Episode 41

Published on:

22nd Apr 2019

41. Shannon Hoverson - Using Adversity to Fly

In this episode, Lance and Shannon discuss overcoming having lost a loved one.

Shannon Hoverson is a recently widowed mother of 4 kids. The pain she has felt since losing her husband Mark Hoverson in August 2018 has been the driving force to keep her bravely moving forward. She continues to run and oversee the three businesses that Mark created and is an inspiration to women everywhere with her tagline being, “With Brave Wings, She Flies!”

Shannon tells listeners: “You are going to have to choose one or the other and I say follow the pull that’s the strongest. The light is going to pull you stronger and follow it.”   

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How to prime yourself on a daily basis
  • That there’s no failure, there’s only growing
  • Patience; Businesses go through seasons
  • Bonding families together through entrepreneurship


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Learn how to overcome failure and tragedy, while becoming your best self with the University of Adversity podcast. Join your host Lance Essihos as he interviews successful individuals that have fought the hard battles to overcome life’s obstacles. Lance started the University of Adversity podcast after overcoming his own adversities shared in episode 01.

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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.