Rewire Your Brain For Success

Rewire Your Brain For Success

I was a fashion buyer before I became an FBI agent. I quickly learned that I would need to rewire my brain if I wanted to be a success in my new job. It began with my first day at the FBI Academy. Everyone stood up and gave their background: military officers who had...
4 Surefire Ways To Move Through Uncertainty

4 Surefire Ways To Move Through Uncertainty

The FBI requires all agents to qualify with their firearm at least four times a year. Part of this training is taking turns arresting fellow agents and putting them in handcuffs. As I tried to handcuff one of the senior agents on my squad, I found he didn’t have the...
5 Ways Resilience Can Make You A Survivor

5 Ways Resilience Can Make You A Survivor

FBI Agents who work terrorism see firsthand how individuals and families are torn apart every day from stabbings, shootings, and bombings. They also see how people use resilience to bounce back from hard knocks by being a survivor in the midst of trauma and chaos....
3 Ways To Be More Resilient

3 Ways To Be More Resilient

My grandmother was a tough old bird. She lived in a time and place where she needed to be resilient if she expected to survive tough winters on a Wyoming cattle ranch. If I moped around while doing chores she would yell, “Get the lead out of your ass and start...

Are YOU Mentally Tough?

See how YOU Score

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.