017: Erik Weihenmayer, The First Blind Person To Climb Mt Everest on The Catalyst for Confidence

Erik Weihenmayer lives a “no barriers” lifestyle even after becoming blind during his childhood. He is an adventurer who has climbed the seven summits, biked the Leadville 100, kayaked 277 miles down the Colorado river, and was even the first blind person to ever reach the summit of Mt. Everest. Erik is very honest about his life, writing multiple books and sharing his story while helping disadvantaged people conquer their own goals in life.

In this episode, we will be discussing:

  • How the progression of Erik’s blindness affected his childhood
  • When being stubborn helps and when it hinders
  • How Erik had to reintroduce himself to the world
  • Things that sparked Erik’s sense of adventure
  • The people Erik’s organization, No Barriers, is helping
  • Tapping into resilience to be better a better person
  • Erik’s journey to the top of Mt. Everest
  • Seeing through the journey to envision the summit
  • Adapting your mental outlook to flourish
  • Erik’s definition of vision
  • The growth and evolution in Erik’s future

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