Episode 343

Published on:

6th Dec 2021

Ryan Blair - From Rockbottom To Rockstar

Ryan Blair is a  #1 New York Times bestselling author, serial entrepreneur, and self-made millionaire. At 21 years old, Ryan founded his first company, which marked the start of his career. Since then, he has founded and sold numerous businesses for hundreds of millions of dollars. In March 2013, Blair released his paperback version of his #1 New York Times Best Seller, Nothing To Lose, Everything To Gain: How I Went From Gang Member To Multi-Millionaire Entrepreneur. Growing up in the face of adversity, he imparts lessons learned from obstacles he faced and provides a road map for entrepreneurial success. Ryan is no ordinary businessman: he’s a master of personal reinvention. Since 2019, he has made it his mission to devote his life to helping people break through in their minds, body, and soul with his new company AlterCall. The mission is to help entrepreneurs become more conscious, in order to heal, find solutions and meaning in life.


  • 4:50 Going from rock bottom to rockstar
  • 13:48 Shifting your focus towards growth
  • 15:15 The process of change, breakthrough, and overcoming
  • 20:18 How to find the “soul” in your business
  • 24:24 Healing from adversity is the best teacher

🥇“What advice do you have for someone who is struggling with adversity right now”🥇

Ryan says, “Faith is the key to overcoming adversity. You can choose to grow from every challenge..”

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About the Podcast

University of Adversity
How to go from living in the backseat of your life as a victim, into the driver seat of empowerment.

The goal of the show is to ignite personal growth and transformation by sharing stories of overcoming adversity and highlighting different areas/topics in our Iives where adversity shows up. We will provide you with educational tools, tips, resources and hacks to help you get through whatever you are struggling with right now-And most importantly help you speed up the process.

From New York Times Best Selling Authors, Pro Athletes, Celebrities, Scientists, Spiritual Masters, to The Common Hero’s Among Us.

About your host

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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.