living the dream with author and the blind blogger Maxwell Ivey
Living the Dream with Curveball
Maxwell Ivey Jr is known as The Blind Blogger.Born into a family of carnival owners in Texas, USA, Maxwell Ivey lost his sight at age 12.Having a natural gusto for life, Max graduated college and became heavily involved in the Eagle Scouts. He also worked in the family business for years, until his dad died. Faced with his own mortality, Max made some life-altering changes.He underwent gastric surgery and 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. Max then began another business: personal coaching.He is also an author on a mission to help others become successful. Maxwell has also launched his podcast network called what's your excuse geared towards helping people with disabilities launch or grow podcasts. You can check out his podcast and podcast network at www.wyexcuse.com and you can check out his personal website at www.theblindblogger.net
452 - What's your excuse?: Tom interviews Maxwell Ivey
Screw The Commute Podcast
Maxwell Ivey is known around the world as the blind blogger. He's transformed himself from a blind, failed carnival owner to a respected amusement equipment broker, to a self-help author, motivational speaker and online publicity rock star. He's the host of What's Your Excuse? and founder of the What's Your Excuse or WYE network and you can find him at theblindblogger.net. Screw The Commute Podcast Show Notes Episode 452 How To Automate Your Business - https://screwthecommute.com/automatefree/ Internet Marketing Training Center - https://imtcva.org/ Higher Education Webinar – https://screwthecommute.com/webinars See Tom's Stuff – https://linktr.ee/antionandassociates 03:03 Tom's introduction to Maxwell Ivey 13:00 Winning an award with Amtrak to New York City 17:40 Singing on The Voice in a virtual casting opportunity 18:50 Inventing a face mask for the pandemic 22:50 Sponsor message 24:23 A typical day for Max and how he stays motivated Entrepreneurial Resources Mentioned in This Podcast Higher Education Webinar - https://screwthecommute.com/webinars Screw The Commute - https://screwthecommute.com/ Screw The Commute Podcast App - https://screwthecommute.com/app/ College Ripoff Quiz - https://imtcva.org/quiz Know a young person for our Youth Episode Series? Send an email to Tom! - email@example.com Have a Roku box? Find Tom's Public Speaking Channel there! - https://channelstore.roku.com/details/267358/the-public-speaking-channel How To Automate Your Business - https://screwthecommute.com/automatefree/ Internet Marketing Retreat and Joint Venture Program - https://greatinternetmarketingtraining.com/ Maxwell's website - https://theblindblogger.net/ Internet Marketing Training Center - https://imtcva.org/ Related Episodes Booby Traps - https://screwthecommute.com/451/ More Entrepreneurial Resources for Home Based Business, Lifestyle Business, Passive Income, Professional Speaking and Online Business I discovered a great new headline / subject line / subheading generator that will actually analyze which headlines and subject lines are best for your market. I negotiated a deal with the developer of this revolutionary and inexpensive software. Oh, and it's good on Mac and PC. Go here: http://jvz1.com/c/41743/183906 The Wordpress Ecourse. Learn how to Make World Class Websites for $20 or less. https://screwthecommute.com/wordpressecourse/ Join our Private Facebook Group! One week trial for only a buck and then $37 a month, or save a ton with one payment of $297 for a year. Click the image to see all the details and sign up or go to https://www.greatinternetmarketing.com/screwthecommute/ After you sign up, check your email for instructions on getting in the group.
Ethical Marketing Service - The Thomas Green Podcast
The Blind Blogger AMA With Maxwell IveyConnect with Max:https://theblindblogger.net/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/maxwellivey/ https://twitter.com/maxwellivey Connect with EMS: Need some help? http://ethicalmarketingservice.com Books: http://ethicalmarketingservice.com/book Want to be a guest? https://ethicalmarketingservice.com/guest/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/EMS_Worthing Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ethicalmarketingservice Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-green-18655b97/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ethicalmarketingservice/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/emservice/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@ethicalmarketingservice Pricing: https://ethicalmarketingservice.co.uk Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/c/EthicalMarketingService Apple Podcasts: https://www.ethicalmarketingservice.co.uk/apple Spotify: https://www.ethicalmarketingservice.co.uk/spotify Stitcher: https://www.ethicalmarketingservice.co.uk/stitcher #Inspirational self-help author, #motivational speaker, podcast guest instructor, online media publicist, and host of #what’syourexcuse?
