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About Mark Divine
Four painful years later, with an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business in his briefcase, he left behind the suit to pursue his inner vision to become a Navy SEAL officer. He was 26 when he graduated as honor-man (#1 ranked trainee) of his SEAL BUD/s class 171. Mark was fortunate to serve with many great men and women on active duty for nine year and in the reserves for eleven...retiring at the rank of Commander in 2011.
After leaving active duty in 1997, Mark started his second business career as an entrepreneur. He co-founded the successful Coronado Brewing Company and launched NavySEALs.com in the year he left the active duty Navy. NavySEALs.com is the leading web site for gear and information about the SEALs. US Tactical was next, gaining contracts with Naval Special Warfare Group ONE for training support, and the Navy Recruiting Command for a nationwide mentoring program for SEAL, SWCC, EOD and Diver candidates.
Mark's business career was interrupted by a stint as an Adjunct Professor of Leadership at the University of San Diego, where he was pursuing his Doctorate in Leadership, then by a one year recall to active duty in 2004. The recall took him to Baghdad with SEAL Team One to conduct a special project for Naval Special Warfare Command surrounding the role of the USMC in Special Operations.
In 2007 he launched his CrossFit affiliate and the now internationally known SEALFIT program to provide transformational personal and team training experiences. The training utilizes an integrated warrior development model he developed, called Unbeatable Mind, which draws from his 20 years as a SEAL and business leader, 25 years as a martial artist and 15 years as yoga practitioner.
SEALFIT and Unbeatable Mind are uniquely effective at elevating clients to a higher level of operating, thinking and leading - encompassing the full spectrum of human experience - Body, Mind and Spirit in Self, Team and Organization.
Certifications, experience, honors:
* CPA, New York State
* BUD/s class 170 Honor man
* SEAL TEAM 3 Platoon CDR
* Commanding Officer, NR SEAL TEAM 1
* Commander, US Navy Reserves
* Colonel, Kentucky Order of Colonels
* Ambassador, SEAL (NSW) Foundation
* Ashtanga Yoga Instructor training
* Combat Defense Master Trainer
* S.C.A.R.S. Military H2H instructor
* Seido Karate: black belt
* Goju Ryu Karate: black belt
* Saito Ninjutsu: brown belt
* Various CrossFit and Self Defense certifications
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In this revised and updated version of Unbeatable Mind (3rd Edition), Mark Divine offers his philosophy and methods for developing maximum potential through integrated warrior development. This work was created through trial and error proving to thousands of clients that they are capable of twenty times more than what they believe.
The powerful principles for forging deep character, mental toughness and an elite team provided in this book are the foundation of the Unbeatable Mind 'working in' program of Divine's SEALFIT Academies and renowned Kokoro Camp. They are being employed by a growing number of coaches, professors, therapists, doctors and business professionals worldwide.
> Commander Divine is a retired Navy SEAL and human performance expert who works with elite military, sport and corporate teams, SEAL / SOF candidates and others seeking to maximize their potential, leading to more balanced success and happiness. The training is leading to breakthroughs in all walks of life and and cultivating a robust community of practitioners.
> This book will specifically help you develop:
> Mental clarity- to make better decisions while under pressure.
> Concentration - to focus on the mission until victory is assured.
> Awareness - to be more sensitive to your internal and external radar.
> Leadership authenticity - to be a heart-centered leader and service oriented teammate.
> Intuition - to learn to trust your gut and use mental imagery to your advantage.
> Offensive "sheepdog" mindset - to avoid danger and stay one step ahead of the competition or enemy.
> Warrior spirit - to deepen your willpower, intention and connection with your spiritual self.
8 Weeks to SEALFIT plunges you into more than a workout program. Mark Divine’s stories and assignments will develop your mental, emotional, intuitive and spiritual warrior as well as your physical warrior.
What You Will Learn
• Develop the character traits of a Navy SEAL
• Forge an unbeatable mind
• Adopt a level-headed approach to nutrition
• Gain exceptional overall strength and stamina
• Improve work capacity and durability
• Get the best functional workout available with the least amount of equipment
A Sneak Peek into 8 Weeks to SEALFIT
It begins with your arrival as a Navy SEAL BUD/S cadet. There’s no time to dilly dally. You either do the first workout and commit to this training, or don’t bother. Next day, you move on to another challenge completely different than what you’d expect. It’s not the stuff for doubters, quitters, or complainers.
These 8 weeks will be hard. Mark will push your physical body to its limits and test your inner resolve. You’ll be tempted to give up. But if you embrace the suck of the challenge, you’ll begin to win. The stories and adventures Mark takes you on — escaping battlefield danger, calming yourself when there’s no way out, learning to trust your gut — will tap into more power than you knew you had.
