Life Hacks from Spy Movies

by Andrew Patterson
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From James Bond to Inspector Gadget, many spies have graced the silver screen with their amazing skills. Although many of us have no practical use for invisible ink or utility belt grappling hooks, there are a surprising number of helpful tips to be learned from spy movies. Check out these top 5 life hacks learned from spy movies. 

  1. Practice Control and Awareness
    Every good spy ends up in situations that require close control of the physical body. Learning to control your body and breathing can help you calm down and better prepare for stressful situations. Being aware of those around you gives you an edge whenever difficulties arise. 
  2. Exude Confidence
    Spies know that if you don’t give a person a reason to doubt you, they probably won’t. Take this skill to your next job interview or date, knowing that if you act like you know what you’re doing, people will probably believe you.
  3. Dress for the Occasion
    Even the most elegant ballgown or tuxedo can double as CCW dress clothes if you know how to suit up properly. Keep yourself safe in any environment with appropriate garments that allow you to keep your defenses up.
  4. Exercise Creativity
    Everyone faces unexpected problems in life. Good spies know how to think outside the box to ensure the best outcome even in high-stress situations. 
  5. Get Good at Information Organization
    The top thing a spy does is gather information and use it to offer predictions on enemy moves. Even if you’re not trying to stop a war, being able to gather, synthesize and organize information makes you a valuable asset to any team.

Do you have what it takes to be a super spy? Maybe, but even if you’re never in an undercover mission, you can use the skills that spies rely on to make your life easier and more productive.