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Mark Divine is the founder of SEALFFIT and Unbeatable Mind and the host of the Unbeatable Mind podcast. Mark is a Retired Navy SEAL Commander, NYT Best Selling author, speaker and entrepreneur. The podcast deals with a wide variety of subjects, from philosophical, emotional and meta-physical to self defense, fitness and elite physical performance. They all form a part of Mark's 5 mountain training path to develop your Mental, Physical, Emotional, Intuitive, and Kokoro (Heart) self. Find out more at unbeatablemind.com.

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Mark Divine is the founder of SEALFFIT and Unbeatable Mind and the host of the Unbeatable Mind podcast. Mark is a Retired Navy SEAL Commander, NYT Best Selling author, speaker and entrepreneur. The podcast deals with a wide variety of subjects, from philosophical, emotional and meta-physical to self defense, fitness and elite physical performance. They all form a part of Mark's 5 mountain training path to develop your Mental, Physical, Emotional, Intuitive, and Kokoro (Heart) self. Find out more at unbeatablemind.com.

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This is my new favorite podcast. Very relatable. Mark keeps me motivated in my morning routine.

Not one second wasted!

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Mark is a master communicator - this is what authenticity looks like!

iTunes Ratings

1152 Ratings
Average Ratings
1045
58
25
13
11

Favorite

By jessecmt - Nov 27 2019
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This is my new favorite podcast. Very relatable. Mark keeps me motivated in my morning routine.

Not one second wasted!

By Clancy719 - Apr 24 2019
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Mark is a master communicator - this is what authenticity looks like!

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The Unbeatable Mind Podcast with Mark Divine

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Mark Divine is the founder of SEALFFIT and Unbeatable Mind and the host of the Unbeatable Mind podcast. Mark is a Retired Navy SEAL Commander, NYT Best Selling author, speaker and entrepreneur. The podcast deals with a wide variety of subjects, from philosophical, emotional and meta-physical to self defense, fitness and elite physical performance. They all form a part of Mark's 5 mountain training path to develop your Mental, Physical, Emotional, Intuitive, and Kokoro (Heart) self. Find out more at unbeatablemind.com.

David Goggins talks about physical and mental toughness

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David Goggins (@iamdavidgoggins) is extremely well known both for his military career and as an extreme athlete. In 2013 he set the record for pullups completed in 24 hours at 4025.He and the Commander talk about how he managed to evolve himself from a very difficult childhood by exercising his tremendous will. Learn how mental toughness is a lifestyle and how he does everything he doesn’t want to do to stay tough.

Hear about:

  • His first 100 mile running race and how it changed his life
  • How he went from the Air Force, to hunting cockroaches, to the SEALs by force of will
  • His latest plans are to become a “Smoke Jumper,” wildlands firefighters that parachute into remote areas to fight forest fires

Learn Goggins’ secrets to super-human determination in this podcast

Mar 14 2018

1hr 15mins

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How to overcome Fear and Anxiety

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In this episode, Commander Divine discusses the different aspects of fear and anxiety. They are based on false expectations or perceptions, and are solely based on thinking either in the future or the past. When we are experiencing the present-moment directly, we can overcome fear. How can we use that energy to fuel ourselves for peak performance in the present?  Don't miss this solocast.

Jul 05 2017

36mins

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Crossfit superhero Josh Bridges shares his secrets to success with Commander Mark Divine

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Will he be crowned the world fittest man after 11 years of competition? Listen in to this intriguing podcast and decide for yourself.  Has Josh grown and developed into a Crossfit Champion? We believe he will make it happen this year.  He has ended his career as a SEAL and opened up the path for the serious training it takes to persevere.  Find out his training schedule, mental tips, and his background in badness that has gotten him where he is now. 

Mar 30 2016

44mins

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Chris Ring on SEAL training, mental toughness and swimming the Mississippi river

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Chris Ring is a former SEAL who was the first American to swim the entire Mississippi river to raise awareness of military casualties and their families.  Oddly, for a SEAL, he’s not really that fond of swimming, but swimming the Mississippi seemed like the right thing to do, so he did it. Hear how about his SEAL training, deployment, and the Mississippi swim. Find out how he was able to use mental toughness and an Unbeatable Mind to endure and overcome challenges.  

