Akshay Nanavati on finding the beauty in our adversity

Aug 04, 02:00 PM

Akshay Nanavati a U.S Marine veteran, author and ultra runner has overcome many of life’s most difficult challenges and seen dark places. He then discovered that adversity is one of our greatest gifts developing FEARVANA a philosophy that teaches us to find bliss through engaging in fear and pursuing “worthy struggles”. Akshay has pushed his limits in the most hostile, and awe-inspiring environments on the planet. If fear or adversity are keeping you from your dreams, this show is what you need.

Akshay Nanavati is a U.S Marine veteran, speaker, entrepreneur, author and ultra runner.  He has overcome many of life’s most difficult challenges, been to dark places, then 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 pursuing in “worthy struggles”. Akshay has pushed his limits in the most hostile, and awe-inspiring environments on the planet, once dragging a 190 pound sled across the 2nd 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 and adversity or hard times are keeping you from having and being what you want in life, then this show maybe 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’s it feel like. what is a day like when you are going through PTSD? Akshay was diagnosed with PTSD but he didn’t have it. Is there a difference? A sign on his wall, a photo of a team mate, what was written on that wall originally and then 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 a 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 about to have a difficult conversation, how does Akshay coach people to reframe fear? Akshay likes to label emotions. We think“could I do that?” how do we confront this in our own mind? Akshay ran 80 miles running a .2 mile loop. We discuss about 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 2nd Dart? Black Hawk Down, that movie started it all for Akshay. Why and 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 will 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 his psychology behind that? Does he ever switch off, how?   LINKS Akshay Nanavati website www.fearvana.com   The Mojo Radio Show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/themojoradioshowpodcast   The Mojo Radio Show http://www.themojoradioshow.com   The Mojo Radio Show on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheMojoRadioShowPodcast/   The Mojo Radio Show on Twitter https://twitter.com/tmrspod   The Mojo Radio Show Answering Machine 08 7200 6656 08 7200 MOJO   The Mojo Radio Show copyright Gary Bertwistle & Darren Robertson   Products or companies we discuss are not paid endorsements. They are not sponsored by, nor do we have any professional or affiliate relationship of any kind with any of the companies or products highlighted in the show.... sadly! It’s just stuff we like, think is cool and maybe of interest to you our listeners.   “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 Ride!”