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About Maxwell Ivey
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.
Leading You Out of the Darkness Into the Light: A Blind Man's Inspirational Guide to Success is a motivational guide book in which blind man Max Ivey shares the 11 steps of his success as a blind entrepreneur and the lessons he has learned from his journey.
It also provides 11 exercises readers to do, complete with email support from the author, whose sincerest desire to help you succeed in accomplishing a big goal or achieving your dreams!
Stop the excuses and get started on your journey today!
This is more than just a book. It’s a chance to change your life.
This book is an award-winning book!
In 2021, The Blind Blogger’s First Speaking and Signing Adventures was listed on AUTHORSHOUT (DOT COM) because it won the “READER READY” award!
Close your eyes and imagine yourself taking a trip alone, on a tiny budget. Now, imagine taking that same trip without having sight.
Meet Max—a fearless, witty, inspiring individual who thinks nothing of traveling across the country by himself. On a limited budget, while missing trains, dealing with luggage and mobility issues, and facing unexpected circumstances, Max was determined to promote his books and become a motivational speaker.
In this second book in his travel series, Max shares wisdom gleaned from facing obstacles, teaches valuable lessons, and entertains you with stunning storytelling. Using humor and honesty, he bears his soul about the ups and downs of facing and overcoming fears and finding the positive in every situation. Commiserate with him when no one showed up at the bookstore, applaud his courage as he took the microphone and gave a powerful speech, and laugh along with him as he cracks jokes about things being so easy that even a blind guy can do them!
This book is original, entertaining, helpful, and reassuring. It’s also an incredible example of bravery as well as of someone who practices what he preaches and finds solutions instead of making excuses. Use Max’s advice as you challenge yourself to chase your dreams, reach your goals, face your fears, and attain new levels of success.
Above all, enjoy the ride!
This is the true story of Maxwell Ivey and his adventures in New York City. It contains many life lessons and explains how you can make your dreams come true, using the keys to success Max regularly uses to attain his own goals and make his dreams a reality.
Max is a blind entrepreneur, blogger, author, and podcaster. He won Amtrak's 2016 prestigious Writers in Residency Award, which included a trip to any city in the USA. He chose to travel to NYC... alone! He chronicled each of his adventures, which include being on a TV show, going ice-skating in Rockefeller Center, meeting the Blogger from Paradise in person... and more!
Max displays a remarkable amount of courage and willingness to chase his dreams, despite the obstacles in his way. He is a great role model who teaches others how they can work towards their dreams and ultimately reach them... no matter what.
Using creative narration, accompanying photos, and funny stories, Max also makes the readers laugh with his witticisms about being blind... as in the case of sitting backwards on the train, because the scenery is the same regardless of which way he is facing.
This is Max's first book in his travel series. Read it. Enjoy it. Learn from it. And become armed with the secrets to achieving your own dreams, too!
Everyone knows that changing your lifestyle is not easy. Whether you are trying to lose weight or trying to keep it off, you need an action plan you can follow. The thing is… it doesn’t have to be hard. It can be fun, simple, and easy!
In It's Not the Cookie, It's the Bag, blind man Maxwell Ivey shares the ups and downs of his weight loss—and weight maintenance—journey to good health. He also reveals the exact methods he uses in his day-to-day life to achieve and maintain his phenomenal success.
Going from 512 pounds to a 250-pound, lean, mean machine in just two years, Max tells you how YOU can replicate his success and become the person you want to be... the person you were meant to be... the person you deserve to be... one small step at a time.
So, what are you waiting for?
Get started today!
Use Max's methods to become happy for the rest of your life!
After all, if a blind man can do this, why can't you?