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Author: Kareen Mills

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This is a space, the same space I have always wanted to hold for my own mother when I was a 6-year old little girl watching her go through domestic violence. Now, I get to pay it forward and hold space for Moms all across the globe to get their stories told.

It started as a need to gather data and learn from other Motherhustlers for a course I was working on to help Mom Entrepreneurs except it began to heal me from my childhood trauma. I began to dig deeper into my childhood and started remembering a lot of details that's been buried deep down in my subconscious cemetery.

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Taking life for granted was the name of the game! Finding every shortcut in life in order to take the easy way out! Lindsay Willocks is a Motherhustler, a Mom-trepreneur, Stay at Home Mama of 2 Beautiful Girls, wife to her Best Friend & above all, a Believer! Over the last 20 months she has experienced shifts in her life that have taken her somewhere she’s never dreamed possible...A Healthier Body & a Healthier Mind! She wasn't always physically unhealthy. She played collegiate volleyball at the University of Hawaii at Hilo and was in peak physical condition!  She was living a lifestyle of mindless indulgences but having the metabolism and the work ethic to stay 'Healthy'.  Unfortunately, it was only physical health and not spiritual or emotional health. Just under 2 years ago, she looked at her 2 girls and realized that she was missing out on the most important years of their lives! She decided that enough was enough! Thankfully, she was introduced to a community of people who have guided her in shifting her mindset and subsequently her priorities! She lost a whopping 53 pounds that eventually led her to find her purpose in helping others achieve youthful mental and physical wellness! Along this journey, she has also accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord & Savior! She has become a believer, been saved and baptized all within the last 6 months! She now knows her purpose is to share the light with those lost in the dark! Helping others drives her days and she wouldn't change a second of it!  She had to walk through the dark to appreciate the light! Motherhustlers...please help me in welcoming THE Motherhustler mothering the world this week...Health and Fitness Coach… Lindsay Willocks! Learn about Lindsay Willocks on her super-engaged Facebook page at @Mrs.Willocks! Follow Host + Founder all across Social Media @kareenmills. Podcast IG: @beingmotherhustlerpodcast Download and subscribe to the podcast here --- Support this podcast: (
Linh Podetti is an outsourcing expert, wife, mother, and owner of the internationally recognized outsourcing business called Outsourcing Angel. Linh Podetti was born in Vietnam and moved to Australia when she was nine years old. It was a tough childhood growing up as Linh struggled to get along with her strict parents, which led her to run away from home multiple times, becoming pregnant at the age of 19, and raising her baby alone as a single mum for many years. However Linh did not let adversity get in the way, she fought through her struggles and was able to eventually achieve success in all areas of life from the relationship, finance, health, and business. Linh Podetti now has a team of over 80 around the world. She also manages several other online businesses including an animation video production business called Monkey Video Production and a digital agency called Red & Black Solutions. The success and freedom provided by her businesses have also enabled Linh to focus on her passion for philanthropy. What sets her businesses apart is their commitment to reinvest profits to provide food supplies and job opportunities for people in developing countries – starting with the Philippines. Linh Podetti now lives in Sydney with her three kids and husband Phillip, who is also another successful entrepreneur. Learn about Linh Podetti and her venture on ( Follow Host + Founder all across Social Media @kareenmills. Podcast IG: @beingmotherhustlerpodcast Download and subscribe to the podcast here ( --- Support this podcast: (