Ep. 96: Maxwell Ivey | Leaving the Family Business & Learning Creative Business Tactics with the Blind Blogger
The Hard Thing Podcast
Today we discuss carnival rides, helping people, and asking people for help!Welcome back to the 96th episode of the Hard Thing Podcast.Today I share my conversation with Maxwell Ivey, author of theblindblogger.net. He was gracious enough to put out his email, so if you want to reach out to him, email firstname.lastname@example.org.We start off hearing how Maxwell learned how he needed to leave the carnival business and do something else.We talk a lot about business today, so if you are interested in growing your business listen up today.For Max, it was hard realizing that his family business had no need for him. He decided to leave and start a blog that then became very successful.Something I learned a lot from Max about is the need to use creative solutions in the business. He gave examples of how the carnival business helped prepare him for his speaking business.Max had really great insights into business, for example, "No cares about you, they just want to know if you'll be open." It was in the context of carnivals, but it applies in many other places.Max obviously left us some action items:Practice humilityObserve Problems solvers around youTry the Reach Out Formula Max gave usAsk for HelpThanks for listening to the show. Make sure you subscribe so you never miss an episode.Support the Show:Our show is now on Youtube! Check it out.AlsoIf you want some accountability, join The Forge. Join us and our community to get special access to bonus content, as well as having a supportive community that will push you and hold you accountable. Join The Forge at theforge.mn.co. Patreon donation link: https://www.patreon.com/thehardthingpodcastHelp us raise $1,000 for the non-profit O.U.R. by going to https://www.gofundme.com/f/overcoming-average One Mission Nutrition (10% Discount): http://allegiance.1missionnutrition.com/thehardthingpodcastAudible (Free Audiobook):audibletrial.com/thehardthingpodcast Share the podcast with one person who could really use it. Leave a rating and a review.Subscribe to the podcast so you don't miss any episodes. We are on Google Play, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. Buy one of our Shirts or Hoodieshttps://thehardthingpodcast.com/shop/Get yourself a Fittrackhttp://getfittrack.com?aff=728Again thanks so much for listening, and stay tuned to next week. Keep doing Hard Things, and Keep Overcoming Average.This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacy
We had a warm and fun conversation with powerful leader and coach. Stay to the end to find out what song he sang us out on. Maxwell Ivey known internationally as the blind blogger has gone from failed carnival owner to respected amusement equipment broker to self-help author, motivational speaker, online media publicist, and host of what’s your excuse. https://theblindblogger.net/ Everybody! #BeGoodDoGood, #BeGoodDoGood, #BeGoodDoGood….. For more info, listen below.Find us on: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Biz4GoodShow, LinkedIn and please email us at email@example.com with suggestions, concerns, or reviews. “It’s not just a podcast, it’s a movement”
“Never make excuses. Your friends don’t need them and your foes won’t believe them.” John Wooden Quick question... Why are you not where you want to be in life right now? (If you are where you want to be... Why did you stop?) I ask this question because, if you're like me, the first thing that comes to mind is a list of excuses. So many answers will cover time constraints, kids, bad bosses, and missed opportunities. If we really analyze it, they're all excuses. I don't say this to be insensitive. I say this to offer a reality check. When everything is said and done, we are the ones in control of our lives and what we do. Despite the circumstances we find ourselves in, it's on us to rise above and push forward. In order to eliminate excuses and take control of our lives, we must first decide who holds the reins. (That's you by the way...) Perspective is also huge! If we choose to only see the bad, the bad is what we get. The same can be said for the positive. If we train ourselves to see the good in everything, suddenly what we get is good. This only happens with practice and intention. Very seldom do we stumble on this mindset ourselves. My guest today knows all about overcoming excuses. Maxwell Ivey is internationally known as The Blind Blogger. He started losing his vision to retinitis pigmentosa at an early age and became legally blind by junior high school and totally blind by the time he graduated from college. Maxwell's story includes working with his family's carnival business, selling surplus rides for other vendors, teaching himself how to code, starting his own podcast, writing books, losing over 250 pounds, and more. If you