Akshay is a go-getter. He is a former marine, runs ultra marathons, and is a highly renowned speaker and entrepreneur. All these experiences have formed him into the mentally and emotionally strong individual he is today.
He is the author of Fearvana, a book that helps people overcome anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder — issues that he himself overcame as a US marine veteran. This book has been greatly praised by personalities like the Dalai Lama and Jack Canfield.
Right now, the entire world has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Many people have been affected not just economically, but mentally as well. In this episode, Akshay will walk us through some steps we can take to deal with the anxiety and loneliness we are experiencing right now. But not only does he speak about the negative side of this crisis, but he delves deeper into the beauty of it all as well.
As we journey further into the interview, we will learn other valuable life lessons such as learning to accept things for the way they are and why it is important to embrace suffering.
“Pursue a meaningful challenge worthy of who you are and who you want to be, for yourself and the world. And keep fighting.” — Akshay Nanavati
Some topics that were discussed include:
- How to deal with loneliness, fear, and uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic
- How Akshay was able to catapult himself forward despite the current global economic crisis
- Tips on getting more publicity and creating better content
- Mastering the experience of solitude
- Looking for opportunity amidst struggle and crisis
- Why you need to master your mind and spirit
- Should you capitalise on your strengths or work on your weaknesses?
- 3 things that you can do to address your anxiety
References & links mentioned:
- Story Selling Blueprint’s Website
- FEARVANA by Akshay Nanavati
- Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
- Maximus Body: The Physical and Mental Training Plan That Shreds Your Body, Builds Serious Strength, and Makes You Unstoppably Fit by Bobby Maximus
- When Bad Things Happen to Good People by Harold S. Kushner
- Buddha’s Brain by Rick Hanson
- With Winning in Mind by Lanny Bassham
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