268: Sobriety, Adversity and lessons learned from the service industry w Lance Essihos -


268: Sobriety, Adversity and lessons learned from the service industry w Lance Essihos

August 16, 2023

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Title: Sobriety, Adversity and lessons learned from the service industry w 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 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.

Lance Essihos, a best-selling author and captivating host of the influential “University of Adversity” podcast, is on a transformative mission to turn adversity into purpose. As the visionary founder of Mic-Up Media, he ignites opportunities for aspiring leaders by connecting them with powerful podcast platforms. With over 400 transformative interviews featuring inspiring individuals, Lance sparks a profound sense of healing and human connection. His unwavering passion and drive empower others to embrace challenges, discover their true purpose, and reach new heights of success.

James Connects with Lance on how the challenges he has faced in his life, catalyzed him into a new version of him.

In this episode we discuss the following:
The power of touch
Lessons learned from working as a bartender all over the world
Moving through loss and grief
How sobriety changed his life
Cultivating inner peace
The 5 A’s for working through adversity
Life is ART
Navigating the opinions of others

Connect with Lance:
IG: LanceEssihos
Podcast: Universityofadversity

Connect with James:
IG: James_Silvas
Web: Bethatonepercent.com / JamesSilvas.com

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