Episode 246

Published on:

31st Aug 2020

246. Michael Tranmer - Awakening to Happiness Through Transformation

Sitting with Lance today to stay present in the moment is author of “Satori Ananda,” project management professional, a certified coach practitioner, and a TedX speaking coach, Michael Tanmer. Through his coaching, writing and speaking, Michael empowers young leaders to transcend beyond their limitations to achieve personal and professional greatness. As an adventure athlete and Ironman finisher based in Vancouver, BC, Michael has found his dharma of living and creating his dream life while helping others do the same. Michael shares pieces of his story on his divorce, his evolution from journalling to becoming an author, and even more tips for aspiring writers out there!


  • [00:12:57] Divorce and Adversity
  • [00:17:55] Getting Out Of The Victim Mentality
  • [00:21:09] Evolution of Journaling to Authoring
  • [00:32:17] The Process of Sitting With Uncomfortable Feelings
  • [00:45:03] The Journey Of Writing A Book


Michael answers with, “It's important what words we use in our thoughts because those words create our reality.”

Connect with Michael Tranmer

1. Follow Michael on Instagram, Linkedin, Facebook, & Twitter!

2. Find Michael on his website

3. Coming soon in 2020, Satori Ananda, written by Michael, click here for more info!

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● 📺 Subscribe to the University of Adversity Youtube Channel 

● 📧 Email Lance at lanceessihos@gmail.com

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Learn how to shift your perspective on adversity by understanding that although adversity may feel like your worst enemy, it is actually your greatest ally. My mission is to connect with unique and inspiring individuals and showcase their journey and what they have gone through in order to become successful in their lives. Tune in three times a week with Lance Essihos for your gold-filled lesson of inspiration, resilience, and bravery. Don’t forget to subscribe!

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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.