Published on:

11th Jan 2021

How to Embody The Spiritual Warrior and Pursuing Greatness After Professional Sports w/Joe Hawley EP 288

Returning 190 episodes later, we have former NFL player Joe Hawley joining Lance for the new year. Joe Hawley played Offensive Line in the NFL for 8 seasons with both the Atlanta Falcons and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. After walking away from the NFL and starting a two-year van journey on the road, Joe began a new journey to inspire others to find themselves, through his writing, speaking, and coaching. He’s the Founder of The Härt Collective, an online community and group coaching program for former athletes, and is currently in the process of writing a book.


[00:13:44] Spirituality and Religion

[00:22:40] Being The Change You Want To See In The World

[00:37:11] The Science and Exploration of Psychedelics

[00:42:21] Creating A Community Of Support

[00:52:16] How Do We Move Forward in 2021?


Joe says, “When adversity comes, find the lesson in it and learn from it.”

Connect with Joe Hawley:

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Subscribe to the Quantum Coffee With Joe Hawley Podcast!

Connect with Lance: 

● 📱 Connect with Lance on Facebook, Instagram, or LinkedIn

● 📺 Subscribe to the University of Adversity Youtube Channel 

● 📧 Email Lance at lanceessihos@gmail.com

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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.