Why Vulnerability Is Crucial For Success

Why Vulnerability Is Crucial For Success

When people meet me, they expect me to have the kind of bravado that is portrayed by FBI agents on TV and in movies—confident with no signs of weakness or vulnerability. Nothing could be further from the truth! The happiest and most successful FBI agents with whom I...
4 Key Behaviors Of Resilient People

4 Key Behaviors Of Resilient People

At ten years of age, I rode my bike on a cow trail near our ranch house in Wyoming. I sped along at a good clip, too fast to notice a coiled rattlesnake on the other side of rock. Until the snake struck out at full length. My bike flipped, and as I landed, I felt...
5 Surefire Ways To Break Bad Habits

5 Surefire Ways To Break Bad Habits

When I attended an undercover in-service at the FBI Academy, several of my training sessions included a mock trial with cross examination by a hostile public defender. The normal human response to a verbal attack is to become angry—maybe even strike back. But that is...

Are YOU Mentally Tough?

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Mental toughness is believing you will prevail in your circumstances rather than believing your circumstances will change. Find your Mental Toughness score - see where you excel and what areas need attention.