FD9: I Won My Blindness – Olympic World Record Swimmer @Enhamed

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How I won my blindness with Enhamed

Enhamed is a blind Olympic champion swimmer, Iron Man athlete, published author, speaker and professional coach from the Canary Islands who “won his blindness” at age 8 and started swimming at age 9. Enhamed has set 4 World Records in his career as a swimmer and won 4 Gold Medals at the Paralympics in Beijing 2008. Today he shares his message of conquering obstacles and how to become the champion in your own life.

“Success is not in the reward, but in the way we live our life.” – Enhamed Enhamed  

Enhamed has made many very powerful decisions in his life that have allowed him to achieve incredible things and turn his blindness into a gift. When I asked Enhamed how he lost his sight at the age of eight, he said,

“I won my blindness…” – Enhamed Enhamed  

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I had the blessing to meet Enhamed in December, 2012 and we have since we have become friends. At the time, he didn’t speak english and was being guided by an interpreter. Just over six months later, July 1, 2013, I interviewed Enhamed for this interview in english. In that time, he had moved from his home in the Canary Islands, Spain to Boston, MA on his own… blind and not speaking the language… to take his life and his career as a Professional Speaker and Executive and Sports Coach to the next level.

This interview is the first in a series of two. Stay tuned for our next podcast episode, where we will re-convene with Enhamed three years later. You will be blown away by what he was able to accomplish in just three short years and you will surely be inspired by where he is going!

Make sure to check out Enhamed Enhamed on his website www.enhamed.com and let him know that you heard him on Facing Dragons. Also, check out his book Iron Mind, which will be out in English in the next few months.


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                                                      “Our beliefs affect what we achieve or don’t achieve. If we believe something is impossible, we will never make it. But if we believe we can do it, we will think about the million ways to do it, we will find the time, we will manage to get the resources we need, we will work tirelessly until we finally show that it was possible… just as we believed it was.” – Enhamed Enhamed 

I learned that one must never give in. What you are looking for can always come up in your next task, after taking a nap or while holding a conversation with your friends. But it is useless to just think about something and don’t do anything about it. You have to put those thoughts and ideas into practice.”  – Enhamed Enhamed

Enhamed and I met in 2012 at Tony Robbins’ Date With Destiny. If you are  looking for a powerful experience to turn your greatest challenges into your gifts and your greatness, I encourage you to also check out Tony Robbins’ live event, Date With Destiny. I have been 3 times – once as a Participant, once on Crew, and once with the Leadership Team. These experience have been a huge part of my own transformation and journey into Greatness. Give yourself the gift. Join me and over 2000+ people from 40+ countries at DWD 2016. Life will never be the same. If you have any questions about the event, email info@facingdragons.com.

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Brodie Whitney is a master certified professional coach specializing in business and personal transformation. He loves to ride dragons and help people unlock their purpose and greatness. He consistently produces extraordinary results with individuals and audiences in personal, business, relationship, and fitness transformation. Also a passionate podcaster, Brodie hosts the Facing Dragons podcast

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