How to Take Control of Your Subconscious Mind

Richard ArthurAdvice

Today, you’re going to discover one of (if not the) most profound realizations I’ve had in my life—and almost all of it occurs on a subconscious level. To get the most out of this new insight, you need to first understand the “Pareto Principle.” The Pareto Principle: An Italian economist named Vilfredo Pareto stumbled onto this idea in the early … Read More

I Hate Tim Ferriss

Neil StraussBooks

I hate Tim Ferriss. I am seriously upset at him. He used to be my brother in slow, agonizing book turn-around times. We’d sweat together for years on the research, writing, and editing of our books, vowing never to do it again when we were done. But now, all of a sudden, this guy has turned on me. He called … Read More

The Most Important Person of Our Generation

Neil StraussNeil

This week is the 50th anniversary of Rolling Stone‘s first issue. And I’m excited to announce that I was selected to write the cover story. Most importantly, it’s about an individual who, I believe, is the single-most important person of our time. I’ve spent the last nine months in and out of his world, working on this profile of… Elon … Read More

24 Hours without Technology and Food

Richard ArthurAdvice

When was the last time you turned off your phone, computer, and TV for an entire day? And when was the last time you went 24 hours without eating?  If the answer is “I don’t know” or “never,” you need to consider a day of discipline like this… Recently, I went on a 24-hour fast – abstaining from all technology, … Read More

How to Use Neuro-Linguistic Programming To Take Risks

Richard ArthurAdvice

We get a lot of questions about neuro-linguistic programming (NLP). It has been described as a “subconscious brain science.”  To understand NLP more, imagine a door: On one side of this door, is everything we see and know — the world in our eyes. On the “other side” is everything we can’t see, and don’t know: Uncertainty Unsolved problems Unexpressed … Read More

How to Break Away from Overeating and Emotional Eating

Brian FishbachPodcast

Two friends of Neil and Gabby enter The Truth Barrel to share the truth about being chronically overweight: Scott (The Truth Barrel sound engineer), and Patrick (Neil’s temporary right-hand person). Both Scott and Patrick are over six feet and north of 300 pounds. Neil and Gabby do their best to make a potentially life-saving game-plan for Scott and Patrick to … Read More

How to Not Be Overwhelmed

Neil StraussAdvice

The other day I was talking to someone who was completely overwhelmed with her email. She told me that she was constantly receiving emails ALL the time, and this took away her time from everything else in life. I asked her… Do you have any boundaries around your email? She wasn’t sure what I meant, so we drilled a bit … Read More

The “Why” Behind Your Big Ideas

Richard ArthurAdvice

Let’s talk about your big idea… I’m assuming you have one (or many)… And the steps usually look like this: 1) You come up with the idea. 2) You set out to figure out how to do it, how everything would work… 3) But then you rationalized that you couldn’t do it, so you move on to the next big … Read More

Tom Petty (1950-2017)

Neil StraussThe Loop

Tom Petty sat in his Malibu home on a warm summer afternoon, sipping from a mug of cold coffee and wearing a suede fringed jacket, brown moccasins, and black socks. From a distance he looked like he hadn’t changed in a quarter of a century, but up close his face was etched with deep lines of experience. Only his pale … Read More

Rest in Peace, Hugh Hefner (1926-2017)

Neil StraussThe Loop

In the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles, Hugh Hefner, age seventy-two, sat in the library in his second skin: a red smoking jacket and black silk pajamas. On the table in front of him were a bottle of Diet Pepsi and a plate of cookies, accessories that replaced his pipe after his 1985 stroke. He spent most of the interview … Read More