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Social Enterprise Podcast Feature: Benny Wallington (101 Tokens) x Booze-Free May-Be

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Social Enterprise Podcast Feature: Benny Wallington (101 Tokens) x Booze-Free May-Be*

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #213 Social Enterprise Podcast Feature: Benny Wallington (101 Tokens) x Booze-Free May-Be.

Retrain Your Booze Brain. 

Welcome to a very special episode of Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! with special guest Benny Wallington, founder of 101 Tokens, a new community of people taking back control over their alcohol consumption. Creating new drinking habits and a better all-round lifestyle.

Facts:

  • 5 million Australians drinking three times or more a week with 37% drinking to get drunk.
  • Benny and 101 Tokens have empowered over 11,000 people in 76 countries to change their habits.

On today’s show, Benny shares his personal journey as an Aussie partying hard in London that inspired him to start a personal mission that evolved into the creation of global 101 Tokens community, the 101 Tokens accountability app – (10K Downloads in the 1st month!), the Smart Drinking Bootcamp, techniques that you can use to evolve your drinking habits from Drink, Drunk. Regret, Suppress to Drink, Respect, Reflect, Success, our consumption as a whole (drugs, alcohol, fashion industry) and how to live a life of intention. Fascinating chats!

PLUS I talk about why this month, I have decided to go alcohol-free* for a month of what I’m calling BOOZE-FREE MAY-BE*.

This is a show about how to retrain your booze brain. So if you’re Aussie (or from another global drinking culture) and you’d love to consider your current relationship with alcohol, whether you think that you might be drinking too much or are keen for a few ideas on how you can drink smarter to impact on your Health & Wellness, Finances and Productivity, then this is the podcast for you!

Let’s get into the show!

* Disclaimer: I am totally giving myself 2-3 tokens (max) as a leave pass for a few drinks, hence the Booze-Free May-Be*. It’s not a nanny state, dammit! 😁✨

Social Enterprise Podcast Feature: Benny Wallington (101 Tokens) x Booze-Free May-Be*
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Social Enterprise Podcast Feature: Benny Wallington (101 Tokens) x Booze-Free May-Be*

The ANZAC spirit – Should brands be capitalising commercially?

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The Larrikin ANZAC beer by Mornington Peninsula Brewery

Should Australian and New Zealand brands be capitalising on the use of the iconic ANZAC spirit and ANZAC Day occasion to be promoting their brands?

A quick history lesson for those of you reading from overseas: “ANZAC Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that broadly commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders “who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations” and “the contribution and suffering of all those who have served”. Observed on 25 April each year, ANZAC Day was originally devised to honour the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who served in the Gallipoli Campaign, their first engagement in the Great War (1914–1918).”* 

Back to the story – I know that the use of ANZAC for commercial purposes is not a new debate, however the other day I walked into Bondi Beach Cellars and spotted The Larrikin ANZAC Biscuit Beer by Mornington Peninsula Brewery sitting in the fridge.

Immediately I was torn, subscribers of my weekly Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! entrepreneurship podcast and readers of the blog will know my passion for the ANZACs from my trip to Gallipoli, my family connection and diving into the history of what it means to me.

My immediate gut-instinct reaction, is to me it just feels a little cheap and wrong, to be attaching this Australian icon to a product, brand or campaign, without a lot of forethought and perhaps also creating a mechanic, whereby a proportion of revenue or profits from sales generated are redistributed back to charitable organisations such as the ANZAC Appeal. Even then I’m still not sure how comfortable I feel about it. I’ve also since discovered that brands and organisations also require permission from the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs to use the word ‘Anzac’ in a commercial context.

Now for context, I’m not across whether Mornington Peninsula Brewery have permission to use the ANZAC brand for commercial use, their intent, what this brew means to them and I also love that they’re educating people as to what ANZAC Day is. In fact, Mornington Peninsula Brewery are one of my favourite breweries in Australia, I love their beers very much and what they do for the Australian craft beer scene, which is no doubt exactly why this debate his risen in me right now.

