ABD1 – Power of patterns with a blind biz dad who summited mount everest, Erik Weihenmayer – VisionBuddha

Huge THANK YOU to Dr. Vikas Dhawan at Apollo Physical Therapy Centre (1)

Would you… climb mount everest or kayak the 277 miles of the grand canyon if you were…blind? Well, my guest today did and it’s why he has such an inspiring…wait for it… point of view on all things faced by bizdads. Here are just a few things I learnt from him:

** How kids can be involved with work/volunteer

** the power of exposing your kids in understanding and helping with others who have disabilities – shows them how to build a no barriers mentality

** Learn about what is a HIGH AQ (withstands Adversity well)

** How to not have your kids live underneath your shadow

** The importance of children’s individual journeys

** How to overcome discussions with your spouse when conversation is going south

** The importance of figuring out patterns

** Learn how life is like a wheel (the good old classic ones with spokes!)

** How kids are your greatest Ego reducer

** Building trust within the team when climbing Mt. Everest and trust within a family

About Erik

Erik Weihenmayer, aka VisionBuddha, is one of the most celebrated and accomplished athletes in the world. In 2001, he became the first blind person in history to climb Mount Everest. When he stood on the top of Carstensz Pyramid in 2008, he completed his quest to climb all of the Seven Summits-the tallest peak on each of the seven continents.

Erik is the author of the best selling memoir, Touch the Top of the World, which was made into a feature film, as well as The Adversity Advantage, which shows readers how to turn everyday struggles into everyday greatness. His latest book, No Barriers: A Blind Man’s Journey to Kayak the Grand Canyon is more than an adventure story; it illuminates how we move forward in our lives towards growth and purpose – despite the barriers that get in our way. He is an internationally recognized speaker and brings his message of living a No Barriers Life to audiences around the world.

In September 2014, Erik and blinded Navy veteran, Lonnie Bedwell, kayaked the entire 277-miles of the Grand Canyon on the Colorado River, considered one of the most formidable whitewater venues in the world. Erik continually seeks out new adventures, focusing his efforts on empowering people traditionally swept to the sidelines of life. He founded an organization called No Barriers, which help people with challenges tap into the human spirit, break through barriers, and contribute to the world.




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