Mark Divine | How This Elite Navy SEAL Found Strength and Success Through Mindfulness

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Mark Divine | How This Elite Navy SEAL Found Strength and Success Through Mindfulness

Mark Divine

Posted on June 4, 2019

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In this episode of the donothing podcast, you’ll learn:

  • How Mark went from an accounting career to becoming a Navy SEAL
  • Why mindfulness is so effective when it comes to military and leadership training
  • What Box Breathing is and when it should be used
  • Why Mark teaches Box Breathing as a key strategy for mental toughness
  • What Mark’s experience was like while deployed in Iraq
  • How Mark stayed in shape—mentally and physically—while on deployment
  • Why mindfulness and meditation were an integral part of Mark’s military success
  • How Mark transitioned from military service into entrepreneurship
  • What SEALFIT is and why mindfulness, meditation and breathing techniques are such essential parts of the training program
  • How Mark trains active military to integrate these techniques into their training
  • What WIRM means
  • How anyone can control responses to common stressors and emotions
  • What the difference between saying “yes” and “no” is
  • Why we need to practice mindfulness regularly
  • Which mindful techniques Mark uses to reframe negative life events
  • What two mantras are always running through Mark’s head
  • Why there’s a silver lining to even the most traumatic life events
  • What Mark’s current food and exercise routine looks like
  • Why Mark begins every morning with a glass of water and gratitude
  • Why Mark started the Courage Foundation
  • Which fitness world records the Foundation has broken during their fundraisers

Mark Divine proves that even the toughest warriors need to slow down and breathe. As a New York Times best-selling author, entrepreneur, motivational speaker, podcast host, fitness fanatic and meditation devotee, Mark uses his 20 years of experience as a Navy SEAL officer to inspire a healthy, mindful lifestyle within everyone from elite soldiers to corporate leaders.

Mark’s written several books including The Way of the SEAL: Think Like an Elite Warrior to Lead and Succeed and 8 Weeks to SEALFIT: A Navy SEAL’s Guide to Unconventional Training for Physical and Mental Toughness.

Mark’s also the founder of SEALFIT, a fitness program providing transformational training for the workplace and everyday life. He’s also founded the Courage Foundation which fights against the high suicide rate for military veterans.

Discover how Mark made his way from New York City accountant to top Navy SEAL commander to a fitness and mindfulness titan in this week’s donothing podcast.


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Find Mark’s Books Online

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

8 Weeks to SEALFIT: A Navy Seal’s Guide to Unconventional Training for Physical and Mental Toughness

Unbeatable Mind: Forge Resilency and Mental Toughness to Succeed at an Elite Level

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