May 24 2017

1hr 3mins

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Robb Wolf on how to rewire your body to lose weight

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Robb Wolf is an expert on fueling and nutrition and his previous book, “The Paleo Solution” was a New York Times bestseller. Commander Divine and Robb dive into his background and his approach to nutrition. After having a kind of revelation around his mother’s illness, and making himself very sick with vegan experiments in college, Robb became an advocate of nutrition based not on agriculture, but the paleolithic lifestyle of the hunter/gatherer. His new book, “Wired to Eat.” tackles how to turn off cravings and determining what foods are right for your body. 

Mar 22 2017

53mins

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How to be exceptional with Chris Waddell

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Chris Waddell is a well-known U.S.A Paralympic champion.  Recently he biked up Mt. Kilimanjaro! And he was awarded the title of "Unsung Hero of Compassion" by the Dalai Lama in 2005.

Chris talks with Mark about overcoming your challenges as well as learning how to work with the challenges in others.

Listen now to discover:

  • Why our ability to manage what happens to us is more important than making plans
  • Why you should stop trying to be a Superman and take help when it's offered instead
  • How being an athlete can give you knowledge of how hard work and pain can actually feel good and be helpful
  • How teams are the real foundation of power

Oct 23 2019

45mins

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Dan Brule, Change your breathing, Change your life

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Commander Divine and Dan Brule may seem to come from opposite ends of the spectrum but you will learn how these two yoga and breath masters have changed their lives through the development of breathing. Not only have they found self fulfillment but they have been able to change and, in some cases, save others lives with the primal function of breathing. You will hear about research being done in Russia and how the international world is embracing breath as therapy and even medicine.This fascinating journey with Mark and Dan will leave you... with a steady and calming breathe. 

Bio:

Dan Brulé is a modern day teacher and healer—an innovative, unorthodox, irreverent, creative, game-changing entrepreneur. He is a master of Prana Yoga (the Hindu Science of Breath), and of Chi Kung/Qigong (Chinese Medical Breathing Exercises).

Dan is a world-renown pioneer in the field of Breathwork, and leader of the worldwide Spiritual Breathing Movement, He is one of the originators of Breath Therapy, and was among the first group of Internationally Certified Rebirthers.

More than 80,000 people in over 40 countries now apply Dan’s breathing exercises and techniques in their work and in their lives. Among them are Olympic champions and elite martial artists, leading psychotherapists and medical experts; monks, meditators, hospice workers, yoga teachers, performing artists, personal trainers, substance abuse and pastoral counselors, health practitioners, life coaches, and business executives.

Apr 15 2015

54mins

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Ben Greenfield, Only the Strong Survive

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Ready to reach ‘superhuman’ levels of performance? Listen to Commander Mark Divine chat with renown ironman, fitness guru and biohacker Ben Greenfield, as they discuss training, 20X performance, mental toughness, the world's toughest 48-hour challenge (KOKORO) and tons more. Learn how Ben uses qualitative and quantitative measurements to fine tune his results.

Dec 23 2014

55mins

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The Iron Cowboy, James Lawrence, talks about how he was able to do 50 triathlons in 50 days

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Commander Mark Divine interviews the Iron Cowboy about his work as an ultra-endurance athlete. James Lawrence holds various Guinness World Records for triathlon, and recently completed the "50-50-50" challenge: completing 50 Ironman distance triathlons in 50 states in 50 days. Hear how James was able to foster the mental, emotional and physical strength required to complete it and what you can learn from his efforts to overcome extraordinary challenges and apply it to your life.

Jan 25 2017

43mins

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The Morning Routine with Benjamin Spall

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Benjamin Spall is the co-author of the book “My Morning Routine: How Successful People Start Every Day Inspired.” and also is the co-founder of the mymorningroutine.com website, with accounts of various morning routines followed by a huge variety of people. He and the Commander talk about the importance of morning routine to start the day, from the casual routine to the more intense versions.

