Adult Books

The Way of the SEAL
Think Like an Elite Soldier to Lead and Succeed

By Mark Divine, CDR, USN with Allyson Edelhertz Machate

Subject: Motivational
hardcover | 208 pages | 5 3/4x 8 1/2 x 3/4
US$21.99 | CAN$24.99
Publication Date: 2013-12-26
ISBN: 9781621451099
EBOOK: 9781621451105

From attacking insurgents in Iraq to hunting down Osama bin Laden to rescuing pirate hostages, the U.S. Navy SEALs are known across the world for getting the mission accomplished. Everyone is familiar with the demanding nature of SEAL physical training and few can hope to reach those standards. But it is not just strength and agility that marks a Navy SEAL. Leadership, decisiveness, creative thinking, discipline, adaptability and perseverance are all part of what makes a SEAL a SEAL. They have a completely different worldview, a unique way of approaching every challenge and opportunity that enables them to do what others can't, or simply won't.

Now for the first time, ex-SEAL Mark Divine reveals the training secrets behind how to think like a U.S. Navy SEAL. The Way of the SEAL is the path to success in every endeavor. It goes inside the mind of a Navy SEAL and shows you how to attain the mental toughness, agility, flexibility, and determination that will enable you to accomplish truly impossible feats. A practical guide for businesspeople (or indeed anyone) who need to know the secrets to success, the book will teach you how to:

  • Lead from the front, so that others want to work for you.
  • Practice front sight focus, the radical ability to focus on one thing until victory is achieved.
  • Think offense, all the time, to eradicate fear and indecisiveness and stun the competition.
  • Smash the box and be an unconventional thinker so you are never thrown off-guard by the chaotic conditions of real-life.
  • Forge a winning team by picking A players and cultivating a motivating environment.
  • And much more.

Along with true stories of heroic exploits, former SEAL Commander Mark Divine provides exercises, meditations, focusing techniques, and other ways to train your mind to think and respond the way the world's most elite warriors do. Whether your mission is to close the biggest deal of your life or to get your kids into the best schools, THE WAY OF THE SEAL will help you succeed.


A native of Oneida County, New York, Mark Divine served in the U.S. Navy SEALs for 20 years, retiring as a commander in 2011. As the founder of SEALFIT, and Unbeatable Mind, he has coached thousands of Navy SEAL and other Special Ops candidates to succeed in the most demanding military training programs in the world, with a success rate near 90 percent.

In the Unbeatable Mind Academy (, Mark trains the public in the eight Way of the SEALprinciples. This personal and leadership development program combines Western and Eastern practices, both ancient and modern, into one of the most effective training program in the world for warriors, athletes, professionals, and leaders from all walks of life.

An MBA from New York University's Leonard N. Stern Business School, Mark has built and run six multimillion dollar business ventures. He also holds several black belts and teaches Kokoro yoga and self-defense. The author of 8 Weeks to SEALFIT, Unbeatable Mind, and Kokoro Yoga, he lives in Encinitas, California with his wife Sandy and son Devon, where they can be found training and growing with their team.

Allyson Edelhertz Machate ( is a Phi Beta Kappa member and the founder of The Writer's Ally, an award-winning business that offers expert writing and editorial services to business professionals, publishers, agents, and authors. A New York native, she leads a team of content professionals from her home near Baltimore, Maryland.