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What People Say About Us

I am happy that Akshay has found the strength to overcome the traumatic experiences of his life and has developed the aspiration to help others. I appreciate his sincerity…

~ The Dalai Lama

I stand 100% behind Akshay and his work. If you are thinking about working with him, I would say run, don’t walk. This is a guy who can literally transform your life and you would be really smart to take advantage of that opportunity.

~ Jack Canfield

Bestselling author of The Chicken Soup for the Soul Series, the Success Principles and featured teacher in “The Secret”

Akshay is bringing the world a new frame on fear, and it’s fantastic.

~ Marie Forleo

Entrepreneur, philanthropist and host of the award winning Marie TV

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

Akshay Nanavati writes with power and conviction. The lessons he imparts are timeless wisdom that serve to better all of mankind.

~ Dean Karnazes

Ultramarathoner and New York Times–bestselling author

Fearvana is a gold mine for successful people who inevitably encounter fear, stress, and anxiety as they take on big challenges.

~ Marshall Goldsmith

Executive coach, business educator, and NY Times Bestselling author. Ranked the #1 leadership thinker in the world by Thinkers50

Akshay’s knowledge on personal development, entrepreneurship, productivity and life skills in general is absolutely stellar. This guy is a peak performer and has the skills to turn anyone else into one as well.

~ John Lee Dumas

Host of the award winning podcast Entrepreneur on Fire




My name is Akshay Nanavati, and my purpose here at Fearvana is to help you do 3 things:

1. Find your worthy struggle
2. Live your worthy struggle
3. Fall in love with every moment of the journey

We all have a worthy struggle waiting for us. It could be running a marathon, building a business, writing a book, raising a child, playing chess, anything! The path itself doesn’t matter, all that matters is that you give all of yourself to find it, live it and love it, because if you don’t seek out a worthy struggle, struggle will find you anyway, as it has often found me. As long as that struggle is worthy of who you are and who you want to be for yourself and for the world around you, that journey into Fearvana and beyond is what takes us from simply existing to fully living. 

I call it a worthy struggle, because the road will be hard. It will involve challenge, struggle, and sometimes intense suffering. But that is not a bad thing. Adversity is one of our greatest gifts and a necessary access point to reach the next stage of our personal evolution.

The real question to ask yourself is not what is my passion, but what is the struggle I am willing to endure. Struggle comes before passion my friend. Passion is the result, not the starting point.

Through my work, I am blessed to be able to help people just like you create amazingly blissful lives by harnessing the power of fear. Although my training might seem unconventional and counterintuitive, countless people have transformed their lives from average to exceptional using my techniques and strategies.

I’m also no stranger to embracing and using fear to become the most extraordinary person I can be.

After moving to Austin, Texas from Bombay, Bangalore and Singapore, I overcame a lifestyle of drug addiction that killed two of my friends in high school. When I then decided to join the United States Marine Corps, two doctors told me that boot camp would kill me, thanks to a blood disorder I was born with. But I wasn’t about to let that stop me. Not only did I complete boot camp (with a twisted ankle, no less), but I was chosen as the honor graduate in Infantry school and went on to spend 7 months in Iraq where my job was to walk in front of our vehicle convoys to find explosives before they could destroy our vehicles.

That was just the beginning of my understanding of the positive power of fear and struggle. In 2012, I left a comfortable corporate job to drag a 190-pound sled 350-miles across the world’s second largest polar ice cap for a month. I’ve swam through underwater caves, almost been killed by a falling boulder while glacier caving, experienced severe altitude sickness while climbing in the Himalayas, and suffered through heat exhaustion while running across countries. But my greatest struggle came many years after the war. I was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and consequently struggled with depression and alcohol addiction that drove me to the brink of suicide. I then spent years studying neuroscience, psychology and spirituality to not only heal my own brain, but figure out what does it take to live a happy, succesful and meaningful life.

That is when I rejected the label of PTSD assigned to me and created a new one – Fearvana. I define Fearvana as the bliss that results from engaging our fears to pursue our own worthy struggle. I then wrote a book about the concept called “Fearvana: The Revolutionary Science of How to Turn Fear Into Health, Wealth and Happiness.”

I was blessed and truly humbled to receive a foreword for my book from His Holiness the Dalai Lama, who said “Fearvana inspires us to look beyond our own agonizing experiences and find the positive side of our lives.”

Beyond these adventures into the depths of my soul and in some of the most hostile environments on the planet, I have also:

Every day, I continue to embrace fear and struggle so that I can live my life as fully as possible.
And I want to show you how to do it too!


If you’re tired of hearing “gurus” selling you fairy tales of never ending ease and abundance – and you’re at least willing to entertain the notion that even though you can’t escape struggle, you can still experience bliss – then you’re my kind of person!

That’s why I’d like to invite you to connect with me. I’ll send you expert-level strategies and
training that will help you not just live with fear and struggle… but engage them to:

I personally promise that the time we spend connecting will be the most valuable time of your day.
I’m not about fluff and empty words. Everything I provide is straight-to-the-point, actionable
goodness you can use to stop just existing… and start truly living.

Sound good?

Great! Then click the “Show me how” button and let’s get started.

Once you click that button and join our tribe, I will send you a PDF with 25 proven, highly actionable methods to face ANY kind of pain, overcome ANY kind of adversity, and withstand ANY kind of struggle in the fastest, easiest and most effective way possible.

The thing is, it’s easy to handle life when everything is going great. Anyone can smile during the good times. But it’s what you do during the hard times that will define you. How you respond when life beats you down will shape your reality. Once you know how to smile in the face of great suffering, not only will you be indestructible, you will experience greater joy than you’ve ever felt before. Click the button above, and I’ll show you how to do just that. I am honored to have you here and I’m excited to walk the path of Fearvana with you…

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Fearvana inspires us to look beyond our own agonizing experiences
and find the positive side of our lives. ~ The Dalai Lama

Transform your pain into a lifetime of bliss