Learn how:

  • Even when people miss their routine, they often make it up later in the day
  • Sleeping enough is just as important as getting into a routine. So it’s better to have a shorter routine than to be getting up at 5 to fit it all in.
  • Morning rituals can be short and need to be tailored for yourself and your own schedule

Listen to this episode to hear how different but necessary the morning rituals are to get you ready to make the most of your day.

Aug 15 2018

51mins

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Unlocking your brain’s full potential and optimizing performance with Dr. Chao

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This week’s episode features Dr. Daniel Chao, with a degree in biochemistry, MS in neuroscience and a medical degree from Stanford University.  He explains the science behind neurostimulation. Dr. Chao has developed HALO Sport which uses proprietary technology called Neuropriming to improve the brain’s response to training and drive accelerated performance gains. 

 This type of “hyper-learning” allows you to learn and become comfortable with new kinds of movement much more quickly than you can through regular training. In effect, it is able to make training more effective through stimulation of specific parts of the brain. They talk about the science, how the military is undergoing the ultimate testing with the U.S. Naval Special Warfare Development Group and how he is trying to inspire and train not just athletes, but pilots, musicians, surgeons and even stroke victims.  We all want to improve our lives and unlock our brains full potential. Don’t miss this interview. 

In order to encourage the Unbeatable Mind and SEALFIT tribe to take advantage of the Halo system, Dr. Chao has made the system available to podcast listeners at a discounted price. Go to haloneuro.com and use the code “unbeatablemind125” on checkout to get $125 off the regular price of the Halo sport.  

Jul 26 2017

52mins

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Jimmy Chin on pushing the limits, cheating death and his work as a film-maker

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One of the world’s greatest adventure and award winning photographers Jimmy Chin (@jimkchin) talks to Commander Divine for his 100th episode!  Jimmy has had a very interesting path to his adventures in climbing and in film-making. He has crossed the Chang Tang Peninsula of northwestern Tibet on foot and skied from the summit of Everest. He also claimed the first ascent on the central pillar of Mt. Meru in India, known as “The Shark’s Fin,” which is the subject of his latest and critically-acclaimed film “Meru” co-directed with his wife.  Find out his stories as he captures athletes and adventurers who are pushing the absolute limits. 

Apr 05 2017

58mins

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Greg Amundson describes how he got started with CrossFit and how he became a “Firebreather”

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It’s been a long time coming, but Commander Divine and Greg Amundson talk about the origins of CrossFit, how Greg originally got involved and the lessons about leadership and life that Greg has learned along the way. Greg is known by his peers as the "Original Crossfit Firebreather" He describes his experience at the Kokoro camp and talks about his new book, “Firebreather Fitness.” The two friends have a far-reaching conversation about leadership, spirituality and self-mastery. Listen in to hear the valuable lessons that they are able to bring to you as well.

Jan 04 2017

56mins

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The 200th episode: The 5 mountains of self-development

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In the 200th episode of his podcast, Mark revisits a number of interviews with various guests that all exemplify parts of the Unbeatable Mind, 5 Mountain system. You’ll hear clips from the David Goggins episode, Cal Newport, Christine Hassler, Sifu Singh and Damien Mander. Each interview is an example of one of the 5 mountains – the physical, mental, emotional, intuitional and Kokoro.

Listen to this special episode to get a better understanding of how the 5 mountains show up in a variety of circumstances and how you can manage them for your own Unbeatable Mind.

Apr 03 2019

1hr 5mins

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Dr. Jason Fung on fasting and ketosis

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Jason Fung is a well-known expert on nutrition, and is also the author of several books including the best sellers “The Obesity Code” and "The Complete Guide to Fasting: Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-Day, and Extended Fasting.” He talks with the Commander today about our misguided understandings of nutrition and gives us insights into the importance of timing and fasting in general.

