Ep. 57 Every Day Is A Battle Of The Same War. Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn, With Benny Hewlett

Benny Hewlett was in the Australian military for 14 years. 

You know when you meet people, and you feel that they humbly have so much to offer to the world, but their level of presence and the way they deliver their impact is so genuine and right, that you just want to have everyone you know spend time with that person to learn from the kindness that oozes from their soul – welcome to the life of Benny Hewlett!

This episode goes pretty deep. Benny shares some intriguing life experiences in and out of the defence force that have shaped some of his greatest life experiences and also carved some of his deepest mental  scars.

You’ll learn a lot about Benny’s battles with mental ill health and what coping strategies work for him.

If you’ve experienced any major challenges or adversities in your life or have a lived experience of mental ill health, or know someone who has, you will gain a lot of value from this episode!

We also dive into Benny’s development and organisation of his biggest charity fundraiser ever, that’s happening in October 2018..It’s a pretty cool story and for anyone interested in the movie called “running on empty” from 1982, this section is for you! 

Reminder: You can find out more information for the online program called Mental Strength Training To Become The Best Version Of Yourself here: yourlifeofimpact.com/coaching

Resources discussed on this episode:

Running On Empty Festival 2018 – Facebook



  1. Donna Trustum on 03/13/2018 at 7:31 AM

    Thank you Brett! Awesome interview/podcast, I hope this link can be shared on the ROE Festival Facebook page, I only found it when I was Google surfing ROE Festival, & I will be sharing with the crew we are bringing out to Cobar for the Festival, as I know that they will thoroughly enjoy knowing the insight behind one of the event organisers, Benny, (you will now have to interview John!). Thank you again, & hope to meet you during our week stay in Cobar, in October!

    • Brett Robinson on 03/21/2018 at 11:08 PM

      Thank you Donna. I see that Benny shared it on the ROE page after all. I’m grateful you got some value from this inspirational human and I hope to see you in Cobar in October for sure!

  2. News ha Dunbar on 03/13/2018 at 11:57 AM

    Oh Benny Hewlett, what a great man you are. So inspiring to hear you share your toughest moments and the coping strategies and attitude you bring to your and your loved ones lives every day.
    Will share this interview with my male clients living with PTSD. Bravo.

    • Brett Robinson on 03/21/2018 at 11:06 PM

      Thank you for your feedback. It’s powerful to hear that you can use this episode to share with your PTSD clients! Please keep us posted if there’s any breakthroughs from this or if Benny or I can help in any other way.

  3. Jason K on 03/14/2018 at 1:11 AM

    Loved the podcast Robbo on Ben. The art of sharing one’s vulnerability, so POWERFUL. Everyone has a story to tell. Everyone needs someone to hear theirs. Thanks Ben for sharing yours. Every day is different in life. As Forrest Gump said “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gunna get”. Connection with one another is the most important tool in the world we live in. We all come from each other and are apart of each other. Keep on shining this light Brett. Every podcast is unique which makes it so powerful!!!

    • Brett Robinson on 03/21/2018 at 11:03 PM

      Thanks Jason, great feedback. Benny certainly has a powerful and impactful story. I’m grateful you were able to take something from it!

  4. Peter Higgs on 03/16/2018 at 10:29 AM

    Well done Ben Hewlett,
    well spoken and articulate as always, good to see your still leading the push. Proud to have served with you mate.
    Will definitely have to come to your festival in October and catch up with Cobar’s newest celebrity.
    Cheers, Higgsy

    • Brett Robinson on 03/21/2018 at 11:04 PM

      Thanks for the feedback Peter and thank you for serving for our country!

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