You’ve gotta be kidding me!
Dude, you’ve gone off the deep end.
No, no… wait… hear me out.
That’s not what I’m talking about.
Look, I’m at LAX – almost home from traveling to the other
side of the world – Australia – a dream literally come true.
I’ve been wanting to visit Oz since I was about 10 years old
growing up in the UK.
I stayed in Brisbane with Piers and Bill, our workshop hosts,
and after the workshops, we went down with Piers and Bill and
their families to the Gold Coast, and stayed in Q1 – Australia’s
tallest residential building.
The views were spectacular.
We could see down the coast – stretches of yellow sand
beaches as far as your eye could see…
And we visited a Wildlife Sanctuary and saw a 20+ foot saltwater
crocodile, koalas, Tasmanian Devils, and of course, kangaroos
(large and small).
The best part?
I met a couple of guys and their families who are now practically
part of my family – forged friendships that will last the rest of
And here I am writing to you about my travels.
Because of ye olde kettlebells.
I went down there to teach an Original Strength Foundations
Level 1 course and tacked on a “Kettlebell STRONG!”
workshop as a prelude.
You know how I got into OS?
Met my buddy Tim Anderson because he had just come back
from back-to-back weekends of RKC and RKC2 and had a
wicked case of elbow tendonitis and he came to see me
to help him overcome it.
That was all the way back in 2006 – 8 years ago.
Hard to believe.
So because I’ve been training with KBs for the last 12
years a world of opportunity has opened up to me that
I hadn’t even imagined 10 years ago.
Stepping out of your comfort zone and following a passion
can do that for you.
That’s the thing I love about double KBs –
They get you out of your comfort zone.
See, it’s that key that’s your first step in your journey
to achieving the life you want.
Case in point -
I met Ian last weekend.
He’s a member of the Royal Australian Navy.
He’s at sea 10 months out of the year.
You know what else he does?
Teaches fellow sailors how to better their lives by using
I’m pretty sure he never imagined doing that when he
Kettlebell training makes you get comfortable with being
uncomfortable, something very few people are willing to
When you become one of those people, however, you
open yourself up to the possibility – even probability of
becoming rugged and durable, something severely lacking
in people in today’s society.
Most people, especially over the age of 35, are relatively
fragile, and stuck in their ruts.
(You know the difference between a rut and a grave?
A rut is a grave with the ends kicked out. Think about it…)
And that prevents them from taking chances, embracing
opportunity, and really getting out their on the edge, out of
their comfort zones, and finding and embracing the life
they’ve always wanted -
The life not found in “Reality (ha!) TV” but outside the
confines of the cubicle.
You want “a life well lived,” instead of a life of “quiet desperation”
as Thereaux described it?
Discomfort opens you up to the possibility of new opportunity.
And new opportunity is where “life” really begins.
Maybe you’ll end up on the other side of the world living your
Life is too short to be “comfortable.”
Seize the day!