Find Your Awesome with Cody Byrns


“I want to enjoy my time here on earth. You are what you spend time doing and the people you surround yourself with.”

- Cody Byrns

Cody Byrns is an internationally recognized speaker, best-selling author, and the founder of The Cody Byrns Foundation for Burn Survivors. In May of 2013, Cody’s life was drastically changed. While stopped at a red light on the highway, Cody was rear-ended by a box-truck that failed to stop. He received many injuries that day, including severe burns to almost 40% of his body. After years of countless surgeries and rehabilitation, Cody has chosen not to let his scars keep him bound in bitterness and defeat. Instead, he uses his story to uplift others. His vision is to help people live free from the bonds of scars (physical and emotional), equipping others with the proper steps to walk out of their past hurt and defeat, and run towards their God-given potential. As a thought leader, he speaks worldwide to provide relevant, applicable, and thought-provoking messages. 

“I cannot change what happened to me, but I can change what I do today and make the most of what I do today.”

- Cody Byrns

We start this episode talking about clown college, and we quickly pivot to how Cody’s life changed in flash as a result of a traumatic car accident in 2013. We talk about the attitude that got him through his recovery and helped him move on with his life in pursuit of his vision. It’s all here: finding humor in the trauma, the incredible importance of forgiveness, and embracing your scars. This episode doesn't dwell on the past; it’s about using the past as a stepping-stone to stand fully in your awesome. 

“If you need to forgive somebody, forgive them. It’s so important, because forgiveness is for yourself.”

- Cody Byrns  


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