Health & Fitness

The Truth About Trance

Greetings Everyday Spy, My wife’s parents are genuine hippies. They are so different from my family that I refer to them as ‘my wife’s parents’ instead of ‘my in-laws.’ As if the different terminology will somehow protect me from their hippie love for stray animals, awkward dance/exercises, and belief in astrology. If you are married […]

Combating Negative Thoughts

Greetings Everyday Spy, In the Middle East, the desert sand blows all day long. There are different types of sand. Some sand is heavy and course. Other sand is as fine as powder. It takes a big wind-storm (aka: Sand Storm) to pick up the course sand. Sand storms are rare but can cause significant […]

The Spy Escape Workout

Greetings Everyday Spy, We all have a ‘Plan B’ – a backup plan just in case something goes wrong. That backup plan looks different for different people: Some back-up plans look like going to work for the family business. Others look like a part-time job while we go back to school. Others still take the […]

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 […]

MENTAL STRENGTH (Part IV): Get Physical

Greetings Everyday Spy, My first job was in a restaurant. I was a dishwasher. I was 15 years old, working secretly in the kitchen of a public golf club. Spying is not separate from real life. Spying is real life. Anyone who ever worked as a dishwasher knows how it feels to be faced with […]