Discover how you can be better at being you than anyone else when you have the right attitude about yourself

Find out why mental toughness is positive thinking on steroids

Discover who you are, what you believe, what you stand for, and what you truly care about

Recognize that you won’t become resilient despite your adversity; you’ll become resilient because of it

Explore why the way in which you deal with failure determines how you will achieve success

Understand that ignorance of your competition makes you vulnerable; ignorance of yourself makes you stupid

LaRae Quy was an undercover and counterintelligence FBI agent for 24 years. She exposed foreign spies and recruited them to work for the U.S. Government. As an FBI agent, she developed the mental toughness to survive in environments of risk, uncertainty, and deception. Faced with stressful and fast-moving situations, she needed to move through barriers if she was to succeed.

Secrets of a Strong Mind Online Course

Based on real-life experiences and backed up with psychology and neuroscience, Secrets of a Strong Mind online course is 8 short modules of 5-minute videos.

It will help you to develop the mental resilience to overcome any challenge with confidence.

Are You Mentally Tough?

Mental toughness is believing you will prevail in your circumstances rather than believing your circumstances will change. It’s managing your emotions, thoughts, and behavior in ways that set you up for success in both business and life. Get your Mental Toughness Score – see where you excel and what areas need attention.

Secrets of a Strong Mind: How to Build Inner Strength to Overcome Life's Obstacles

A former FBI counter-espionage agent offers field-tested methods for readers to develop mental toughness. She provides a curated package of tools and techniques to help them realize they are capable of far more than they believe to be possible.

Mental Toughness for Women Leaders: 52 Tips To Recognize and Utilize Your Greatest Strengths

Empowering women to grow as leaders, advancing your career, getting your voice heard, or balancing the demands of work and home, this book will show you how mentally strong women manage in ways that set them up for success in life.

Values

Happiness is nothing more than a fleeting emotion. If you want to live a shallow life, then go ahead and pursue all the happiness you can possibly cram into one day. And then start over again tomorrow because the pursuit of that elusive value will keep you on the run for the rest of your life. Instead, seek the things in life that bring us joy and contentment. Don’t settle for anything less. Moments of happiness will automatically spring from those things that produce life satisfaction and fulfillment.

Why You Need Mental Toughness

Grit Under Pressure

Grit is an intrinsic desire to go beyond what you can easily accomplish with talent or skill.

Grit Under Pressure

  • A deep sense of purpose because you believe your work is worth it.
  • Purpose boils down to understanding how you can give your talents and skills back to the world.
  • Motivation to go beyond what you can easily achieve with talent.
  • Success is often where people stop on their way to being who they truly want to be.
  • Conditions don’t have to be perfect to start if you pursue something that answers your “why” and is important to you.
  • Great lives respond to a higher calling and purpose.
  • Purpose is the linchpin of grit.

The Right Mindset

Mental toughness is not something you’re born with, it’s a mindset you can develop.

The Right Mindset

  • Attitude is the difference between a mentally tough champion and a whiny wimp.
  • Negative emotions make us uncomfortable but without discomfort, there is no change and no growth.
  • It’s not a lack of fear that creates a strong mind; it’s how we deal with negative fear-based emotions.
  • The greatest mental toughness weapon we have is our ability to choose one thought over another.
  • Mental toughness requires positive thinking. Positive people know they will prevail in their circumstances rather than hope their circumstances will change.

When Life Sucks

Mental toughness gives you the ability to be comfortable with discomfort while producing inner confidence.

When Life Sucks

  • Stability is a shut-off valve for the brain. You only learn when there’s uncertainty.
  • Petri dishes full of new experiences will help you anticipate what it feels like to fail so you can respond and not react when the stakes are higher.
  • Left in darkness, fear will grow and sabotage your efforts to move forward.
  • The only difference between a rut and a coffin is their dimensions.
  • Wisdom is understanding that we’re not sure we have all the right answers.
  • Success won’t make you confident; confidence will make you successful.
  • Shit Happens. Life is hard. Pain is inevitable. Growth is optional.

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