Brian Haupt Interview in Shimbun magazine

Middle of last year I was interviewed by the magazine writer of the Karate magazine called the Shimbun.  I have been participating in a Martial Art for over 10 years and they are impressed in my progress as a blind person. 

Please enjoy the article produced on my behalf. Keeping physically fit is very important to me.  To be fit I believe I also have to stay healthy.  I am cautious as to what I put onto and
into my body. 

Hence the reason I choose to be involved in the business and purchase the Inner Origin products. You can read more about that here

Why I’m affiliated with Inner Origin
Why I’m affiliated with Inner Origin – part 2

I am open to receive any questions you may have regarding my current lifestyle with my eye condition or what Inner Origin can do for you.  Please contact me by phone 0409 582 433 or via the website form below

Kind regards,

Brian Haupt

You shop, we pack and deliver anywhere! Aus, NZ, Japan, USA, UK and Canada.

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Getting on with things

Getting on with things

If you’ve been reading my blogs for some time now you’ll understand that health and fitness are important to me.  Not only for living and having a standard life, but because I have been participating in the Art of Karate for the past 11 years and, being of a  a high grade student, I believe, I should be able to handle a fully physical class when we eventually get back to a proper dojo.

With the COVID virus making our lives more stressful and confined I have been resilient and innovative to ensure I keep up a regular schedule of training.  Whether that is to wear the Karate Gi and train with a YouTube video that a higher grade Sensei has made to keep students motivated and engaged, or, participating in a Karate Zoom class in my lounge room. 

In order to participate in a Zoom class I move the lounge and mats to give me space.  I am not able to  perform a full kata, a series of combinations with Stances, kicks, strikes and blocks, due to the space in my lounge room.  However, I am able to do three to four move combinations.  Only moving forward and backward by three steps.

Before COVID I was attending the gym each Saturday morning.  So with the lock down I have been keeping up a regular practice by doing a work out here at home.  What helps me, I believe, is the music I choose to listen to!  With a Google home device I am able to listen to any radio station in the world.  I enjoy up beat blues music and I’ve found  a station that plays what I like at the same time I work out.  It gives me variety and inspiration to build a sweat.  Which is so important to me!

Something else which is important to each person’s well being is clean fresh air.  So, each Sunday my girlfriend and I walk up and over Mt Coot-Tha, here in Brisbane, Queensland. The trails we choose to walk are of a variety of inclines providing a different challenge each week.  We choose the trails to make us sweat and find it a wonderful work out for our legs and lungs. Each time we go we notice how much further we can get before asking to stop for a breather.  As I’m blind there’s an added challenge of exercise and walking on unstable ground. My girlfriend participates in pole fit classes and she is really appreciating the extra exercise, even though she is shattered by the time it takes us to get to the  BBQ for lunch!

“Every journey is an adventure and every day is an experience. “

My intention in writing this blog is to show that even though times are different these days with COVID it doesn’t mean you should curl up and wait for the gym to open or hope that friends will ask you to get out and go somewhere.  You are the person who defines your goals now and for your future.  Many people have been forced to realise that jobs may not always be there and that money doesn’t come all that easy. 

In response to this, people have had to alter their routines and way of thinking about their future and what sort of lifestyle they wish to live.  Many people have lost their jobs and have had to be innovative in how they supplement their income.  Great for now!  Who knows what will happen once the businesses are up and functioning again.  Businesses have down sized, not only in the office, but in the number of employees too!  I know of this as currently I am also ringing businesses and talking with staff who are working from home.  Technology is on our side right now and that is facilitating restructuring.

There is an option for your future lifestyle and you have the choice of what it will look like.  Mine is to be fit, healthy and help as many people I can to improve their lifestyle to be what they want, not what they feel they have to settle for.

I listened to a Zoom call today by the company I am associated and I heard a wonderful term for a single mother.  Sharon, five time world boxing champion, calls herself an Independent Mother.

Know anyone who wants to be an Independent Mother?  Let me know!

Getting our heads around the new normal (for now) with Covid-19

Getting our heads around the new normal (for now) with Covid-19

We are all in unfamiliar territory. For most of us, this is the first time we are being told where we can, or can not go. Historically it’s been 100 years since humanity has faced a health risk like Covid-19.

We’re receiving instructions on how to wash your hands, even how long to wash them. This should be natural anyway. However, you, like me, have walked out of a public toilet and noticed that someone else hadn’t washed their hands before leaving. “How do I open the door now?!!!” you wondered.

If you, or someone you know who has lost their job due to the COVID-19 virus I empathise with the anxiety you must be experiencing. I too am nervous about keeping my job. Outside of running Groceries for Health, I make phone calls for a company and I already work from home.

However, as companies I connect with restructure their office layouts it makes my job harder. Companies and businesses are being forced to consider that the health of their employees may be better served by working from home. Will this be a paradigm shift toward home offices? Time will tell. In the short term it’s a great test on the NBN, employee discipline and team productivity when forced to work apart.