Tony Whatley is an entrepreneur, business mentor, best-selling author, podcast host, and speaker. He is best known as Co-Founder of LS1Tech, an online automotive community that grew into the largest of its kind. This website grew to over 300,000 registered members and was later sold for multiple 7-figures, in only 5 years. Amazingly… it was just his part-time side-business! Tony shares his mindset and business strategies within his book, Sidehustle Millionaire. He also teaches entrepreneurs how to start, scale, and sell their business within his podcast and consulting brand 365 Driven. Learn more about Tony all over social media @365Driven or! Follow Host + Founder all across Social Media @kareenmills Podcast IG: @beingmotherhustlerpodcast Download and subscribe to the podcast here ( --- Support this podcast: (
In a career that spans across media, content, distribution, and marketing, Buck Wise found his calling in crafting stories and building relationships. As the SVP, Global Marketing & Partnerships at Wunderman Thompson, Buck leads the global team that drives innovation, education, and connection for both Wunderman Thompson and POSSIBLE’s marketing initiatives. He was responsible for creative experiences and programs that highlight the agency’s work in areas such as commerce, CX, AI, data, and technology consulting, as well as developing strategic partnerships with Salesforce, Adobe, IBM, Microsoft, Sitecore, and more. Today he is the CMO of CardoneVentures helping businesses across the world see their company from a 360-degree perspective. Before joining Wunderman Thompson, Buck grew alliances and innovation for Swift, a strategic WPP creative agency, including Google, Adidas, Carter's, Starbucks, PayPal, Pandora, and Lyft. He was also co-founder and president of Trending New Media, a full-service digital agency whose clients included Chevrolet, Valvoline, Emagine Entertainment, Major League Baseball, and the North American International Auto Show. Buck grew up in the sunshine state with stops around the country that included Las Vegas, Dallas, Los Angeles, and Detroit, but now calls Portland, Oregon home. You can find Buck on Instagram @AboutBuck. Follow Host + Founder all across Social Media @kareenmills. Podcast IG: @beingmotherhustlerpodcast  Learn more about The Women's Incubator. Download and subscribe to the podcast here --- Support this podcast: (
Zack Peter isn't your average green-juice drinking millennial. As a writer, he has published a total of four books, with work featured on Yahoo!, Men’s Health, Bustle, POPSUGAR, People, and more. In between collagen-martinis, you can catch his signature wit and gift-of-gab as host and producer of the hit weekly podcasts, #NoFilter with Zack Peter and #Adulting: Life Hacks to Get Your Sh*t Together. His work extends far beyond entertainment, spending the past decade raising awareness and funds for autism, even serving as the Executive Director for Jenny McCarthy’s foundation, in honor of his brother, Ethan. He also helped launch several successful events and wellness conferences around the country, including The Autism Education Summit (a three-day conference of over 700 guests, held annually in Dallas); An Evening with Donnie Wahlberg (a benefit concert held in St. Charles, IL in 2016 and 2017; raising a total of $1.4M in funds for charity); and The Elevated Summit (a wellness event series hosting some of the country’s top health experts). He often works as a regular event host/moderator at various wellness and culture events throughout the country and covers an array of topics from buzzy health trends to pop-culture/celebrity news and gossip. Learn more at or visit his social @justplainzack Follow Host + Founder all across Social Media @kareenmills or her website Podcast IG: @beingmotherhustlerpodcast Download and subscribe to the podcast here --- Support this podcast: (
John Murphy is the founder of Make 100 Healthy, an organization that celebrates Living a Balanced Life.  His e-book, "Yes You Can Live to 100 Years or More!" was recently published, and he hosts the Make 100 Healthy podcast. John also leads a Free, 7 day “Achieve Life Balance” Challenge that explores the “The 7 Key areas of Living a Balanced Life."  He also offers a 30-day transformation project “Get Back Up for Good” to be Fit, Fine & Fun! And a 6-week boot camp “Journey to Health, Wealth & Happiness” - which gives his clients the opportunity to dig deep to create the habits that help ensure long-lasting sustainable change.  John truly loves what he does and never gets tired of hearing his clients say things like, “Your energy inspires me to explore new and exciting challenges, ”and he loves getting feedback like, "Thank you for motivating me to get out of my comfort zone and pushing me to enjoy new experiences! ”John's work has been featured on CBS Morning News and in the NY Times.  His impressive business portfolio was also profiled on The American Entrepreneur Series.  You may have seen him recently on Shop on TV Networks including QVC, and the Home Shopping Network, as he appears on-air with his incredibly successful product line, It's Exciting Lighting! Murphy's path to becoming an innovator and expert motivator started as CEO and principal entertainer at “The World - Famous Star DJ’s ”, the largest live DJ entertainment company in the country.  Star DJ’s hosted over 5000 successful events each year with over 150 live entertainers on its roster.  To learn more about John Murphy find him on social @make100healthy.  Follow Host + Founder all across Social Media @kareenmills. Podcast IG: @beingmotherhustlerpodcast Download and subscribe to the podcast here --- Support this podcast: (
