"Thom Shea's Unbreakable is an action-packed memoir intertwined with a powerful and unique set of lessons on how to lead a more productive life. As a highly decorated Navy SEAL, Shea has viewed life through an optic filled with the harsh realities and brutalities of war, hardship, pain, and death. Over the course of his career with the SEAL teams, he has developed what he calls an internal dialogue. Shea's brilliant writing style provides a very clear description of how utilizing an internal dialogue will provide the reader with a means to greater goal accomplishment and a means to live life at a much higher level of productivity."Don Mann, bestselling author of Inside SEAL Team Six"
I'm a raving fan of Unbreakable. It not only is a powerful story of an amazing human being and his twenty-three years as a Navy SEAL, but it also provides a powerful self-development tool. Let Thom Shea teach you about internal dialoguewhat you say to yourself about who you areand how managing that dialogue can increase your goal achievement and effectiveness in life."Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager and Leading at a Higher Level"
Unbreakable is a treasure. Navy SEALs are Americans who lead us from the front. They are the best in the world. Thom Shea and his wife, Stacy, unveil insights into how they not only survived unimaginable challenges, but prospered. Their book is a riveting lesson from their hearts to their children and to all of us. Initially, people will want to read this book out of curiosity, but then they will be knocked out by its message that builds success in every category. Personally, I am so thankful for the Sheas' clear message for all Americans and our free-enterprise system."Leighton M. Cubbage, chairman of Serrus Capital Partners"
Unbreakable is the raw inside story of what it is like to thrive and excel in the margin of war. The parallels are clear in the corporate world, especially for an entrepreneur. Internal dialogue does drive all human performance. If you want to learn what it is to succeed in the margin while maintaining balance with a wife or significant other and family, read Unbreakable."Carl Stecker, CEO of Net Profit Advisors and Benefits in a Card
For Shea, a retired Navy SEAL who now serves as a performance coach and the founder of Adamantine Alliance, his heroic combat experiences illustrate his "adamantine," or unbreakable prescription for living. Drawing upon the principles of physical fitness, attention to relationships, wealth stewardship, spirituality, and intellectual effort, Shea outlines 13 lessons that are not necessarily tangible—but that when executed will make readers unbreakable. His concept is built on "Internal Dialogue," or the musings and chat of the mind that compel one to succeed, prevail, or survive against all odds, rather than fail because of doubt, naysaying, or insecurity. Superficially, his instruction for life is in the form of a legacy message to his children should he not return from war, with interspersed homilies from his wife, Stacy, supporting his narrative. Their expressed mutual love and passion demonstrates the importance of relationships in his life advice. VERDICT The heroic drama of Shea's experiences exemplifies the lessons of this motivational book. It will appeal to both those who might find the "adamantine" way a guide for their life, along with readers interested in the exciting accounts of SEALs in combat.—Mark Jones, Mercantile Lib., Cincinnati