A Tour of My Personal Library

Neil StraussBooks

Everyone who comes to my house gets a book. I most often give away non-fiction books—most of them are readings that influenced The Game. Soon, I will update these library giveaways for books that influenced The Truth. For those and more, be sure to sign up for my email list here. My non-fiction shelf: Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by … Read More

Taking Care of Yourself Is Not Being Selfish: A 3-Hour Challenge

Brian FishbachAdvice, Challenge

“Can you spare 3 hours today?” If someone asked you for 3 hours of your time today, what would you say? Probably, “hell no,” or a well-worded excuse. But what would you say if you asked yourself for 3 hours of productivity today? We’d all say yes. But how many of us will actually give ourselves that time? Much of … Read More

The Art of Being Human and How to Share Your Reality with Someone Else

Brian FishbachPodcast

Dive in deep in this extremely raw and personal episode of The Truth Barrel where Gabby and Neil go one-on-one about their respective life challenges and their powerful solutions to them. There is a focus on balance, relationships, and parenting. Listen as they deconstruct and share the inner-monologues that they wrestle with in their own lives. What you don’t want … Read More

What is Enmeshment and How to Get Rid of It

Neil StraussThe Truth

One simple thing that changed my life was learning the word enmeshment. Everyone knows what abandonment is: This is when a caregiver abandons, is detached from, or doesn’t provide for the child. This can range from a parent who isn’t physically present, to a parent who is physically present but emotionally distant, to a parent who doesn’t ensure adequate care … Read More

What Do You Want to Create and Why Haven’t You Done It?

Neil StraussAdvice

Humans have a deep desire to create and to build. We rose to the top of the food chain because of our ability to create. And I know from personal experience, the most satisfaction I feel comes after periods of creation. But today we are all dealing with a very serious problem… There is a major suppression and misdirection of … Read More

Life Balance and a Five-Year Plan

Richard ArthurAdvice

Having a more balanced life should be a goal on its own, and this blog post will show you a simple way of making progress on that front. While most goals are overly ambitious, unrealistic, and without a plan, the singular focus and obsession of reaching one goal can be detrimental. It can lead to imbalance in life, and living … Read More

Make Your Harshest Critic Work for You

Richard ArthurAdvice

It’s no secret that you are your harshest critic. That internal voice is constantly criticizing every move you do… You’re never good enough. And you can always do better. Does that sound familiar? It’s totally normal. As humans in today’s over-stimulated world, our brains are wired to be constantly dwelling, obsessing, and stressing about little things that don’t really matter … Read More

The Six Major Qualities of Great Leaders

Richard ArthurAdvice

We are all leaders:  Leaders of our families, jobs, social circles, and destiny. It is our moral obligation to be the best leader possible. The world needs leadership more than ever today, especially since so many people have been conditioned by society to be lazy sheep. Comfort makes people unambitious, and technology automates people’s thinking and the way they lead … Read More

Patience is a Virtue

Richard ArthurAdvice

You don’t need to have your life figured out, just yet… We all spend way too much time worrying about the future and what we are supposed to be doing. We are stuck in a trap that lets us believe we should be exactly where we think we should be—a place where we have everything figured out, we’re on the … Read More