Published on:

22nd Apr 2022

My Worst Fear Became My GREATEST Strength w/Joze Piranian EP 366

Joze Piranian is a lifelong stutterer turned International Speaker helping people who hold back turn fear into action so that they overcome their “inner stutter” and unlock their true potential in life. After avoiding speaking almost entirely for more than 25 years due to a debilitating stutter, Joze won the Inspirational Speaker of the Year award in 2017 and has performed stand-up comedy in 3 continents and 3 languages. Joze has also been featured on TEDx, Forbes, NowThis, CBC, and Global News.

In the episode, Joze talks about how he overcame his fears and turned them into his greatest strengths. He shares techniques that he follows in order to control his stuttering when he speaks. Lance and Joze also talk about how the journey of writing their books is actually as valuable as writing the books and how it helped them to overcome the fear of judgment from others. 


Joze says “Don’t wait for the fear to go away before you start taking action towards your goals. It is tempting to wait for the perfect time, but we have to allow fear and action to co-exist as we move forward.”


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  • 07:59 Why Joze decided to do Stand up Comedy as his carrier
  • 18:08 Joze’s coping mechanism to FEAR
  • 22:40 When Joze met other stutterers for the first time
  • 32:01 Joze explains about the book he is writing on inner stutter 
  • 36:46 Advice for people struggling with adversity  

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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.