Episode 215

Published on:

19th Jun 2020

215. Kevin Harrington - The Original Pioneer & Sharkpreneur

One of the original Shark’s from Shark Tank and the OG pioneer of entrepreneurship, Kevin Harrington the legend himself joins Lance and listeners to share his story with adversity and becoming his own boss. Being a successful entrepreneur, author, and businessman, Kevin opens up about his upbringing being the fourth born of six siblings and how his mentor father taught him to value working for himself. Starting with a drywall ceiling business leading to co-founding the non-profit entrepreneur organization in 1987, Kevin has paved the way for modern entrepreneurs and pioneered what it means to be an entrepreneur. Join us until the end of this legendary episode to hear all of the golden pieces of advice Kevin has for listeners.


Kevin answers with, “Don't face things alone, get some good advice, and get yourself a dream team.”


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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.