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90 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Mark Divine. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Mark Divine, often where they are interviewed.

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90 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Mark Divine. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Mark Divine, often where they are interviewed.

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SISD #39 - Starving the Ego with Mark Divine

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This wasn't your typical conversation with a Navy Seal... Commander Mark Divine has an incredibly unique perspective that pairs elite mental toughness with spirituality and a profound understanding of energetics. 

Want to learn more about Mark? Listen to his podcast The Unbeatable Mind Podcast!

Nov 15 2020 · 40mins
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Potent Breathwork Tactics From A Navy SEAL Commander, Staring Down Your Wolf, Operating Calmly Under Stress & More With Mark Divine.

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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. In his new book, , Retired Navy SEAL Commander, entrepreneur and New York Times bestselling author Mark Divine (founder of SEALFIT, NavySeal.com, and Unbeatable Mind) who first joined me on the episode "") 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.         Mark believes that 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 has a very unique perspective that will allow you to unlock the tremendous power of your team. During our discussion, you'll discover: -What is a Kokoro event?...6:15       -The philosophy behind Kokoro events...19:50       -How box breathing is different from other forms of breath work...28:00       -Why zen and mindfulness is not more widely practiced in the extreme fitness community...46:30       -How social media has skewed the efficacy of the SEAL training programs and mentality...54:40       -Why slow is smooth, and smooth is fast...59:30         -Two phrases from Mark's book that stuck out to Ben...1:11:20     -Mark's fascination with wolves...1:17:20 -And much more...
Jul 30 2020 · 1hr 22mins

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607 - The Ultimate Guide to Leadership with SEALFIT founder, Mark Divine!

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Mark Divine, creator and founder of SEALFIT and The Unbeatable Mind Academy, and the author of Staring Down the Wolf: 7 Leadership Commitments That Forge Elite Teams, comes on to talk about how, more than ever, we all need to reach our potential and the techniques he learned in the SEALS, in the martial arts, and as an entrepreneur. Society has turned upside down. The true leaders will emerge and they will be the ones who can literally "stare down the wolf" while the rest are busy arguing mindlessly on social media.   

We discuss things from the evolution of consciousness, to his daily practice, to how to directly turn pain into growth! Mark also talked about how he heard about the planned riots during the protest and what might be going on beneath the surface. Listen to the episode to learn from Mark Divine!

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Jul 09 2020 · 1hr 31mins
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Forge Resiliency and Mental Toughness to Succeed at an Elite Level With Mark Divine

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Mark Divine served 9 years on active duty and 11 years on reserve as a US Navy SEAL before retiring as a commander in 2011. After his decorated career in the special forces, Mark went on the found Navyseals.com, launch US Tactical, and develop a revolutionary workout program known as SEAL Fit. He has also written multiple New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Amazon best-selling books.

Favorite Success Quote

Undisturbed calmness of mind is attained by cultivating friendliness toward the happy, compassion for the unhappy, delight in the virtuous, and indifference toward the wicked.” ~Patanjali

Key Points

1. Focus On People’s Character Not their Acumen 

If you ever have the opportunity to sit down with any older businessmen or entrepreneurs and ask them the question “What was your biggest mistake”, nine times out of ten they will tell you that their biggest regret in business was trusting someone who they shouldn’t have trusted.

You see, even outside of the realm of business, it’s easy to overlook people’s character flaws because of their other resources.

I see many men fall into this trap in business, dating, and friendship.

It’s easy to ignore the obvious red flags with your new employee because they are a monster salesman and you know that they will make you a lot of money (until they end up stealing it back).

It’s easy to ignore a woman’s blatant character flaws because she’s wildly attractive and great in bed.

It’s easy to ignore your friend’s unscrupulous behavior because he’s funny, rich, and always makes sure you have a good time.

But if you want to mitigate risk and succeed at life, you must adopt a more cautious approach.

Learn to focus on people’s character and their virtues, not just their raw talent.

Because at the end of the day, it’s easier to train a virtuous man to become a good salesperson than it is to train a great salesperson to become a virtuous man.

