“My dear girl, the day you see I’m getting old, I ask you to please be patient, but most of all, try to understand what I’m going through. If when we talk, I repeat the same thing a thousand times, don’t interrupt to say:
“You said the same thing a minute ago”… Just listen, please.
Try to remember the times when you were little and I would read the same story night after night until you would fall asleep. When I don’t want to take a bath, don’t be mad and don’t embarrass me. Remember when I had to run after you making excuses and trying to get you to take a shower when you were just a girl?
When you see how ignorant I am when it comes to new technology, give me the time to learn and don’t look at me that way… remember, honey, I patiently taught you how to do many things like eating appropriately, getting dressed, combing your hair and dealing with life’s issues every day… the day you see I’m getting old, I ask you to please be patient, but most of all, try to understand what I’m going through.
If I occasionally lose track of what we’re talking about, give me the time to remember, and if I can’t, don’t be nervous, impatient or arrogant. Just know in your heart that the most important thing for me is to be with you. And when my old, tired legs don’t let me move as quickly as before, give me your hand the same way that I offered mine to you when you first walked.
When those days come, don’t feel sad… just be with me, and understand me while I get to the end of my life with love. I’ll cherish and thank you for the gift of time and joy we shared. With a big smile and the huge love I’ve always had for you, I just want to say, I love you… my darling daughter.”
From Spring in the Air
With mothers day around the corner we reflect onto the years growing up with our own “secret agent”
teaching us all the tips and tricks of life and protecting us from the “villains”.
Most importantly giving the knowledge to live life with our heads held high with confidence
and a mindset that prompted us to become the successful and “go-getter” individuals we are today.
This year you can give the opportunity for your mother to experience an SSS mission with you,
or bring your daughters along and provide the extra boost and instill this knowledge they will
utilize for the rest of their lives. There is no better way to bond then stepping out of your
comfort zone and learning something new all while having fun.
Contact us at Mission Control for a special discount on our June 15th mission just for mothers and daughters!
Save $150.00 when registering for two.
Lucille Ball said, “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.”
We couldn’t agree more, and Stiletto Spy School’s training is geared toward accomplishment and empowerment. That’s why we’re celebrating Valentine’s day by giving you a discount on a gift for the person you really need to love: YOU! Give yourself the gift of being sexy and in control and save $100, now through Valentine’s Day.
Of course, you can also show some love to those other special people in your life, or maybe send this on as a strategic “hint” to someone who loves you…
Give the gift that is “fun, active, engaging and empowering!” Our students say a Stiletto Spy School mission ”takes you outside of your normal comfort zone, and is a great confidence builder and attitude adjuster.”
This day-long mission is facilitated and led by a team of experts who are highly-placed in their fields and care enough to be kind and supportive of our process. Women will engage in a fun and impressive array of activities, but the lessons are so much more. Students have fun, make friends, and gain confidence. Past alumni have told us Stiletto Spy School’s training is “Fun and exciting, and I learned secrets that’ll come in handy throughout my life.”
Regular price for the NYC missions is $450 per person. Now through Valentine’s Day, sign up for our February 23rd or Mar 9th mission for $350, a $100 savings!
“It’s one of the best experiences I’ve had that has enhanced all aspects of my life from work, dating, socially, etc. If you do one exciting thing for yourself this year… sign up for Stiletto Spy School… you won’t regret it!!!”
Hey Stiletto Sisters,
Are you ready to give the whole world a time-out— and give yourself a heavy dose of ‘time-in’ for your own life?
SPECIAL VERY LIMITED TIME OFFER:
Sign up by Feb 14th to grab your favorite gal-pal and SAVE $300 on our February 26th NYC Stiletto Spy School Mission
Learn Edged Weapons (take that cupid!), Deception Detection (never lie to me again), Breath Control (for those trying situations) and Seductive Moves (for whatever your heart desires)
So – don’t wait.
Take advantage of this special offer for the month of love (or war, depending on your subscription)
Call now at 888 779 1905 or purchase here by Feb 14th.
Regular Mission cost for two women is $900, but if you buy by February 14th the cost is just $600! You save 33%!
Call now to speak to one of our operatives and learn all about it: 888 779 1905.
And by the way,
If you’d like to add a little more fun and polish into your lives, send your men on over to Mi6 Academy. Because every Bond Girl needs a suave James Bond. Show him how Valentine’s Day should be done!
UPCOMING LAS VEGAS WEEKEND: MARCH 24-27 2011
Unleash your inner Bond Girl and discover the Stiletto Spy School Experience as featured on the Today Show, E! News and more.
Real Fun. Real Skills. Real Change.
Want to be in the know? Click here.
