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
University of Adversity is a personal growth podcast that will help you transform your biggest struggles into your greatest lessons.

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.