As a massive craft beer fan and supporter of the Australian scene through my @craftbeerlovin’ Instagram account, I clearly bought the beer, I can attest to how delicious and sessionable it is and I’d also love to chat with Mornington Peninsula Brewery team at some point to get their perspective on the subject. I might even record it as part of a craft beer episode on the podcast.

In short, in this current digital age, where there is so much hate and vitriol online at the push of a button, without thought given to measured debate and listening to both sides of an argument, I’ve written this article as I’d love to spark discussion on this subject and hear what you, my friends, peers and colleagues have to say on the matter too.

As mentioned, I’m not entirely sure how comfortable how I feel about brands capitalising on the ANZAC Day brand and spirit, no matter who they are, as it is a date that holds a lot of history, connection and emotion for many Australian and New Zealanders.

So I ask you. Regardless of intent. How do you feel about brands capitalising on the ANZAC Day brand and spirit? Should they do it? And if so, how should they go about it?

By Dan Wilkinson (Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!).
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The Larrikin ANZAC beer by Mornington Peninsula Brewery

Craft Beer Podcast Feature: BentSpoke Brewing Co co-founder Richard Watkins.

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BentSpoke Brewing x Hot & Delicious Rocks The Planet! podcast.

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #211 BentSpoke Brewing Co – Richard Watkins (Head Brewer & Co-Founder).

Putting A Smile On People’s Faces. These guys had 5 of the top 100 beers in Australia in 2018! Canberra represent!

This week we kick it with GABS Hottest 100 craft beer killer and BentSpoke Brewing Co head brewer and co-founder Richard Watkins. 

“Putting a smile on people’s faces” is the mantra and philosophy that fires this inspiring husband & wife team, who are changing the face of the brewing scene in the Australian Capital Territory. We chat about Richard’s 1st ever home-brew with his dad, what inspired Richard and his wife Tracy to build BentSpoke Brewing Co from scratch, the Canberra community, his approach to business growth, leadership and success, the meaning of BentSpoke and 2 pieces of advice that he’d give to someone who has a dream, but is afraid to take that first step.

Super inspiring chats & I hope that you enjoy the podcast as much as I do! Let’s get into it!

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200th Podcast Episode!!! RateBeer craft beer tech app’s Joe Tucker joins us!

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@ratebeer craft beer tech app owner Joe Tucker joins us on Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #200 Joe Tucker (RateBeer Craft Beer App owner).

Wow… my mind is BLOWN! 4 years later and 200th episode of the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! weekly entrepreneurship podcast!

This week tech entrepreneur and RateBeer craft beer app owner Joe Tucker joins us on the show as they introduce their app into the Australian market with exclusive launch parties in Sydney and Melbourne.

RateBeer is a world site for craft beer enthusiasts dedicated to serving the entire craft beer community through beer education, promotion and outreach. ZX Ventures, AB InBev’s global growth and innovation division, invested in RateBeer two years ago, for $2M dollars in technology and the hiring of an Australian team to help drive the evolution of the global product.

Essentially, Australians will be able to buy “rare and highly-rated” beers through retail partners via the website, with additional enhancements including the introduction of push notifications and a clearer rate and review system.

Australia is RateBeer’s fourth biggest market globally, which makes it the perfect testing ground for the new developments. The company already has over 10,000 Australian beers logged from hundreds of breweries and we catch up with Joe Tucker at Odd Culture bar at the Taphouse Darlo as he launches the new RateBeer craft beer app into the Australian market. Exciting!

Let’s get into the show!

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@ratebeer craft beer tech app owner Joe Tucker joins us on Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!

Entrepreneurship podcast: Choose Day x hotndelicious x Secret Men’s Business.

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Entrepreneurship podcast: Choose Day x hotndelicious x Secret Men’s Business on Bondi Radio

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #198 Choose Day x hotndelicious x Secret Men’s Business.

