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How to Get Endorsed by the Dalai Lama: How Akshay Nanavati Turned Fear into a Life-Changing Journey

Akshay Nanavati is a Marine veteran, speaker, author, adventurer and entrepreneur dedicated to helping others turn their fear into their greatest ally so they can accomplish their biggest goals and dreams.

Listen in to learn how you can turn your fear into success.

How to Get Endorsed by the Dalai Lama: How Akshay Nanavati Turned Fear into a Life-Changing Journey

Time stamped show notes:

[0:29] Introduction to Akshay

[3:37] How he got to where he is now

[7:22] Lessons that he’s learned over the years | What drives people to pursue this physical activity

[8:55] There’s no right or wrong. Just work on being better than yesterday. Find your worthy struggle.

[12:45] People that he looks up to around his mission

[15:22] Immerse yourself in who you want to be, and when you surround yourself with those references, it becomes something that just stays within you.

[19:45] Cultivating courage – making willpower a habit. Willpower is a finite resource.

[21:16] Not wasting cognitive energy

[21:26] Wherever you are now is OK–engage that next level of risk.

[22:40] Techniques to cultivate willpower

[23:20] Train your brain to suffer better.

[25:48] Isolate yourself from your fears.

[26:22] Emotions are just emotions. Not good or bad. It’s up to us to decide what we do with them.

[26:47] Fear can propel you to excel if you engage your fear and understand it.

[28:35] Don’t judge your emotions.

[28:46] Fear is not a weakness.

[32:29] When you experience intense lows, you also experience intense highs.

Three key points:

  1. Cultivate willpower.
  2. Train your brain to suffer better.
  3. Don’t judge your emotions. Fear is not weakness.

Resources mentioned:

Fearvana

Black Hawk Down

A Mans Search for Meaning

Seneca

Last question:

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He wants to create a Fearvana movement–combating a world that is constantly making our lives easier.