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 with ... Read More
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
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
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
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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
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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
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. 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
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
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
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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
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 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
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
Listen ➙ The Truth Barrel, Episode 49: Max Landis, Part 1 Max Landis is one of the most sought-after screenwriters in Hollywood. From his first big film Chronicle to his upcoming Bright, with Will Smith to his classic YouTube video Wrestling Isn’t Wrestling, Landis is also one of Hollywood’s most prolific screenwriters. In this episode, Max shares an equally large ... Read More
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Five years ago, a small group of Inner-Circle readers compiled the most important takeaways and lessons from 23 amazing self-growth books. And roughly every-other week for the entire year, I posted their analysis right here on the blog. By the end of the year, we took all the common themes and advice and put it into an exclusive PDF only ... Read More
For 12 years, Frank Warren has been mailed over 1 million secrets on postcards from people on every continent. His website, PostSecret.com has led him to become the most trusted listener of secrets in the world. Frank joins Neil and Gabby in The Truth Barrel to share the lessons he has learned about the secrets that people keep, what they ... Read More
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It’s early September. The northern hemisphere still has a month left of summer, but for many people, this week marks the end of summer—back to school season. While we are busy putting so much emphasis and excitement on ourselves and our children as students, the people who get overlooked most at this time of year are the teachers themselves. As ... Read More
Today’s blog post is going to help you blow through a common excuse people make… An excuse that sabotages your progress and your life–and it’s so common, even I’m guilty of making this excuse from time to time. The excuse is: “I don’t have enough time to work on that right now.” And by “that,” I mean a new skill, ... Read More
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