Human Relationships

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 […]

The Human Factor

Greetings EverydaySpy, The desert weather here in UAE is finally cooling down! And with the break in heat, neighbors are going outside to finally meet one another. When my family and I relocated to UAE in June 2019, we had to adapt quickly to summer in the desert.  It was 41℃ (105℉) by 10am every […]