Find Your Awesome with Amy Dixon

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Amy Dixon:
“In losing my sight, I actually gained more vision.”

It was such an honor to kick off the Own Your Awesome podcast with a conversation with Amy Dixon. Amy lost 98% of her sight due to a rare type of Uveitis and is now using her gift to break down barriers and inspire others. An internationally-ranked paratriathlete, Amy recently became the first female blind athlete to complete an Xterra triathlon. She will be competing in the World Championships in Rotterdam in September and has her sights on the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. Amy also works as a patient advocate and travels the globe as a motivational speaker, all with her guide dog Woodstock by her side. Amy is a bright light with so much wisdom to share. This conversation blew me away and I am so excited to share it with you.

Nuggets:

“People can adapt to anything.”

“You are entirely in charge of the conversation in your head.”

“In losing my sight, I actually gained more vision.”

“Surround yourself with people who are good at things you’re not good at.”

In this episode, you’ll learn:

·      How Amy’s blindness progressed

·      How blindness led Amy to her start in triathlon only 4 years ago

·      How she found the gifts in visual impairment

·      Amy’s definition of grit and the role grit plays in her life

·      How she went from being a self-described “egomaniac” to leading with empathy

·      How she learned to ask for help

·      Amy’s tricks for staying present

·      Her secret weapon for digging deep in races

·      How Amy uses gratitude, perspective and joy to live her best life and perform her best

 

Learn more about Amy at
amydixonusa.com

Music: bensound.com