Earning Your Life: Veteran and Author Akshay Nanavati on Finding the Bliss and Beauty in Every Moment (FFP Podcast 162)

Written by: Dr. Anthony Balduzzi,

Men's Health Doctor & Founder
The Fit Father Project & Fit Mother Project

Written by: Dr. Anthony Balduzzi,

Men's Health Doctor & Founder
The Fit Father Project & Fit Mother Project

earning your life

Episode 162 of the Fit Father Project Podcast is all about earning your life and finding the bliss and beauty in all the little things.

In this episode, you’ll meet Akshay Nanavati, a United States Marine veteran, speaker, entrepreneur, ultra runner, Arctic explorer, and author. 

He served in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom and was later diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. Through a process of his own deep darkness and consequently his healing afterward, he was able to create a philosophy called ‘fearvana.’ 

His book FEARVANA: The Revolutionary Science of How to Turn Fear into Health, Wealth, and Happiness teaches the science of transforming your negative emotions into positive experiences.

Akshay is one of my dear, close, personal friends and also one of the craziest guys that I know. And I mean crazy in the right kind of way. Crazy in the way that inspires and pushes us to look at our limitations and fears and push the boundaries to be our best selves. 

We dig deep into his life philosophy, mission, and vision, and there is so much that you can learn from it.

We also get into his next adventure — a solo crossing of Antarctica, skiing with a 400-pound sled over 100 days in a row for roughly 12 hours a day! 

In this episode, you’ll learn about:

  • Akshay’s origin story and how it shaped the ethos of what he’s all about.
  • How to find your own ethos in life, family, and work.
  • Embracing stillness and facing your soul.
  • Overcoming challenges and setbacks. 
  • Finding ways to embrace pain to learn and get better from it.
  • And so much more!

So, if you want to get the most from your health and fitness efforts, listen to this episode on earning your life, take some notes, and check out FF30X!

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Dr. Anthony Balduzzi, NMD
Men's Health Doctor & Founder
The Fit Father Project & Fit Mother Project

Founder Fit Father Project, Founder Fit Mother Project

After watching his own Dad lose his health and pass away at the young age of 42, Dr. Balduzzi founded The Fit Father Project and Fit Mother Project to help busy dads and moms get and stay healthy for their families.

Dr. Anthony Balduzzi holds dual degrees in Psychology & Nutrition from the University of Pennsylvania, a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine, and is also a former national champion bodybuilder. He’s is most proud of the fact that he’s helped over 40,000 families in over 100 countries lose weight and get healthy for life.

*Please know that weight loss results and health changes/improvements vary from individual to individual; you may not achieve similar results. Always consult with your doctor before making health decisions. This is not medical advice – simply very well-researched info on earning your life.

Written by: Dr. Anthony Balduzzi,

Men's Health Doctor & Founder
The Fit Father Project & Fit Mother Project

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