Preparation

Elite Retirement

Greetings Everyday Spy, I took my family to Cape Canaveral to visit the Kennedy Space Center and watch a Space-X rocket launch. My son was overjoyed to meet actual ‘rocket scientists’ everywhere we went; at coffee shops, grocery stores, even just walking along the beach.  To him, they were heroes. Explorers trying to reach Mars […]

Elite Self-Discipline (Part IV): Emotional Discipline

Greetings Everyday Spy, Sometimes the bad guy wins. Every time I reflect on the truth of those five words, my heart breaks. There are three types of people in the world. Those trying to help others Those trying to hurt others Those still deciding whether to help or hurt I have dedicated my life to […]

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 […]