Michelle Judson started Changewear after experiencing a disconnect in her mind, body, and soul.  After stage 3 breast cancer took so much from her, she created personalized intimate apparel that gave her back the connection to her body that she was missing. Changewear is a community and place of belonging features products that connect us to our bodies, experiences and each other. After a devastating divorce left Michelle as a single mother of three children she decided to look at starting over again as an opportunity by amplifying the idea that “It takes a village to surviving and thriving”. Michelle welcomed her sister and her three nieces and one nephew into her home four years ago after her sister fled an abusive relationship leaving her and the children homeless. Michelle is proud to say her sister Samantha and her co-raised 7 children between them as they navigate new business ventures, going back to school, writing a book, raising children and laughing as they redefine all that a family can be. Michelle has spent the past four years creating Changewear, learning about our bodies, how color affects 85% of our buying decisions and how giving back creates impact for all. Professionally she speaks on three different topics.  Some of the titles are: Touched By The Scars - it’s about her tale of being diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer and then being upgraded stage 3A cancer after surgery. Another is titled 1x1 - She talks about her journey as an entrepreneur that has bootstrapped her company into reality. And last but not least.. Slingshot - her powerful talk about connecting as a community to amplify our voices.  Michelle loves to unite women, create impact and inspire us to go farther and touch so many lives.  In short, she’s my kind of motherhustler!! Learn more about Changewear and Michille on or follow her page on instagram @changewear. Follow Host + Founder all across Social Media @kareenmills. Podcast IG: @beingmotherhustlerpodcast Download and subscribe to the podcast here ( --- Support this podcast: (
Abbey McKenna is a Co-founder and Chief Editor at Ready Set Mom.  She’s also a Joint Director of a reduced impact Mining and Rehabilitation Company....totally an industry that belongs way on the other side of the spectrum. She was born and raised in Australia and currently living in Bali, Indonesia, a kick-ass mum of 2 amazing daughters, addicted to 80’s rock, creating real content and impacting the world (in no particular order). She has been a partnered mom, a single mom, a stay at home mom, a couch hoping mom, a stepmom, an entrepreneurial mom, and a business mom.  She spent many years trying to be the perfect person, friend, and employee. Until one day, the BS of mediocre and normal became too much for her and she reached her ‘explosion’ moment. She refused to hand over an earth that was being broken and not do anything about it. She couldn’t sit back and show her kids the way to live a miserable and average life.. she realized that if she wanted her kids to be awesome... she had to make herself awesome first. Spending many months, money and moments exploring what she wanted to do; Learning and working with some of the best professionals in the online and personal development industry; Building a coaching system to transform the brains of other women to also break out of the ‘way life just is’ and create the life they want... she is now off on a new venture. She is on a mission to impact the world by helping restore it to the way nature intended and by providing moms from all over the world with real and valuable resources to be the best moms they can be. Learn more about Abbey McKenna at ( or on her Instagram @abundant.abbey Follow Host + Founder all across Social Media @kareenmills Podcast IG: @beingmotherhustlerpodcast Download and subscribe to the podcast here ( --- Support this podcast: (