need inspiration and drive, Maxwell is the man to talk to. A journey like Maxwell's doesn't come without a sense of humor, which you'll also pick up on VERY quickly throughout this episode. Hop in and take a listen as we discuss: Being Willing To Get Dirty Deciding That Something Good Is There Asking People For Help Celebrating Your Wins Making A List And more! You'll Certainly Want To Connect With Maxwell Through The Links Below: Website: https://theblindblogger.net/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/maxwellivey Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TheBlindBlogger/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/maxwellivey Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/midwaymarketplace LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maxwellivey/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/maxwelivey/ If you enjoyed this episode, I encourage you to join our Patreon Page and help us continue to bring you more great content. If you are unable, no worries! You can show your support by sharing this with a friend or leaving us a review on iTunes. Every little bit helps! This Podcast was filmed in the studio at ComRADery: A collaborative Work Space in Greenville, SC. If you live in the Greenville area, connect with ComRADery, and find out how you can try the space for FREE! Be sure to mention you found them through the No Rain… No Rainbows Podcast! I hope you enjoy this episode of No Rain… No Rainbows. #LetsGrow
#15 A Conversation Carousel with Maxwell Ivey a.k.a 'The Blind Blogger'
The Advertising Hour
Note: Sorry that my mic audio is a little sub-par in this episode. I have no idea what happened, I might try and fix it up and re-upload this at a later date with better audio if I managed to improve it. I think it's still plenty listenable, though. This episode was not only fun, but it was inspiring. Max's positive mentality is impossible to miss. He's Mr No Excuses. We talk in detail at the beginning of the episode about Max's former life as a carnival owner and this episode felt like a late night walk home from a fair with a new friend. If it were a carnival, I feel like I take the role of the stand-in ringmaster, filling in for the veteran Master of Ceremonies who was unable to fulfil his duties due to indulging in one too many Jack and Cokes earlier in the day. Max is the star attraction. The unmistakable showman that people travel from neighbouring towns to see. I think given his visual impairments, he probably doesn't entertain with a trapeze act, but he's so damn determined that, that's a challenge he won't let escape him forever. For now, he does a little magic, cracks a few jokes and maybe belts out a country hit or two to close the night. In this episode we discuss: Maxwell's former life and career as a Texan carnival ownerLessons in persistence and confidence that Maxwell took from his fatherHow Maxwell learned the skills to sell carnival equipment online, despite his visual impairments and having no previous online business, website building or online marketing experienceCommon website accessibility issues that Maxwell encounters and his advice to businesses on how they can make their websites more accessibleMaxwell's thoughts and experiences with smart assistantsThe motivation for Maxwell's transition into blogging and sharing his experiences as a blind entrepreneurThe story that led to Maxwell publishing his first book 'Leading You Out of The Darkness Into the Light'Lessons Max has learned from public speakingHow Maxwell sets himself challenges and what challenges he's planning for the futureThe personal and business benefits Maxwell has found through podcastingOur thoughts on podcast sponsorships and monetisation Referenced on this episode: The Web Accessibility Initiative: https://www.w3.org/WAI/[Book] Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert: https://amzn.to/3tslNTUMarsedit 4 Blog Editor App: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/marsedit-4-blog-editor/id1198319098?mt=12Podcorn, the podcast sponsorship platform: https://podcorn.com/ CONNECT WITH MAXWELL: https://theblindblogger.net/https://www.linkedin.com/in/maxwellivey/https://twitter.com/maxwelliveyhttps://www.facebook.com/maxwelliveyhttps://www.youtube.com/maxwellivey SUBSCRIBE TO THE ADVERTISING HOUR: Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-advertising-hour/id1517577846Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkLnBvZC5jby90aGUtYWR2ZXJ0aXNpbmctaG91cg==Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3G3YLFN2TbxV9W9m93KnYWYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI2HuVI4QQkLKaZ2O3H4uOAStitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/podcastdotco/the-advertising-hourTuneIn: https://tunein.com/podcasts/Business--Economics-Podcasts/The-Advertising-Hour-p1331527Acast: https://play.acast.com/s/the-advertising-hour ... or your favourite podcast platform! FOLLOW ME / THE ADVERTISING HOUR: Twitter: https://twitter.com/theadhourInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/theadvertisinghourFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheAdvertisingHourMe: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottcolenutt The track featured in this episode is Merry-Go-Round by Justnormal. Send all feedback, thoughts and guest recommendations to firstname.lastname@example.org