You’ll begin to glimpse, and reach, your full potential. You’ll develop the character that makes a Navy SEAL: discipline, drive, determination, self-mastery, honor, integrity, courage, and leadership. You’ll thrive in a teamwork setting. You’ll learn to laugh and not take your circumstances so seriously. You’ll even know how to functionally train without equipment.
This is the ground-breaking training that increases SEALFIT athletes’ overall endurance, work capacity, and toughness. Be someone special. Let’s get started…
A leadership book by former Navy SEAL and New York Times bestselling author Mark Divine, Staring Down the Wolf focuses on harnessing the principles of purpose and discipline in life to achieve success.
What does it take to command a team of elite individuals?
It requires a commitment to seven key principles: Courage, Trust, Respect, Growth, Excellence, Resiliency, and Alignment. All of these are present in an elite team which commits to them deeply in order to forge the character worthy of uncommon success.
Retired Navy SEAL Commander, entrepreneur and New York Times bestselling author Mark Divine (founder of SEALFIT, NavySeal.com, and Unbeatable Mind) reveals what makes the culture of an elite team, and how to get your own team to commit to serve at an elite level. Using principles he learned on the battlefield, training SEALs, and in his own entrepreneurial and growth company ventures, Mark knows what it is to lead elite teams, and how easily the team can fail by breaching these commitments.
Elite teams challenge themselves to step up everyday to do the uncommon. Developing the principles yourself and aligning your team around these commitments will allow you to thrive in VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity) environments, no matter your background or leadership experience.
Drawing from his twenty years leading SEALs, and twenty five years of success and failure in entrepreneurship and ten years coaching corporate clients, Mark Divine shares a very unique perspective that will allow you to unlock the tremendous power of your team.
“Mark Divine has a gift for creating highly effective dynamic teams. Mark interleaves key aspects of leadership, mental toughness, resiliency and cultivating higher plains of existence into a foundational concept of being an authentic ‘Leader of leaders.’ This book is indispensable for anyone looking to lead, build and foster an elite culture.” –Mike Magaraci, retired Force Master Chief of Naval Special Warfare
“From his time as a Commander in the SEAL Teams to building several successful multimillion dollar businesses, Mark Divine is an authority on building elite teams and leaders capable of tapping their fullest potential.” –David Goggins, Retired Navy SEAL, author of New York Times Bestseller Can’t Hurt Me
"To grow to your fullest capacity in your life and as a leader, we need to challenge ourselves. There’s no one I know who’s challenged himself more than Mark Divine. He’s the perfect visionary to help get you out of your comfort zone and shattering the status quo.” –Joe De Sena, Founder and CEO of Spartan
Kokoro Yoga, by New York Times bestselling author and former U.S. Navy SEAL Mark Divine, is an integrated physical, mental, and spiritual training, designed initially for the nation's elite special-ops soldiers and now taught to anyone seeking to develop the heart and mind of a warrior. Kokoro, the Japanese concept of warrior spirit—or merging heart and mind into action—is the central focus of Divine's new approach to teaching yoga.
Coach Divine's yoga sequences are focused to adapt to all physical and mental capabilities, combining breathing, meditation, and visualization into both traditional poses as well as cross-training/combat-conditioning exercises. His decades of experience with amateur and professional athletes, active and aspiring Navy SEALs, and wounded warriors uniquely qualifies him as an expert motivator and teacher.
With Kokoro Yoga the practitioner will:
* Get an unbeatable full-body workout through body-weight functional movements that can be done at home or on the on go
* Increase flexibility while building long, lean muscle mass
* Improve physical and mental balance, focus, and control at all levels—including a special segment designed for those recovering from PTSD
* Find emotional, intuitional, and spiritual harmony to achieve peak performance
Coach Divine’s methods have been tested by the toughest warriors in the world. Use this book as a guide to experience the profound power of yoga as a developmental system that will allow you to break through any barriers holding you back.
The second edition of Unbeatable Mind has over 100 pages of new content, including graphical models and a new chapter on integration. It is essentially a new book that follows the same structure and expands upon the insights of the original. Digital formatting errors have been corrected. Mark Divine is also the author of "The Way of the SEAL" and "8 Weeks to SEALFIT" which compliment this work.
