Morten Bonde is an experienced speaker and is now giving talks on how he has chosen to tackle his challenges with a genetic disorder that slowly makes him blind.
With humorous anecdotes, tools and my discoveries in the human mind, I give an insight into how to open your mind up to see possibilities in the impossible. My talk is a life-affirming story about our ability to live the lives we desire, if we just choose to believe that we have that control.
I have an genetic eye disorder that slowly makes me blind, and when my life looked most hopeless, I suddenly saw how to regain the spirit to rise and move on in life. I managed to get back from hopelessness and regain a positive and indomitable view of life. In my talk I tell how in less than a year, with only 4 degrees of vision, I could go from depression and stagnation to acting as Senior Art Director at LEGO and that the key to such a will and transformation lies in our minds!
My talk is a positive injection at a time when many people rush through life without noticing that it’s a gift and that we should enjoy every second of it.
“At our GI-Networks / Dustin seminar yesterday, we had decided to finish the academic part, with a lecture by Morten Bonde, who is Senior Art Director at LEGO. Morten is slowly becoming blind and has for several years lived with tunnel vision. Morten shares – in his unique lecture – how he moved from Hopelessness Street to Possibility Road. This was simply the best – most fun and touching – lecture I have heard to date. I can highly recommend Morten’s lecture “.
Jan Kvinesdal, SMB Sales Specialist, Infrastructure.
An amazing lecture/presentation by a rather amazing individual – Morten Bonde. Take the chance to gain some perspective and learn about the human mind, body and spirit, and what it is capable of. I highly recommend seeing Morten Bonde – such an inspiration.
“Thanks for the captivating talk you just gave at Novozymes!! wow! A very personal story, with lots of anecdotes. You gave so much of yourself.“
“It was SO good and we were both excited, enriched and captivated by your personal stories, your self-awareness and everything we could take with us. Thank you, Morten. “
Kolding Hospital Emergency Department
“You have given the best talk I have ever heard. You set thoughts in motion like no one before – THANK YOU “
“It was a great talk. Your positive thinking and way of being has influenced perople. Everybody should experience YOU.”
“Dear Morten. Thank you very much for a very positive, amazing and inspiring talk. EVERYBODY should have the pleasure of experiencing you. “
“Thank you Morten for a wonderful and inspiring evening. It has put many thoughts into motion and others in a completely different perspective.”
“1000 thanks for a courageous, touching, honest and thoughtful talk. SUPER motivational and inspiring. Healthy for all who complain over gray weather and Christmas stress. If they could get just a little of your positive view of life and the world! You are a fun, strong and good mediator of a very difficult subject. RESPECT!!!!”
“It was VERY inspiring and really gave substance for thought.“
“You are cool and inspiring!”
“The talk was inspiring, humorous and educational. Among the audience there was a broad consensus that it was very good. The audience was a mix of visually impaired people, relatives and other interested. It will be exciting to follow Morten Bonde in the future. We hope in Nedsatsyn.dk that we once again can enjoy Morten’s talk. “
Listen to my talk with Anna and Marta from the radio show You’ve Got 5 Options https://episodes.castos.com/youvegot5options/How-to-find-the-essence-of-who-you-really-are-when-you-re-losing-your-sight.mp3
It is some time ago since this dawned on me. I guess we humans have to go through life and experience things for ourselves. We then get wiser and wiser, and more aware of the things that are important. When we meet resistance in life, death, sickness, depression, we suffer, and if we suffer enough, …
” The only limitations I will meet in life are those I create in my mind ”
” Retinitis Pigmentosa is a hereditary genetic disease that degrades the cells in the retina ”
” I suddenly felt disabled and began to think like that ”
” I must find a way out of hopelessness ”
” I am what I think and if I want to change, I have to start thinking differently ”
” I formulated a goal for my life – a goal to strive for! ”
” I have to change the way I look at myself and the world around me. I must reprogram my subconscious mind! ”
” We are controlled by our subconscious mind and only with full consciousness, we can change our entrenched habits ”
” We use most of our conscious thoughts to worry, plan, judge, analyze, think and fear. This means that we drive on autopilot most of life “.
” To change, you must know your unconscious blockades ”
” Fear is a huge opponent in our lives, but we get to decide how big a role it will play ”
” Stop thinking and start doing! ”
I am 45 and Senior Art Director with twenty years of experience in communication, and have developed and presented countless advertising campaigns for a number of major brands at home and abroad. I have been behind a lot of successful LEGO commercials and animation short films, and despite being practical blind, I still have an active career in the LEGO Group.
I live in Kolding with my wife and two boys.
Here is a small portfolio of some of the brands I’ve worked with.