Neil Strauss


Terrell Owens, NFL wide receiver, on Extreme Achievement and Confidence

Terrell in the Barrel, PART I NFL legend Terrell Owens ranks in the top 3 of football’s all-time wide receiver records. But behind all the touchdown celebrations, animated press conferences, and playoff tears, there’s the story of an elite athlete who has been challenged by nearly everyone from childhood bullies to the sports media. T.O. gets in the sauna with ... Read More

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Neil Strauss
March 30, 2017, 6:33 p.m.

How to Handle Bullies: From the Playground to Adulthood

A unifying aspect of the childhoods of many successful people is that they were victims of bullying. In this investigative episode, Neil and Gabby dig deep into the minds of their spouses, children, and friends on how bullying has affected them, how they’ve successfully dealt with bullies, and how to teach our children to handle bullying. Learn about a side ... Read More

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Neil Strauss
March 27, 2017, 9 p.m.

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

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Neil Strauss
March 17, 2017, 5:10 p.m.

How Soon is Now? Exclusive Book Excerpt!

I often find myself advising friends, family and fans that there is no better time than NOW to pursue what it is you are passionate about. But everyone is susceptible to the dreaded tendency to put off the pursuit of alluring life changes. And the reason runs deep: Beyond our upbringing, beliefs, and experiences, human history tell a story of just ... Read More

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Neil Strauss
March 2, 2017, 5:57 p.m.

The Truth Barrel Podcast Episode 21: Matt Skiba

Grammy-nominated guitarist and vocalist for Blink-182 and Alkaline Trio, Matt Skiba, joins Neil and Gabby in The Truth Barrel to discuss his career, his relationships, and the life philosophy that has led to his success. It’s not what you’d expect. In this powerful interview, he discusses facing the disappointment of his father when he decided to become a musician, the ... Read More

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Neil Strauss
March 1, 2017, 8:31 a.m.

The Truth Barrel: Solving Listener Dilemmas

In this special episode, Gabby and Neil answer a collection of some of the most emotional, controversial, and wildly nonsensical questions from listeners. Learn to crush limiting beliefs, create healthier fitness habits, end procrastination, and improve your sex life with “hands on” techniques, plus try these quick tests to find out if your romantic relationship is right for you. Be ... Read More

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Neil Strauss
Feb. 24, 2017, 7:19 p.m.

How to Train Your Mind to Overcome Any Obstacle

I’m a big supporter of the writing of Steven Kotler (Abundance, West of Jesus), who did an incredible talk on flow at The Society Intensive. For the past year, I’ve been watching his latest book, written with Jamie Wheal, take shape: Stealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, The Navy SEALs and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work One of the many ... Read More

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Neil Strauss
Feb. 23, 2017, 12:34 a.m.

How to Be a Leader

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

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Neil Strauss
Feb. 18, 2017, 3:48 a.m.

The Subtle Way Most People Self-Sabotage – And How to Prevent It

There’s a secret to the success I’ve had. And it is something I haven’t shared and haven’t seen anyone else directly discuss. Yet I’ve seen many, many people sabotage themselves in big and small ways by not doing this. It’s so simple, yet so hard for most people to do. The secret: Taking recommendations and advice immediately and correctly. The ... Read More

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Neil Strauss
Jan. 26, 2017, 10:25 p.m.

Instead of resolutions, try this…

Did you make a resolution last year, whether on New Year’s or during the year itself? And if you did make a resolution or a promise to yourself, did you keep it? If you didn’t succeed or stick with it, then I’m going to suggest something: Don’t make another goal. Instead: Figure out why you didn’t succeed with your last ... Read More

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Neil Strauss
Jan. 2, 2017, 5:06 p.m.

Laser-Focus on Your Goals

This is part of a series of posts by Richard Arthur, who is a close friend and longtime reader who helps out with The Society intensives. I’ve been busy on a deadline for two new books, so he offered to step in and keep the blog updated with some of my thoughts and ideas. Richard basically lives with Ingrid and ... Read More

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Neil Strauss
Dec. 26, 2016, 6:22 p.m.

Need Validation?

This is part of a series of posts by Richard Arthur, who is a close friend and longtime reader who helps out with The Society intensives. I’ve been busy on a deadline for two new books, so he offered to step in and keep the blog updated with some of my thoughts and ideas. Richard basically lives with Ingrid and ... Read More

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Neil Strauss
Dec. 19, 2016, 6:16 p.m.

