“Oftentimes, the quiet, humble person turns out to be the best leader. If you’re an asshole, you’re letting your team down.”
Mark Divine is an expert in elite performance, mental toughness, and leadership development for teams. His renowned SEALFIT and Unbeatable Mind training programs have transformed tens of thousands from all walks of life, helping everyday leaders optimize their full potential in life. Mark’s own leadership skills were initially honed in the Navy SEALs, where he was Honor Man (#1 graduate) of his BUDS class while leading his entire boat crew to success (which has never been repeated).
He later built several successful businesses, two of which have scaled into 8 figures. Mark’s work addresses integration and training of the whole body-mind-spirit system in his approach he calls the ‘Five Mountains’ – emphasizing physical, mental, emotional, intuitional, and spiritual development – which he created and tested on over a thousand special operations candidates worldwide, generating a 90% success rate for SEAL trainees using this program.
Mark teaches this unique warrior-leader philosophy to executives, corporate leaders, elite sports teams, and entrepreneurs with a mission to lead 100 million people to the path of integrated five-mountain development by 2045.
In this podcast, we cover:
- Mark’s unique warrior-leader philosophy for executives, elite sports teams and entrepreneurs
- How to be a warrior-leader in today’s complex world
- Mark’s unique approach to meditation and mindfulness
- The importance of “variety” for accelerating your personal growth
- The two components to an unbeatable mind
- How to tap into your “archetypal drive” or “soul calling”
- Morning and bedtime routines – their importance and what you can do at those times to develop the unbeatable mind.
There is no “I” in Seal Team
At age 24, Mark was working as a CPA while studying for his MBA. During his meditation sessions at this time, Mark discovered his true essence was to be a warrior. That is when Mark applied to be a Navy Seal, beginning his journey into developing an unbeatable mind.
As a Navy Seal, Mark developed many habits and picked up many insights. One insight he shares on this podcast is the importance of team building to achieve success. Mark quickly noticed the new Seal recruits who were self-centered, had big egos or had a hard time working with others did not last long in the Seal program. Mark says there are no “Seal individuals,” no Navy Seals individualists. “The seals are called ‘seal teams’ for a reason.”
If someone’s ego is too big to allow others to lead, or if they think they’re supposed to be the alpha dog all the time–those recruits wash out quickly. It doesn’t matter if they grew up as the leader of their class, the high school quarterback or whatever the case may be— if the recruit was arrogant and refused to follow, they were out of the Seals.
In the Navy Seals, everything is done through the team and leading a team, according to Mark, is about unlocking the vast potential of each team member, when you are the de facto leader. This principle applies to the corporate world as well.
“Nothing important is done without a team.” — Mark Divine
Linear thinking or a win/lose mentality does not foster growth in a person.
Mark points out the importance of multi-dimensionality, also called a multi-perspective or non-linear thinking. This is crucial as the world does not work in a linear fashion Complexity is not linear. Instead, complexity works on the butterfly effect.
Mark has developed an enormous amount of tools and practices to help individuals and teams hone, practice, and grow a multi-dimensional thought process. These principles were rarely taught in the past, which is why our world is experiencing environmental challenges today. Leaders of yesterday did not think multidimensionally—they did not consider how their decisions would impact the world.
You can begin to see how this mindset integrates with Mark’s focus on teams in effective leadership. Multidimensional thinking and team building go together hand in glove.
Mark Devine is a deep guy, and has a lot of wisdom to share. We have only scratched the surface here, as the journey to become a warrior-leader is a growth process, and most people do not know where to begin. Mark is here to help. This is an opportunity to accelerate your personal growth in every area of life—physically, mentally and spiritually. Mark covers all the bases. Be sure to listen in. Don’t miss this episode!
Personal website: https://markdivine.com
Navy Seal Fitness & Training Program: https://sealfit.com
Unbeatable Mind training: https://unbeatablemind.com
Mark Divine on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markdivine/
Amazon Author Page: https://amazon.com/Mark-Divine/
Books by Dr. David R. Hawkins: https://veritaspub.com