The Way of the SEAL: Think Like an Elite Solider to Succeed and Lead in Life

Mark Divine with Allyson Edelhertz Machate

Reader's Digest,  December 2013

Want to be tough? Cool under fire? Able to sense danger before it's too late? In The Way of the SEAL, ex-Navy SEAL Commander Mark Divine reveals exercises, meditations, and focusing techniques to train your mind for mental toughness, emotional resilience, and uncanny intuition. Along the way you'll reaffirm your ultimate purpose, define your most important goals, and take concrete steps to make them happen. A practical guide for businesspeople or anyone who wants to be an elite operator in life, this book will teach you how to:

  • Lead from the front, so that others will want to work for you
  • Practice front-sight focus, the radical ability to focus one thing until victory is achieved
  • Think offense, all the time, to eradicate fear and indecisiveness
  • Smash the box and be an unconventional thinker so you're never thrown off-guard by chaotic conditions
  • Access your intuition so you can make "hard right" decisions
  • Achieve twenty times more than you think

Blending the tactics he learned from America's elite force with lessons from the Spartans, samurai, Apache scouts, and other great warrior traditions, Mark Divine has distilled the fundamentals of success into eight powerful principles that will transform you into the leader you always knew you could be. Learn to think like a SEAL and take charge of your destiny at work, at home, and in life.

Hardcover | ISBN: 9781621451099 | Publication Date: December 2013


"The Way of the SEAL is The Book of Five Rings for the twenty-first century. Mark Divine is a true master."
-- Don Mann, Former U.S. Navy SEAL and author of New York Times Bestseller Inside SEAL Team Six

"The Way of the SEAL is a revelation. This book will transform you into a person for whom success -- in all areas of life -- is as natural as breathing. From small business owners to titans of finance, everyone can benefit from Mark Divine's brilliant insights."
-- Susan Solovic, Award-winning entrepreneur, media personality, and bestselling author of Girls' Guide to Power and Success

"Whether you are a Fortune 500 CEO, an entrepreneur building your own empire, a student, or an athlete, what you'll find in Commander Divine's book The Way of the SEAL is the complete roadmap for creating the next highest version of yourself. It's a must read!"
-- Joe Stumpf, Master Real Estate Coach and Founder of By Referral Only

"Commander Mark Divine is a proven leader, successful business owner, and mentor to civilians. If you're ready to take a stand, look no further than The Way of the SEAL."
-- Brandon Webb, Former U.S. Navy SEAL and author of The New York Times bestseller The Red Circle

"In The Way of the SEAL, Mark Divine delivers a set of tools and techniques that have been proven to develop a strong sense of purpose, a high level of mental toughness, and an ability to be more productive."
-- Robin Brown, Chief Executive of Scripps Green Hospital

"The Way of the SEAL is a clear, actionable blueprint for personal success that contains the tactics and strategies to help you become the person you want to be."
-- Howard Love, Founder of, Serial entrepreneur, and venture capitalist