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

Is Monogamy Natural?

Neil StraussAdvice23 Comments

Greetings Inner Circlers. You’ve arrived at my first video email. Let’s get into it: Is monogamy natural? Is non-monogamy natural? Have you had successful CNM (consensual non-monogamy) loving relationships? Where do you stand on sexual exclusivity vs sexual freedom? I’ve done and let me know your thoughts in the comments below. This is a complete reframe of the whole monogamy vs … Read More

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