Testimonials to take to the grave
This morning I sat sitting on a comfy vintage leather couch in my favourite cafe on the Sunshine Coast.
I was reading a message out loud when I started to cry.
First up, my apologies to ‘Flying West’ and ‘Cafe Doonan’, I’m cheating on you with ‘The Store’.
It’s in the suburb of Eumundi, about ten minutes from the farm.
A leafy township with an overly huge country market.
Probably the same size as Camden Markets in London, for those who’ve been there. Massive!
This cafe sits just a drift from those markets.
Across the main street and slightly away from that energy.
Walking up the steps of The Store, you’re awaken to an eclectic mix of wooden furniture with freshly harvested produce on the back wall.
“G’day Legends” Says the Barista.
My kind of coffee man.
It has shop windows either sides of the steps, where you can sit and eat as the world flows by.
There’s a piano out the front and a youngish girl saddles up to drop a tune for a few people cruising past.
And there I am, with my cappuccino on coconut 1.5 shots with tears in my eyes as I read this message to my partner Jacqui.
This October has been a few things.
I’ve spent the month living and working on an organic farm.
Both “working” in the sense of planting, digging, harvesting and eating delicious food, while “working” to develop a new project:
A diagnostic to measure and train Co2 Max
(increasing our stress tolerance in the process)
One mostly behind a computer, the other couldn’t be further from ‘puter land.
Like working on a farm, the result of all this computer time has grounding in the realworld.
The Beepbreath has a lot of benefits for changing someone’s state from low to flow, tension to expansion, flat to Frothing — Take your pick slick.
The farm is a slower regenerative process for both the land and the humans sharing it.
The Beepbreath is for people looking for a quick transition,
like when that dreaded Mondayitis kicks in,
or for the 15 YO farmhand, who’s one second off Olympic qualifying times for the 100m backstroke, it could be the breathing protocol that transitions him to an Olympian.
The amalgamation of both these things - the farm and the beepbreath - was the reason I was teary this morning.
I’d received a text message from my cofounder and great buddy Rob Gronbeck about the latter.
As I read it, the First of October (when I started this adventure) flooded through.
The first story was about becoming profitable from Day One.
We’re designing the Beepbreath project, entity, movement, sentient being for a world with a future, under the guidance of Syntropic World and the beautiful web of humans who are part of that collective.
Not to mention alongside the accumulated network of frothers Rob and myself have found ourselves learning, playing and creating amongst.
Rob’s message was relaying a text from his buddy Jay,
Jay’s an ex-athlete, grew up with Rob in Cairns, but now live with his family in the UK.
Projects that have inspire friends to thrive
I’m blessed to have had a few.
I tasted that with the 101 Tokens lifestyle.
In 2017, this process I’d birthed inspired 90 friends and family to have a go at it.
The results were pretty epic for a fair chunk of that original number.
In my opinion, this is the most rewarding work you can do:
Helping the ones you give the most fucks about discover better versions of themselves.
In 2018, a dear old friend told me one night that the movement & support helped him walk back from the edge of suicide…
The process is now an app and I get stories from people ‘round the world about how it has helped them too.
But nothing comes close to beating the pride when the things we create can have such profound effects on the ones we love most.
And that’s why I found myself crying today.
The message from Rob went like this…
“Morning mate.. Wanna send the most gratitude I can to you as I just got this message from Jay…”
Insert Jay’s msg…
“It’s a Gamechanger,
I have completed 10 consecutive days of (Beepbreathing) and seen some really amazing results.
Started running again too.”
Rob went on to say in his message.
“Thanks to your initiative, effort conscientiousness, and froth, my best mate is back doing what he loves…profitable from day dot without question mate.
This is what I’ve been searching for… much love Benny.”
Rob’s the man.
He developed the protocol for the Beepbreath and trained himself with it first. That’s called, as one of our favourite mentors would say ‘showing up as the message’, before sharing with others.
Intrigued, I borrowed the concept and started applying it myself.
The only missing piece of the magic puzzle was to design something we could share with our friends and family.
Whether it is our mates rediscovering old passions or making their way back from the depths of despair, it’s worth the work.
We resonate at the level of our friends and family. If our friends are frothing, we’ll be frothing too.
If Rob and I can keep finding “profitable from day one” moments, we’ll be wealthy beyond recognition,
and when we take our final breaths,
we’ll go out frothing as well.
Much love Rob Gronbeck