I’m thoroughly excited at what i truly believe to be my life’s purpose; To activate and empower change-makers. The most consistent theme in all my efforts has been the gathering of people around transformative causes. There's a resilience and a courage in us all that must be activated.
Facing 80 years in prison i sat hopeless in a maximum security prison in Zimbabwe. My crime - starting a citizens movement that inspired millions to protest the dictatorship and demand an end to the corruption, injustice and poverty. For years we witnessed democratic erosion, economic collapse and horrifying poverty. So i recorded a 4-minute video that went viral and unexpectedly birthed #ThisFlag Citizens movement. As ordinary people, we designed campaigns that empowered and mobilized millions to speak truth to power. Using non violent methods of protest we taught people to be courageous and believe in themselves. Despite the pain of torture and abuse i suffered, the experiences on this journey taught me the valuable lessons of how to live in courage, pursue purpose in the face of pain and to rally people around a transformative cause.
Unscripted, unrehearsed and straight from the heart. This is the video I uploaded to facebook and sparked the birth of an amazing citizens movement in Zimbabwe.
At the heart of true courage is the desire to serve at the expense of self. We have to become a people who are obsessed with giving people our serving presence as a present. I have learned that nothing that is valuable and meaningful was ever achieved without the sacrifice of self.
Everything i teach on courage, purpose and change making is wrapped in stories from my lived experiences. People are collections of stories.
Finding courage and developing a spirit of resilience is about showing up with your whole self, including your faults and shortcomings.
'Iron sharpens iron' is a phrase that captures how we grow from those around us. Some of my best opportunities of finding motivation came from environments when we traded ideas and challenged the existing schools of thought.
You have a rallying call - a call to action that grabs your attention and keeps you awake at night and What is it? I'm a strong believer that we each have a unique rallying call that activates our courage - We have to respond to it..
"The most important lesson of my experiences is that you can either let things happen to you, or you can let them happen through you" - Evan Mawarire
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I've enjoyed the great honor of speaking at some of the biggest global events and forums. Today i continue to partner with organizations to learn from my journey and help others to live in their courage and be the best change maker possible.
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