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. LaRae 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.

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Success
Success

Learning from success is difficult but necessary to truly improve ourselves.

Self-aware
Self-aware

It’s stupid to pretend that you don’t have flaws or weaknesses. Instead, be smart and get ahead of them so they don’t sabotage you when you’re confronted with a stressful situation.

Cooperation
Cooperation

Not everyone wants to be agreeable, but you'll need to figure out how to work with them.

Friends
Friends

If your friends aren't good for you, you have two choices: Move on, or let them drag you down.

Taking a leap
Taking a leap

One of the dumbest things you can do in your career is stay, for years, where you’re comfortable.

Visualization
Visualization

Visualize your fears to help overcome them and perform better.

Failure
Failure

Failure can be the end, or it can be a step along the path to success.

Grit
Grit

Life is hard. Pain is inevitable. Growth is optional. It takes grit to look at life as a series of problems to be solved.

Bold
Bold

Want to stand out? Lead or be timid. Read on for more on how to be bold.

Emotional intelligence
Emotional intelligence

Our reactions to obstacles, misfortune and adversity are often habitual rather than deliberate. A little training and awareness can help us develop the emotional intelligence we need to make smarter choices and be more succes