If you have lost your job, or, may lose your job due to the corona virus you may be considering an alternative income source. I’d like to inform you of one such opportunity.

People have to buy groceries and eat. Supermarkets and corner stores are struggling to keep up with demand. There may be temporary job opportunities at the larger supermarkets, however those jobs will fill very quickly and are likely to be transient. Unfortunately, there will be many more looking for work than job vacancies to accommodate them.

So, this may be the time to look at what I, like many others, are doing right now with InnerOrigin.

  • We are supporting small business by promoting their products online
  • The platform allows customers to purchase a selected number of products and have them delivered. This saves them from having to go to the supermarkets. Coles aren’t delivering to the general public, we are!

Each day of the week we have Zoom Webinars with quality merchant suppliers of products talking about InnerOrigin and why they are involved with the company. In addition, we outline the Ambassadors who choose to represent InnerOrigin.

If you’d like to join us on a Zoom please contact me for the times available (easy form below) and how to connect. I’d also love to have a conversation with you so you can hear why I am involved. This is a great time of life to be alive. Let’s have a conversation and see what our futures can be like!

Kind regards,
Brian Haupt
Mention my Advocate number – 209626 when you join or shop!

Get Started Today!

See what’s available now. Click here to visit the store and check out all the great products. For further details contact Brian, your Inner Origin Advocate on 0409 582 433 (within Australia), or fill in the form below. Thank you.

On a side note – Inner Origin will have hand sanitizer on the platform and I am unsure when. I will definitely let you know when it is available.

About Groceries For Health

Groceries for Health are a proud Inner Origin Advocate.  Inner Origin products have been selected with care and follow strict guidelines to adhere to our philosophy.

This is a secure Australian site allowing you, the customer, to purchase the products and have them delivered direct to your door.

You shop, we pack and deliver.

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Are you open to a new opportunity?

Are you open to a new opportunity

If you’re open to new opportunities or are actively looking for a new business venture – maybe InnerOrigin is for you! I’d like to let you know what encouraged me to take a closer look at Inner Origin as a business.

  1. Local products – A very clear attraction was promoting Australian product suppliers to prospective customers initially here in Australia. 
    Now, InnerOrigin are expanding into new markets in New Zealand, America and, more recently, Japan. 

    2. The philosophy of Inner Origin also attracted me as they wish to provide products that will improve your lifestyle in many ways including clearly knowing the origin of the products and what they are. The values that they follow include:-
  • Cruelty free
  • No artificial colours or preservatives in food and beverages
  • GMO free
  • No nitrate or MSG
  • No petroleum
  • No artificial fragrances

Your new venture awaits

We’ve seen fantastic growth in each of these regional markets and are always looking for someone like you to take a look to see if you have what it takes to build your own online shopping business in your area.

You can choose to build your business via social media (as I am), or, be face to face and build it one on one!  Many Advocates/Affiliates of Inner Origin are building their business via staging pop up events where they invite an Ambassador along to attract potential customers and new business affiliates.  The attendees have the opportunity to experience some of the products by smell, taste, and feel.

Many people who choose to join the InnerOrigin community do not have experience at sales or marketing, however, they learn at their own pace  and are achieving the goals they set.  What’s that saying? “You never know unless you give it a go?!” Rather than wondering, “what if?” it were possible to grow a business from home, start by using the skills you already have!

How to start

You may have experience of your own on how to grow an online business like this to prospective customers and other people who are open to having an online store.  Take a chance and get in contact (see form below) and we can discuss whether this type of business suits you.

Everybody has the option to listen in on a Zoom Webinar held  twice daily and more on given days for each country.  Currently, Japan is proving to be very popular as, like America, they are looking for a trustworthy supplier of household and personal goods. 

America’s suppliers of food and cosmetics do not have the same high standards as we do in Australia and that is why they are looking closely at spreading and growing the message of Inner Origin’s philosophy of allowing everyone to have the luxury of safe online purchases. 

You are able to go to the events page or our Facebook pages (Australia, New Zealand, USA or Japan) to find the times of the Zoom Webinars that suit your time zone.  We have them posted there for you to set your alarm clock!

We do have a Product Advisory Board of professionals who vet products, ingredients and Merchant suppliers’ business ethics. 
Not all products presented are promoted on the Inner Origin platform as they may have an ingredient where the source is from a farm that does not follow sustainable practises or the business ethics of the farmer do not suit the Inner Origin philosophy or ideals.  You’ll also notice that you won’t find any products that have man-made petrochemicals or GMO ingredients.

See you soon!

If you’re looking for

  • a new experience to fill your time
  • the ability to replace your current income in the future
  • new skills to be able market and sell
  • something different as you’re semi retired, in between jobs, or, retrenched and frustrated
  • something new, or

You’re simply open to this opportunity then please get in touch!

