How an abandoned child went from nothing to everything
'It is not where you are from, but where you are going that is important." – Robert Ian Bonnick
Natural born entertainer Robert Ian Bonnick aka RiB has had an enviable career and glamorous life rubbing shoulders with the famous and elite. He danced for M-People, Womack and Womack, recruited for Madonna, and modelled alongside Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista and Eva Herzigová.
The talented performer has also travelled the globe living in destinations such as London, Sydney and Milan. He is easily recognised as the main promoter for Australia's most iconic venues and parties, having hosted events for the world's biggest stars.
Throughout his life, it would be easy to dismiss Rob as one of the -lucky few', but in reality" luck has had nothing to do with his success.
In fact, Rob started out with almost NOTHING.
He suffered a tumultuous childhood, abandoned to an orphanage before his first birthday. For the next 18 years at the orphanage, Rob was faced with a choice. Would he choose to reflect and follow the path of fellow orphans who ended up in jail or dead, or instead choose to step into his greatest potential as a human being?
In his first memoir Soul Survivor, Robert shares his exploration and study of what connects, inspires and motivates us as human beings.
Robert does this through what he calls 'the five keys'"which he found in his own life through his early tragedies and miraculous turning points.
After 20 years studying with some of the key educators and thought leaders on the planet" the sum of his experiences provided him with the opportunity and purpose of finding ways to bring together vastly different groups of people by inspiring them to learn more about themselves and each other.
It is impactful, funny yet poignant – as Robert doesn't take himself too seriously, but he does take his message of hope and inspiration seriously. He discusses the keys/tools he used to achieve and overcome adversity by utilising humorous and moving stories from his past as way of illustration. This inspirational book provides readers with the secret to unlocking their own potential using self-reflection, self-empowerment, dream activation and tips for overcoming adversity
A tall, charismatic and stylish man of Jamaican heritage, Robert Ian Bonnick or RiB has been living in Sydney since 1992. His life has groomed him to excel in the areas his business focuses upon, including as an Inspirational Youth Speaker, MC and running his own consulting to the hospitality and entertainment sectors. RiB has been exploring and studying what, connects, inspires and motivates us as human beings. His experience of growing up over eighteen years in two Children's Homes in London and 20 years studying with some of the key educators and thought leaders on the planet, provided him with his opportunity and purpose of finding ways to bring together vastly different groups of people by inspiring them to learn more about themselves and each other.'
New Holland Publishers
Author: Robert Ian Bonnick