Have you ever desired a life of more financial freedom, pursuing a life work balance that you believe you can have and being the best person you could be for yourself and the people around you?

WICKED Entrepreneurship & Leadership Choose Day radio show recorded LIVE yesterday at The Bucketlist Bondi on Bondi Radio with my home-boys Stacy Henderson (POVAR) and Seth Lawrence (Secret Men’s Business) on Bondi Radio, whilst watching the blue green waves roll in at Bondi Beach. And I loved it so much that we decided to release it as a podcast!

The conversation flows and as always we go on a number of tangents:

  • Early in the show Stacy and I talk openly about how we’re both looking to re-position ourselves professionally, striving for more financial freedom in life, creating a career for yourself based on what you love, what you’re good at and what you want out of life.
  • Seth Lawrence speaks in depth about Men’s Mental Health and his current path of “helping a lot of men (and women) in our communities understand and feel their emotions, move through and release them rather than suppression” which in his belief leads to depression, suicide, drug and alcohol abuse, domestic violence, etc. His training has helped him to let go of a lot of negative thoughts, beliefs and patterns that no longer serve him and it has allowed Seth to establish a deeper connection with himself and others. 
  • I face a few demons of my own on the Choose Day show and share with the boys the steps I took from having no confidence as a kid to being someone that I’m proud of and I love.
  • Spark Festival – ‘Social Media for Business – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly’.
  • We share a few top tips for anyone craving to pursue a new career that they’re passionate about.
  • Yoga, meditation and we of course wax lyrical about life in Bondi Beach.

Super chats and I hope that this radio show podcast puts a smile on your face and makes your heart soar as much as it does mine!

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Entrepreneurship podcast: Choose Day x hotndelicious x Secret Men’s Business on Bondi Radio.

Young Henrys and Afends launch new HEMP IPA beer.

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Young Henrys and Afends launch new HEMP IPA beer.

Last night Young Henrys and Afends tapped the 1st keg of their ground-breaking, brand new HEMP IPA at Young Henrys brewery HQ in Newtown.

A year and a half in the making (who knew hemp laws Down Under would be so strict! 😁) , this delicious little number is now one of my favourite new beers. Any concerns that I had of the hemp overpowering this India Pale Ale were immediately washed away as the golden nectar flowed down my throat. The Young Henrys x Afends HEMP IPA is big, bold and beautifully balanced with just enough hop and a delicious blend of citrus, tropical and stone fruits. We’ve got a new daddy now! 🍻🍁✨

I was also chatting with Young Henrys founders Oscar McMahon and Richard Adamson last night about how happy it made me to be back amongst the Young Henrys crew. It’s been while! If you’ve ever wanted to learn about building a culture for your business, then YH is a wonderful example. I’m definitely keen to record a podcast with Oscar about it sometime, as last night’s event just felt like family!

So if you’re after a new brew then look no further. Wrap your lips around this!

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Craft Beer podcast: The Story behind Nine Fingers Brew.

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DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #197 David Anderson – Nine Fingers Brew cofounder & head brewer.

Nine Fingers Brew is one of Sydney’s exciting new Inner West craft beer breweries and cofounder & head brewer, Dave Anderson is a super inspiring guy!

A home-brew fanatic from a young age, after losing his finger in an circular saw accident on a construction work-site Dave was determined to take life by the horns, created his own construction business and after winning multiple awards for his home-brews, turned his hand to bring his brewery dreams to life!

Determined and centred, this wonderful chat with Dave Anderson illustrates that we can and should have multiple careers across this lifetime of ours, how we can be so much more than one dream and learning how to pivot when things don’t quite go the way we expected.

We chat beer, we drink beer, talk about Sydney Beer Week, the upcoming Sydney launch of their latest beer Waltzing Ma Pilsner & much, much more!

Let’s get into it!

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