Dawn Jensen-Beaudoin’s most important role in life is a single mother of three amazing children. Through so much adversity and struggles Dawn chooses to live life, not out of pain and victimhood, instead chooses to learn and thrive out of those life experiences. You can find Dawn often sharing her story as she believes testimony is powerful and if we grow through adversity and share those experiences it can give others the strength to do the same. Dawn started in Sales and customer service over 30 years ago and has turned that passion for serving and blessing others into multiple businesses including sales and marketing, contracting and a cleaning business that employed single mothers. Her most recent endeavor into Real Estate has allowed her to help the first time home buyers realize their dream of homeownership when they did not think it was possible. When Dawn is not hard at work she enjoys workouts at the gym and spending time with her children ages 21, 20 and 18. She is also an advocate of the second amendment and loves the outdoors. Learn more about Dawn at Follow Host + Founder all across Social Media @kareenmills. Podcast IG: @beingmotherhustlerpodcast Download and subscribe to the podcast here ( --- Support this podcast: (
BJ Stromme is a Northwest Native with a deep love of the woods and water, so any chance she gets, you will find her hiking or kayaking! She has been an independent entrepreneur for over 38 years, so she knows the bumps and hurdles you need to get over to be successful.  She has started and run two businesses successfully, earning her top company recognition for years!  In her business POP Mindset (Power of Personal Mindset), she coaches Entrepreneurs how to read and communicate with prospects and co-workers better that will then result to networking effectively to maximize their efforts, therefore, increasing confidence in business, life and beyond. BJ loves personal coaching, creating amazing retreats in beautiful places like Costa Rica and Cabo San Lucas.  She helps teams big or small create new ideas, provide them with tools and techniques so they can communicate better internally.  Some of these techniques will cut months - even YEARS off their learning curve!! She created the personality profiling system called Are You My Flock.  It’s a very Fun and Effective Personality Profiling System that builds Success for entrepreneurs, mothers, and parents or any leaders and sales professionals. Are You My Flock has brought many benefits to me personally and professionally and I know it’s brought so much value to some of the professionals I network.  And my all-time favorite become a better mother. Learn more about BJ Stromme and POP Mindset on her Facebook @POPMindset where you may find more information about her work! Follow Founder + Host Kareen Mills on IG, Twitter, FB, LinkedIn @KareenMills and her podcast IG @BeingMotherhustlerPodcast Listen on iTunes, Spotify or YouTube here --- Support this podcast: (
Cynthia Thurlow is a Western medicine trained nurse practitioner, 2-time TedX speaker with her latest talk about Intermittent Fasting going viral.  She’s an entrepreneur, nutritionist, author and co-host of Everyday Wellness Podcast.  She lives in Washington DC with her husband and her boys and their 2 crazy doodles.  She’s passionate about intermittent fasting and spreading the word that food is as important, if not more important than any other lifestyle choice.  She empowers her clients to see the inherent power of food and nutrition as their greatest assets to their health and wellness journeys.  She works 1:1 with female clients and in a group setting through her signature program, Wholistic Blueprint.   Her niche is female hormonal health and healthy aging. Learn more about Cynthia Thurlow and grab her free FAQ/intermittent fasting guide at! Follow Founder + Host Kareen Mills on IG, Twitter, FB, LinkedIn @KareenMills and her podcast IG @BeingMotherhustlerPodcast Listen on iTunes, Spotify or YouTube here --- Support this podcast: (
Sharing to the world my journey about our transition from one house to another and the solution that we have in the interim because of the gap between selling the previous one to buying the next one. We are currently hotel living and have been here for 4 weeks during the recording of this episode.  It's been challenging but never tough.  I grew up sleeping on floors growing up in the Philippines so hotel living for me is a luxury. I also just turned 40 and on this episode I share what winning and truly winning means. I hope you have fun listening to this journey! Follow Host + Founder all across Social Media @kareenmills. Podcast IG: @beingmotherhustlerpodcast Download and subscribe to the podcast here ( --- Support this podcast: (
