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Some friends and family at my CIA retirement 2015

February 10th, 2019 Posted by Intelligence Community, Personal Safety, Self-Reliance 0 thoughts on “Some friends and family at my CIA retirement 2015”

When I retired early from the CIA, I had no real concept of how hard it was going to be to transition from 35 years of government service to working on my own.

The New Power of Prudence Blog

February 27th, 2018 Posted by Intelligence Community, Personal Safety, Self-Reliance 0 thoughts on “The New Power of Prudence Blog”

Welcome, to the new blog! This week I want to introduce you to the features you’ll find on our new platform. Why the change? The emotional, mental, and physical capacity to take care of yourself and others during an emergency only comes with an intentional change in the way most of us currently live.

Lighting the Fuse

November 25th, 2017 Posted by Intelligence Community, Personal Safety, Self-Reliance 0 thoughts on “Lighting the Fuse”

In the last lesson, Up Close and Personal, we talked about how to detect threats in close quarters. We’ve discussed detecting threats as early as possible to avoid them, deter them, or gain extra time to react to them.

Up Close and Personal

October 26th, 2017 Posted by Intelligence Community, Personal Safety, Self-Reliance 0 thoughts on “Up Close and Personal”

In the last lesson, Up Close and Personal, we talked about how to detect threats in close quarters. We’ve discussed detecting threats as early as possible to avoid them, deter them, or gain extra time to react to them.

Situational Awareness: Always in Motion

July 27th, 2017 Posted by Intelligence Community, Personal Safety, Self-Reliance 0 thoughts on “Situational Awareness: Always in Motion”

In the last blog, Hard Lessons in Situational Awareness, I described how I stood on a street corner in Kabul, Afghanistan, and paid attention to my Situational Awareness (SA)…

Hard Lessons in Situational Awareness

July 6th, 2017 Posted by Guns and Firearms, Insurgencies, Intelligence Community, Middle East, Self-Reliance, Terrorism 0 thoughts on “Hard Lessons in Situational Awareness”

As we discover The Power of Prudence, we will explore each of these. Let’s begin today with a critical part of our ability to perceive: Situational Awareness.

Change this # 1 thing to be safer…

June 22nd, 2017 Posted by Intelligence Community, Personal Safety, Self-Reliance 0 thoughts on “Change this # 1 thing to be safer…”

Yep…that’s it. Before you invest time, effort, and resources into becoming safer, you absolutely must get this one and most important thing right. Why?

The Power of Prudence

June 7th, 2017 Posted by Guns and Firearms, Insurgencies, Intelligence Community, International Travel, Middle East, Personal Safety, Security, Self-Reliance, Terrorism, US Special Operations Forces, Warfare 0 thoughts on “The Power of Prudence”

Every time terrorists attack at home or abroad, I get questions from family, friends, clients, and on social media about how to become safer. Some ask how to stop terrorism.

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