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The Art of Masculinity

May 26, 2022

On this episode, we talked about:

Taking back control of my mind
Guys shut down their emotions
Your whole body is your mind
Visualize how to do different things
Learning how to meditate
Breath, concentrate, meditate and breath again
How to visualize success and have micro-goals
Having more compassion and understanding
Being compassionate to yourself and to others
Having a balanced approached to life
Balancing the yin and the yang
Recognition of your intuition
Slowing down and looking within
Training the mind through training the body
Having creativity and innovation
Developing mental toughness in our life


"When you meditate, you train your mind and part of your mind is  your emotional body-mind"


"I went from "Mark wants to be a navy seal to Mark is a navy seal", I went from desire to certainty"


"I think you have to have the hard and the soft, the yin and the yang, and a balanced approach is the enduring approach"


About Mark:

Mark is a highly sought after speaker, coach, author and makes frequent media appearances to discuss Seal's way of life

Mark Divine is from upstate New York with a degree in economics from Colgate University and an MBA in Finance from New York University Stern School of Business. Mark's first career was with Coopers & Lybrand (now PriceWaterhouse Coopers) as a Certified Public Accountant. Clients included luminous financial firms such as Solomon Brothers and Paine Weber.

Four years after joining Coopers, Mark left behind the corporate world to pursue his vision to become an elite Navy SEAL officer. At 26 he graduated as honor-man (#1 ranked trainee) of his SEAL BUD/s class number 170. Mark served for nine years total on Active Duty and eleven as a Reserve SEAL, retiring as Commander in 2011.

Mark embarked on his third career as an entrepreneur in 1996 by co-founding the successful Coronado Brewing Company (CBC) and founding the web e-commerce site He later sold his interest in CBC, but continues to run as the leading website for gear and information about the SEALs. In 2006 he launched US Tactical, a government contracting business where he gained contracts with Naval Special Warfare Group ONE for training support and with the Navy Recruiting Command for a nationwide mentoring program for SEAL trainees. This latter program was credited with increasing the quality of Navy SEAL candidates and reducing the attrition rate at BUD/s by up to 5% and was the inspiration for SEALFIT.

Mark was an adjunct professor of leadership at the University of San Diego, where he left a Ph.D. program due to the Iraq war Reserve call-up. In Baghdad with the SEALs again in 2004, he conducted a special study for the DOD on the role of the USMC in the Special Operations Community. Upon return home, he decided to focus fully on his business and family.

Mark is an accomplished martial artist with black belts in Seido and Goju Ryu Karate, a military hand-to-hand combat certification in SCARS and senior ranking in Saito Ninjutsu. He is a teacher trained in Ashtanga Yoga, and created the innovative Unbeatable Warrior Yoga program taught to his students.

After working with thousands of special ops candidates and professionals developing mental toughness, Mark self-published his first book Unbeatable Mind in 2011 and launched the at-home study program He is also the author of The Way of the SEAL published by Readers Digest and 8 Weeks to SEALFIT published by St. Martins Press.

SEALFIT is uniquely effective at developing elite-level physical fitness and mental toughness. The program has helped thousands to operate at an entirely new level in their personal and professional lives and is used by military, first responders and sheepdog-like professionals of all stripes worldwide.

Mark is a highly sought-after speaker for corporations where his Unbeatable Mind program is helping to forge mental toughness among business leaders. He lives in Encinitas, CA., several blocks from the SEALFIT Training Center, the 20,000 square foot facility where he enjoys training with his family and team.


You can follow and support Mark at: 


IG: @realmarkdivine

Podcast: The Mark Divine Show


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