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 StraussAdvice22 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

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