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Business & Career

Elite Self-Discipline (Part III): Mental Discipline

Greetings Everyday Spy, I’ve been lucky to work with some of the best operators in the world: US Special Operations, British MI6, Australian SIS, German BND and more. Sometimes we crossed paths for just a few days. Sometimes we lived in small camps for months. Other times we spent years relying on each other’s commitment […]

Elite Self-Discipline (Part II): Physical Discipline

Greetings Everyday Spy, Today we start training our elite self-discipline! In my last letter to you, we discussed the relationship between self-discipline and willpower.  We learned that 80% of people desire greater self-discipline, but that self-discipline is reliant on willpower. Without willpower – the ability to resist temptation – we cannot achieve self-discipline.  Imagine you […]

Elite Self-Discipline (Part I)

Greetings Everyday Spy, You don’t know this, but I write to you everyday. Some days I write before the sun comes up. Other days I write in the heat of a desert afternoon. And of course, many days I write to you after my wife and children have gone to bed. I write to you […]

The Spies We Buy

Greetings Everyday Spy, Every spy has one simple mission: collect valuable information. CIA taught me how to find, collect, and use information that others did not want me to have.      Information is power.       Information is leverage.       Information separates those who win from those who lose.  Some information gets protected by countries and corporations. There are […]

Nukes and Ice Cream

Greetings Everyday Spy, We are all trying to build something.  The average person will spend 90,000 hours of their life at work. I’m not just talking about career professionals. I’m talking about every person you see around you every day. People wearing aprons; people dressed in business suits; nurses in scrubs; roadside workers in coveralls.  […]