2. Win the Morning Win the Day 

Mark attributes much of his success to the powerful morning rituals that he follows in order to get himself grounded and ready for the day.

Something that surprised me is that Mark’s routine doesn’t take several hours, one hour, or even 30-minutes. He told me that he can complete his routine in 15-minutes on average and 5 if he’s really pressed for time.

Each morning he spends a few minutes in silent meditation, then he will focus his intentions on his life vision and the daily tasks he needs to achieve to move closer to that vision, and finally, he will review the elements of his “ethos” or the guiding principles upon which he operates his life.

And that’s it.

Whatever your goals in life, you need to start your day in a powerful state to set yourself up to win the day and achieve your dreams.

Personally, I try and start most mornings by watching something inspirational, reading a few pages of a classic book, journaling, focusing on gratitude, and incorporating some sort of physical exercise.

How you develop your own morning routine will be unique to your dreams and vision, but what is important is that you have a morning routine and that it helps you get grounded and ready to go out and achieve your dreams.

3. Turn Failure Into Your Greatest Asset 

Many people believe that failure is a problem, that it’s a liability. But it’s not.

Failure is actually one of your greatest assets and closest friends… When you use it properly and learn from it.

Don’t get me wrong, I am not saying that failure is fun or that you should try and fail. Failure sucks, there’s nothing fun about it, and nobody wants to see their dreams and ambitions fail.

But when you fail and trust me, you will fail, you have one of two options.

You can whine and bitch and complain.

Or you can dust yourself off, look at your failure objectively, and ask yourself “Ok, how can I do better next time?”

Failure is only failure if you don’t learn from it, if you don’t grow from it, and if you don’t reframe it so that you see each failure as a valuable teacher, educating you about how to achieve your dreams.

4. Realize that Your Growth is Limited by Your Shadow 

There is an old saying that “A chain is only as strong as its weakest link”. And in the realm of personal growth, you are only as strong as your darkest parts.

I see so many men today who walk through their lives trying to elicit personal growth by constantly pushing forward, suppressing the pain of the past, and ignoring the emotional trauma that has held them back.

But the harsh reality of life is that you can only grow to the extent that you are willing to address your darkness or your shadow self.

We all have a dark side, we’ve all been hurt, we all have deep wounds and pain whether we want to address them or not.

And most men choose to ignore this dark side.

They try and move on with their lives and pretend that everything is ok when, subconsciously, the pain and hurt of the past is holding them back from living the lives of their dreams.

If you want to move forward in your life, if you want to truly succeed, if you want to open up to true intimacy and love and connection, then you must face your shadow.

You must address the pain, you must conquer your darkness and learn to use it for good.

Because if you don’t, you will constantly be haunted (consciously or subconsciously) by the parts of you that you dare not bring into the light.

5. Detach from the Details of the Outcome & Focus on the Vision 

One of the biggest mistakes that many men make is that they are more concerned with the details of the outcome than the outcome itself.

For example, in the interview, Mark discussed his goal of impacting 100,000,000 lives. He told me that, while he is rigid in his vision, he has learned to be flexible in the details of achieving this outcome.

For Mark, it doesn’t matter whether he impacts 10 people who go and change a million lives or whether he impacts a million people who go on to change 10 lives. He is adamant in his vision, but he is flexible in the approach.

In your life and with your goals, you must adopt the same mentality.

Yes, you should have a strong, crystal clear vision and end game, but you must be flexible about how you achieve that vision.

Jul 08 2020 · 1hr 1min

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Staring Down the Wolf with former Navy SEAL Mark Divine

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Each day, we have a choice to do things the way we’ve always done them, or to stare down the wolf of fear until he backs off.

Even if we’re not a former Navy SEAL Commander like today’s guest, as fathers, we are the heads of our families. We need to learn how to operate like an elite leader for them, and more importantly, ourselves.

This means we need to be strong enough to face our insecurities, confront our shadows, admit where we’re wrong, adopt a learning mindset, and be willing to ask help.