Sara Coleman is a mother to 6 beautiful children and has dedicated her life to helping people of all shapes and sizes lose weight, get fit, and obtain the tools and data they need for optimal health and wellness. She brings over 20 years of experience in the fitness industry and is a CrossFit level 1 & 2 certified coach, personal trainer, and group coach. Sara is obsessed with making health obtainable for all. Inspired by her two younger sisters with Down Syndrome, Sara created and developed Inclusive Fitness, a program that celebrates all abilities with group class formats for adults with physical and mental disabilities. Sara went through a divorce After 13 years of her primary role in life being a wife and mother in 2011. In 2012, Sara opened 3-46 Grit CrossFit, that she now co-owns with her best friend Chausse a facility dedicated to promoting functional fitness where people could learn how to train their entire body in a community that celebrated struggle and supported everyone's efforts to reclaim health. Through the chaos of owning and operating a business and navigating raising her kiddos, she's found fulfillment, humor, and the love of her life. Sara remarried in 2014 on national TV (Hotel Impossible, stormy wedding) To the love of her life Jesse Coleman. And in 2018 gave birth (19 years to the day apart from Sara's oldest son Cameron) To their son Maverick. Her children are her greatest joys in life, Cameron is 20, Tyler is 18 Riley is 15 her daughter Isabella is 11 her stepson is 7 and welcoming another son (Maverick) has been an unexpected savior in what was one of the most trying times of her life, her fathers passing. Sara believes unhealthy food and fitness habits have created a disease and obesity epidemic in this country. Through her one-on-one work with clients, Sara observed the endless struggle involved with quick fixes, misinformation, and treating the symptom rather than disease. After her own father was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, Sara decided to make a change on a massive scale. She decided to create Grit Uprising to establish a movement of like-minded people who want to break free and harness their indomitable spirit. She has made it her mission to educate and empower people to reset the scales and reclaim their own right to health and wellness. Learn more about Sara Coleman at or check her out on or check out Follow Founder + Host Kareen Mills on IG, Twitter, FB, LinkedIn @KareenMills and her podcast IG @BeingMotherhustler Listen on iTunes, Spotify or YouTube here --- Support this podcast: (
Amanda Eck is on her 2nd career, Interior Design.  She was in the Oil & Gas Industry but had a passion for design ever since she was a child.  Ten years ago she stepped out and launched Amanda Carol Interior, without a clue what she was doing but had the passion to do it. Three years ago is where it got interesting.  Her husband and she hit the reset button on their lives after a life & marriage altering vacation to Canada.  It was an awakening moment for both of them. Her husband quit his well paying corporate job in Houston to pursue his passion in Real Estate,  while Amanda shut down her design business in Houston.  They packed up their 3 kiddos to move to the most expensive city in the US, the Bay Area in California Leaving ALL of her family behind.    They took a leap and moved to SF knowing NO ONE, but a dream and vision of building an extraordinary life.  She had to start her business from scratch after building a great client base in Houston.  Her husband had to build his business from the ground up.  So they are now both entrepreneurs learning to have a successful sexy marriage, raise their 3 amazing children (who are watching them go for their dreams), take care of their bodies, and work on their personal growth (through reading, listening to podcasts, online courses and conferences-that they do together as a couple.   It’s been the hardest thing they have ever done, yet the most rewarding.  Learn about Amanda Eck and her venture on or on! Follow Host + Founder all across Social Media @kareenmills. Podcast IG: @beingmotherhustlerpodcast Download and subscribe to the podcast here --- Support this podcast: (
