Eyes wide open, with Isaac Lidsky

Episode 610

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Isaac Lidsky is the New York Times best-selling author of “Eyes Wide Open: Overcoming Obstacles and Recognizing Opportunities in a World That Can’t See Clearly.” Diagnosed with a blinding eye disease when he was 13 years old, Isaac slowly lost his sight over the next 12 years. He graduated from Harvard at age 19 with a degree in mathematics and computer science; founded an Internet startup that later sold for $230 million; and became the only blind person to clerk at the U.S. Supreme Court when he worked for Justices Sandra Day O’connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

What you’ll learn about in this episode

  • The power of the mind to shape and create the reality that we experience
  • The importance of challenging assumptions
  • How we have the power to choose the life we are going to live
  • Why fear is one of the biggest obstacles keeping you from living the life you want
  • Why many times what you are perceiving as truth or being out of your control really isn’t
  • How being honest, transparent, and accountable to yourself are keys to success
  • The importance of having your own definition of success
  • Why building the life you want for yourself has to come from you
  • How we grow from our challenges
  • Why performing effectively as a team is a key strategy to success

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