How To Fool People And Look More Confident

How To Fool People And Look More Confident

One of the first things I learned as an FBI agent was that the public had expectations when I walked through the door. They expected a confident, polished, and competent agent to listen to their concerns. Their first impression was the critical metric by which they...
What To Do When You Think Your Life Sucks

What To Do When You Think Your Life Sucks

When life sucks, it’s hard to be around perpetually perky people. My college room mate had unrelenting positivity and I frequently responded with sharp-tongued barbs intended to wilt her enthusiasm. It never did though—no matter what obstacle or barrier I presented,...
6 Things Confident Women Never Do

6 Things Confident Women Never Do

As a female FBI agent, I needed to come across as confident when interviewing suspects. Confidence sent the message that I was both competent and in a position of authority. I focused on conveying the right body language with shoulders back, head up, and making direct...
5 Ways To Make Gratitude A Stronger Emotion

5 Ways To Make Gratitude A Stronger Emotion

As an FBI agent, I was surrounded by people who had a strong sense of right and wrong. Research shows that emotions are strongly connected to our morality—the ability to tell right from wrong. Since strong emotions were closely connected to my fellow agents’...

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.