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This episode is all about learning to embrace adversity in order to fuel growth and how to shift your perspective on adversity by understanding that although adversity may feel like your worst enemy, it is your greatest ally.
Lance Essihos began his professional career in the Hospitality Industry, he was able to travel to many places, and lived in Australia. His expertise was in managing bars, which led to what Lance called a “destructive lifestyle.” Drinking too much and losing two people who were really close to him in the span of a year and a half, his brother and his father, caused Lance to reevaluate the way he was living.
In this podcast, we cover:
- Why we have to seek adversity
- How to find your purpose
- Tools to pull yourself out of adversity
- Why you need to stop looking at your phone in the morning
- The importance of gratitude
- How the power of belief is part of our journey
- The importance of having a deep-rooted ‘why’
Lance explains why we need to seek out adversity. The more we get comfortable with challenges and struggles, the more we allow ourselves to learn from it. We are all so similar, and we have all gone through hard times. Successful people take their adversity and find power from it. People who are unsuccessful take their hard times and think of themselves as a victim. Instead, think of adversity is a way to get better!
Everyone has had adversity at some point in their life. We don’t learn the lesson from adversity until we are shown the same thing repeatedly. A lot of people have to go through a certain amount of adversity until they learn their lesson. However, you don’t necessarily need to go through adversity yourself. In fact, you can learn a lot from other people and their stories.
Pay attention to how you feel – it’s how we can start to develop our purpose. Go through all your past jobs and get clear on what you liked about each position. There’s a reason you are on the path that you’re on. Lance had no idea what his purpose was until he started to pay attention to his feelings. You can develop your purpose over time, and don’t be afraid to make a shift. We get so fixed on an outcome that we never pivot.
Be empowered – playing a victim won’t get you anywhere. When you have a negative situation, there’s an energy to it. We often take that energy and talk about it to friends. Each time you talk about the adverse situation, you give it more power. Instead of just talking about it, you need to move into solution mode. If you don’t move into solution mode, then it’s just baggage. Maybe it was an adverse situation years ago, but we need toolsets to pull us out.
Later, Lance gives advice for productivity. Lance says that your focus will be ten times greater if you don’t turn on your phone in the morning. When you turn on your phone, you will be in reactive mode for the entire day. Our phones are controlling our minds – it’s high-level manipulation. Social media is still relatively new. Lance says that he monitors what he watches. Before bed, he makes mindful choices about what content he absorbs. He plants seeds in his brain instead of watching crappy television, like the presidential debate.
Stay tuned as we talk about the importance of gratitude and finding your why. Plus, Lance reveals how our nightly and morning routines will make us feel better.
Lance’s message for the world is to always go back to yourself and believe in what you do.
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Shawn Achor is a positivity psychologist that has many examples of studies that prove gratitude and positivity increase your success.
Great Podcast! It would be nice if you could link to the books, podcasts, and documentaries that you reference in the show.
Great podcast! Really appreciate all the quality content you continue to produce. Thank you for sharing your positive energy, outlook, and helpful information with the rest of us, Mindy & Team!