Learn how:

  • There are eating “windows” where you should be eating, and times when you shouldn’t be.
  • You can either be storing fat, or burning it. Not both at the same time.
  • Only the brain uses ketones—all the other muscles can use fat directly

Dr. Fung’s approach is actually very straight-forward. What to eat. When to eat.

Sep 26 2018

1hr 4mins

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Commander Divine tells you how to Power Up and Emit Excellence in this solocast

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Commander Mark Divine talks about the difference between force and power in this podcast, and tells us how we can make the right kind of mental moves in order to be able to Power Up our mind. In addition, he is always in favor of achieving excellence, and he helps us toward that goal. He talks about how we often don’t seem to have the time to achieve what we’d like to, and how to manage time in ways that help, instead of hindering your goals. Hear how you can benefit from the information the Commander is bringing to you in this solocast.

Dec 21 2016

16mins

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John Assaraf: Unlocking your brain's full potential

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John Assaraf (@johnassaraf) is a speaker, a NYT bestselling author of books including “The Answer: Grow Any Business, Achieve Financial Freedom, and Live an Extraordinary Life” and “Having It All” and a successful entrepreneur with several million dollar companies.  John has learned from his own experiences and he and Mark discuss everything from the importance of mindset and having control over your emotions to achieve success to the importance of mentors and of being ready to be guided. Listen to this episode to hear how John overcame a difficult youth to achieve huge entrepreneurial success, set and achieve your goal and build your confidence.

Sep 27 2017

1hr 5mins

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Mark Sisson: Ketosis and working to be a fat-burner

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Mark Sisson is essentially one of the earliest and foremost advocates of the paleo movement through his Primal approach and his website “Mark’s Daily Apple.” He is an avid experimenter and often uses himself to try out new ideas. He has always been interested in ketogenesis and so he recently did the work to make himself ketogenic. He also has recently written a new book called “The Keto Reset Diet,” that summarizes his extensive knowledge of the keto way of life.

  • Learn more about ketones and how the brain and muscles learn to use them for fuel
  • Hear how the vast majority of us, including most bodybuilders and other very fit people, still don’t train themselves to burn fat, relying instead on sugar and glycogen for fuel
  • Understand that you need to do the work to develop the metabolic machinery to burn ketones. Everyone is capable of making them, but only a few have trained their bodies to use them.

In this episode, get insight into the advantages of burning fat and using ketones to fuel your brain and your muscles.

Oct 25 2017

54mins

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Brian MacKenzie and Rob Wilson talk about breathing for performance

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Brian MacKenzie is the founder of Power, Speed, Endurance and Rob Wilson a co-presenter on the new Art of Breath seminars. They talk with Commander Divine today about the importance of proper breathing and breath control for performance in both athletes and everyday life.

Learn how

  • The nose is specifically designed for breathing, so breathing through the nose is the right way to breath. Don’t be a “mouth-breather.”
  • Breath control is the basis of performance both as an athlete and everything else as well
  • Nasal breathing engages the parasympathetic nervous system so that you can be relaxed and focused at the same time.

Listen to this episode to get insight into the least recognized, but most important physical activity, namely breathing

Mar 13 2019

1hr 20mins

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Mark Erwin on unleashing the extraordinary power you never knew you had

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This week Commander Mark Divine has a conversation with Mark Erwin, former United States ambassador and successful businessman about his book “The Powers: 12 Principles to Transform Your Life from Ordinary to Extraordinary,” and the role that discipline and positive thinking have played in his life. From a very challenging adolescence, to becoming a millionaire and then on to United States ambassador, Mark Erwin shares the key powers that have made him successful both financially and personally.

Jul 13 2016

42mins

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Robb Wolf on food, nutrition and farming

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Robb Wolf (@dasrobbwolf), a former research biochemist, is the 2X New York Times/WSJ Best Selling author of "The Paleo Solution" and "Wired To Eat." He's well-known as an innovator and entrepreneur in the field of nutrition and diet.