Lisa Waknin Murphy is a fierce woman who has overcome adversity her entire life. She’s taken these life challenges and turned them into something that is making a real difference. Her personal journey and her neverending hard work advocating for her own daughter’s recovery led her to create Silver Sands Recovery, a substance abuse treatment facility that is turning around the lives of addicts and their families by helping them in their fight against the Opioid Emergency in America. She has helped many people and their families get through the pain and hopelessness of addiction. She is known as “Mother of Recovery” because of how she looks out for everyone in her program. Lisa hailed from New York City where she started her fashion career at a very young age working for top fashion designers.  She personally sold over $250 million dollars of dresses in her fashion career.  She was at the peak of her career, doing multi-million dollar deals with all the top fashion retailers. But as Forest Gump once said, “Life is like a box of chocolates –and you never know what you’re going to get.”  She discovered her daughter was an addict, and her world was turned upside down. The best years of her life professionally were the absolute worst years of her life personally.  That’s when the Brooklyn born mother took over. Through sleepless nights, to working all day, she saw her daughter slipping before her eyes and searched endlessly for help to get her daughter back. Her experience in recovery treatment is steeped from the perspective of a parent that wants to save her kids live. That's the difference in her approach to treating addiction... It’s what she calls “The Reality Model”.  And it’s working! Lisa's founding principle is to provide a superior foundation for Long Term Sobriety. As the parent of an addict, Lisa knows firsthand the devastation addiction. She works side by side families, helping them bring the bottom up to the addict thereby getting them into treatment. Her many years of trying to help her own daughter (who’s been sober since 2015) have led Lisa to immerse herself in the field of recovery.  She’s teamed up with medical and clinical experts and adding in her own true experiences from running a successful $60M company to being the parent of an addict has given this program a unique perspective. Parents from clients are quoted, "Finally I have someone I can speak with that knows what I went through and knows what these kids need. She's a voice of reason, has compassion and cares." Lisa always makes herself available to families in need. Learn about Lisa Waknin Murphy’s Silver Sands Recovery on or!  Follow Host + Founder all across Social Media @kareenmills. Podcast IG: @beingmotherhustlerpodcast Download and subscribe to the podcast here --- Support this podcast: (
Elena Cardone started her career in Hollywood and soon became a successful actress and model of TV and film fame.  She’s a lifelong competitive sport shooter, now an author, businesswoman, empire builder and visionary.  Elena currently hosts the Women in Power Show and co-hosts “The G&E Show” with her husband, the Grant Cardone, bestselling author, entrepreneur and real estate investor.  Together this dynamite duo has created an impressive real estate portfolio of almost one-billion dollars. Elena was born in Spain and raised in New Orleans.  This 2004 Maxim Magazine’s Hottest 100 Beauty now spends her time serving as Chief Family Officer, public speaker and personal development coach teaching others the strategies and techniques on how to create, build and expand their personal empires everywhere. She’s an avid human rights activist, a fierce supporter of the second amendment and busy philanthropist, Elena campaigns cross-country tirelessly. Elena has been happily married since 2004 (July 4th to be exact – and the fireworks have never stopped) and lives with her husband Grant and their two daughters, Sabrina and Scarlett in Miami Beach.  Motherhustlers, ladies and gentlemen...please help me in welcoming THE Motherhustler mothering the world this week on our first year anniversary...10x First Lady, Bestselling Author, Host of the G & E Show, Host of Women in Power Mrs. Elena Cardone! Learn about Elena Cardone on or on her Instagram @elenacardone Follow Host + Founder all across Social Media @kareenmills. Podcast IG: @beingmotherhustlerpodcast Download and subscribe to the podcast here --- Support this podcast: (
Renee Honrada is the mother of 3 children ages 21, 17 and 10. She is also a yoga teacher and Wellness Advocate with doTERRA essential oils, disguised as a retail manager.  Her journey through an abusive marriage led her to seek alternative methods of healing which is how she came to fall in love with essential oils. Soon after the practice of yoga became a way for her to reclaim her body and she then decided to become a yoga teacher. Renee is on a mission to help women who are struggling to reclaim their power after leaving their abusers. She is the founder of the BE serve ROCK podcast where she talks with people who are trying to be their best selves and serving others while rocking out. Renee is striving to be a leader and example in her community of how women can overcome abuse and reclaim their own power.  Learn about Renee Honrada on! Follow Host + Founder all across Social Media @kareenmills. Podcast IG: @beingmotherhustlerpodcast Download and subscribe to the podcast here --- Support this podcast: (