The table of Contents includes:
Introduction: This Is Unbeatable Mind
• The Early Years
• Mortality Knocks
• The Education Years
• The Mentor Appears
• Teams 'n' Shit
• Yoga Jitsu
• The Unbeatable Mind Road Map
• Illustration: Unbeatable Mind Framework
Chapter One: First Premise
• First Win in Your Mind
• Witness Process
• Fish Bowl Guided Visualization
• Feeding the Wolf
• Starving Fear, Feeding Courage
• The Unfettered Mind
Chapter Two: Two Meta Disciplines
• Self-Mastery Disciplines
• The Five Mountains
• Illustration: Five Mountains of Self Mastery
• Self-Mastery’s Sub-disciplines
• Service Disciplines
Chapter Three: Three Secrets of Mental Toughness
• The Power of Choice
• Understanding Stress
• Double-Barrel Power: Breathing, and Concentration
• Illustration: Box Breathing
• Emotional Resiliency
• Illustration: Big Four of Emotional Resiliency
Chapter Four: Four Elements of Awareness
• Clearing Your BOO
• Aligning with Universal Beliefs
• One Thing and Three Ps
• Three-Sphere Awareness
• Illustration: Three Spheres
• Sheepdog Strong
• Dog Training
Chapter Five: Five Critical Mental Toughness Skills for Leaders
• Train the Zoo Keeper
• Shortcut the Gladwell Effect
• Use Mental Models
• KISS Planning
• SMART-FITS Goal Setting
• Illustration: F.I.T.S.
• SMEAC and PROP
• Illustration: P.R.O.P.
• OODA Loop
• Illustration: OODA Loop
• Visualize Success
• Be a Morale Officer
• Illustration: The Big Four of Mental Toughness
Chapter Six: Six Power Virtues for Character Excellence
• Trustworthiness and Loyalty
• Honorable Integrity
• Follow To Lead
• Responsibility and Accountability
• The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday
• Failure Is Not an Option
• The Navy SEAL Ethos
• The SEAL Code
Chapter Seven: Seven "Tough Team" Tools
• Functional Team Training
• Mind Games and Challenges
• Promote Failure and Risk Taking
• There Is No I in Team
• Get Real
• Use Standard Operating Procedures
• Keep It Simple, Again
Chapter Eight: Eight Traits of Mastery
• Single-Point Focus
• Uncommon Resolve
• Positively Offensive Attitude
• Excel in Chaos
• Embrace the Suck
• Kokoro Spirit
Chapter Nine: Integration
• Integral Theory
• The Five Plateaus of Consciousness
El único líder del cambio eres tú.
Tú eres quien debe transformarse.
Y tú debes transformar también a tu equipo.
¿Estás al frente de un proyecto profesional y has visto cómo las hojas de ruta que garantizaban el triunfo quedaban obsoletas? En el nuevo campo de batalla donde nos hallamos hoy debemos aprender a enfrentarnos a los cambios rápidos y a la incertidumbre. La energía creativa que nos permitirá vencer surgirá de nuestro poder emocional y nuestra mentalidad.
Ante ese reto, sin embargo, el lobo del miedo se interpone a menudo en nuestro camino. Ese lobo es una metáfora de los temores enraizados, los patrones negativos o los sesgos que nos bloquean emocionalmente y nos impiden disponer del apoyo de nuestro equipo al 100%.
Este libro, en el que Mark Divine aplica al entorno profesional y empresarial su experiencia en los Navy SEAL, te ofrece los 7 principios de liderazgo la valentía, la confianza, el respeto, el crecimiento, la convergencia, la resiliencia y la excelencia- que te permitirán mirar a los ojos de tu propio lobo del miedo y superar los condicionantes negativos para evolucionar hasta alcanzar tu máximo. No hay otro modo de liberar tu verdadero y enorme potencial.
«Para alcanzar nuestra máxima capacidad en la vida y como líderes, debemos plantearnos grandes retos. Mark Divine lo ha hecho en incontables ocasiones y es la persona más indicada para ayudarte a abandonar tu zona de confort y transformar radicalmente lo que dabas por sentado.»
Joe De Sena, fundador y CEO de Spartan
Accelerate your training with SEALFIT.
Overview of SEALFIT's whole - person 5 Mountain training philosophy
Coach Divine's "Staying in the Fight" mental toughness tactics
SEALFIT's physical training guide and standards for strength, stamina and endurance
Effective Team training principles and tactics
Body Weight only introductory workout program (for those new to functional training)
8 Week to SEALFIT training regimen based upon the popular SEALFIT online coaching program.
8 Weeks to SEALFIT is for advanced athletes and includes Power and Olympic lifts, high intensity work capacity, rucking, swimming, and running
Over 100 body weight only workouts great for traveling
Sample Kokoro Prep program
Coach Divine's reading list
"Hell Week" an account of Class 126 Hell Week by former Army Ranger, Army Special Forces and Navy SEAL warrior Jeff Krause.
Der Autor baut sein Programm auf den Grundlagen von Charakterbildung und dem Schaffen von mentaler Stärke auf, das er unter anderem auch an seinen SEALFIT Akademien umsetzt. Eine wachsende Zahl von Trainern, Professoren, Therapeuten, Ärzten und Geschäftsleuten setzt dieses Programm für mehr Erfolg und Ausgeglichenheit bereits weltweit erfolgreich um.
Mark Divine bringt jedem Leser bei, sein maximales persönliches Potenzial zu entfalten.