The Way of the SEAL: Think Like An Elite Warrior to Lead and Succeed

The Way of the SEAL: Think Like An Elite Warrior to Lead and Succeed

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ISBN-13: 9781621452119
Publisher: Reader's Digest
Publication date: 02/02/2016
Edition description: Proprietary Edition
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 92,126
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

A native of Oneida County, New York, Mark Divine served in the U.S. Navy SEALs for 20 years, retiring as a commander. As the founder of SEALFIT, and U.S. CrossFit, he has coached thousands of Navy SEAL and other Special Ops candidates to succeed in the most demanding military training programs in the world, with a success rate near 90 percent. In his new Unbeatable Mind Academy (, Mark trains the public in the eight Way of the SEAL principles. This integral leadership program combines Western and Eastern practices into the most effective training program in the world for warriors, athletes, professionals, and leaders from all walks of life. An MBA from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern Business School, Mark has run six multimillion dollar business ventures. He also holds several black belts and teaches CrossFit, yoga, and self-defense. The author of 8 Weeks to SEALFIT and Unbeatable Mind, he lives in Encinitas, California with his wife Sandy and son Devon, where they can be found training and growing with their team.
Allyson Edelhertz Machate ( is a Phi Beta Kappa member and the founder of Ambitious Enterprises, an award-winning business that offers expert writing and editorial services to business professionals, publishers, agents, and authors. A New York native, she leads a team of content professionals from her home near Baltimore, Maryland.

Table of Contents

A Note to the Reader ix

Introduction: Lead from the Field 1

Principle 1 Establish Your Set Point 11

Make a Stand 12

Find Your Purpose 17

Embrace Risk, Loss, and Failure 20

Exercises 22

Principle 2 Develop Front-Sight Focus 30

Prepare Your Mind 33

Envision Your Goal 40

Define the Mission 44

Simplify the Battlefield 46

Exercises 52

Principle 3 Bulletproof Your Mission 57

Select High-Value Targets 60

Explore Your Options 63

Communicate the Mission 65

Dirt-Dive the Mission 67

Exercises 69

Principle 4 Do Today What Others Won't 73

Find Your 20X Factor 74

Embrace the Suck 80

Build the Three Ds (Discipline, Drive, and Determination) 86

Exercises 90

Principle 5 Forge Mental Toughness 92

Control Your Response 93

Control Your Attention 96

Develop Emotional Resilience 98

Set Effective Goals 104

Visualize Powerfully 105

Exercises 108

Principle 6 Break Things 112

Apply Total Commitment 114

Fail Forward Fast 117

Navigate Gaps for Opportunity 122

Innovate and Adapt Quickly 125

Exercises 132

Principle 7 Build Your Intuition 134

Expand Your Awareness 136

Strengthen Your Sensory Perception 140

Uncover Your Background of Obviousness 144

Open Up to Your Inner Wisdom 147

Exercises 150

Principle 8 Think Offense, All the Time 156

Develop Unwavering Confidence 158

Activate Your Radar 163

Do the Unexpected 165

Execute with Velocity and Agility 174

Exercises 183

Training in the Way of the SEAL 186

Slow is Smooth, Smooth is Fast 187

The Way of the SEAL Integral Development Model 189

Assess Your Starting Point 192

Your Way of the SEAL Training Plan 200

Staying the Course 214

The "I" in Team 217

Afterword: Lead with Your Heart 222

Appendix 1 Focus Plans 226

Appendix 2 Power Rituals 232

Appendix 3 The Way of the SEAL Reading List 236

Index of Tools, Drills, and Exercises 239

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like inspiring books and Mark Divine's "The Way of the SEAL" is one of them. Crisp reading, clear outlines and very interactive. It is good for anybody who wants to forge ahead, irrespective of the field the person is involved in. Comes on top of Disciples of Fortune, Leadership:Theory and Practice, Long Walk to Freedom, as inspirational books that I enjoyed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An inspiring read to say the least. This book leads you to success and ond of the best leadership books I have encountered, and I have read many.
KWalinskas More than 1 year ago
I've always been impressed by the Seals and what they do for our country, voluntarily, and was intrigued by Mark's book to see how it was different from other success-self-programming type books I have read. The Way of the Seal (WOS) focuses a great deal on the physical testing and endurance that Seals must go through to toughen them up, increase their resolve when faced with inevitable bad situations. Besides the physical, Mark goes into some different kinds of visualization training that you likely haven't seen before, and rounds out the thinking by showing ways to be on the offense, all the time. There are a ton of exercises and sample plans to get you going, including a test to see which aspects of your life require work to become the all around lethal weapon, so to speak, in your life. If you're not serious about doing something different to change the way you act and think to get where you're going, don't pick this up as a casual read. It's for doers.
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Put it into practice
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The Way OF THE SEAL is a book that I feel would have made a difference on my outlook on life back in 1971. I plan to give one to each of my grandkids when they graduate from high school.
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