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The Lion's Den for Businessmen gives high-achieving men in their prime, or "Lions," tips, strategies and stories to inspire and encourage them toward a more extraordinary life.

It also acts as a gathering point for The Lions Pride. The Lions Pride is a company and movement uniting high achievers seeking a life where success means more than making tons of money. To a world where family, business, health, hobbies and time freedom can coexist.

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241: Face your fears by embracing fear with Fearvana author Akshay Nanavati
If you create a positive relationship with fear, you can accomplish anything. In a capsule, that’s the message Akshay Nanavati, the speaker, author and explorer behind the book Fearvana came to share with me today. He has been featured in Inc. Magazine, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, Forbes and many more high-profile outlets. And get this: the Dalai Lama wrote the foreword to his book after a cold pitch that took four months of confronting fear. Akshay is a veteran of the Iraq war who suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, survivor’s guilt and alcoholism before he learned to confront his greatest fears. By digging deep, he figured out the fears that caused his procrastination and made them an ally. Now he uses fear and guilt to drive his “worthy struggle” of helping others overcome their own fears by embracing them. “If you don’t seek out a worthy struggle, struggle will find you anyway,” Akshay tells me in this episode. And that’s a lot more scary than choosing the fear you face. Have you ever felt like you procrastinate because you have a deep-seeded fear you can’t overcome? This episode’s for you. Have you ever avoided doing something that could lead to a great reward because you were afraid? Akshay can tell you how to move forward with actionable advice. Do you ever wonder what you could become if you could quit being scared of what might or might not happen? Akshay can tell you how to change your mindset and find bliss in your brutal reality. Click play in the player above to get started. Podcast episode highlights with Fearvana author Akshay Nanavati How fear and suffereing lead to personal growth. Choosing to live in the danger zone of a war zone. Dragging a 190-pound sled for 350 miles across one of the world’s largest icecaps. How Black Hawk Down changed his life. Why the common advice of “following your passion” is a big mistake. A structure to help you get important things done faster, forever. How to use music to psychologically signal “go time” at work. Why you spend too long at your desk, and how you should structure your day. How to make fear a positive ally instead of an obstacle. What to do when fear takes control of your life. Books and resources mentioned in this episode: “Fearvana,” by Akshay Nanavati "The Talent Code: Greatness Isn't Born. It's Grown. Here's How.” by Daniel Coyle “Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner,” by Dean Karnazes “Man’s Search for Meaning,” by Victor Frankl Video about Corp. Jacob Neal How to contact Akshay Nanavati, author of Fearvana: Website
240: Avoid work disasters with a preflight morning routine
Do you own your mornings, or do your mornings own you? If you race to the door minutes after you get up, you carry chaos into your workday. But if you set up a “preflight morning routine” for your workday filled with clarity and calm, that’s what you’ll carry into the office. Studies show that about 8 percent of aviation disasters could have been averted by following the standard preflight routines prescribed by the Federal Aviation Administration. In this episode, we talk about how you can design a morning routine that will help you cut at least 10 percent of your disaster workdays out of your life. We cover six practices we’ve discovered that get us psyched for the workday and give us the energy to go hard all day. If you find yourself rushing out the door at the last minute to get to work without giving yourself any time to go through a morning routine, this episode is for you. If you find that you make bad decisions at work because you’re fatigued or lack energy, this podcast about owning your mornings will speak to you. And if you want to better control your morning routine to better control your whole day, click play in the player above to get started. Listen in to hear how to craft your preflight morning routine and more: Getting rid of 10 percent or more of your work disasters. What the former pilot of Air Force One taught me about routines. Working smarter, not harder to stay competitive in business. Why athletes have routines and why you should, too. The “freaky new-age” practice that will pump up your morning routine. How to win a Heisman (or win in your business). How to get 5 seconds ahead instead of staying 5 seconds behind. How eating early in the morning or late at night messes with your performance. The practices that will make you look and feel a decade younger. Three things you should never do before 10 a.m. How to become a morning person if you hate mornings Getting “me time” when your mornings are devoted to kids already. Resources mentioned in this episode: Penzu on Android or iOS
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May 12th, 2016
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Sep 4th, 2017
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