Interview with Bennee Gee (@benneeofficial)

Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
I am on a journey to bring more value to the world. A big problem in the world at the moment is the dominance of meat in our diets. I am not here to say we should stop eating all meat but we could all cut down on it and this will be more sustainable for our health and for our planet. Many Americans have poor diets and make poor food choices mainly because of the lack of viable plant-based alternatives. This means plant-based foods that are not artificial either. Ones made with real ingredients. We are here to change that and offer more of these options and also do it in style at the same time. Plantini is the world’s first luxury plant-based brand. If you are going to eat plant-based foods then do it in style!
Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started doing this?
I consider myself to be fit, healthy and in good shape. So I was amazed when the doctors told me my cholesterol was dangerously high a few years back. I did my research and it seemed like I was eating too many animal products in my diet. It was hard to transition but I went plant-based only during weekdays and limited meat to only weekends to see if this would improve things. By the third month, my cholesterol was back in the normal healthy zone!
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?
Getting 7-8 hours of sleep a night is essential. You might feel like a hero if you pull an all-nighter but it is unsustainable. Getting regular good quality sleep will recharge you and help you avoid burnout. Also, taking time to step away from business and into nature. Having your mind totally escape the business world for 1-2 days per week can be amazing.
None of us is able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?
I believe that you are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with. Not all of us have access to successful people so my hack is to use podcasts to do this. I listen to all the most successful people via podcasts and learn from them on a daily basis. Gary Vaynerchuck, Grant Cardone, Tim Ferris are some of my main inspirations.
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world? *
Yes, I firmly believe that if people ate more plants they would be more healthy. This does not mean you have to totally cut out meat if you don’t want to. Diets should be plant dominated and not meat dominated. This way we can cut down on a lot of diseases and ailments that are caused by low-quality animal products.
Do you have a favourite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?
In life there are no mistakes, just lessons learned. Many of us are too afraid to try something new for the fear of making mistakes. But it is by making mistakes that we improve and get better. When I start any new business or brand, I want to start making mistakes as quickly as possible since this is how I know we will overcome those mistakes and improve. By learning lessons!
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Anything specific you’d like to have mentioned in the article?
We are launching Plantini Foods. The world’s first high-end luxury plant-based brand. If you are going to go Plant-Based then why not do it in style?