In The Way of the SEAL, ex-Navy 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 anyone who wants to be an elite operator in life, this book will teach you how to: Lead from the front, so that others will 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're 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 - and much more.
Blending the tactics he learned from America's elite forces with lessons from the Spartans, samurai, Apache scouts, and other great warrior traditions, 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, home and in life.
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This book is a must read for anyone who is serious about taking his or her own personal development to the next levels. In my own opinion, the author outlines and describes very practical and world-class methodologies to take control of your mind and drive yourself to peak performance. The book delivers the outline of a complete life mastery system.
Be conscious that reading this book will not directly solve your puzzle, but if you follow the instructions and do the work, I feel that the proscribed action steps will help you breakthough and acheive the majority of what you want to accomplish in life.
What you will find in this book is literally worth thousands of dollars. Notwithatanding the value of unleashing your own power, the USN have spent billions training elite performers like Cmdr Divine and you are able to access the cliff notes of that investment - basically for free.
I am a big fan of Robbins, Dyer and Rohm. The content is easily on-par with these other incredible peak performance coaches. See also Capt Marcincko's non-fiction works to further understand the genesis and evolution of the Seal Mindset.
Thou shalt not fail! Buy this today and clear the deck to take your performance from average to elite!
Most people think the Samurai were just warriors, but they prided themselves on being well educated and thoughtful. CDR. Divine does an exceptional job at presenting a modern version of striving to be not just "above average" but to be elite and committed to self-mastery.
And this isn't just for men. I have instilled these same ideas in my daughters as well as my employees, both men and women.
A commitment to excellence is NOT gender specific.
The audio edition is easy to listen and the narrator is doing a great job, but it is hard if you actually want to do the exercises. The pdf that comes along is just not very complete, so in the end one has to constantly bookmark the important sections or re-listen to it.
There are several great concepts described in the book that make it very valuable. For example the concept of "Embrace the suck!" You just don't get the same personal growth by going always the easy way. You have to challenge yourself and that is going to be hard, but ultimately very rewarding.
If I can ever get my hands around the throats of the fools who have poor ratings to this book...
I almost missed this one because i read a couple reviews that said it wasn't what they expected.. Blah blah blah.
This is a book that literally has the potential to change your life in a huge way. Anyone who says otherwise is a liar or has an ulterior motive!!
I will draw so much from this!!
While covering some interesting concepts, this is not one which I recommend as an audiobook. The exercises should be read and practiced. Furthermore, this book is really part of a set. In order to benefit, you would also have to read (not merely listen to) "Unbeatable Mind" and Mark's Sealfit book.
Way of The Seal was just as great as Unbeatable Mind, his other book. Really enjoyed both of them, hoping Audible will get his other books as well! Great book to listen to :)
"A practical and systematic guide"
Brilliant guide to setting and executing goals. I found the pdf supplement very useful on daily,monthly and annual reviews. Also excellent guide on mindset adjustment
The only issue with this book is that the author isn't next to you, however, he may as well be! Truly inspiring stories of failure and success and the right attitude for both
"Excellent discipline focus book"
Take a look in the description. It's not another advice or motivational book. It's a "do it" boook!
"Can't find the pdf material though"
Excellent book, author seems like a bit of a legend to me. Can't find the pdf material though on my iPhone.
enjoy the mission . now you are equiped with the principles and #ABC steps of Navy Seals in business venture or in your chaotic life.
"A new approach"
There is a lot of good material in this. Presented in an informative and thought provoking manner. Good stories to re-enforce the messages and techniques. Good listening.
"takes a lot of energy to keep engaged"
i have been going through a lot of self supporting books lately and i found the reviews of this book to be misleading. I do find the author's experience quite amazing; howeger his book is incredibly boring to listen too. Lots of self promotion, just makes me believe that he is a little to in love with himself and accomplishments to the point of narcissism.
The seal experience is quite fascinating and would not mind investing more time in further understanding of how to achieve a similar mindset. not worth the money, may find better lessons in other less self worshipping books
"A good listen"
Very informative. A lot of detail so will probably need to buy the book for practical referencing.
"The way of the SEAL, a book of practice"
This book is full of practical and battle tested methods to put yourself in control of your life goals and lead the way to mastery!
The book is to be practiced rather than read, but I guarantee that if you train these skills and use them in your life you will grow immeasurably!
It's all here, so up to you to make it happen! Good luck
"An Elite point of view"
A great book just a little bit different. Marks approach to "life coaching" comes with a fresh take on things which is what you want and want you'll get. It's a book that as you listen you'll want to have a notebook beside you. He argues very well that it's unadvisable for you to neglect any of the three core parts of yourself for you to achieve your potential. Physical, Spiritual and Mental (at least that's what I got from it). It maybe a book that I'll have to consider getting a hard copy as well!
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