Human Relationships

Sex and Spies (Part I): 3 Ways Sex Boosts Your Everyday Performance

Greetings Everyday Spy, Living and working undercover is incredibly exciting. Hollywood spy movies make it look like every moment of a covert operation is dangerous; high-stakes and high-pressure. In reality, you know your cover is working best when nobody notices you. When you successfully ‘blend in’ to your environment, you appear as plain and mundane […]

Iran vs. America: Influence

Greetings Everyday Spy, One of my favorite training courses at CIA was in influence operations. The definition of influence is pretty straight forward: “The capacity to have an effect on the behavior of someone or something.” Covert influence is more specific: “Influence on political, economic, or military conditions abroad, without public knowledge that the activity […]

The Christmas Spy

 “For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, and nothing concealed that will not be known or brought out into the open.” Luke 8:17 Greetings Everyday Spy,  The Christmas season is a busy time for churches. The average Church has 160% more people attend on Christmas Eve than any typical Sunday service. While […]

#SPYHACK: Hacking the Job Interview

Greetings Everyday Spy, Welcome to your newest #SpyHACK! I was recently invited to do a TV interview. The producer sent me an email with a long list of ‘tips’ to help me prepare for the show. Wear a solid color shirt. Project your energy/excitement when you talk. Don’t eat within an hour of the interview. […]

The #EverydaySpy Writing Guide

Greetings Everyday Spy, I am humbled by your support for the #EverydaySpy newsletter and the Everyday Espionage Podcast. Sometimes you send short messages offering me encouragement or feedback. Other times you send likes and comments via social media. But my favorite feedback comes when people email me directly at info@EverydaySpy.com. Some people think email is […]