Legendary Elliott Hulse
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Welcome once more to the “How to Be a Grownup Podcast Breakdown”!  My name is Erik Andress and I am the host of this show.  Today, I am humbled and grateful to bring you the words and wisdom of Youtube sensation and spiritual explorer Elliott Hulse!  He is a walking testament to what can be possible when you align with your purpose in this universe and grind hard to find the success that you deserve!

Check out this podcast interview with Elliott to learn all his tips, tricks, and techniques that he wants you to know to live a empowered life:

In this podcast, Elliott shares powerful insight on how his past experiences and the adversity he has overcome has given him amazing insight that allows him to bring holistic, vital information to the millions of people that follow his career.

While there were a lot of gems this inspiring entrepreneur dropped, here are the the three most important ways Elliott believes that you can do to dramatically increase the quality of your life:

1. Understand that purposeful adversity and suffering leads to greatness

Part of the human experience is pain.  Don’t let anybody tell you differently.  Anything that is worth doing in life will be challenging.  Building, maintaining, and sustaining a business is not for the faint of heart.  Developing a deep and loving relationship with a significant other that will stand by your side in the good times and the bad is a journey of personal growth for both partners.  However, so many of us don’t give ourselves the tools to deal with these burdens or roadblocks before they happen.  We allow ourselves to flounder and fail in the face of challenges, because we haven’t practiced being resilient.  

You have the chance to change that today.  You have the chance in this twenty four hour period, to give yourself the gift of GRIT and MENTAL TOUGHNESS.  Whether you choose to lift weights like Elliot or push yourself by reading a book a day like Tai Lopez, developing that internal sense of resilience will help you to deal with the challenges of everyday life much more easily.  Get up off your couch and take on the Spartan Race, see how much you can dead-lift, push yourself to jog a little bit further, pick up a book that seems like it might be beyond your scope of understanding and know that you will better your life for it!

“When you participate in purposeful suffering, your happiness level actually rises.” – Joe De Sena

2. Realize that your past mistakes cannot dictate the quality of your future

Don’t let other people’s perception of you be the excuse that you use to avoid going for your dreams.  As Elliott and I spoke about in the interview, he CHOSE to break out of the negative path that he was walking on.  Empower yourself to believe that you are capable of this as well.  Allow this paragraph to act as your permission slip to let go of the story that you believe was written for you, and to start to pen a new one for yourself.  

Give yourself permission to believe that you are not the negative labels that your educators placed upon you.  Give yourself permission to believe that friends and family that doubt your dream, just can’t see the heights that you are capable of reaching.  GIve yourself permission to believe that any mistakes that you have made in your past, were made by an entirely different person.  Those mistakes were made by a person full of uncertainty, doubt, regret, and devoid of purposeful direction.  Give yourself permission to believe that greatness and power are there inside you, just waiting for you to unlock the potential that you have always had!

The only way to get out of mediocrity is to keep shooting for excellence. Eric Thomas

3. Recognize that patience and persistence are the key ingredients to lasting success

In the social media world that we have been born and bred in, it becomes very easy to believe that success came overnight for so many of the flashy and beautiful individuals that you see on the Instagram recommend page.  Nothing in life that is worthwhile comes easily.  You want to be successful as a business owner or an entrepreneur?  Patience and persistence are the answer.  Stop reading books, stop watching Gary Vaynerchuk videos and start to put the work in while understanding that it will be a long trek towards lasting success.  Do you want to have a meaningful and deep relationship with a partner that makes your life better? You need to get out there, put yourself in positions where you could meet that person, and bring your best self to every interaction that you have with them.  When things get tough, when you argue or fight, push yourself to see the long term as opposed to the conflict in the moment.  

There is no debate, success is persistence and patience.  Challenges are an inevitable part of your journey towards the top.  You will fail.  You will stumble.  Onlookers might mock you or try to tear down your dreams.  You will fall down and get bloodied, bruised, and broken.  However, those that make their lasting mark on this world are the ones that choose to say that, “My obstacles don’t define me, my goals do.”

“You are not patient enough.  Your lack of patience is killing you.” – Gary Vaynerchuk

I hope you’ve enjoyed the “How to Be a Grownup Podcast!”  If you have some takeaways from the interview I missed, SOUND OFF in the comments below.


  1. Wow, this post has been extremely helpful. Am actually sharing these tips with friends too and they are showing signs of embracing the life of Optimism. Thank you, your posts on self-help has actually grounded my faith in who I am.

    Good Luck.


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