This '22 winter just gone, I spent a lot of time in the Blue Mountains, outside of Sydney.
I’d head up there the long way - via a winding road - that’s one of my favourite drives on earth: Bells Line of Road. The dramatic mountain landscape is so beautiful - so breathtaking.
Frequently, I’d notice my mind wandering off on that drive. I’d think about the future and the past. Thoughts came quicker and quicker. Before I knew it, I’d be somewhere else entirely, driving on automatic pilot.
There are problems with driving like this - some pretty obvious. The first one: it’s far from the safest way to drive. Something unexpected happens and we’re not fully present to respond.
Plus, it’s not enjoyable. We miss the scenery. When our mind is ‘all over the shop’ we can can get tired too - I know I do. Our seated posture slumps, our breathing becomes more shallow than usual.
One day I decided to look for a podcast or audio product that would help me to be more “in my body” whilst driving. I searched Youtube, Spotify and Google but couldn’t find what I wanted. Actually most of the audio productions out there did the opposite - took me off further into my mind, further away from my body!
So, in a moment of creativity, I decided to record my own.
That’s how these recordings started: initially they were just for me. They weren’t professionally produced and very rough but the first one worked so I used it whenever I wanted the effect.
One afternoon I picked up my daughter from high school and my recording was playing through the car speakers. “What on earth are you doing - listening to yourself in the car?!” she blurted out. For a moment there, I think she worried that I was losing my mind!
Currently this audio is not available for sale.
I shared a couple of recordings with an old friend and she said “Oh my God, this is so helpful. I’m using them a lot. You have to share these!” And then I sent one to a client who said something similar.
So that was how this all started.
I began doing more recordings, employed a sound production guy and a couple of others in this audio field. The idea was (and still is!) to have them assist me to make the best audio series I can.
Next up, came all kinds of questions about what to call these things I was creating and how to get them out to assist the people who could use them. People like myself - who value being centred within the body.
These questions led to more questions and expenses definitely began adding up. I’ve decided to create a special package for those who would like to purchase my initial batch in the series. Hopefully you’ll see this as a really good deal. A few people have told me I’m not charging anywhere near enough but hey this pricing reflects what I’m about and my sincerest intentions. People first, things second - as I once heard Stephen Covey, the author say.
The audio series package: These 3 products for $10 (Aus):
‘On The Train In The Body’, ‘In The Body Whilst Writing’ and ‘Some Tools To Relax in Recovery’ can be purchased (3 x MP3 links emailed or SMS’d) at a special package rate of $10 (Aus). That’s whilst I’m in production mode for more upcoming audio sessions. If you’d like to purchase this package, simply email [email protected] or SMS me on +61 04 1234 2114 and I’ll fill you in on how to easily make this purchase and I’ll personally send you the audio links.
NB. Currently, the full version of ‘In the Body Whilst Walking’, is not available for sale.