Author: Elliott Hulse
Interview With The Author
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I have been following Elliott Hulse for almost three years now. He has easily become a mentor of mine simply via his YouTube videos. I actually have a notebook filled with notes I’ve taken from those videos. The first book I read from Elliott was King, which preceded NONJOBS Revolution. King blew me away. It was slammed with valuable information on how to be a better man in every aspect of the word. I initially reached out to Elliott’s wife, Colleen (who is also his Business Manager,) earlier this year and asked to interview him about King. Colleen told me that Elliott would prefer that we wait until his new book, NONJOBS Revolution, was released so that the interview could be about it instead of King. I was happy to accept that answer. There was obviously a lot of value in NONJOBS Revolution, but I’ll just cover a couple of what I saw as key points.
Culture of Consumerism
Elliott opens the book by explaining how our economy has shifted over the years. He talks about how the current education system was designed by industrial giants to produce “well-conditioned” workers to, therefore, create the culture of consumerism. Elliott defines consumerism as a social and economic order and ideology that encourages the acquisition of goods and services in ever-increasing amounts. So, basically, it’s the idea that we are being persuaded to give all of our money to people who don’t really need it in order to attain things we don’t really need (or even want.) Elliott then goes into talking about how the internet has and will continue to liberate people from this culture.
What is a NonJob?
Elliott defines a NonJob as “any time you are doing work that you love, serving others, and earning a fair return on your value.” He also makes it a point to mention that your NonJob is not so much about what you’ve done as much as it’s about who you are. There are three key requirements to have on your “NonJob Resume” and those requirements are:
- You are deeply in love with some subject, skill, art, trade, or vocation.
- You share your love.
- Learn how to receive love.
You can read the book to learn more about the depth of each requirement.
So, if you couldn’t already tell, I’m a huge fan of Elliott Hulse and his work. I read this book in less than 24 hours. Elliott also talks about how to build a team within your NonJob, three rituals everyone should be doing each day, the different kinds of people you meet in your life, and so much more. I think anybody who considers themselves an entrepreneur (or even thinks they might be entrepreneurial) needs to add this to their reading list. It’s such an eye-opening book in terms of why building a business of your own (NonJob) is so important in modern times.