You Are Worth It with Kyle Carpenter

In this very special episode of The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast, we’re joined by two of  John’s good friends: Kyle Carpenter, the youngest living recipient of the Medal of Honor, and Don Yaeger, journalist and New York Times best-selling author.

Kyle and Don have recently written the book You Are Worth It: Building a Life Worth Fighting For, which was released in October and tells the incredible story of Kyle’s recovery from a grenade blast in Afghanistan. Kyle shares his story with us, along with his wisdom on what it takes to live a fulfilling life, while John Maxwell shares how Kyle’s story has impacted him so deeply.

Our BONUS resource for this episode is a collection of notes from this conversation. You can download the notes by clicking “Download the Bonus Resource” below.

5 thoughts on “You Are Worth It with Kyle Carpenter”

  1. I was so moved by Kyle’s character of gratitude. As John said this comes from Years of growth. The cereal story made me cry. The damage done to his body is u imaginable for me. The humbleness he showed to the uber driver and his reflection of people all over the world. Why we still have a military . I thought of Jesus and hiw he says we are worth his sacrifice on the cross. An amazing story. Thank you for bringing it to me, us.

  2. WOW! Thank you so very much for your Service I praise and thank God for you and your family. You inspire me and had me in tears. During my prayer time I I know God has a greater plan for all of us I was praising and thanking God and embracing adversity that’s what makes us stronger for the war if we didn’t go through it ourselves we would not be able to help others.
    I am honored and privilege as a civilian to serve the Soldiers and thier families It is through you that made me who I am today you all help me find my passion. God Bless you our Military andthe JMT. You all have help me grow.

  3. WOW! what an inspiration. Thank you for sharing your story. I am currently stationed in Afghanistan and at time wonder what my purpose is. Thank you for your service and encouraging me to do more. Thank you John for sharing Kyle’s story and all that you do. God Bless you all.

  4. You are worth it. You don’t have to know where you are going, but you do have to get up. I tearfully appreciate the message of this podcast. I am up, I am growing, I’m not where I was, not where I want to be, but in faith I believe I’m not where I will be yet. Pain and recovery are personal and hard. Not everyone is fortunate enough to have a strong support system. It does matter to have a reason to get back up. For me it was my daughter mainly and also my husband.

  5. A great story that reminds us that we should all be grateful that we can make the best of the of what life hands us. Positive attitudes toward life; and the obligation to share with others how precious life is will bring you through the worst life can bring, I love the statement of living your best life each day. It is so important to be reminded to see value in each person. Great testimony

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