LaRae Quy worked as an undercover counter-intelligence agent for the FBI for 24 years.

She talks to us on episode 153 of our podcast about resilience, mental toughness and the huge benefits from gaining a deeper understanding of who we truly are.

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Important Timestamps:

00:00 – Introduction
00:21 – Who is LaRae Quy?
03:54 – Mental toughness is something you develop
05:18 – Tips on developing mental toughness
08:08 – What is resilience?
10:39 – Values in mental toughness
13:39 – Source of good values
15:32 – Responding to failure
20:56 – Mental toughness is the same for men and women
22:40 – The importance of self-awareness
25:15 – How to be self-aware?

Show Notes

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Connect with LaRae on Twitter: @LaRaeQuy

Visit LaRae’s Website: and take the Mental Toughness Assessment


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