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
At what point did Akshay first become conscious of
We explain PTSD. What is a day like when you are going through
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
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
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
Akshay watches war movies before bed, what's his take on the
psychology behind that?
Does he ever switch off? How?
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“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention
of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather
to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up,
totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a