Like a party? So do we!
And we want to meet you.
Get out your most alluring James Bond, Emma Peel, Charlie’s Angels or secret agent attire and join Stiletto Spy School & Mi6 Academy for food, drinks and fun. Specials all night plus demos from our instructors.
When: Thursday, Feb 17 2011
7:30pm – 10:30 pm
Where: Las Chicas Locas
160 West 25th Street between 6th and 7th Ave.
New York, NY 10001
Please RSVP for the party on Facebook.
Alumni, come out and enjoy a free seminar on secret agent level Computer Surveillance from 6:30pm- 7:30pm, exclusively for you. Must pre register with Mission Control to ensure a spot.
Stiletto Spy School/Mi6Academy’s Halloween Best Spy Costume Contest begins October 25, 2010, and ends November 2, 2010, at 12:01 AM Eastern Standard Time (EST). By submitting an entry, each contestant agrees to the rules of the contest and states that they are 18 years old or older.
Who may enter:
Participants 18 years old or older—except for individuals affiliated with the Stiletto Spy School, LLC, including employees, interns, volunteers, independent contractors and their immediate families (children, siblings and spouses) and others living in their households—are eligible Stiletto Spy School, LLC will determine winners’ eligibility.
Photos containing nudity will not be accepted. SSS reserves the right to refuse any photograph which they deem inappropriate.
This contest is void where prohibited by law. Contestants assume the total responsibility of knowing their local laws in regard to photo contests and are subject to any local, state, national or international laws. Stiletto Spy School, LLC accepts no responsibility for making these individual legal determinations.
Royalties and Rights of Use:
By entering, contestant grants Stiletto Spy School, LLC a royalty-free, non-exclusive license to display or distribute contestant’s submitted photo(s) in any media now existing or subsequently developed, for any promotional, publicity, and all other standard Stiletto Spy School/Mi6 Academy purposes. Examples include but are not limited to Facebook Fanpage, professional newsletter and website. Stiletto Spy School, LLC will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such uses.
No photos taken by a professional photographer may be submitted without photographer’s authorization. Stiletto Spy School, LLC shall not be responsible for any photos submitted without proper authorization.
All entries must be received by 12:01 AM Eastern Time on November 2, 2010.
Photos are judged with no discrimination towards sex, race, or age. Winning photograph will be announced the week of November 8th, 2010. Decisions of the judges will be final.
LIFE LESSON SERIES:
There is a sweet spot of balance between force and relaxation where you achieve your goals with total precision and minimal effort.
Lesson taken from an all-day Hand to Hand Combat seminar. We learned this lesson in the context of striking blows but, like all solid principles, it applies to all aspects of life.
When we train with clarity and have sureness of purpose as well as confidence in the universe and ourselves, the flow happens. I remember a yoga class I regularly attended in which Forearm Stand was a one of the standard class poses. Despite my efforts, I could never get up into that pose properly. Each class I would use my will to attempt the pose, usually with disappointing results. One day I approached the class with the mindset of “I will just have fun today and see where the class takes me” —- and bam, I went right up into Forearm Stand effortlessly.
Flash forward to this all-day Hand to Hand Combat seminar with top Russian trainers and I’m looking around the room at the fighters who seriously study these martial arts and feeling understandably intimidated yet unexplainably determined. I’m not a violent person by nature and I’ve always had a hard time punching. I’ve never felt as though I had a lot of power behind my punches. While working on a kinetic short range of motion strike, I was “willing” my punches to be harder, but it wasn’t happening. Regardless of the force I used, there was no power. My instructor kept telling me (in his Russian accent) to not tighten up my muscles before each punch and to just “let it happen.” Right, I thought. A yoga pose, maybe, but a punch takes force! After many futile, willful attempts I finally listened to what my instructor had told me. My punch landed so hard that the sound made ME jump.
I wish I had a magic spell for allowing myself to regularly get in the flow. I may not have that tactic down yet, but I do know that intention, training and confidence, go a long way.
Each week we celebrate and highlight our past alumni who have gone on to embody the spirit, strength and sass of a Stiletto Spy Sister. Wise and nurturing, meet Agent Mother who thinks that always having an A-game is overrated.
1. In real life, you are….
Denise Souraj-Ramjohn. Though currently unemployed, private jet management is what I do.
2. In the spy world, you go by the alias ………….. and have the ability to …………..
Agent Mother is my name and taking care of people is my game.Whether in real life or the spy world, my aim is figuring out the needs of those around me and doing my best to hit their target.
