| | | | PA Radio – Episode 186: Mark Divine

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 episode186bClosing the Gap Between Unknown & Known

Some people just love the suck. It drives them to endure what most cannot. But the misery and pain that is often associated with BUDS is not merely limited to that of the body. Founder of SEAL Fit and retired Navy SEAL, Mark Divine [@SEALfit], explains that to be successful in some of life’s seemingly insurmountable challenges, mindset is crucial. As is true with athletics, in BUDS and much of SEAL training, physical preparedness is implied. Those that thrive are the ones with the best mental approach and an unshakeable ethos.

How do you cultivate your own? Mark suggests a few tactics. First, to truly serve in sport, combat, or business, you must work towards mastery of your discipline. Hear Mark discuss how then conquering fear can be achieved through closing the gap between the unknown and the known. Visualization and running through scenarios in your mind’s eye is a form preparation that mimics actual experience.

Like, right now, I’m visualizing you tuning into this discussion and sucking less already.



Learn more about the SEALfit program and the Unbeatable Mind podcast by heading to SEALfit.com. Or if you’re feeling uninspired while sitting at your cubicle completing TPS reports, follow SEALfit on instagram and you will immediately feel bad about yourself.

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John Welbourn is CEO of Power Athlete and Fuse Move. He is also creator of the online training phenomena, Johnnie WOD. He is a 9 year veteran of the NFL. John was drafted with the 97th pick in 1999 NFL Draft and went on to be a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, appearing in 3 NFC Championship games, and for starter for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007. In 2008, he played with the New England Patriots until an injury ended his season early with him retiring in 2009. Over the course of his career, John has started over 100 games and has 10 play-off appearances. He was a four year lettermen while playing football at the University of California at Berkeley. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric in 1998. John has worked with the MLB, NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes and Military. He travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete. You can catch up with John as his personal blog on training, food and life, Talk To Me Johnnie and at Power Athlete.

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