Mark Divine is the founder of SEALFIT 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.
Steven Pressfield on Resistance and Creativity
Today Mark talks with Steven Pressfield, an acclaimed author of historical fiction and non-fiction. Among numerous other books, Steven wrote The War of Art, The Legend of Bagger Vance, and Gates of Fire, about the Battle of Thermopylae. His most recent book is A Man at Arms, about the Roman empire and the letter to the Corinthians. Steven explains his creative process when writing and how he overcomes any form of Resistance.
Resistance is the main obstacle to creativity and how it’s a negative force of self-sabotage You can overcome Resistance by staring down the wolf—an act of will We all have the Hero’s Journey—that eventually leads to our Artist’s Journey Steven has his own creative process when starting a novel Listen to this episode to find out more about how you can tap into your own creative potential.
Commander Divine on Embodying Unbeatable Virtues
In today’s solocast, Commander Divine talks about the virtues necessary to become an unbeatable leader. He uses his personal experience, along with the wisdom of other leaders, to explain the virtues so you can take the next step and have the courage to apply them every day.
It’s not about what you think or say, it’s your actions that are important—especially when no one else is looking Trustworthiness is the glue that holds teams together and how you can build and even rebuild trust Integrity leads to authentic communication for a much deeper connection in relationships Humility is about removing your ego from your actions and helping others—even when it’s least convenient Listen to this episode to help deepen your understanding of the virtues and solidify them as a life practice for you to thrive in this VUCA world.
Kimberly Ann Johnson on Healing Trauma and Embracing Healthy Aggression
Mark knows Kimberly from the yoga and meditation community. She is a somatic experiencing practitioner and a sexological bodyworker. She is also the author of The Fourth Trimester: A Postpartum Guide to Healing Your Body, Balancing Your Emotions, and Restoring Your Vitality and her newest book Call of the Wild: How We Heal Trauma, Awaken Our Own Power, and Use It For Good. Today she is talking with Commander Divine about her book Call of the Wild and how aggression can be used in a healthy way.
Taking the stigma out of trauma is part of our human responsibility Our thoughts show our physiology—so there are ways to repair in the present moment Facial expressions are just as important as speaking when trying to communicate The flip-side to anger is healthy aggression—power, drive, and knowing what you what Listen to this episode to get a better understanding of the fact that we all have more power than we think.
Rich Diviney on the Mind Gym and the Attributes of Leadership
Rich Diviney is a former SEAL and an expert and consultant on leadership. He is also the author of The Attributes: 25 Hidden Drivers of Optimal Performance. Rich talks with Mark about his Mind Gym for performance and the many attributes necessary for leadership in the military and business.
There is a difference between peak and optimal performance—and why you should aim for one over the other There is an irony of leadership—“If you work your job correctly, you are out of a job” Skills are great, but attributes are greater—and attributes cannot be taught Listen to this episode to find out more about optimal performance and how certain attributes are essential to leadership and the hiring process.
Dr. Jennifer Ashton on COVID and the Vaccine
Commander Divine is talking with Dr. Jennifer Ashton, chief medical correspondent for ABC News and author of The New Normal: A Roadmap to Resilience in the Pandemic Era. They discuss the value of vaccination and the terrible consequences that we’ve paid by being caught flat-footed regarding COVID-19.
The most important factors when it comes to experiencing COVID severity The four elements of prevention control and how we can stop the virus from mutating Weighing the risks and benefits between COVID and taking the vaccine Listen to this episode to get further insights on COVID and how the medical system has tried to deal with the pandemic in this VUCA world.
Cal Newport on “A World Without Email”
Today Mark is talking to Cal Newport about his new book A World Without Email: Reimagining Work in an Age of Communication Overload. Cal is a well-known digital minimalist and has been known to the Unbeatable Mind tribe since his first appearance on the show talking about his book Deep Work (Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World). Today he is talking about how email can be managed and how it has rewired our brains (not for the better).
The hyperactive hive mind—we are not truly collaborating, so we end up getting stuck With emails, we force an interaction without proper facial cues and tone of voice— resulting in unnecessary misery to the recipient How our economy is now more dependant on knowledge work—yet thinking is becoming more difficult to do Listen to this episode to hear more about how you can limit your email usage and become more productive as a whole.
Following for years
I have been following Mark’s podcast for years and his content never fails to satisfy my curiosity for Leadership knowledge. Thank you Mark and your team for producing fantastic content that is relevant, useful and easily digestible.
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