Mark talks Robb at the Spartan World Championships in Lake Tahoe, about a new approach to food and farming to include:

  • Why traditional forms of farming are better for the environment, whether you're a vegetarian or not.
  • How humans have evolved to eat too much and live sedentary lifestyles (so it's not much of a surprise that we do)!
  • How emotional attachments around food can be a distraction from proper nutrition and farming.

Listen to this episode to understand that our diet is only the first step to a reform of your nutrition.

Dec 05 2019

56mins

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Josh Mantz: Trauma, the military and overcoming

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This week we have a rebroadcast of our episode with Joshua Mantz. Josh is a retired Major who commanded in the Army for a decade and is on the board of The Courage Foundation.  In 2007 he was very seriously wounded by a sniper on the outskirts of Sadr City, and he actually died for 15 minutes, before being miraculously revived. Joshua has also recently authored the book “The Beauty of a Darker Soul: Overcoming Trauma through the Power of Human Connection.” He talks with Commander Divine about what the experience of dying was like, and the mental challenges of emotional trauma.  

Nov 28 2019

1hr 15mins

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Business and Personal Performance with Will Ahmed

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Will Ahmed is the founder of the Whoop fitness system.  He talks to Mark about his business and personal experience with meditation, breathing and the importance of visualization in achieving your goals.  

Listen to this episode to get more info about how personal and business performance are connected.

Nov 21 2019

1hr 15mins

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Anthony Trucks and Dealing with Shift

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 Anthony Trucks is a former NFL player, currently a speaker, author and an entrepreneur. He talks today with Commander Divine from the Spartan World Championships in Lake Tahoe. Anthony talks about his very difficult childhood, and how he has been able to manage the shifts in his own life.

Learn how:

  • We need to learn how to update our mental software
  • How we use the see-shift-sustain method to recognize our patterns and then make lasting change.
  • We need a coach to get our self-perception clear

Listen in to hear how to make change happen in your life and make it stick.

Nov 14 2019

52mins

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How to Break Free with Bizzie Gold

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Bizzie Gold is a leader in the personal development and wellness field. Her past clients include Julia Roberts and Jennifer Love Hewitt, among others. She's also the founder and developer of Buti Yoga, which focuses on making yoga about both movement and self-development. From the Spartan World Championships in Lake Tahoe, Commander Divine talks to her about her BREAK method of psychotherapy and her Buti Yoga practice and business.

Listen now to discover how to understand your past and make it work for you.

Nov 07 2019

48mins

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Staring Down the Wolf: Growth

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Commander Divine continues reading from his new book, “Staring Down the Wolf.”  In this section, Mark focuses on how imperative it is to always be growing and transforming if you want to become an elite leader.

Listen to this episode to learn:

  • Why willingly accepting challenges is the key to growth
  • How mentorship teaches both skills and purpose
  • Why it’s not useful to train the same thing over and over again and why variety is essential.

Oct 31 2019

48mins

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How to be exceptional with Chris Waddell

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Chris Waddell is a well-known U.S.A Paralympic champion.  Recently he biked up Mt. Kilimanjaro! And he was awarded the title of "Unsung Hero of Compassion" by the Dalai Lama in 2005.

Chris talks with Mark about overcoming your challenges as well as learning how to work with the challenges in others.

Listen now to discover:

  • Why our ability to manage what happens to us is more important than making plans
  • Why you should stop trying to be a Superman and take help when it's offered instead
  • How being an athlete can give you knowledge of how hard work and pain can actually feel good and be helpful
  • How teams are the real foundation of power

Oct 23 2019

45mins

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Whole foods, Supplements and ATP science

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ATP Science head scientist Matt Legge and co-founder Jeff Doidge are two Australians revolutionizing the field of supplements.  They get into gut health and it being one of the most important aspects of nutrition, how nutrients need to be bio-available so the body can actually use them and how whole food is still the best way to get the nutrients you need.  Mark and the ATP Founders get into this and more from the Spartan races at Lake Tahoe.

