What is an #everydayspy?
Spies are just people; everyday people trained to do amazing things. Spies pay taxes, save for retirement, watch sitcoms and experience all the same highs and lows of any average American. And while Hollywood makes us think that spy training requires elite athleticism, multiple language fluency, and dashing good looks, the truth is quite the opposite.
Spies must blend in anytime, anywhere. I don’t know about you, but I think most of the great spy heroes of film and fiction wouldn’t be my first choice to hide in plain sight. Yes – there are times when special skills and training are required, but the fundamentals of espionage are more than enough to transform ordinary people into extraordinary protagonists.
Enter the #everydayspy – the seemingly plain, utterly forgettable individual with the ability to shape the decisions, actions and future of everyone around them. These are the men and women that dismantle terrorist operations, penetrate foreign governments, and undermine external threats from the inside out. But like me, we don’t all stay hidden behind the beige walls of Langley or the mirrored windows of Fort Meade. We learn to apply our skills in relationships, in business, and in all aspects of everyday life.
I believe all people have the capacity to become Everyday Spies – what they lack is the knowledge. But like all great truths, knowledge cannot be kept hidden forever. It always finds its way to the surface.
And so my wife and I, two former covert CIA intelligence officers, have chosen to make it our mission to share our knowledge from sea to shining sea. We call it the #Everydayspy Tour – 50 States in 3 years, speaking and spreading the espionage skills that allow us to shape the world around us.
Like so many missions before this, we’ve sold or donated nearly everything we own and will rely on raw curiosity, creativity and passion to drive us forward. We are basing the tour (and our family of 4) out of a 31′ Winnebago Motorhome codenamed “Sacagawea.” We launch from Florida on December 9th, 2018 with plans to be in Maine by August 2019!
While the way we serve has changed, the oath we once took to support and defend our country has not. Now, we offer our voices and our expertise in appreciation of those still protecting our freedom. Join us, learn the skills, and begin your #everydayspy mission today!