Today's guest, Elliott Hulse is someone I've been hearing about for years and was super excited to finally connect with. We got into all kinds of man stuff in this episode from masculine archetypes (primarily King, Warrior, Magician, and Lover inspired by the work of Robert Moore), to the cowardliness of "modern men." And believe me, it was amazing and refreshing to hear Elliott throw down on that term and how he approaches working with men experiencing this lack of heart. We talked about connecting with feelings, using them as indications, and his personal path to growth an awakening. And because I can't resist, we also talked about how he and his wife Colleen integrate wildness and structure in parenting their four children. You'll probably want to listen to this one at least three or four times. Enjoy!
About Elliott Hulse:
Elliott Hulse is a social media celebrity, strongman competitor, and personal trainer from New York City, U.S.A. He’s made a name for himself through his motivational videos on YouTube, becoming the ‘go-to‘ figure for strength training, fitness, and spiritual advice.
While Elliot has built a successful gym, online business, and social media following, he only began powerlifting after college. He was interested in working out as a youngster, but dedicated these workout sessions to football, as opposed to any aesthetic goals.
When he graduated from college where he played high-level football, he decided to build a gym. This gym was hit by hard times in the economy but Elliott wasn’t fazed. He set to work creating the YouTube channel which he’s famous for today.
In more recent times, Elliott has focused on helping clients through his ‘Strength Camp’ workout class. His popularity online has sky-rocketed, and he’s become a well-respected figure, posting videos with Kali Muscle and other athletes online.
The YouTube channel which accompanied this new enterprise gradually gathered a huge online fan base. Elliott likes to think of himself as a “video poet,” and over the space of just a few years, he managed to attract over 2.5 million subscribers and over 360 million views. He was awarded the accolade of “YouTube Fan’s Favorite” in 2015.
In this episode, Elliott shares:
1. Compassion as not a bleeding heart but a listening heart
2. Moving from Warrior to King and integrating Magician and Lover, too
3. It's not about being a "real man" but "fully man"