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Reon Schutte is an internationally acclaimed speaker who shares the epic story of his life, starting as an elite solider of the South African Special Forces to the 13 years he spent as a Prisoner of War in Zimbabwe’s infamously brutal Chikurubi prison.

Since his pardon and release in 2004, he has presented his story of survival and overcoming inconceivable adversity to more than 1 million people around the globe, from business executives to students, prisoners to cancer survivors, war veterans to government leaders, and more. He consistently garners scores of 9.5-10 on a scale of 10 from organizations such as the Young President’s Organization (YPO) and Entrepreneur’s Organization (EO).

SET YOURSELF FREE: REON SCHUTTE'S 10 PRINCIPLES TO BREAK OUT OF YOUR PERSONAL PRISON THROUGH THE POWER OF CHOICE is Schutte’s long-awaited first book, which he has written alongside award-winning author, journalist and certified life coach Maggie Kuhn Jacobus. It is available for purchase via Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other major online retailers.

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10 Principles for Taking Charge of Life

1. Forgive. Not as a favor to others or because you're holy, but to set yourself free. As long as you hate or hold a grudge against someone, you are their prisoner. They are in control of your life and you've given them that power. They may be long gone, have forgotten about you, or even be dead, but if they can still make you think of them in anger, you are their prisoner. Forgive and set yourself free. 2. Love and serve others. We don't have to like everyone or agree with what they say or do, but we…

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