Break Out of Your Personal Prison
Inspirational speaker Reon Schutte shares his epic personal life journey with audiences around the world, holding listeners spellbound with his incredible story of survival and overcoming inconceivable odds. At the same time, he inspires his audience members to break out of the personal prisons they have created for themselves through fear, hate, anger, blame, lack of forgiveness, self-doubt and attachment to material possessions or status.
An elite South African Special Forces soldier, Reon was captured in 1992 and spent nearly 13 years as a prisoner of war in Zimbabweʼs infamously brutal Chikurubi prison. There he came to understand universal truths that allowed him to be free, even while imprisoned.
While incarcerated, Reon subsisted on a half cup of rice and cabbage leaves a day, endured inhumane conditions and daily beatings …and learned forgiveness, tolerance, acceptance of circumstances and the ability to reprogram his mind for ultimate freedom. The key, Reon discovered, is choice, a powerful tool to which every human has access at every moment and that is our ticket to freedom, regardless of the situation. “We may not be able to choose our circumstances, but we can always choose how we respond,” he says.
Reonʼs journey demonstrates the ability of the human will to overcome adversity and of the human soul to use trying circumstances for transformation. Reon stands as an example of the potential in all human beings, while his extreme experience puts into perspective our own daily struggles.
As he tells his story, Reon shares the truths he came to understand, inviting his audience members to apply them to their own lives. He awakens the inner wisdom in all of us, demonstrating that, although we may feel trapped, imprisoned or that “there is no choice,” in some area of our life, in fact, we are never without options and there is nothing we cannot overcome, if we adopt the right perspective. Reon shows us thereʼs always a way through, even when thereʼs no way out.
Reon has presented his story to more than 1,000,000 people around the world, from business executives to students, prisoners to cancer survivors, war veterans to government leaders. He consistently garners scores of 9.5-10 out of a scale of 10 from organizations such as Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and Entrepreneurʼs Organization (EO).
Reonʼs presentation offers instantaneous take-home value, as he demonstrates that the Power of Choice can be put into practice immediately…by those who choose to do so.
The 10 Principals to Break Out of Your Personal Prison
- Love and Serve Others
- Accept Your Circumstances
- Choose your response
- Lead by Example
- Practice “This is Sufficient”
- Understand There is no “There”
- Stop WHYning!
- Exercise Your Power of Choice