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Trusting Your Inner Knowing with Lance Essihos
Episode 3322nd March 2021 • Drop Into The Härt • Joe Hawley
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This week we have Lance Essihos on the podcast!

Lance W Essihos is a visionary who has experienced life through three very different lenses - as a hockey player, a bartender, and now an innovative entrepreneur. 

He is the host of and creator of the increasingly popular podcast, The University of Adversity, an innovative series that delivers inspiring stories of people who have overcome incredible adversity and gone forward to achieve limitless success. 

Lance is the CEO of Mic-Up Podcast Productions, an agency that is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and aspiring podcasters leverage podcasting for their business objectives. 

In this episode, we discussed:

  • Ayahuasca and the process of dieta 
  • Learning to trust ourselves and listen to our inner knowing
  • The lessons that we learn from plant medicine
  • Lance’s journey with addiction and sobriety
  • The incredible power of a journaling and gratitude practice 
  • Remembering and reminding ourselves of our potential 
  • Facing external judgement and difficult conversations
  • Learning how we can be of service
  • Shining light on our shadows
  • Experiencing unconditional love
  • Seeing psychedelics as a tool
  • Coming back to who we are by letting go of stories
  • The meaning and experience of time
  • How Christianity and the teachings of Jesus have become so misunderstood
  • Questioning our conditioning

Tools and works discussed in this episode:

Connect with Lance

Book | Pre-order Master of Adversity

University of Adversity Podcast | listen on Apple Podcast, Spotify, and YouTube

Facebook | University of Adversity

Instagram | @lance.essihos

Instagram | @uofapodcast

LinkedIn | Lance W Essihos

Website | University of Adversity

Connect with Joe

Website |

Website | The Härt Collective

LinkedIn | Joe Hawley

Instagram | @joe.hawley

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Quantum Coffee is a show that provides deep, powerful, insightful conversations with top thought leaders and experts in the field of holistic healing in all areas including the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies. We curiously discuss esoteric topics, spirituality, alternative healing modalities, sacred plant medicine and psychedelics along with personal stories of transformation, healing and growth with the intention to share the wisdom, knowledge and personal experiences of the these leaders who are paving the way in order to inspire change, both personally and collectively, so that we may step into a new reality, together. 

Join our host, Joe Hawley, a former NFL starting center, who, after playing for 8 seasons with the Atlanta Falcons and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, went on his own journey towards healing. He is now on a mission to inspire others courageous enough to walk their own path towards self-realization, healing and growth. 

Inspirations for the show include Aubrey Marcus, Russell Brand, Duncan Trussell, Zach Bush, Jesse Elder, Deepak Chopra, Tim Kennedy and so many more. 


Special thanks to @londrelle for allowing us to use his track Gratitude as the intro to the show!