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

Don’t Talk About Your Goals, Be About Your Goals

Richard ArthurAdvice

Science shows that talking about your goals makes you less likely to reach them. Of course, like every scientific claim, there are studies that prove the opposite. Accountability certainly helps when setting big ass goals, but there is a catch: You should be accountable to a professional invested in your success – like a coach, mentor, or mastermind group like … Read More

Face Your Fears Before Breakfast

Richard ArthurAdvice

Face Your Fears Before Breakfast

Cold therapy in the morning is one of the best ‘life-hacks’ I’ve ever adopted. Every morning, I get up, and automatically head to the shower. I put the temperature on “cold A.F.”, and let the water run for a minute or so… In this time, I can feel my brain trying so hard to “keep me in the comfort zone … Read More

What Mike Learned After Surviving a Plane Crash

Neil StraussAdvice

Surviving a plane crash

Today, I’m sharing a very personal story with you. It’s about death as a teacher of life wisdom. It’s also about how a simple compliment someone received years ago ended up saving his life last month. Specifically, it’s about a miraculous near-death experience that was recently in the news, and involved a friend and Society member, Mike. You may have … Read More

A Big Misconception About Happiness

Neil StraussAdvice

A Big Misconception about Happiness

Today’s blog post is about a specific life-changing idea. I feel so strongly about this, I was going to write a book about it. But I have three books due this year already, so I’m putting it in this blog post instead. The idea is about your happiness. I talk to many people about their lives and goals, and this … Read More

How to Be a Leader

Neil StraussAdvice

One of the tenets of The Society is to create and empower leaders to do good in the world, and teach them how to be a leader of leaders. Our first-ever Society adventure trip was to North Korea, which is where I met Joshua Spodek (see photo above with uncomfortable North Korean soldier). We discussed many things about leadership, among other … Read More