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Spycraft

How to Grieve Like a Spy and Turn Loss Into Strength

Greetings Everyday Spy: Everyone will experience loss in this lifetime, but spies know how to grieve and turn loss into strength. Grief is the only pain you are guaranteed in life. But that pain does not have to destroy you. I grew up believing I was born a bastard child; a son without a father […]

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 […]

Sexpionage, Sparrows, Ravens, and Honey Pots (Sex and Spies: Part III)

Greetings Everyday Spy, National security secrets will always be lost to sexpionage, sparrows, ravens, and honey pots. Yes, I’m talking about the birds and bees – but not the ones you might think. In part one of this series, you learned the science behind how sex can boost your everyday performance by releasing beneficial hormones […]

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 […]

Sex and Spies (Part II): Drive, Desire and the Power Paradox

Greetings Everyday Spy, The greatest lie you’ve ever been told is that men and women see sex differently. Sex is not a gender thing – it is a human thing. Men aren’t wired to see sex as a conquest. Women aren’t genetically coded to see sex as a lifelong commitment. These mainstream beliefs about sex […]