Happy Cinco de Mayo amigos!!! Today marks 19 years of me being an immigrant in the USA. Although it's been an amazing journey and yes, I still wouldn't trade it for's also been full of trials and tribulation.  Nothing killed me so it just made me become the badass that I am now. When you are faced with adversity dance with it, acknowledge the struggle but don't allow it to anchor you down to nothing.  Move.  Get in motion.  Write your goal even when they seem impossible because what I know now is that nothing is really impossible in this world.  Everything in this world we're created to match our abilities and potential as a human being. It was all designed by something higher to make it all work and sync.  So sync with it and go get it! I wish you well on this blessed Sunday and don't forget to write a review. Love you all, KM Follow Host + Founder all across Social Media @kareenmills. Podcast IG: @beingmotherhustlerpodcast Download and subscribe to the podcast here Support Kareen Mills' 10-week campaign to cure cancer at to benefit the Leukemia + Lymphoma Society --- Support this podcast: (
OMGEEEEE!!!! Our one year anniversary is almost here on Mother's Day and Elena Cardone will open the season! Before we get there here's some of the most amazing nuggets from Season 1! If there's any nuggets here that you'd like to grab more on, go back to Season 1 and listen to all the episodes because they are amazeballs! Thank you for your support and I love you all to the moon and back!!! Follow Host + Founder all across Social Media @kareenmills. Podcast IG: @beingmotherhustlerpodcast Download and subscribe to the podcast here Support Kareen Mills' 10-week campaign to cure cancer at to benefit the Leukemia + Lymphoma Society --- Support this podcast: (
Everyone has that make or break moment. That moment you either rise up or let life's choices and experiences consume you. Lance Essihos chose to rise and there was no ceiling.  Experiencing lows is a normal part of life just as living through the highs.  Lance began his life in a loving home in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada with loving parents and family who worked hard who gave him everything he needed and then more.  Life was good until it wasn't. Lance had a passion for hockey.  He had been a star player who stood out with great talent; ahead of the other kids his age.  He played in all the top teams in world-class tournaments.  Slowly the competition caught up with him.  By the age of 20, the pressure led him to look for ways to stay competitive.  Steroids immediately ended his career and the devastation began.  That followed with dead-end jobs, drinking, drugs and partying into a state of depression and anxiety.  Lance continued the party across Europe and into Australia bar-tending in some of the best hotels and restaurants.  He discovered his love of people.  Socializing and taking care of them were part of his passion.  He was working hard all day, partying all night and still in a very dark place. Life was a blur and he was spiraling out of control.  That's when he got the call.  The call that his younger brother had taken his own life and he was the one who had to tell his dad.  This was rock bottom with a destructive cycle continuing at a new low.  It's in these rock bottom moments that the choice occurs and Lance chose to rise.  He made some positive choices and get clean and sober.  This allowed him to be sharp and clear-headed perpetuating the positives.  He met Tamara who supported him in every way possible.  Encouraging him to live his best life.  He pulled himself up and started living the life he had dreamed of, the life he was meant to live. Now, he's a positive influence on those who see adversity as a roadblock.  He started the University of Adversity Podcast to share, not only his story but stories just like his.  His hope is that when you are faced with a rock bottom choice you choose to rise as well. Learn more about Lance W. Essihos by listening to his podcast or visiting his website at or catch any episodes on iTunes or Spotify! Follow Host + Founder all across Social Media @kareenmills. Podcast IG: @beingmotherhustlerpodcast Download and subscribe to the podcast here Support Kareen Mills' 10-week campaign to cure cancer at to benefit the Leukemia + Lymphoma Society --- Support this podcast: (
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