Episode 214

Published on:

17th Jun 2020

214. Sam Kabert - Learning From Your Adversities

Today, Lance is joined by a fellow brother from Aubry Marcus’ Fit for Service Fellowship, Sam Kabert. Sam AKA SwagSam has launched several successful businesses (and brands) and was recognized in 2019 as one of the Silicon Valley Business Journal's 40 Under 40 most successful (and influential) professionals. He is also the founder of WhatUp Silicon Valley, a podcast host, content creator, and successful entrepreneur. Sam opens up to Lance how after a friend’s suicide he realized it was time to stop and smell the roses in life. Shifting his internal monologue, Sam channeled his energy on focusing on his internal growth.  Be sure to listen to the end to hear Lance and Sam talk about their experiences with psychedelics.


Sam answers with, “Surrender.  Resistance creates pain.”


  • [00:04:10] Sam’s Perspective On COVID-19
  • [00:13:38] Where Are People Needing To Shift?
  • [00:31:48] Trauma.  How It Affects You.
  • [00:42:31] Has Sam Benefitted From Surrender?
  • [00:52:19] Accepting Spirituality

Connect with Sam Kabert:

1. Follow Sam on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn & Twitter

2. Find Sam on his website

3. Email Sam at sam@soulseekrz.com

4. Listen to “Clone Yourself” podcast

5. Listen to “Soul Seekr” podcast

6. Listen to “What Up! Silicon Valley” podcast

7. Check out “EatUp Silicon Valley” on YouTube

8. Register for Sam’s Workshop Course here

9. Get your copy of “The Life You Were Born to Live”

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About University of Adversity Podcast

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.

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.