We are truly honored to have ex-Navy SEAL, Mark Divine, on the show for his fourth time. Among his many accomplishments, he is the creator of SEALFIT and the author of Unbeatable Mind. His new book is Staring Down the Wolf: 7 Leadership Commitments That Forge Elite Teams.

Today Mark talks about how becoming an elite leader starts with a deep understanding of who we are and why we behave the way we do. He reveals that elite leadership is not about pretending we’re perfect and indestructible. It's about being honest about our weaknesses and failures.

Mark also teaches us how to get a team to commit to one cause and align communication on an intuitive level so that we can better our lives as well as generate a positive change in the world.

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Jun 29 2020 · 1hr 4mins
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EFR 339: Forging Elite Leadership During Times of Chaos with Mark Divine

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Former Navy SEAL Commander Mark Divine is no stranger to being a leader amidst chaos, but that does not come easy. Mark shared his zen warrior mentality as one of the speakers at the Ever Forward Summit virtual event in April, 2020. This brought together 20 content creators, best-selling authors, Navy Seals, podcasters, influencers, and many other thought leaders that are examples of how we can truly live a life EVER FORWARD.

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Jun 16 2020 · 27mins
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Episode 180: Staring Down the Wolf: Ex-Navy SEAL Mark Divine on Leadership & Success

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Former U.S. Navy SEAL & SEALFIT Founder Mark Divine joined the podcast to discuss his latest book, Staring Down the Wolf: 7 Leadership Commitments That Forge Elite Teams. Mark is a man on-call to many companies helping their executives hone the skills to overcome tough challenges.  His unique career -- from CPA to SEAL Commander to serial entrepreneur -- taught him to combine military and business training to benefit any team, from the battlefield to the boardroom.

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Jun 15 2020 · 45mins
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CC: Staring Down the Wolf with Mark Divine

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Influential thought-leader, lifelong martial-artist, dedicated Yoga and meditation practitioner, retired Navy SEAL commander, successful serial entrepreneur, best-selling author, selfless mentor and teacher—Mark Divine joins Christine on the podcast today.   We discuss how to be courageous during this challenging time.  Mark teaches us the 7 Commitments essential to building elite teams (and just being a great leader of yourself!) that are part of his new book, Staring down the Wolf. Learn more here: staringdownthewolf.com

May 16 2020 · 56mins
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Former Navy Seal Mark Divine | Realizing Your Potential & Staring Down the Wolf

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When you’re looking to achieve something extraordinary, you have to unlock the potential that lies within you.

So many of us struggle with this. We think we are doing the best that we can do — but, really, most of us don’t know how much we’re capable of because we have never pushed ourselves past the point of discomfort. So, how do we find models and systems that allow us to shatter our ceiling of achievement?

Mark Divine is a former Navy SEAL commander, the New York Times best-selling author of The Way of the SEAL and Staring Down the Wolf, and the founder of Unbeatable Mind and SEAL Fit. When he recognized he was going down the wrong path in life, he began to ask better questions and examine the underlying story that had led him there. Through the process of investigation and meditation, he found what he believes he was meant to do.

To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: the1thing.com/podcast.

In this episode, you will learn...

  • [00:57] Why somebody would make the decision to become a Navy SEAL
  • [07:01] Developing the habit of meditation
  • [11:47] Starting with box breathing
  • [16:56] What it means to stare down the wolf
  • [25:23] Feeding the right wolf
  • [33:37] Getting clear about what you should and should not be doing
  • [40:15] Habituating excellence

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May 11 2020 · 48mins
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Mark Divine talks readiness for VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous ) Times

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From our Live Zoom chat: There is a reason Mark Divine is one of the rare podcast guests we have featured twice! He is “an expert in human performance as it is displayed in mental toughness, leadership and physical readiness” and a powerful communicator with awesome lessons for all of us. A retired Navy Seal, he has created SEALFIT, The Unbeatable Mind, written several bestselling books and is a much sought after speaker and teacher.His wisdom and bulletproof demeanor are especially reassuring in this crazy time, and he shares immediately applicable techniques and strategies to stay healthy and productive.


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