Akshay Nanavati is a United States Marine veteran, speaker, entrepreneur, ultra runner, and author.
Akshay Nanavati (@fearvanalife) is a former Marine who has survived PTSD, depression, alcoholism, and suicidal ideation to build a global business, run ultramarathons, and explore the world's most hostile environments. He is also the author of Fearvana: The Revolutionary Science of How to Turn Fear into Health, Wealth and Happiness. What We Discuss with Akshay Nanavati: What going on a seven-day retreat in total darkness and isolation taught Akshay about himself that transcended rationality and the reality of his senses. Why Akshay believes that the single greatest barrier standing in the way of our well-being is our negative relationship to suffering -- such as the way we demonize fear, stress, and anxiety. What does Akshay mean when he recommends finding "the worthy struggle" that will make our suffering meaningful? Stillness accompanied by consciousness and intention versus doing nothing, and what we risk by being afraid to confront what lurks in the space of our deepest darkness. Why Akshay considers the prevailing idea in the self-help world of "I am enough" to be nonsense, why we are not enough, and -- most important -- why that's not a bad thing. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/289 Sign up for Six-Minute Networking -- our free networking and relationship development mini course -- at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here -- even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
Akshay Nanavati is a US Marine veteran, entrepreneur, ultra runner, author and alchemist of fear. In this podcast we talk about methods for creating some of the virtuous experiences of war without the inevitable horrors of war. We discuss the importance of the words we use and how they shape our reality as well as tactics for transforming negative emotions into internal fortitude. Akshay was also the first person I have met to do the Darkness Retreat. His book Fearvana is available here! If my endorsement of the book isn’t enough the forward was written by the Dalai Lama himself.Connect with Ashkay Nanavati:Website | https://fearvana.com/Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/fearvana/Twitter | https://twitter.com/fearvanalifeFacebook | https://www.facebook.com/AkshayNanavatiFan/ Check out Ashkay Nanavati’s book Fearvana | https://amzn.to/2KorwFpGet 20% off Alitura Naturals products by visiting https://alituranaturals.com/aubrey or using the code AUBREY at checkout Get 10% off of Tushy Bidets and products | HelloTushy.com/AubreyGet 10% off Onnit products |  https://www.onnit.com/Aubrey/Connect with Aubrey:Website | https://www.aubreymarcus.com/Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/aubreymarcus/Twitter | https://twitter.com/aubreymarcusFacebook | https://www.facebook.com/AubreyMarcus/ Check out  Own The Day Own Your Life by Aubrey Marcus|  https://bit.ly/2t6x4hu  Subscribe to the Aubrey Marcus Newsletter: https://www.aubreymarcus.com/pages/email Subscribe to the Aubrey Marcus Podcast:iTunes | https://apple.co/2lMZRCnSpotify | https://spoti.fi/2EaELZOStitcher | https://bit.ly/2G8ccJtIHeartRadio | https://ihr.fm/2UVVV0MGoogle Play Music | https://bit.ly/2t72QIpAndroid | https://bit.ly/2OQeBQg
Akshay Nanavati is a United States Marine veteran, speaker, entrepreneur, ultra runner and author. He served in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom and was later diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder. His book Fearvana was endorsed by the Dalai Lama and Jack Canfield.
Akshay is an extraordinary guy living an extraordinary life. He's battled addiction, searched for IEDs in Iraq, dragged a sled across Greenland, climbed mountains, and sat in total darkness for 7 days and nights. These experiences and others informed his book, Fearvana -- endorsed by the Dalai freakin Lama, among others. Find me on Instagram or Twitter. Please consider supporting this podcast. This Amazon affiliate link kicks a few bucks back my way. Music: “Brightside of the Sun,” by Basin and Range; “Detox Mansion” by Warren Zevon; “Smoke Alarm,” by Carsie Blanton.
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Oct 15th, 1984
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5 hours, 23 minutes
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