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3 Crucial Steps You Must Take to Create the Strongest Version of Yourself – Elliott Hulse



Legendary Elliott Hulse

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.

Erik Andress is an educator, a family man, and creator of the “How to Be a Grownup Podcast”.  On his podcast, Erik Andress and his fellow guest hosts explore how people are following their passions, purpose and living a life they love. Interviews are centered around careers, changing the world and overcoming personal obstacles. In addition to his podcast, Erik has written for “The Huffington Post” and has been featured in “The Atlantic”.  You can check out every episode here and follow Erik on Instagram at @erikandress

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  1. Kingsley Peace

    Mar 22, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    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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Top 12 Addicted2Success Podcast Episodes for You to Listen To

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We are almost 6 months into the year and there has been so many great articles, videos and podcast episodes featured on Addicted2Success.

The Addicted2Success podcast is one of the most popular podcasts in the business section of the apple podcast store and we are officially live on Spotify, Stitcher and SoundCloud now so you can’t miss a motivational beat.

Here are the Top 12 Addicted2Success podcast episodes of 2019 for you to listen to

If you feel that any of the below podcasts have inspired you in any way shape or form please share the episodes on your insta stories, facebook, emails or direct message them to your friends as this would be deeply appreciated as we are on a mission to spread powerful self development advice to the world.

1. Dr. Dain Heer – How To Be More Conscious With Your Thoughts, Feelings And Emotions

Dr. Dain Heer is an internationally renowned author, speaker and facilitator of consciousness and change. For over 17 years, he has been inviting people to embrace their true greatness—people from every culture, country, age and social strata of society.

Originally trained as a chiropractor, he has a completely different approach to healing by facilitating people to tap into and recognize their own abilities and knowing.

2. Ashley Hann – 4 Ways To Master Magnetic Confidence

Ashley Hannawacker is an online branding and marketing strategist, author and speaker. Ashley specializes in creating powerful, cohesive online brand experiences and is an expert at making websites that make money.

Ashley is very passionate about personal growth and mindset through which she has led various presentations, coached leadership trainings and written a #1 best selling book: Magnetic Confidence: Attract the Results, Relationships and Life You Want.

3. Jason Stone – The 3 Principles To Building A 6 & 7 Figure Online Business

Jason Stone is widely known by celebrities and almost 2 million people around the world as @Millionaire_Mentor on Instagram. Stone has successfully launched multiple 6 and 7 figure Instagram and Internet platforms and is becoming a well known social media influencer and marketer. Known for his e-commerce success in the automotive industry in his early years with Treadstone Performance Engineering.

4. Les Brown – How To Achieve The Ultimate Level Of Self Motivation

One of the greatest Motivational Speakers of All Time “Les Brown” shares his powerful wisdom on what it takes to face any fear and how to reach the ultimate level of Self Motivation.

Les Brown goes deep in this conversation, he pours his heart and soul into this and keeps this one real and raw. Don’t Miss This!

5. Tony Robbins – 5 Ways To Master Your Money And Impact Millions Of Lives

Advisor to Billionaire’s, Athletes, Celebrities and some of the top leaders in the world! Tony Robbins is the go to guy for Success strategies and Joel Brown had the fortunate opportunity to chat with Tony about achieving success in this half an hour exclusive interview on the Addicted2Success Podcast!

6. Jay Shetty – How To Be Remembered For Your Love & Contribution

Jay Shetty is a philosophical content creator, story teller, Forbes 30 under 30 entrepreneur and former monk who has created a brand and movement that has reached over 1 Billion views and is dedicated to Making Wisdom Go Viral.

7. T. Harv Eker – How Multi-Millionaire’s Think

T. Harv Eker, the Best Selling Author of Secrets of The Millionaire Mind shares his insights and unforgettable advice on creating a life with abundant wealth and success.

The strategies he shares will change the way you view money forever!

8. Peter Sage – How To Live Your Best Life

Peter Sage is a well known international & serial entrepreneur, author, philosopher and teacher. His unique way of looking at and relating to life has inspired tens of thousands of people worldwide to Reinvent themselves.

Whether by improving or turning around a business or developing a new and empowering psychology through practical yet profound shifts in awareness, Peter hopes his insights and teachings can offer something of value to those who seek it.

9. Yahya Bakkar – How To Powerfully Sell Your Story To The World

Yahya Bakkar is a powerhouse speaker and leadership coach.

Yahya has spoken on over 500 stages around the world and he believes in giving you motivational, practical & transformational content to help you become the most courageous, confident and charismatic version of yourself.

10. Ajit Nawalkha – 4 Powerful Mindset Shifts That Will Change Your Life Forever

Speaker, Coach and Author “Ajit Nawalkha” shares his powerful advice on how to create emotional and mental shifts within to achieve more as an entrepreneur so you can move closer to your dreams.

