Akshay Nanavati is a U.S Marine veteran, speaker, entrepreneur, author and ultra-runner. He overcame many of life's most difficult challenges and discovered that adversity is one of our greatest gifts. He developed FEARVANA a philosophy that teaches...
Akshay Nanavati is a U.S Marine veteran, speaker, entrepreneur, author and ultra-runner. He overcame many of life's most difficult challenges and discovered that adversity is one of our greatest gifts. He developed FEARVANA a philosophy that teaches us to find bliss through engaging in fear and pursuit of "worthy struggles." Akshay has pushed his limits in the most hostile, and awe-inspiring environments on the planet - he once dragged a 190-pound sled across the second largest icecap in the world in temps below -40 degrees. He's a guy who puts the rubber on the ice-covered road. If fear, adversity, or hard times are keeping you from having the life you want, then this show may be just what you need. When people ask Akshay what he does, how does he like to reply? At what point did Akshay first become conscious of Fearvana? We explain PTSD. What is a day like when you are going through PTSD? Akshay was diagnosed with PTSD, but he didn't have it. A sign on his wall, a photo of a teammate. What was written on that wall originally and what did he change it to? Why is it about guilt that drives Akshay but hinders most others. How does he make it his ally? In 2007 Akshay deployed to Iraq to walk in front of vehicle convoys to find IED's. What was he saying to himself in that danger? Akshay thrives in adversity - why is that? What was the exact moment when Akshay felt the beauty in adversity? How did Akshay come to grips with the fact that going into the Marines and then becoming an addict must have crippled his parents with worry? Did Akshay feel he had had something to prove to his father? How has Akshay reframed fear? When giving a wedding speech or having a difficult conversation, how does Akshay coach people to reframe fear? Akshay likes to label emotions. "Could I do that?" - how do we confront this in our mind? Akshay ran 80 miles running a .2 mile loop. We discuss the demons he faced during that run. Even with the success of his book & his events, Akshay still faces the Imposter Syndrome, how he deals with it? How does Akshay see ego? What's the second Dart? Black Hawk Down, that movie started it all for Akshay. Why? When he watches it now, what comes to mind? Did Akshay believe he was worthy? Did he carry a degree of self-worth back in the day? What's the sweet spot between ownership and beating yourself up. Can we navigate that place? Akshay said spirituality would guide him, but at times it misguided him, how is he sure it will guide him right today? Akshay watches war movies before bed, what's his take on the psychology behind that? Does he ever switch off? How? LINKS Akshay Nanavati website www.fearvana.com
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