359: Maxwell Ivey: Becoming The Blind Terminator
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Todays guest is someone who is marching on with his life, with something that many of us would consider a huge hindrance.
In fact a total game stopper.
He is a totally blind business owner, blogger, sometimes podcaster, and newly self published author.
Born into a family of carnival owners in Texas, USA, he lost his sight at age 12.
But having a natural gusto for life this didn’t hold him back, and he graduated college, before working in the family business alongside his brothers until his father tragically succumbed to lung cancer.
Faced with his own mortality, he made some life-altering changes, undergoing gastric surgery to lost over 250 pounds.
He started his own business, buying and selling amusement rides, and learned how to blog using software for visually-impaired people.
Overcoming many obstacles, he has made a name for himself online and now shares his experiences on The Blind Blogger.
And with the companionship of his crazy Dalmation-mix, Penny, he now spends his days singing, reading, blogging, writing, creating videos, and coaching, and of course inspiring everyone he comes in contact with.
So does he remember when he first realized that he was slowly losing his sight as a young man?
And does he find now that his life has found the path that feels right because of it, and not despite of it?
Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Maxwell Ivey
During the show we discussed such weighty topics as:
How he struggles on a daily basis to see what the fuss is all about, when others are inspired by the activities that he performs everyday.
How he remembers with great fondness the times that he spent with his Father riding the highways of America.
How he struggles with working his social media profile due to the inability of seeing, and is amazed that more companies can’t see this.
How he had to sit and get really quiet to find the skills he possessed that he can utilise and help build his future.
We discuss how the true power that he holds is, in in his words “The Blind Card” and he needs to bring this to the fore to make the big difference to others.
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