Ajit’s new book “Live Big” is out now. In Live Big: A Guide to Passion, Practicality, and Purpose, Nawalkha shares 25 shifts—changes in your mental, physical, emotional, or even spiritual state—that will propel you on your road to success.

11. Olivia Arezzolo – How To Master Your Sleep For More Success

Australian Sleep Specialist Olivia Arezzolo shares her powerful advice for achieving more success through better sleep. Olivia writes for some of the world’s top publications on the power of sleep routines and how to live a more empowered life with new and healthy habits.

12. Grant Cardone – How To Increase Your Hunger For Success

Grant Cardone shares his advice on what it takes to be obsessed with your success. Get your hands on Grant Cardone’s New Book “Be Obsessed or Be Average” now.

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4 Ways YOU Can Create Powerful Habits – James Clear

Joel Brown (Founder of



Author and habits expert James Clear says if you want to make big changes, first you have to think small. His new book, “Atomic Habits,” zeroes in on the idea that small adjustments add up to larger changes over time.

Checkout his new book Atomic Habits on Amazon now!

What Are Habits?

Let’s define habits. Habits are the small decisions you make and actions you perform every day. According to researchers at Duke University, habits account for about 40 percent of our behaviors on any given day. 

Your life today is essentially the sum of your habits. How in shape or out of shape you are? A result of your habits. How happy or unhappy you are? A result of your habits. How successful or unsuccessful you are? A result of your habits.

What you repeatedly do (i.e. what you spend time thinking about and doing each day) ultimately forms the person you are, the things you believe, and the personality that you portray. Everything I write about – from procrastination and productivity to strength and nutrition – starts with better habits. When you learn to transform your habits, you can transform your life.

Listen to the full podcast interview below to learn the ways that James Clear has Mastered his Habits!

As James Clear says:

Becoming better is not simply a matter of willpower or work ethic. It’s also a matter of strategy. What people assume is a lack of willpower or an unwillingness to change is often a consequence of trying to build good habits in bad environments.

  • If you are trying to read more books, don’t do it in a room filled with video games, Netflix, and a television. Move to a less distracting environment.
  • If you’re very overweight, don’t try to follow a workout program for college athletes. You can get there eventually, but that’s not a battle you need to fight right now. Start with a manageable change.
  • If you’re surrounded by people who tear down your goals, then work on your projects in a different location or reach out to like-minded people.
  • If you’re trying to stick to a writing habit when your kids are home from school and your house is in chaos, then work on it at a different time. Switch to a time of less resistance.

Build your habits where it is easy to do so. Re-define the situation. Create a game where the odds are stacked in your favor.

It sounds simple, but how often do you find yourself fighting difficult battles and ignoring easy ones? There is plenty of time to fight the difficult battles. Win the easy battles first.

The smartest path is to improvement is the one of least resistance. Fight battles you are destined to win.

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How To Relentlessly Live In Your Potential – Ben Kelly

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Ben Kelly

Millionaire Entrepreneur, Speaker, Trainer and Investor Ben Kelly shares his principles with you for Rapid Transformation.

Ben Kelly was a financially crippled bricklayer with large debt along with a debilitating mindset and low self worth as he struggled for purpose with a feeling of very little hope of a better life.

However, Ben managed to turn that around in 2 short years through a strong desire to learn, grow and apply all that he learned in facing his fears and identity attachments that held him back.

Ben leads a movement of thousands around the world, speaking to large groups throughout Australia, the US, the UK and Asia sharing the lessons he has learned and the process that helped him to go from a depressed bricklayer unable to voice himself to being able to confidently speak to thousands on how life can change in a moment with a strong growth mindset and a willingness to leave behind what is not in service to your greater self.

His successful network marketing business has allowed him, along with his sister Peta to retire their single mother of four “Christine” and alleviate all of her financial burden. Ben loves travelling the world to lead people to their own empowerment, growth and expansion so they can step into greater expressed versions of themselves.


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6 Ways to Expand Your Consciousness for More Success – Garrain Jones

Joel Brown (Founder of



Garrain Jones is a powerful transformational leader and speaker who has broken through barriers most would see as impossible.

Every industry he has stepped into he has achieved a high level of success and he continues to expand his network into the millions and networth into the multiple millions because he continues to challenge the way he looks at his potential and his life. He loves teaching others how they can do this too.

In this podcast episode Garrain shares 6 interesting ways to expand your consciousness so you can achieve more success. He also shares a powerful exercise to create clarity and power in your life, this episode is not to be missed.


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Garrain Jones is the author of “Change Your Mindset, Change Your Life” and is a leader who believes that you can create whatever you believe and that you put your heart and soul into.

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