Rank #1: David Goggins talks about physical and mental toughness
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.
- 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
Rank #2: Crossfit superhero Josh Bridges shares his secrets to success with Commander Mark Divine
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
Rank #3: Robb Wolf on how to rewire your body to lose weight
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
Rank #4: How to overcome Fear and Anxiety
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
Rank #5: John Kim on changing your story
John Kim is known as “The Angry Therapist.” He is an author, therapist, entrepreneur and podcaster. His book is “I Used to Be a Miserable F*ck: An Everyman's Guide to a Meaningful Life,” and today he talks with Mark about Therapy, coaching and parenting.
- How John is dedicated to being authentic rather than simply being teaching things “at” his clients.
- Life coaching is often a misnomer, and the term isn’t very specific.
- Parenting is understanding that kids aren’t going to be “clones,” doing the exact right things that you think they should be doing all the time.
Listen to this episode to get a new perspective on coaching and therapy.
Jan 02 2020
Rank #6: Jimmy Chin on pushing the limits, cheating death and his work as a film-maker
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
Rank #7: Dan Brule, Change your breathing, Change your life
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.
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
Rank #8: Unlocking your brain’s full potential and optimizing performance with Dr. Chao
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
Rank #9: Chris Ring on SEAL training, mental toughness and swimming the Mississippi river
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
Rank #10: Ben Greenfield, Only the Strong Survive
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
Rank #11: How To Always Be Prepared with Clint Emerson
Today we have the first part of Mark’s interview with Clint Emerson, retired SEAL and the author of “100 Deadly Skills: The SEAL Operative's Guide to Eluding Pursuers, Evading Capture, and Surviving Any Dangerous Situation.” Clint is an expert in personal security and preparedness. He is also the author of “The Right Kind of Crazy: My Life as a Navy SEAL, Covert Operative, and Boy Scout from Hell.”
Listen to this episode to learn more about SEALs and military service as well as the current military situation going on with Iran.
Jan 09 2020
Rank #12: Commander Mark Divine talks about breathing and hydration
This is the second of Mark’s solocasts about fueling and The Three Pillars of Longevity. This week, he talks about breathing and hydration, and the importance of learning how to breathe properly and making sure you’re adequately hydrated. He emphasizes that macronutrients are not the only part of fueling. Would you like to learn more about different aspects of fueling so that you can get the most from yourself in every way?
Sep 07 2016
Rank #13: John Assaraf: Unlocking your brain's full potential
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
Rank #14: Dr. Jason Fung on fasting and ketosis
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.
- 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
Rank #15: Jeremy McGhee talks about resiliency, positive attitude and mental toughness
A very serious motorcycle accident left Jeremy McGhee paralyzed from the waist down. He wasn’t willing to let that stop him, however, he’s still a surfer, skier and adaptive athlete. Recently, the documentary “Drop In” was produced about his ascent and skiing the “bloody couloir,” a challenge for anyone. He talks to Commander Divine about how he approaches life, his adventures and what the future holds for him. What will you be able to learn from Jeremy’s attitude and resilience? Find out by listening to this very special podcast.
Oct 05 2016
Rank #16: Mark Erwin on unleashing the extraordinary power you never knew you had
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
Rank #17: The 200th episode: The 5 mountains of self-development
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
Rank #18: Mitch Hall on Special Ops, SEALs and the transition to civilian life
Commander Mark Divine talks with former SEAL Mitch Hall about the role he’s played in the SEAL teams, their current role in Special Operations, and how he was able to effectively make the transition from military service to become a highly successful technical consultant in the entertainment industry. In his 21 year career with the SEALs, Mitch was deployed to Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia, and various other locations. He has since consulted on the Hollywood hit “Zero Dark Thirty” and is currently consulting in the production of the series “Six” about SEAL team 6. What is his insight into current issues and how can you learn from his determination and his career as a SEAL?
Aug 31 2016
Rank #19: Staring Down the Wolf: Growth
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
Rank #20: The Morning Routine with Benjamin Spall
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.
- 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