Oct 16 2019

47mins

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How To Boost Your Performance With Better Sleep with Doctor Kirk Parsley

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Mark talks to his good friend Doctor Parsley about the importance and physiology of sleep. Kirk Parsley is a former Navy SEAL, a doctor, author and entrepreneur. His book is called “Sleep to Win: How Navy SEALs and Other High Performers Stay on Top”.  Kirk also produces the Sleep Remedy, a mixture of supplements to help your body sleep properly.

Listen to this podcast to find out:

  • Why we often undervalue sleep, especially in the high performance community (HINT: Sleeping too little is often seen as a sign of toughness!)
  • How to stop being “woken up” by things that take up your attention
  • Why we should be teaching kids about sleep and their sleep needs
  • Why proper rest is so important to achieving peak performance

Oct 09 2019

1hr 18mins

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Ryan Holiday on Philosophy and Modern Life.

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Ryan Holiday is a well-known author of several books about using Stoic philosophy in the modern world, including “Ego is the Enemy: The Fight to Master Our Greatest Opponent,” “The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph,” and “Stillness Is the Key” which has just been released. Commander Divine talks to Ryan Holiday about his books, his writing process and what he has learned through his study of the Stoics and other philosophers.

Hear how:

  • Life is as much about the things we DON’T do as it is about our actions and deeds.
  • Journaling is an essential component of understanding and reflecting on what we actually know and understand.
  • A huge difficulty in the modern world is making the time for the stillness that we need.

Listen to this episode for insights and greater understanding of ancient philosophy, and how it is essential for modern life.

Oct 02 2019

54mins

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Patrick Sweeney on How to Transform Fear into results

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Patrick Sweeney is an expert in fear and how you can manage it to make better decisions. He is a former Olympic rower and the author of the book “Fear is Fuel.” Today he talks to Commander Divine about how he transformed fear into motivation rather than paralysis.

Hear how:

  • Every decision we make is made from either fear or opportunity
  • You must learn to get comfortable with fear so that it can’t be used against you.
  • Patrick has used breathing exercises as part of a complete approach to fear management

Listen to this episode to hear how you can turn fear to your advantage and make it work for you.

Sep 25 2019

1hr 1min

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Staring Down the Wolf: Respect

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In this solo episode, Commander Divine talks about Respect and the key to earning it from your own team as a leader.  Focusing on the three essential character traits for Respect:

  • Integrity-honestly and internal consistency backed by strong moral compass
  • Authenticity- being “I” and “We” vs “me” and “them"
  • Clarity- explicitly communicating what outcomes are expected and desirable

Don’t miss this episode to learn about how respect is essential to lead and how it can be earned.

Sep 18 2019

41mins

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Gabrielle Reece: Advice on Life and Finding Balance

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Gabrielle Reece is a world-renowned athlete, TV personality, New York Times bestselling author, and model. Together with her husband Laird, they launched a new all-encompassing fitness program called XPT. Find out what she has to say on parenting as an athlete, training, business leadership and so much more.

Hear how.

  • Business leadership is about knowing and being willing to learn from others.
  • Gabby’s understanding of parenting is that kids can’t really be compelled to do things, even things that they’re good at.
  • As you get older, training is as much or more about maintaining physical ability as it is about elite performance

Listen to this episode to get an inside look at an elite, athletic life.

Sep 11 2019

1hr 14mins

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Embodied leadership with Richard Strozzi-Heckler

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Richard Strozzi-Heckler is a well-known expert in somatic (whole body) approaches to leadership, a psychologist, an author and has a seventh degree black-belt in Aikido. Commander Divine recently took one of his courses, and they talk today about embodied leadership and somatic psychology.

  • Bringing attention to the body is a fundamental step in developing mindful awareness of life.
  • Life follows attention – so paying attention is a very human and willful choice
  • Mindfulness needn’t be practiced in complete stillness

Listen to this episode to get an understanding of how the body and awareness of it can help to enhance leadership.

Sep 04 2019

55mins

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Mark Pattison: Making the next move

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Mark Pattison is the first NFL player to attempt the “Seven Sisters,” summiting the highest mountains on each continent. He is also an author, podcaster and speaker. Today, he talks with the commander about his professional athletic career and his subsequent career in mountain climbing.