There is too much information to share on this blog.  So, please use the form below and get in contact with me and we can make a time that suits for a conversation.  You can also check out the Facebook pages for months of posts regarding the Inner Origin products and other relevant articles.

I looking forward to meeting with you soon.

About Groceries For Health

Groceries for Health are a proud Inner Origin Advocate.  Inner Origin products have been selected with care and follow strict guidelines to adhere to our philosophy.

This is a secure Australian site allowing you, the customer, to purchase the products and have them delivered direct to your door.

You shop, we pack and deliver.

organic australian groceries and products

Why I’m affiliated with Inner Origin

Back in March of 1993 my ophthalmologist told me I was losing my sight due to a genetic and hereditary condition called Retinitis Pigmentosa.  In short, my retinas were dying.  At the time I had a drivers license and forklift ticket.  I had worked in a wreckers, service station, motorcycle centre and warehousing. 

Within two to three years of my diagnosis life began to change.  The colours on the television were changing to pastels.  Driving became more difficult.  Reading the newspaper was a chore.  Even walking about was an interesting experience.  I had difficulty gaining a full time job due to the fact I couldn’t read efficiently and make use of the forklift ticket I had.

So, some years later I moved to Brisbane and was introduced to computers. I knew I would have to engage online sometime and this helped a great deal as.  I learned to use the computer  with little to no sight.  Now, I have plenty of technology around me and a program on my computer called JAWS (Job Access With Speech) which converts the text to speech for me and allows me to conduct business and work at home.

I applied for many jobs in the early 2000’s.  However, due to my sight impairment  and limited understanding of navigating the computer I was declined.   I was introduced to a home based business in 2003 and joined a business club here in Brisbane all those years ago At a round table event I was directed to create my own telemarketing service.  This I did and am still doing it right now!  This wasn’t my plan when I was younger as I wanted to get a number of machinery tickets and use them to travel and work.

So although it is easy to plan, you can’t predict!

Today, my sight is limited to the point where I need to use a white cane to walk about independently.  I require assistance to purchase my groceries when I go shopping.  I can’t drive, or ride a bicycle.

To keep myself fit I do Karate, and have done for the last ten and half years since returning from climbing Mount Kilimanjaro back in March of 2009.  My girlfriend and I walk up and down Mt Coot-Tha a few times a month when time permits.  I still telemarket for a commercial cleaning company, and with the assistance of a Virtual Assistant I manage the website Groceries for Health, which is affiliated with Inner Origin.

You may ask what attracted me to Inner Origin?

I’ve been involved in several home based businesses over the past 17 years.  Early in my business career it was mainly skin care and supplements.  I eventually realised they weren’t the right fit for me. 

Inner Origin initially attracted my attention as they support Australian and New Zealand businesses to market their products to the general public.  Now, we’re expanding to the United States to introduce them to the same philosophy.    

The Product Advisory Board (PAB) is an important part of the IO business model.  Their role is to critically look at all the ingredients and  where they’re sourced.  They ensure ethical farming practices are adhered to.  Approved products have no GMO or petrochemicals in them.  You are able to read where the ingredients come from and also understand what the ingredients are.  You won’t find any confusing numbers included on the ingredient list.  

Inner Origin also offers a price match guarantee so the price on the Inner Origin platform is equivalent to the price on the merchants website.  Please keep in mind that retail stores have their own pricing systems and the prices may vary either way!

The postal delivery cost hasn’t changed in this time and is still $12.95 no matter the size of the order right across Australia and New Zealand.

A little Inner Origin history

Inner Origin launched in Australia in November 2016.  I joined in February 2017 and have enjoyed the experience.  In 2018 Inner Origin expanded to New Zealand and at present IO is pre-launching into the United States which is very exciting. 

We now offer international shipping.  So, if you have family or friends in the USA you can send them a gift from the IO platform.  Alternatively, if you’re in the States and reading this you can go onto, click on the ‘Shop USA’ link and have your purchase delivered to you or the person you’re buying for! Easy.

Inner Origin have weekly webinars and we welcome anyone to listen in and hear from merchant suppliers interviewed by Sally-Ann Ferguson, the CEO.  Other webinars outline the business of Inner Origin and how you can be involved and promote the Inner Origin health giving philosophy.

Whether you’re in Australia, New Zealand or the United States you’ll be supporting local businesses

Please look out for events and webinars being posted on the Facebook pages, @groceriesforhealth for Australia, @groceriesforhealthnz for New Zealand and @groceriesforhealthus for the United States.

I am open to receive any questions you may have regarding my current lifestyle with my eye condition or what Inner Origin can do for you.  Please contact me by phone 0409 582 433 or via the website form below

Kind regards,

Brian Haupt

You shop, we pack and deliver anywhere! Aus, NZ and coming to the US.

organic australian groceries and products