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FEARVANA: The Revolutionary Science of How to Turn Fear into Health, Wealth and Happiness Paperback – October 10, 2017
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"Fearvana is a goldmine for successful people, who inevitably encounter fear, stress and anxiety as they take on big challenges. Akshay Nanavati makes a compelling case that we have much to gain by accepting and even embracing our fears instead of shutting them out. Only then can we fulfill our potential." - Marshall Goldsmith, Executive coach, business educator and New York Times bestselling author, ranked the number one leadership thinker in the world by Thinkers 50
"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. Fearvana is without a doubt, one of the few books that really does stand out as a must read book." - Jack Canfield, coauthor of the #1 New York Times bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul® series, Dare to Win and The Success Principles™
"Counterintuitive, practical and potentially life-changing, Akshay’s book wants to rewire the way you look at fear." - Seth Godin, author of Linchpin
"Out of the ashes of combat and trauma, Akshay Nanavati has written a gripping, hopeful, helpful book combining cutting edge neuroscience, solid tools from mindfulness and psychology, and his own hard-won personal wisdom. A treat and a gem." - Rick Hanson, Ph.D., author of Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence
"If your fear, stress, or anxiety are standing in the way of having the life you want, then read this powerful book. It will show you how to make those feelings work for you rather than against you. Filled with inspiring stories, in-depth research and actionable takeaways, Fearvana will guide you to create a life of greater happiness and success." - Marci Shimoff, #1 New York Times bestselling author, Happy for No Reason and Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul
"Life is meant to be lived beyond the edge of our comfort zone. That is where we find happiness, evolve into our greatest self and come alive. In a profound and masterful way, Fearvana will teach you how to uncover the hidden reserves of courage that you never knew you had. This is your manual for thriving in the unknown." - Sebastian Copeland, award-winning photographer and one of the world’s top 50 adventurers.
"It's one thing to preach about turning adversity into strengths. It's another to come back from the brink of death and despair actually stronger, then build a clear, step-by-step process for anyone to understand and transform fear and and anxiety. Well researched, powerful, and clearly written, this book is a goldmine for finding enduring courage and greater contentment." - Jaimal Yogis, author of The Fear Project and All Our Waves Are Water
"Akshay Nanavati writes with power and conviction. He is a man that has been through more struggle and suffering then most of us will ever know. Yet through it all he has remained resolute, developing a remarkable resiliency. The lessons he imparts in Fearvana are timeless wisdom's that serve to better all of mankind." - Dean Karnazes, ultramarathoner and New York Times bestselling author
"We waste too much of our lives on fear. Akshay Nanavati offers a persuasive and evidence based set of guidelines for taking back control and optimizing for your true goals." - David Rowan, editor, WIRED Magazine
"This book is unlike anything you have ever read before. It will inspire you, challenge you, educate you, and it might even shock you, but one thing is for sure, it will transform you. Do yourself a favor and pick up this book today!" - Steve Olsher, New York Times bestselling author of What Is Your WHAT? and host of the #1 rated radio show/podcast, Reinvention Radio
"Akshay Nanavati will change the way you think about fear and by doing so change your life for the better." - Cal Newport, author of Deep Work
"Fear is an emotional response to risk that often leads to self doubt and despondency. Akshay Nanavati’s Fearvana is an effective personal guide to understand and overcome the many aspects of fear psychosis - a must read for all risk takers in this new age of start ups where stress-related failure is inherent." - Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Biotech entrepreneur and one of Forbes' 100 most powerful women in the world
"A deeply personal journey of struggles, survival and ultimate triumph through harnessing the power of fear! Fearvana provides a very insightful roadmap on how to gain back self Identity and personal happiness by conquering fear, anxiety and stress. It is destined to become a best seller!" - Jagdish N. Sheth, Professor of Business, Emory University
"In his extraordinary book Fearvana, Akshay Nanavati not only sheds light on the science of fear - what it is and why we need it - he outlines a roadmap for transforming fear into fuel. Imminently readable and highly recommended, this is a great book for anyone who wants to take life to the next level." - Libby Gill, Executive Coach, Leadership Expert, and author of You Unstuck
"No matter how bad your life seems, you can still experience bliss. Fearvana shows you how." - Charlie Hoehn, author of Play It Away: A Workaholic's Cure for Anxiety
"Akshay Nanavati has written an exciting book that reshapes your greatest fears into love and meaning. You are stronger than you think―Find out how in Fearvana." - Deborah Sandella Ph.D., RN, #1 International Bestselling author of Goodbye Hurt & Pain, 7 Simple Steps to Health, Love and Success.
"Whether it is fitness, running a business, writing a book, or any area of life, Akshay understands the fundamental truth that the mind is primary when it comes to accomplishing goals. By applying the lessons learned in Fearvana you will be able to harness the power of your mind and be able to overcome any challenge or obstacle that stands in your way." - Bobby Maximus, bestselling author & Executive Director Of Gym Jones
About the Author
Akshay Nanavati is a 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.com, Forbes, INC, Runners World, Fox, ABC, NBC, CBS, The Washington Post, Military Times and many other media outlets around the world.
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I might pick it up again at some point.
The takeaway is something learned in psych courses, fear is a natural reaction. When I learned the symptoms (dry mouth, elevated hear rate, etc.), I learned to acknowledge that what I was feeling was a natural reaction to fear. Knowing this allowed me to carry on with my public presentation or whatever was stressful. This book, as far as I can tell, is based on the same thought process.
Loved the honesty and straightforwardness of the book. A lot of actionable steps too.
If you’re looking for a practical guide on facing fear and realizing your potential - this is the book for you!
We are programmed by our subconscious to avoid fear and stay within our comfort zone. All growth, however happens outside of our comfort zone. What if instead of letting fear incapacitate us and keep us stuck we were able to embrace fear and use it to empower and move us towards reaching our potential and expanding our world? This book will show you how you can do just that. The author has done a tremendous amount of work in coming up with scientific evidence, real world examples and studies in psychology to back up everything that he writes about. He has lived everything that he talks about in these pages. His description of how the brain works and why we are hardwired to act in certain ways alone is worth the price of the book. Well thought out, powerful quotes add strength and meaning to all the areas. The flow of the book feels smooth and natural. As a Marine veteran who served in Iraq he suffered from PTSD, alcoholism and depression. Interwoven in the book is his struggle and discoveries that allowed him to use fear effectively to make major breakthroughs in his life. The tremendous amount of work, effort and commitment that the author has put into this book is obvious. Just as in all areas of his life he has thrown his heart, soul and everything he has into this incredible piece of work. For this I am grateful and will continue to go back to these pages for knowledge, motivation and inspiration.
And what’s so illuminating is Nanavati's teaching on how to live with your fear; how to relate to it; how to dance with it; how to let it melt away. He’s taken himself to the very edge of endurance sport and to the battlefield.
He draws on teachings from the great spiritual masters and gives us his own experience and teaching with practical tips on what to do about our own fears. As a writer I live with fear every day. It comes with the territory.
So I’m really excited to be working with many of his very practical and helpful suggestions. Fearvana is an important and contribution to anyone’s bookshelf and a very timely one too. Neroli Lacey
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Even if some of the ideas (just some of them) are not new, Akshay successfully gives a name to them.Read more
Fear is something we all have as humans and this book helps us to turn it into a positive thing.