Published on:

20th Dec 2021

Cocaine Cowboy to Narco Mindset w/Jorge Valdes, Ph.D EP 345

Dr. Jorge L. Valdes was recently featured in the Netflix docu-series: Cocaine Cowboys, Kings of Miami. As a young man in his twenties with an insatiable thirst for money and power, Jorge Valdés was a founding member of a group that became known as Colombia's Medellin Drug Cartel. Dr. Jorge Valdes uses his Narco Mindset not only to tell his story of a drug lord who found redemption but uses his life to shed light on the life principles and decisions he made. 

The lessons he learned the hard way will challenge you to stop, listen and reflect on your life, inspiring you to act on that reflection, as you discover hope, passion, meaning, and what is truly important in life. Dr. Jorge shows us how to walk on the right principle and stand on them throughout everything. Dr. Jorge Valdés has created the Narco Mindset Academy, A monthly membership program focusing on helping others build what Dr. Valdes calls the Ultimate Narco Mindset.

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  • 6:41 What is the Narco Mindset?
  • 12:39 Learning how to change failures into opportunities
  • 20:13 Having the conviction to stand on your principles 
  • 31:55 How to brave the face of death
  • 40:54 Practicing how to build the right mindset 

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

Dr.Jorge says, “Develop a mindset that looks at failures as great opportunities.”

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University of Adversity
University of Adversity is a personal growth podcast that will help you transform your deepest challenge into your greatest strength.

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.