Joe leads a life full of beastly raw strength, pushing himself to the limit, and never one to believe in excuses.


Joe shares a story by saying, “It's never that bad. Never that bad. It's never that bad. Right? As long as you keep things in perspective. I got a friend whose going to jail in two weeks, he made a silly stupid mistake. You can see he's a little rattled. He lost his career, and I said, "Dude, you're not missing a leg, you're not missing an arm." It really resonated with him."


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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.