Episode 40

Published on:

17th Apr 2019

40. Vova Tess - Make No Excuses, Become An Entrepreneur

In this episode, Lance and Vova discuss the challenges of being a young entrepreneur and inspire people to start their own journey as entrepreneurs!

Vova Tess grew up in New York City and he felt that people around him didn’t match the amount of ambition that he wanted to achieve for himself. He started studying successful people, reading books, undergoing personal development, and changing his mindset so that he could eventually align to the success he wanted to create in his life. At 16 years old he created a Shopify store that went from $0 to $230, 000 in just two short months. He is now able to grow his brand as a mentor and to help many young entrepreneurs to do the same thing.

Vova tells listeners: “There’s always going to be somebody in a worse state than you and a worse place than you and somebody will always be better than you. There’s no excuse.”

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How podcasts are the next big thing
  • The importance of knowing your target audience
  • How having a strategy always improves your chance of success 
  • The importance of having a mindset that has no room for excuses

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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.