Just Start

This is part of a series of posts by Richard Arthur, who is a close friend and longtime reader who helps out with The Society intensives. I’ve been busy on a deadline for two new books, so he offered to step in and keep the blog updated with some of my thoughts and ideas. Richard basically lives with Ingrid and ... Read More The post Just Start appeared first on Neil Strauss.
Neil Strauss
Dec. 12, 2016, 6:33 p.m.

Optimizing Your Life with 84 Hacks, Systems, and Tips (plus great holiday gifts)

This post is packed with information that will definitely change your life. Since it’s dense, here’s a quick guide to what’s below: A link to Neil and Gabby’s best Truth Barrel podcast yet, filled with tips and strategies to enhance your quality of life and productivity. An outline of some of the key things they mention. A list, with links, ... Read More The post Optimizing Your Life with 84 Hacks, Systems, and Tips (plus great holiday gifts) appeared first on Neil Strauss.
Neil Strauss
Dec. 9, 2016, 12:12 a.m.

The #1 Secret of Top Performers

This is part of a series of posts by Richard Arthur, who is a close friend and longtime reader who helps out with The Society intensives. I’ve been busy on a deadline for two new books, so he offered to step in and keep the blog updated with some of my thoughts and ideas. Richard basically lives with Ingrid and ... Read More The post The #1 Secret of Top Performers appeared first on Neil Strauss.
Neil Strauss
Dec. 6, 2016, 2:08 a.m.

The Truth Barrel, Episode 8: Raising Children Without a Power Struggle and Building Healthy Relationships with Hand in Hand Parenting

Listen ➙ The Truth Barrel, Episode 8: Abigail Wald and Catherine DeMonte This episode is the reason why Neil and Gabby started the podcast. Over 90% of all parenting methodologies are coercive. Learn a better way.Click To Tweet This week, they’re joined by two incredible experts: Abigail Wald (Hand in Hand Parenting) who is an expert on parenting, and Catherine ... Read More The post The Truth Barrel, Episode 8: Raising Children Without a Power Struggle and Building Healthy Relationships with Hand in Hand Parenting appeared first on Neil Strauss.
Neil Strauss
Dec. 3, 2016, 3:17 a.m.

Motivation is Overrated

This is part of a series of posts by Richard Arthur, who is a close friend and longtime reader who helps out with The Society intensives. I’ve been busy on a deadline for two new books, so he offered to step in and keep the blog updated with some of my thoughts and ideas. Richard basically lives with Ingrid and ... Read More The post Motivation is Overrated appeared first on Neil Strauss.
Neil Strauss
Nov. 26, 2016, 6:29 p.m.

The Truth Barrel, Episode 7: The Acting Discipline and Raising a Child with Special Needs with John C. McGinley

Listen ➙ The Truth Barrel, Episode 7: John C. McGinley How can a parent cope and adapt with the challenges of raising a child with Down Syndrome? With this child, you have a chance to do something great… —@JohnCMcGinleyClick To Tweet In this episode, John C. McGinley (Platoon, Scrubs, Stan Against Evil) not only shares some of his professional experiences ... Read More The post The Truth Barrel, Episode 7: The Acting Discipline and Raising a Child with Special Needs with John C. McGinley appeared first on Neil Strauss.
Neil Strauss
Nov. 23, 2016, 12:25 a.m.

The Truth Barrel, Episode 6: Receiving Routine Childhood Vaccinations and Its Potential Risks with Dr. Jay Gordon and Jake Peters

Listen ➙ The Truth Barrel, Episode 6: Dr. Jay Gordon and Jake Peters Can you trust your doctor? Do hospitals actually have your best health in mind? Will immunizations keep you healthy or get you sick? There’s no money in good health. You have to become your own advocate.Click To Tweet Neil has been going through one of the greatest ... Read More The post The Truth Barrel, Episode 6: Receiving Routine Childhood Vaccinations and Its Potential Risks with Dr. Jay Gordon and Jake Peters appeared first on Neil Strauss.
Neil Strauss
Nov. 15, 2016, 11:55 p.m.

5 Ways To Get Your Time Back

This is part of a series of posts by Richard Arthur, who is a close friend and longtime reader who helps out with The Society intensives. I’ve been busy on a deadline for two new books, so he offered to step in and keep the blog updated with some of my thoughts and ideas. Richard basically lives with Ingrid and ... Read More The post 5 Ways To Get Your Time Back appeared first on Neil Strauss.
Neil Strauss
Nov. 14, 2016, 6:27 p.m.