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The Way of the SEAL Audiobook

The Way of the SEAL: Think Like an Elite Warrior to Lead and Succeed

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Publisher's Summary

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.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©2013 The Reader's Digest Association, Inc. (P)2014 Tantor

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    Chris 08-15-15
    Chris 08-15-15 Member Since 2015
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    "An absolute must read"

    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!

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Allen V. Burnsworth 04-18-15

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    "How to think and live like a Modern Samurai."

    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.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Cid23 04-15-14
    Cid23 04-15-14
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    "Embrace the suck!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Way of the SEAL to be better than the print version?

    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.


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    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.


    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Shannon 01-01-16
    Shannon 01-01-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Living your life optimally"

    One of the best sources of self mastery and life enhancing skills I have seen.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jason 05-23-15
    Jason 05-23-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Im so glad I got this book because I almost didnt"

    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!!

    13 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    Sean 02-13-16
    Sean 02-13-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Chew the meat but spit out the occultic bones."

    Chew the meat but spit out the occultic bones. Some great practical tools and examples but encourages spirit guides and astral projection.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Sam Green 01-16-17
    Sam Green 01-16-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent, with reservations"

    This book is an excellent book as long as you take it with a grain of salt. Are there "energy beams" that emerge from our eyes? Is climbing mount Everest a challange that can be placed on a list next to a black belt? Maybe, maybe not, this book WILL inspire you as the writers (Divine did not write the book alone) can tell a story and the actor nails the spirit of the book. I began to use these rules and am now looking forward to seeing what will happen. But don't be fooled, very few people can actually climb mount Everest or to be Navy Seals. However, there is no reason that you and I won't be able to learn from the few and climb our own mountains and reach our own goals.

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    McFarland 01-13-17
    McFarland 01-13-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Book that sells more authors other programs"

    Scam stay away. Not helpful, nor worth anyone's time. I could not even finish this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ben 01-12-17
    Ben 01-12-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Good Ideas"
    What made the experience of listening to The Way of the SEAL the most enjoyable?

    Very good narration and some new ideas from the usual self help books. I particularly liked the 20x challenges section.


    Would you recommend The Way of the SEAL to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes, for a different experience.


    What about John Pruden’s performance did you like?

    Good narration, strong voice and very clear. It could have been read slightly faster, I had it on 1.2X speed.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No


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    steve funk 01-10-17
    steve funk 01-10-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Amazing Life Changing Audio Book"

    This book has made a huge impact on my life in many ways - I have recommended this book to many of my patients - fellow Vets -friends - bible study group - and setting my 2017 goals - thank you Mark for your service to Our Country and your humbleness and dedication to excellence- my four kids 10-14 now have exercises and mental exercises too -
    With love & respect
    Steve Funk DC

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    1/3/16
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    "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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Chris
    8/12/15
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    "Life changing"

    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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jose Cardenas
    7/27/15
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    "Excellent discipline focus book"

    Take a look in the description. It's not another advice or motivational book. It's a "do it" boook!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Rob
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    "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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Stevesharkey
    10/21/16
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    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Apac
    10/20/16
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    "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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • E.
    10/16/16
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    "A good listen"

    Very informative. A lot of detail so will probably need to buy the book for practical referencing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Manuel Tânger
    6/27/16
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    "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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • norman
    6/12/16
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    "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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • mathias
    Southampton
    4/6/16
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    "Loved it"

    Absolutely loved this book, I listened to it straight while travelling, and it is the first time a book gets me so pumped up! I cant wait to re listen to it from the beginning and take notes. plus there is so many exercises to do in every chapter!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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