  • His initial football career was all about talent over work, and that needed to change, so it did.
  • Mountaineering became Mark’s “what’s next,” after he was done with football. Though he still had to work at finding it.
  • Everest is going to be his crowning achievement, but the process of getting there has been valuable, not just the result.

Hear how Mark was able to transition from one career to another by a clear understanding of himself and what he really wanted to do.

Aug 28 2019

58mins

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Ora Nadrich talks about different ways to be Mindful

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Ora Nadrich is a Thought Coach and Mindfulness Meditation teacher, as well as the author of the books, “Says Who? How One Simple Question Can Change the Way You Think Forever” and “Live True: A Mindfulness Guide to Authenticity.” She talks with Commander Divine today about how to use mindfulness, and what it can really mean to you.

Learn how:

  • Ora’s system is an extension of Jungian psychology.
  • It’s possible to mindful of simple things, like everyday tastes.
  • “Mindfulness” isn’t a competitive arena, where being more mindful means you have “won.”

Listen to this episode to hear more about how you can use mindfulness and authenticity for yourself.

Aug 21 2019

50mins

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Defying the Impossible with Chris Norton

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Chris Norton was a talented 18 year old college football player with a promising future. Chris suffered a massive injury while playing football in College, that let him without any feeling from the neck down and being told that he would never walk again. Chris was determined to prove the doctors wrong, so he pushed himself through grueling daily workouts until four years later, he walked across the stage to receive his college diploma. He went on to find love and he and his wife have a new book just out called “The Seven Longest Yards.” The book is a message of resiliency and hope that will inspire you.

Listen to this episode to hear how Chris is able to overcome so that he can be successful in his and his wife’s new life.

Aug 14 2019

53mins

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Talking Meditation and compassion with Tim Desmond

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Today Commander Divine talks to Tim Desmond about mindfulness, meditation and self-compassion. Tim is a psychotherapist, author, teacher and long time student of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh.  His most recent book, “How to Stay Human in a F*cked-Up World: Mindfulness Practices for Real Life,” shows us that by relating to life’s ever present pain with compassion, wisdom and joy we have a chance to experience happiness. Tim dives into ways to bridge the ancient tradition of mindfulness and the challenges of modern life.

Hear how:

  • We need to remember to pay attention to the things that are important enough to take up your life
  • People need to treat every moment like something that matters – don’t allow yourself to spend your time on unimportant things.
  • We may often think of providing compassion for others, but we often won’t give any to ourselves.

Listen in for an in-depth and very practical view of how mindfulness and meditation can work for you.

Aug 07 2019

50mins

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Solocast with Mark: Lessons from Spec Ops to improve your leadership ability

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Commander Divine dives deep into his upcoming book, “Staring Down the Wolf: 7 Leadership Commitments That Forge Elite Teams.”  Mark discusses the differences between leadership in the Special Ops community and being leader in tin business. 

Hear how:

  • Commander Divine recounts his transition from the SEALs to the Business world
  • How teams in both realms require that you learn to manage your fear
  • How moral and spiritual character as well as authenticity are required beyond tactics

Listen to this episode to get deeper insight into how you can use lessons from Spec Ops to improve your leadership ability

Jul 31 2019

54mins

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Larry Hagner on the 5 Dimensions of Fatherhood

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Larry Hagner is best known as the man behind “The Good Dad Project,” and the host of the podcast “The Dad Edge.” He is also the author of “The Dad's Edge: 9 Simple Ways to Have: Unlimited Patience, Improved Relationships, and Positive Lasting Memories.”

Learn how:

  • You need to be authentically yourself so that you can be good to your kids
  • You need to learn to recognize and avoid the “drift,” when you forget your core values, and just let “life” take over
  • As a father, you need to consider 5 factors – financial, health, marriage, connection with kids, and leadership

Listen to this podcast to hear more practical guidance on fatherhood, and how you can tap into other resources to learn more.

Jul 24 2019

1hr 3mins

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