Episode 196

Published on:

6th May 2020

196. Melanie Barrett - Tapping into Your Inner Self

Today’s guest today is fellow Aubrey Marcus Fit For Service Fellowship sister, aspiring author & speaker, Melanie Barrett. Melanie shares how the power of gratitude has given her the ability to reconnect with herself and her creative side. She reveals she is grateful for this forced downtime that we are living in. Becoming vulnerable, Melanie opens up about her miscarriage, pregnancy & her troubled relationship with her brother. Stay tuned until the end to hear Melanie’s gratitude to Lance & the rest of the FFS group, as they have reminded her of the importance of getting to know a person for who they are aside from their physical appearance. 


Melanie answers with, “Lean into adversity with discernment & momentum towards the healthy resistance.” 


  • [00:06:36] Melanie’s Perspective on COVID-19
  • [00:16:44] Therapist Mother
  • [00:23:21] Becoming a Mother at a Young Age
  • [00:42:18] How Melanie Dealt with her Alcoholism
  • [01:07:46] What’s Melanie up to Right Now?

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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.