3. How did you first learn about Stiletto Spy School? What triggered you to sign up for a mission?
I saw the segment on the Today Show and knew it was something I had to do at least once. We were deciding on what to do for my sister for her wedding. We wanted to give her a bridesmaids’ present / bachelorette party that she would never forget. I wanted to give her an opportunity to learn more about herself and build confidence. It was a hit! She, along with the other bridesmaids, loved their experience and each one of us took away something that we’ll never forget.
4. What was the most important skill/takeaway you’d learned from the program?
Self-awareness. From understanding the physical fear that metal imposes on your flesh to learning some great confident and seductive moves in stilettos and feather boas, each experience was as impactful as the next.
5. How have you applied skills/lessons you’ve learned in real life?
I don’t always have to have my A game. My B or C, even D game is fine, too. In other words, an off day may not actually be an off day, just another way, though sometimes a longer or not so clear way, to get to the same goal. Your body tells you what it needs. You just have to listen and work with it, not fight it.
6. What would be one spy skill you’ll love to pick up next?
I didn’t know about the other spy skills until I learned them so I guess I have to experience another spy school mission before I can answer this question!
7. If you were assigned to a fantasy mission, who would you pick (dead or alive) as your spy-sister to cover your back?
As a LOST fan, I pick ROUSSEAU. She was such a badass who did all she did because she was a MOTHER.
8. Do you have any advice for those interested in signing up for the program?
It’s something you just have to experience…
Here’s a recap of all the interesting links and articles we’ve came across this week:
“He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away.” — Raymond Hull
In anticipation of Halloween where we all get to step out of our routines for a day, we’re putting the spotlight on our favorite kickass agents. This week’s superspy was one of the most popular picks by our fans for “partner to cover your back on an undercover mission”.
No surprises why…. ??”I’m federal agent Jack Bauer. This is the longest day of my life. “
To be a warrior is not about physical strength nor the size. It is the Warrior Mentality — just ask Jack.
Jack Bauer: Get the look + Gear
How To Be The Jack Bauer Of Your Company (without the body count of course)….
Jack Bauer doesn’t dodge bullets. Bullets dodge Jack Bauer.” Fancy yourself as a sharp shooter? Ladies, Join us for Precision Firearms Training on 10/23
If everyone on “24″ followed Jack Bauer’s instructions, it would be called “12″. What’s the best part about being Jack Bauer?
Ever wonder what gear you’ll need to deal with a potential hazardous waste disaster? Check out this fire chief’s toolkit
Tips for Women and their Transition to Senior Management from INSEAD Womens’ Leadership ?Conference states that “It is particularly difficult for women to be perceived as both competent and warm” Agree or disagree? Ladies, what do you think?
How do you become a great innovator? Prioritizing “discovery”
“All warfare is based on deception.” Russia takes advice from Sun Tzu’s Art of War to heart with its inflatable ‘army’
What “Free Public WiFi” Is and Why You Should Avoid It
Never judge a book by its cover — in this case, elegant Helen Mirren is still sharp and extremely dangerous. Proof that it’s confidence that makes you sexy — the 65-year-old Mirren taking care of business in RED
“Step away from that computer…” The Murata’s fatigue sensor coming to a device near you…
What can aging teach us about happiness?
“Get Tough or Get Beat” Gentlemen, sharpen your mind and strengths at MI6 Academy. The date? Dec 1.
Here’s a lighthearted video pointed out by our fan Danny Bandle. The alternative ending to Goldeneye if Natalya had such an obvious ‘tell’. She should have brushed up on her poker skills…just sayin’
“Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.” – Vince Lombardi
Here’s a recap of all the interesting links and articles we’ve came across this week:
“You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.” James Lane Allen
We love this time of year since it means that some of our favorite occasions are just around the corner— and one of them is just 26 days away! The best part of Halloween is that you can step out of the norm and dress up to be whoever you want to be …. which is pretty much how we at Stiletto Spy School think you ought to feel all the time. ( Just sayin… )
To inspire you this Halloween, we’re putting our favorite agents in the spotlight …starting with one superspy named Agent Sydney Bristow
Beautiful, smart and always cool and confident, Sydney in action
The many many looks of Agent Bristow — which one is your favorite? But to be a master of disguise, you’ll need to start with the basics— How to put on a wig
Sydney’s obviously a woman of many capabilities but one of her most noted skill is the ability take her opponents down in hand combat. Check out one of the best fight scenes in the series
We hope you would never get into a situation like Sydney in real-life. But one of our SSS grads Agent Seraphina, managed to channel her inner warrior to keep calm and confident when confronted with a mugger in NYC
To channel your inner Sydney Bristow, join us next month for Mission: Aphrodite on Nov 3. You bring the attitude, we’ll do the rest…
Self-Aiming Sniper Rifles Coming Next Year
Stay Safe: Travel tips from Survival Training experts.
