In his latest book, Blind Trust: How I became blind and became a leader in the blind world, Peter Piotrowski looks at how he and others overcame the challenges of being blind and the challenges to building a trust network that could enable him to continue to do his job.
Piotrowsk, a former New York Times bestselling author, is a consultant to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
He spent years as an interpreter for military forces.
He speaks fluent English and was a teacher in India for more than a decade before his eyesight was diagnosed.
His story is told in his new book, in which he reveals his personal journey and how he was able to find a way to trust others despite the challenges.
“I’m still living with the pain of being diagnosed with chronic progressive retinopathy (CPR), but I know it is not going away.
I’ve learned that you cannot trust anyone you don’t know, and that people you don, you must ask,” he said.”
But I know I am not alone in that.
I am a good example of how being blind can be an asset.”
In an interview with ABC News, Piotrowks book outlines how he overcame his blindness and what the future holds for his business.
Petroski, whose father was a member of the U.S. Army, started Blind Trust as a way for his father, a retired U.N. soldier, to share the lessons he had learned from his time as a U.K. peacekeeper.
He also shared some of the personal experiences he has had working in the field, including how he helped his father when he became a blind man.
“There was a point in time where I was in the service, a time when my father was doing everything he could to help people, but was unable to fully trust me,” Piotrzk said.
Pirozks father, retired U, said his son’s story was a “tribute” to his service.
He said his experience as a soldier had made him a better person, and now he could see a way forward in his life.
“As an individual, I can see a path forward for myself and others,” he told ABC News.
“So I’m very proud of my father for giving me the chance to be in the military and then, with the help of his service, I’ve built a trust and a friendship with many other blind people across the world.”
The book, which was released last week, is being adapted into a TV series by The ABC.
Pietrowski said the book is not meant to be an advertisement for blind people, and his father was not blind himself.
“We don’t have to tell people who are blind, or who are disabled,” he added.
“You don’t need to be blinded to be a leader.”
In the interview with the ABC, Pirozk shared some stories of the challenges he has faced in his career and how his success was shaped by the experiences he had as a military interpreter.
Pigment is important to him, he said, but that he could not see his work as a career.
“Being a blind person is something that is a life-long process, it’s an experience that takes a lifetime, it takes a lot of dedication,” he explained.
“In a way, it is an intellectual journey, and if you are an academic you will understand that.”
In addition to his work in the U and UNDP, Pichrowsk also served as an ambassador for the National Association of Blind People and a member for the United States of America’s Council on Foreign Relations.
He has a doctorate in international relations and has served as a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, a think tank focusing on international politics and foreign policy.
Pichrowski is now the CEO of Blind Trust, which has more than 30,000 members in over 50 countries, with more than 400,000 registered members worldwide.
“My focus has always been to make the blind trust network strong and I hope that it continues to grow to be one of the largest in the world,” he continued.
“And I want the trust network to continue building and growing.”