Akshay Nanavati is a United States Marine Corps Veteran, speaker, adventurer, and entrepreneur. After overcoming a lifestyle of drug addiction that killed two of his friends in high school, Akshay enlisted in the Marines despite two doctors telling him boot camp would kill him because of a blood disorder he was born with. He not only survived, but graduated infantry school as the honor graduate in his platoon. In 2007, he was deployed to Iraq where one of his jobs was to walk out in front of vehicle convoys to find Improvised Explosive Devices before they could be used to kill him and his fellow Marines. After returning from the war, he was diagnosed with PTSD and struggled with alcohol addiction that pushed him to the brink of suicide.
Dissatisfied with outside treatment, he healed himself and has since pushed his limits in the most hostile, and awe-inspiring environments on the planet, from climbing mountains in the Himalayas to scuba diving into underwater caves to dragging a 190 pound sled 350 miles across the second largest icecap in the world in temperatures as low as -40 degrees. After quitting a corporate job, he then built a global business helping people live limitless lifestyles. His work helps fund his nonprofit, the Fearvana Foundation. Akshay and his work have been featured in places like CNN, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, Forbes, Inc., Runners World, Fox, ABC, NBC, CBS, The Huffington Post, Psychology Today, USA Today, Military Times and many other media outlets around the world.
In Akshay’s book, Fearvana: The Revolutionary Science of How to Turn Fear Into Health, Wealth and Happiness, he teaches the science of how to transform all your seemingly negative emotions into health, wealth and happiness. Akshay has received numerous reviews of his book, including a review from the Dalai Lama! Akshay’s book, Fearvana, has reached over 35 countries and has become an eternal extension of his passion and mission.
“Fearvana inspires us to look beyond our own agonizing experiences and find the positive side of our lives.”
– His Holiness, The Dalai Lama of Tibet –
“This is not the standard personal development book you are used to. Every chapter is packed with a wealth of inspiring stories, cutting-edge insights, and practical takeaways that finally reveal the secrets of what it really takes to change behavior.”
– Jack Canfield, NY Times #1 Bestselling Author, Chicken Soup for the Soul –
“If your fear, stress, or anxiety are standing in the way of having the life you want, then read this powerful book.”
– Marci Shimoff, NY Times #1 Bestselling Author,
Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul –