Preparation

Spies, Friends, and Fitness (Part I)

My friend Alex rocking his baby to sleep (photo credit: Alex VanHouten, founder of DefiningDadBod.com) Greetings Everyday Spy, In the history of awkward conversation starters, I’ve discovered a surprisingly terrible ice-breaker… “Hi. I’m Andy. I am a former CIA spy.” You would think a statement like this would trigger immediate interest, right!? It doesn’t. A […]

3 CIA Travel Tips for Minimalist Packing

Greetings Everyday Spy, I was recently on an international call with my buddy Bret from Baltimore.  Bret is a good dude working full-tilt to grow business and family.  At least once a month, my son asks if we can go back to Baltimore to visit ‘Mr. Bret’s house.’ He loves Bret’s man-cave (long ago turned […]

The Truth About Trance

Greetings Everyday Spy, My wife’s parents are genuine hippies. They are so different from my family that I refer to them as ‘my wife’s parents’ instead of ‘my in-laws.’ As if the different terminology will somehow protect me from their hippie love for stray animals, awkward dance/exercises, and belief in astrology. If you are married […]

Spy Vs. Salesman: 3 Ways Spies Beat Salespeople at their own game

“I used [FIRST STRIKE] today and it worked! Once the client understood [how I told them to win], they ate it up immediately!” – Aaron, 2019 Greetings Everyday Spy, I recently held my first international webinar and was blown away by the feedback! Folks logged-in from around the world to hear me teach ‘FIRST STRIKE […]

The Spy Escape Workout

Greetings Everyday Spy, We all have a ‘Plan B’ – a backup plan just in case something goes wrong. That backup plan looks different for different people: Some back-up plans look like going to work for the family business. Others look like a part-time job while we go back to school. Others still take the […]