Episode 68

Published on:

8th Jul 2019

68. Ronny Turiaf - Playing The Bigger Game

In this episode, Lance and Ronny Turiaf dive deep into his biggest influences growing up and the discovery of his purpose in life.

Ronny Turiaf is a French retired professional basketball player who played 10 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Now retired, Ronny spends his time traveling and meeting people from all walks of life that has inspired him. He's currently the President of the Heart to Heart Foundation, founded back in 2009 that aims to provide medical care for children who can not afford health insurance. He also founded the Wanderlust Driven Movement in 2014 that's all about building a community of like-minded people who are on a journey to find their personal destiny through inspiration, empowerment, and education. 

Ronny tells listeners: “It's all about teamwork and it's all about playing something bigger than yourself.”


  • How to find your purpose
  • The joy and fulfillment of serving others
  • The power of meditation in helping you to align with your purpose

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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.