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
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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
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
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
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
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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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
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
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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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
“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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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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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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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
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
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
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
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
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