Neil Strauss


Patience is a Virtue

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

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Neil Strauss
June 28, 2017, 4:02 p.m.

The Ultimate Interview on What You Eat and Why You’ve Been Programmed to Eat It

If you ever needed the motivation to stop eating processed and junk food, Dr. Robert Lustig is happy to give you the facts that will scare the sugar out of your diet. Listen in as this renowned neuroendocrinologist reveals to Gabby and Neil just how much the food industry has made us addicts to food that is killing us. As ... Read More

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Neil Strauss
June 24, 2017, 4:36 p.m.

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

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

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Neil Strauss
June 20, 2017, 12:03 a.m.

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

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Neil Strauss
June 12, 2017, 12:24 a.m.

‘Braveheart’ Screenwriter Randall Wallace on Living with Integrity

Randall Wallace is a writer’s writer. He has written films (Heaven is for Real, Man in the Iron Mask, Braveheart); books (Pearl Harbor, Living the Braveheart Life); and songs (including one played at President Ronald Reagan’s funeral). Yet at age 46, he was down-and-out with no success. In this podcast, find out how Wallace turned his writing career around; and ... Read More

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Neil Strauss
June 2, 2017, 4:20 a.m.

What Mike Learned After 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

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Neil Strauss
May 31, 2017, 6:44 p.m.

Episode 29: Rapper Mikey Mike on How He Scammed His Way into Getting a Grammy

“Have you seen this man? Owes 2.3 million dollars in child support” is the bold headline that invaded Los Angeles billboards and posters accompanied by the mugshot face of upcoming rapper Mikey Mike. This episode of The Truth Barrel is for everyone trying to get noticed. Mikey Mike is one of the best new musicians, rappers, and producers out there. ... Read More

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Neil Strauss
April 25, 2017, 5:18 p.m.

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.