LaRae Quy

LaRae Quy

LaRae Quy was an FBI undercover and counterintelligence agent for 24 years. She exposed foreign spies and recruited them to work for the U.S. government. As an FBI agent, she developed the mental toughness to survive in environments of risk, uncertainty, and deception. Quy is the author of “Secrets of a Strong Mind” and “Mental Toughness for Women Leaders: 52 Tips To Recognize and Utilize Your Greatest Strengths.” If you’d like to find out if you are mentally tough, get her free 45-question Mental Toughness Assessment. Follow her on Twitter.

Articles by LaRae Quy

Leadership

5 reasons why bold leaders are remarkably successful

There are two reasons people separate themselves from the crowd: They are either bold leaders or timid followers. The rest of the herd sticks together.

Happiness

5 reasons success will not make you a happy person

If life fundamentally sucks, it’s going to continue to suck no matter how successful you are. Here are 5 reasons success will not make you a happy person.

The Whole Human

7 ways to build trust with others

One of today’s most essential skills is to learn how to build trust with others. Here are 7 ways that I have found useful.

The Whole Human

What to do when you think your life sucks

Even when life sucks there are differences between those who just survive and those who thrive in their circumstances. Follow these tips.

Career Advice

The truth about 3 great career tips that you’ll never hear

Three great career tips that you will never hear — they are simple, but very important, if you want a career built around what is meaningful to you.

5 easy ways to persuade others that you are trustworthy

Often the question is not whether people lie, it’s what are they lying about? Do they stretch their optimism and hope that business will turn around? Will they create a fabrication like Bernie Madoff? Does the CEO tell a half-truth or do they simply omit an important piece of information?

The Whole Human

5 things positive people never do

Positive thinking is a cornerstone of mental toughness because it creates a mindset that can adapt to obstacles that show up in business and life.

The Whole Human

6 easy steps to make you more resilient

If you have mental toughness, you will do anything to break the cycle of behavior that disempowers you. There should always be a healthy tension between the life we have settled for and the potential that still calls us.

The Whole Human

5 ways you can use visualization to achieve top performance

Little did I know I could use visualization to achieve top performance and point to solid science to explain why it worked. Achieving my goal was about more than work and discipline; it was also about physiology.

success

5 reasons successful people need grit in their lives

It takes grit to look at life as a series of problems to be solved.