7 Ways To Become More Resilient

7 Ways To Become More Resilient

FBI agents need to be resilient so they can solve cases that have no easy or obvious solution. They go to where they are needed, not to where they feel comfortable. As an FBI agent, I was assigned investigations where I had no idea how to solve them. But this was my...
How To Develop Grit In Times Of Crisis

How To Develop Grit In Times Of Crisis

The Chinese word for crisis is made by combining two characters meaning crisis and opportunity. The wise and ancient Chinese understood that the true nature of a crisis is an opportunity in disguise. A crisis implies change that has not been invited and an outcome...
4 Tips On How To Handle Stress

4 Tips On How To Handle Stress

As the spokesperson for the FBI in Northern California, I learned more about how to handle stress in those four years than at any other time in my life. The constant demand from the media for information that was timely, on-message, and accurate was relentless....
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...

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.