Our whole purpose at Single Operative is to present you with simple, effective methods to develop the mindset and skills you need to survive in an age of constant threats. Ultimately, this is a source to provide you with the information you need to enhance your situational awareness and self-reliance.
As I mentioned in What is a Single Operative, Anyway?, a single operative is someone who through physical and mental conditioning, has developed the ability to successfully to operate in an unfamiliar or even hostile environment.
And when you talk about progressing towards your goals as a human being, isn’t that what we all need? The skills listed below are valuable to everyone in every walk of life, whether a business professional, teacher, iron worker, or just someone who wants to go on an adventure across the world. They're skills that can be developed to help people live a safe and full life.
Traveling the path of a Single Operative isn't easy. It takes commitment, discipline, and work. But if you integrate these skills and make them part of you, the results are highly rewarding. It will change the way you see the world and the way you live in it.
To start, we recommend you take a look at list below. Start slow. Pick 1 or 2 items off this list and work on it 15 minutes or so per day. Gradually add to it, and soon these skills will become part of you. It won't be a hobby or interest, it will be a way of life.
- Edged & Impact Weapons
- Empty Hand Combatives
- Tactics & Strategy (Not just tactical training, think academic too: *Art of War, Book of Five Rings, Clausewitz, etc)
- Proper Diet
- Speed & Agility
- Stress Inoculation and Management Skills
- Foreign Language
- Behavioral Psychology
- Memory games
- Negotiation/Communication Skills
- Detecting Deception
- Defensive Driving
- Navigation (Urban & Wilderness)
- First Aid
For all you SO's out there, what would you add to the list? Leave it in the comments below for the rest of us.
Mark Booher is a former soldier, prosecuting attorney, and certified close protection specialist. He has trained hundreds of military, law enforcement, and civilian personnel on the subject of intelligence and security operations.