Updated and Expanded Edition of BestsellerBlending the tactics he learned from America’s elite force with lessons from the Spartans, samurai, Apache scouts, and other great warrior traditions, Mark Divine has distilled the fundamentals of success into eight powerful principles that will transform you into the leader you always knew you could be. Learn to think like a SEAL and take charge of your destiny at work, at home, and at life.
Want to be tough? Cool under fire? Able to sense danger before it’s too late? In The Way of the SEAL, Updated and Expanded Edition, retired Navy SEAL Commander Mark Divine reveals exercises, meditations, and focusing techniques to train your mind for mental toughness, emotional resilience, and uncanny intuition. Along the way, you’ll reaffirm your ultimate purpose, define your most important goals, and take concrete steps to make them happen.
A practical guide for businesspeople (or indeed anyone) who need to know the secrets to success, the book will teach you how to:
- Lead from the front, so that others want to work for you
- Practice front sight focus, the radical ability to focus on one thing until victory is achieved
- Think offense, all the time, to eradicate fear and indecisiveness
- Smash the box and be an unconventional thinker so you are never thrown off-guard by chaotic conditions
- Access your intuition so you can make “hard right” decisions
- Achieve twenty times more than you think you can
In this updated and expanded edition, timely new chapters apply the principles to leading in an ever-accelerating world and leading in teams. Plus, new key takeaways distill the principles in the book into easier-to-use chunks.
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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 in 2011. As the founder of SEALFIT, NavySEALs.com and Unbeatable Mind, 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 the Unbeatable Mind Academy (www.unbeatablemind.com), Mark trains the public in the eight Way of the SEAL principles. This personal and leadership development program combines Western and Eastern practices, both ancient and modern, into one of 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 built and run six multimillion dollar business ventures. He also holds several black belts and teaches Kokoro yoga and self-defense. The author of 8 Weeks to SEALFIT, Unbeatable Mind, and Kokoro Yoga, 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 (allymachate.com) is a Phi Beta Kappa member and the founder of The Writer’s Ally, 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 vi
Introduction: Lead from the Field 1
Leadership in an Accelerating World 9
Principle 1 Establish Your Set Point 35
Make a Stand, Find Your Purpose, Embrace Risk, Loss, and Failure
Principle 2 Develop Front-Sight Focus 54
Prepare Your Mind, Envision Your Goal, Define the Mission, Simplify the Battlefield
Principle 3 Bulletproof Your Mission 82
Select High-Value Targets, Explore Your Options, Communicate the Mission, Dirt-Dive the Mission
Principle 4 Do Today What Others Won't 99
Find Your 20X Factor, Embrace the Suck, Build the Three Ds (Discipline, Drive, and Determination)
Principle 5 Forge Mental Toughness 119
Control Your Response, Control Your Attention, Develop Emotional Resilience, Set Effective Goals, Visualize Powerfully
Principle 6 Break Things 142
Apply Total Commitment, Fail Forward Fast, Navigate Gaps for Opportunity, Innovate and Adapt Quickly
Principle 7 Build Your Intuition 165
Expand Your Awareness, Strengthen Your Sensory Perception, Uncover Your Background of Obviousness, Open Up to Your Inner Wisdom
Principle 8 Think Offense, All the Time 187
Develop Unwavering Confidence, Activate Your Radar, Do the Unexpected, Execute with Velocity and Agility
Training in the Way of the seal 218
Slow Is Smooth, Smooth Is Fast, The Way of the SEAL Development Model, Assess Your Starting Point, Your Way of the SEAL Training Plan, Staying the Course, The "I" in Team
The Secrets of Elite Teams 252
Build a Team Spirit, Nurture a Culture of Excellence, Reinforce Structural Integrity
Afterword: Lead with Your Heart 276
Appendix 1 Focus Plans 280
Appendix 2 Power Rituals 286
Appendix 3 The Way of the Seal Reading List 290
Index of Tools, Drills, and Exercises 292
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