Cool Gadget Wishlist: The pocket grappling hook (you know, for those impromptu missions…)
Do you ever feel like you’re spending more time “putting out fires” at work? Here’s 5 Ways To Combat Reactionary Workflow
“The possibilities are numerous once we decide to act and not react.” -George Bernard Shaw. What are you planning to act on today?
With the recent travel alerts for potential terrorist attacks in Europe, we wanted to make sure you get to enjoy your trip but stay safe too. While we may have featured some of these safety tips from our Survival Training experts at Stiletto Spy School, it never hurts to have a refresher and pass on the advice to your friends and loved ones. Stay safe!
Before you Leave:
— Create a file with a copy of everything you usually carry in your wallet or purse (e.g. driver’s license, credit cards, passport, etc.) If your purse or wallet is stolen, you will know exactly what was lost.
— Never carry your Social Security card.
— Always keep a backup of contacts and other important information stored in your cell phone. You may also want to keep this information in a safe password-protected file online. This way, if you are traveling, you can access the information remotely and immediately.
— As a secondary precaution, make a copy of your itinerary and your ID/Passport and leave it with a family member or close friend.
At the Airport:
— Check in and get through security as quickly as possible. The safest part of the airport is past TSA, not in the main lobby area.
— Always request an aisle seat on the side of the plane that allows your strongest arm to be toward the aisle. If something unforeseen happens on the plane, you will have the best advantage possible.
When you Land:
— Use authorized cab services at the airport.
— Never share a cab with strangers and never accept the first cab that is offered to you, particularly if you are traveling alone. In fact, depending on the city, hour and whether you are traveling alone, you may find it best to let the second cab go as well and take the third cab. Why? It makes it less likely that your driver will have planned anything nefarious.
— Before you get into the cab, try to notice something identifying about the cab (a number, cab company, color and make of the vehicle, etc.)
— Once inside, engage the driver in conversation and ask his name.
— Once you are on your way, pretend to (or actually) telephone someone local and speak loud enough for the driver to hear you. Confirm that you are in a cab and on your way and that you should be there within ____ minutes.
— Tell them the cab description and the driver’s name and to keep an eye out for the car. Repeat that you look forward to seeing them in a few minutes.
— If the driver had any intention of doing something shady, this will put him on notice that you are likely not the best person to mess with.
At the Hotel:
— At check in, if you are traveling alone, make sure that they do not say your room number out loud as they hand you the room keys. It is policy in many hotels to follow this rule, but if they do not, don’t be shy about asking for a supervisor and requesting a room change…
—Request for a room that is on the 4th floor or lower and near the emergency exits.
— Whenever in your room, always lock the door and engage the secondary chain or latch bolt. Front desks are famous for inadvertently giving two different guests the same room. You do not want to be surprised by an unexpected visitor. These types of room mix-ups can also happen on purpose. Either scenario can be avoided by securing the door with more than the automatic lock.
— Never leave valuables in your hotel room. Valuables include jewelry, cell phones, laptops , cameras, etc.. Even the nicest hotels can have theft problems. A common scam is for a well dressed person to convince a maid that they locked themselves out and have the maid open the door – to your room.
— Try to keep as little in your purse as possible. Do not keep your cash, ID or credit card in your purse. If your purse is stolen, you will not be able to access cash immediately. If you don’t want to wear a money belt, here is a brilliant way to keep these items in your bra.
—While you’re more familiar with ’911′, keep in mind that ’112′ is the European Union’s emergency number while other countries in Asia use ’999′ instead. Here’s a quick reference guide just in case.
EXCLUSIVE — Top 10 Things for Urban Survival:
Here are the Top 10 Things for Urban Survival you should have in your handbag/backpack that will help you deal with any emergency disaster situation. Remember to keep items small and portable and while you won’t be able to bring a small knife onboard a plane, you are still permitted to check it in with your luggage.
1. Small folding knife that can be carried concealed
2. Small, but intense flashlight (100+ lumens) with crenelated bezel
3. Para cord
4. $100 cash in twenty’s carried somewhere besides your wallet
5. Cell phone with small “jump start charger”
6. Lighter or other fire making device (e.g. firesteel)
7. Medication you require (3 days supply) plus benadryl, iodine tablets, and ibuprofen.
8. Space blanket
9. Credit card
10. Card with next of kin information/contact points.
These are just some of the tools and tips you can expect to learn on a mission with Stiletto Spy School. All of our expert instructors come from incredible backgrounds and are the top professionals in their fields such as Awareness Training, Breath Control, Hand to Hand Combat, Poker Skills, Precision Shooting, etc. Find out more at our website.