Way of the Seal

Way of the Seal

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Overview

Updated and Expanded Edition of Bestseller—Blending 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781621454038
Publisher: Reader's Digest
Publication date: 05/22/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 100,665
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

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

Acknowledgments 294

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