Akshay Nanavati’s life story when told is like a GRAND quest. At age 13, he moved to the U.S. from India and almost immediately squandered away over a year of my life with drugs and alcohol. He joined the Marines after watching a movie that inspired him to leave that lifestyle behind, this was despite two doctors telling him he would never survive boot camp due to a blood condition called thalasemmia.
He is noted as saying he not only survived, but found an inner strength he didn’t know he had, pushing himself and graduating with honors, however three years after returning home from fighting in Iraq, the VA diagnosed him with PTSD. He chose not to abide by that label and instead created a new one for himself: Fearvana—a state of unity and bliss without fear that is only achieved through immersion in fear.
We talk about a range of topics mostly around getting your course started and Akshay shares some tips on what investors are looking for.
“ When it comes to achieving something, people have it wrong they want confidence to committed, when the commitment is the fuel, Confidence is the reward.” – AKSHAY NANAVATI
Some topics that were discussed include:
- We talk about his Nationwide interview about depression
- How Akshay overcame PTSD
- The Value in Engaging your Fear
- The Coolest Summer after His Deployment
- How he overcame drug addiction
- The movie that changed everything for Akshay
- Using reframing to turn your negatives into positives
- The Marine mentality and why Marines make good business people
- And so much More…
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