How to Choose an Interpretation of Yourself That Best Serves You

Neil StraussAdvice

You are your interpretation. So change your interpretation of events and change yourself. But the way we talk to ourselves can be cruel and insane. If someone else talked to us the way we talk to ourselves in our own heads, we’d hate them and wouldn’t want to be near them. So why do we tell ourselves these things? Let’s … Read More

Can You Trust Your Partner To Have the Passcode to Your Phone?

Brian FishbachAdvice

This blog post is based on a conversation a few of us had with Neil the other day in a sauna. None of us took notes, but we attempted to write down every piece of Neil’s logic and advice he offered on phones, trust, and relationships. Let’s talk about trust in relationships around the phone and social media. As a … Read More

The Truth is Now in Paperback + Bonus Content

Neil StraussBooks, The Truth

After two and a half years of being bound in white leather, it’s time for a change. The Truth is now available in paperback, with a new subtitle to boot:  An Eye-Opening Odyssey Through Love Addiction, Sex Addiction, and Extraordinary Relationships. Order your paperback copy of The Truth anywhere books are sold: HarperCollins Amazon Barnes & Noble Indiebound Books-a-Million iBooks My … Read More

The Best Songs for Focus and Productivity

Neil StraussAdvice3 Comments

Every day, there’s something new and sinister that robs me of my focus and productivity. I’ve written about this before and offered my advice on how to stop distractions dead in their tracks. …but they keep on coming back. So one tool that I use to be laser-focused and productive while I write is playing a handful of songs and … Read More

The Cost of Failure Is…Learning

Neil StraussAdvice

The cost of failure is…learning. This is a common statement to make, and it is accurate in theory. But it is not true for everyone. There are those who suffer from a form of procrastination called “perfect preparing.” They spend all their time researching and planning, but they don’t execute because they are too scared of failing and being wrong. … Read More

How to Avoid Burnout

Richard ArthurAdvice

I’ve been experiencing burnout lately… I’ve overextended myself, and am juggling multiple writing gigs, along with a full time job here at The Society. Burnout is different from stress. It lingers. And sneaks up on you out of nowhere. Burnout is different from stress. Learn to spot it and combat it: Click To Tweet Burnout has been hurting my relationship … Read More

Children’s Book Recommendations from Readers

Neil StraussBooks

I read a lot when I was young. And now that I’m a father, I make it a priority to read with my three-year-old son Tenn every chance I get. Since my book collection doesn’t exactly pique my son’s interest (yet), I asked you readers what books your children enjoy the most. …and your response was overwhelming! It’s inspiring to … Read More

New Years 2018: The Year of Deep Inner Game

Neil StraussAdvice, New Years, YoDIG

new years resolution 2018

Happy New Year! I hope you’ve taken the time to set a vision, intention, resolution, or SMART goals for this coming year…. And as crucial, I hope you looked over your goals for 2017, and gave yourself a performance review: If you didn’t accomplish your previous resolutions, it’s worth asking yourself why? Especially if they were realistic goals. To make … Read More

Books Written by Guests of The Truth Barrel Podcast

Brian FishbachBooks, Podcast

In each episode of The Truth Barrel podcast, there was at least one book recommendation from either Gabby, Neil, and their guests—several of which are authors themselves. …and some of the guests’ books became bestsellers. Your mission:  pick two of these books and promise yourself that you will read them in the first six months of 2018. Read two of … Read More

Top Ten Books: Reading List 2017 (Fiction & Literature)

Neil StraussBooks, Neil

In what’s becoming an annual tradition here, below is my top ten books reading list for 2017. It will be updated over the course of the year to reflect the fiction and literature books I’ve read over the course of the year. As I read each book, I will list it below, in order of preference from most to least favorite, … Read More