Maxwell Ivey is known around the world As The Blind Blogger. Maxwell is an award-winning self-help author, motivational speaker, prolific podcast and radio show guest, online media publicist, and host of the What’s Your Excuse? Show. Born into a family of carnival owners in Texas, USA, Maxwell Ivey lost his sight at age 12. Having a natural gusto for life, Max graduated from college and became heavily involved in the Eagle Scouts. He also worked in the family business alongside brothers until his father succumbed to lung cancer. Faced with his own mortality, Max made some life-altering changes. He underwent gastric surgery and 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, Max made a name for himself online and now shares his experiences on The Blind Blogger. Max’s favorite things entail teaching and helping others achieve their goals and so he began another business: personal coaching. With the companionship of his crazy Dalmation-mix, Penny, Max now spends his days singing, reading, blogging, writing, creating videos, and coaching. He’d like to travel the world one day and meet in person his many online friends and clients . . . and a special lady to share his life with, but Penny might have something to say about that! Leading You Out Of The Darkness Into The Light: A Blind Man’s Inspirational Guide to Success is a motivational ebook LATEST book (available on Amazon): The Blind Blogger’s NYC Adventures: + How You Can Make YOUR Dreams Come True Website: www.theblindblogger.net Follow Maxwell on Twitter: https://twitter.com/maxwellivey Join the writers inner circle: http://www.WriteABook.net and if you want to write a book, check out: http://www.HowToWriteABookInTwoWeeks.com Online book writing course: https://www.udemy.com/writeabook/ Shortcut to the Authors wishlist - the latest books written by the Authors who have been guests on The Authors Podcast so far. https://bit.ly/TheAuthorsPodcastBookshop Support the show: https://patron.podbean.com/AuthorsPodcast The show is sponsored by book publishers: www.Booglez.com
I interview Maxwell Ivey also know as The Blind Blogger! Listen to Max's story and inspirational message! Take a Listen and read more below! https://theblindblogger.net/ I am a 49-year-old blind gentleman who grew up in a family of carnival owners. All I ever wanted to do was to continue in my father’s and grandfather’s footsteps and be part of the family business. As you can tell by reading this, that isn’t where I ended up. I did help in the business over the years, but couldn’t sustain it after the early death of my father (who had lung cancer). I then turned to helping people sell their amusement equipment. I do that on my other site, The Midway Marketplace. I started blogging to promote that site and met a lot of wonderful people in the blogosphere. They told me that I had an amazing story and many commented on how I inspired them. They finally convinced me that I had a bigger purpose in store for myself. So, I started this second blog, and in it I share more of my personal journey, struggles, and triumphs. I also got noticed by a lot of people and have appeared as a guest, an interview subject, and a motivator on many different sites. My Interviews and Articles page lists these places. I do my best to help others, and do so mostly by encouraging them to take steps towards their ultimate goal, or to continue on the path they have started. I am now offering coaching to help people who are stuck and frustrated with not being able to find their passion or follow their dreams once they have determined what they want in their lives. I am also available to speak to groups. I believe that by sharing the story of my personal growth and transformation, it will motivate and inspire anyone who hears it. In addition to starting a new business, I have also lost over 250 pounds through a combination of gastric surgery, diet, exercise, positive attitude, meditation, and prayer. I believe I can help you. If you have questions for me, just ask them via the contact form. If anything, I am known for being too forthcoming! I want to get to know you and become friends. I want to hear about your dreams and aspirations as well as your fears and concerns. I want to help you to grow to be that person you were meant to be. I look forward to speaking with you. Let’s talk soon. Thanks and take care out there. Max --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/twopartypodcast/support