SECRETS OF A STRONG MIND and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Buy New
$14.99
Qty:1
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Secrets of A Strong Mind:... has been added to your Cart
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Secrets of A Strong Mind: What My Years As An FBI Counterintelligence Agent Taught Me About Leadership and Empowerment - And How To Make It Work For You Paperback – December 24, 2012

29 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$14.99
$14.99 $28.19

Frequently Bought Together

Secrets of A Strong Mind: What My Years As An FBI Counterintelligence Agent Taught Me About Leadership and Empowerment - And How To Make It Work For You + The Art of Mental Training: A Guide to Performance Excellence (Collector's Edition)
Price for both: $25.12

Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

LaRae Quy was an FBI agent for 24 years. As both a counterintelligence and undercover agent, she exposed foreign spies and recruited them to work for the U.S. Government. LaRae’s job was to dig beneath the surface, probe the unknown, and discover their identity. From her FBI experiences, she believes that most barriers to personal success are internal. Secrets of a Strong Mind will show you how to break through those barriers and thrive in environments of risk, uncertainty, and deception. LaRae encourages people to develop a strong mind by learning from your own direct experiences.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 262 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (December 24, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1479134708
  • ISBN-13: 978-1479134700
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #817,848 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

LaRae Quy was an FBI agent for 24 years. As both a counterintelligence and undercover agent, she exposed foreign spies and recruited them to work for the U.S. Government. LaRae's job was to dig beneath the surface, probe the unknown, and discover their identity. From her personal experience, she will show you how to survive deceptive and unpredictable environments by developing the characteristics of a strong mind.

Secrets of A Strong Mind is an ideal book for discussion groups, church groups, and corporate off-sites.



Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Steve Gutzler on September 28, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Secrets of a Strong Mind by LaRae Quy is a must read for leaders at every level. Drawing upon her successful years as a counterintelligence FBI agent, LaRae provides remarkable survival techniques in our modern era of turbulence and how to keep your mind strong and flexible in the midst of adversity. Her resilience tactics give front line leaders actionable ways to succeed. This undercover agent uncovers for each of us the secret intelligence of strong and effective leadership.
Buy one for you and one for each member of your team!
Steve Gutzler
President of Leadership Quest
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Concerned Reader on May 3, 2014
Format: Paperback
One of the problems of self-published books tends to be lack of editing, and this book suffers from it. Ms. Quy needed to have input from an objective third party editor with experience to improve this book by eliminating repetition, removing errors and using a greater variety of examples from Ms. Quy's life besides a few years in her childhood and her first few years (of 24) in the FBI.

As for the message, reddit.com users have a synopsis called TLDR for long posts. The TLDR for Secrets of a Strong Mind is "work hard and don't give up". Hardly a new message, albeit presented in a unique way.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Stewart Noyce on October 1, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
In her first book, Secrets of a Strong Mind, retired FBI counterintelligence agent LaRae Quy inspires and guides her readers to live a principled, powerful life. In summary, talent alone does not make a person great. One must also be authentic, courageous, resilient, determined, and more.

With dramatic stories and practical tips, LaRae Quy takes us along on her journey. She sets an audacious goal for herself, FBI counterintelligence agent, and realizes that she can only reach it through persistent self improvement. This is a story not just of willpower and determination, but also one of heart and introspection.

Buy this book for the compelling stories of this women's adventurous life.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David Doyle on March 5, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
LaRae Quy's book distinguishes itself on many levels....it is an easy, compelling read for a start....but what truly sets it apart from most "self improvemnent books" is this. Unlike many books where the author's thesis is shared in Chapter One and then repeated again, again, and again in the subsequent 10 Chapters, LaRae's book provides new, thought-provoking insights and helpful "tasks" in each of her chapters.

Her message has universal applicability to those who could benefit from a "roadmap" to heightening their self awareness and what bold steps need to be taken once that new awareness is understood..
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ronda S. on January 22, 2013
Format: Paperback
LaRae Quy shows us that challenge and fear of failure are to be viewed as enticing and conquerable, and not to be experiences we avoid at all cost. She sucessfully ties lessons she learned early in life on a secluded cattle ranch in Wyoming, to her impressive career as an FBI agent, and advises how we may apply these lessons in our own lives. The Tactics sections prove valueable on an individual basis, and would be very useful in a seminar or educational setting. This book is a must-read as well as a must-refer-back-to!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Bourne on December 31, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I really loved this book! LaRae Quy reveals what it is like on the inside of FBI while giving the readers real insight into how to lead better, more insightful lives. I know I will look back at it as I move through the year, especially the questions at the end of each chapter. Definitely a timely read as we start the New Year! Alex H.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lt. Joe Laramie, ret. on December 2, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
The tips and direction toward self analysis are spot on and really liked the interesting stories and analogies this former FBI Agent used. These personal references help the reader understand that strength of mind can originate in the most unusual places. I found this book to be a great tool to guide you toward finding how your inner core and moral compass can lead you toward a better you. I'll continue to use this book to remind me of things I need to work on and appreciate the way it is designed just for that purpose.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Luis on November 23, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
It is a outstanding book with great information, it capture the essencen of never give up and to continue to fight till the end.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Secrets of A Strong Mind: What My Years As An FBI Counterintelligence Agent Taught Me About Leadership and Empowerment - And How To Make It Work For You
This item: Secrets of A Strong Mind: What My Years As An FBI Counterintelligence Agent Taught Me About Leadership and Empowerment - And How To Make It Work For You
Price: $14.99
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

Want to discover more products? Check out these pages to see more: fbi academy life, fbi agent academy