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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


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 262 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (December 24, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1479134708
  • ISBN-13: 978-1479134700
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #722,137 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.

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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.



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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.
Lt. Joe Laramie, ret.
For those who are interested in how to effectively persuade others, be it a sales person, manager, spouse or parent, this book offers much to be utilized.
MIKE Richards
Mrs. Quy's writing style is very easy to read and she has a skill for taking complicated subjects and make them easy to read and understand.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Steve Gutzler on September 28, 2012
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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
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Concerned Reader on May 3, 2014
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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.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Stewart Noyce on October 1, 2012
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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.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lenore Alford on January 8, 2014
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"Secrets of a Strong Mind" is a profound and insightful book, full of fascinating anecdotes highlighting Quy's unique philosophy. I loved it and found it inspiring for meeting new challenges in my professional life. I recommend it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amanda Weitman on December 15, 2013
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I enjoyed how LaRae tied in her FBI experiences to practical suggestions on how to be mentally strong and the enefits that come from having a strong mind.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MIKE Richards on July 30, 2013
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For those who are interested in how to effectively persuade others, be it a sales person, manager, spouse or parent, this book offers much to be utilized.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David Doyle on March 5, 2013
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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..
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ronda S. on January 22, 2013
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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!
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