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Unbreakable : a Navy SEAL's way of life

Navy SEAL's way of life.
Unbreakable : a Navy SEAL's way of life
Personal Author:
First hardcover edition.
Publisher Info:
New York : Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc., 2015. ©2014
Physical Description:
xiii, 304 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Unbreakable -- My letter -- Growth -- Movement -- The spartan wife connection -- Your muscles -- Words -- Pain -- Appetite -- Your organs -- Insatiable -- Exhaustion -- Clarity -- Your life -- Now -- Future -- Past.
"Navy SEAL Thom Shea shares his combat experiences in Afghanistan, providing incredible insights sure to shift your views of yourself and provoke life-altering change!,"--NoveList.


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Material Type
958.104 SHEA Book Adult Nonfiction

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A highly decorated Navy SEAL shares stories of his years of combat experience in Afghanistan, providing leadership insights that will shift your view of yourself and provoke life-altering change.

Before leaving for combat in Afghanistan, Navy SEAL Thom Shea promised his wife that he would write to his children in case he didn't make it back. What was initially intended to be a private memoir for his family turned into a powerful set of lessons for anyone striving to perform beyond what they believe possible. Shea's stories, while action-packed and entertaining, provide incredible insights on leadership, family, and excellence.

In UNBREAKABLE, Shea teaches readers how to achieve and maintain a strong internal dialogue through no matter what the task. Read this book, and transform your life.

Author Notes

Thom Shea served 23 years with distinguished Valor as a Navy SEAL. During his military career he served in three wars, ultimately leading a team of Navy SEALs into Afghanistan in 2009 where he earned a Silver Star, Bronze Star with Valor, Army Commendation with Valor and his second Combat Action Medal. Shea is also the CEO of Adamantine Alliance, a leadership and human performance coaching organization. He now resides in Greenville, South Carolina, with his wife Stacy and three children.

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Library Journal Review

For Shea, a retired Navy SEAL who now serves as a performance coach and the founder of Adamantine Alliance, his heroic combat experiences illustrate his "adamantine," or unbreakable prescription for living. Drawing upon the principles of physical fitness, attention to relationships, wealth stewardship, spirituality, and intellectual effort, Shea outlines 13 lessons that are not necessarily tangible-but that when executed will make readers unbreakable. His concept is built on "Internal Dialogue," or the musings and chat of the mind that compel one to succeed, prevail, or survive against all odds, rather than fail because of doubt, naysaying, or insecurity. Superficially, his instruction for life is in the form of a legacy message to his children should he not return from war, with interspersed homilies from his wife, Stacy, supporting his narrative. Their expressed mutual love and passion demonstrates the importance of relationships in his life advice. VERDICT The heroic drama of Shea's experiences exemplifies the lessons of this motivational book. It will appeal to both those who might find the "adamantine" way a guide for their life, along with readers interested in the exciting accounts of SEALs in combat.-Mark Jones, -Mercantile Lib., Cincinnati © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Stacy Shea
Author's Notep. ix
Introductionp. xi
Forewordp. 3
Part 1 Unbreakablep. 7
1 My Letterp. 9
2 Growthp. 47
3 Movementp. 68
4 The Spartan Wife Connectionp. 81
Part 2 Your Musclesp. 95
5 Wordsp. 97
6 Painp. 132
7 Appetitep. 146
Part 3 Your Organsp. 171
8 Insatiablep. 173
9 Exhaustionp. 198
10 Clarityp. 241
Part 4 Your Lifep. 261
11 Nowp. 263
12 Futurep. 278
13 Pastp. 284
Acknowledgmentsp. 303