Business & Career

Carry a Conversation Like a Spy (Social Mastery Part II)

Greetings Everyday Spy, It’s time to learn how you can carry a conversation like a spy! Your questions after the first day of Social Mastery training reminded me of my own questions after I started training at CIA. My first day of training at CIA was nothing like I expected. Hollywood had me prepped for […]

How You Know If Your Job Is Killing You

Greetings Everyday Spy, If you are wondering if your job is killing you, the answer is most likely ‘yes.’ Not long into my freshman year at the Air Force Academy, I attended a class function where an F-16 fighter pilot was giving an inspirational speech. I remember being so excited to meet a real-life fighter […]

How to Build Rapport (Social Mastery Part I)

Greetings Everyday Spy, I love meeting new people. And if I want to meet people, I have to know how to build rapport. I believe that people are the most interesting part of our world. I am interested in diverse backgrounds, enjoy cultural differences, and welcome opposing opinions. I know that not everyone enjoys people […]

#SPYHACK: Elite Time Blocking

Greetings Everyday Spy, Welcome to your newest #SpyHACK! The last few months have been an interesting exercise for me and my family. Dealing with a global crisis while running a business and raising a couple kids feels a lot like being deployed to a combat zone. The work never ends. There are landmines and sniper […]

Beating COVID19 (Part 6): A CIA Farewell to Coronavirus

Greetings Everyday Spy, If you are subscribed to EverydaySpy.com or follow my Everyday Espionage Podcast, then you know my recent frustration with experts. People who claim to be experts in their field but shy away from making professional predictions are of little value to our world. As Coronavirus continues to dominate headlines around the world, […]