Strength: noun. the ability to overcome.

How To Get Stronger – Learn To Value Your Time

by GEOFFN on February 15

I just got back last night from San Diego, which is such a beautiful city. I stayed in the Manchester Grand Hyatt overlooking the San Diego Harbor. (Swank, I know – but I slept on the floor while the two other guys got the beds.) Across the water is one of my favorite places, Coronado. The beaches are almost pure white on Coronado and the homes are absolutely amazing. The atmosphere is almost indescribable – it has the feeling of a very small town of yesteryear.

Courtney and I visited there in 2009 when she got her RKC. Unfortunately, this trip was too short and too busy to allow me time to pop over to the island.

I was at the Marketing Mastermind Intensive put on by John Du Cane, CEO of Dragon Door and half the team that brought us the kettlebell.

Needless to say, it was just pure brilliance.

We spent from 8am to 930pm on Friday, 830am to 11pm on Saturday, and 830am to 430pm on Sunday learning from John, who practically gave us the “keys to the kingdom,” showing us all the methods he uses to communicate the benefits of kettlebells to help people change their lives.

Why am I telling you all this?

Why should you care?

Because when you value your time, you’ll seek to follow in the footsteps of those who have gotten to where you want to be and can help you get where you want to go.

Do I want to start my own publication company? Not at all. But what I did want to know is how to more effectively help others solve their problems. John has done a great job with that.

I used to have to figure out everything by myself, do things “my way” – but not any longer. Life passes us by way too quickly to do things the hard way. If I can find “shortcuts” to get more out of life, that’s what I want to do. And fortunately, I’ve learned to measure the cost in more than just dollar terms. I was grateful to have the opportunity to learn from John.

When someone has accomplished something I haven’t but want to, or related to something I want to, I seek to learn from them and implement that into my own life. Which is how I became an RKC. That skinny-looking Russian fella seemed to have it all figured out and I wanted to know the shortcuts that he knew.

So what’s my point in sharing all this with you?


If you’re trying to figure things out on your own – Stop it.

Seriously, I mean it.

Life is just too darn short for that.

Whatever you want to accomplish, someone before you has done exactly the same thing. Just model their path and follow it, and more likely than not, you’ll get where you want to be.


That’s what John did with Dragon Door.

That’s what I’ve done by becoming an RKC.

That’s what you’ve done to a certain extent in other areas of your life too.

So, let’s just say you’re struggling – hypothetically of course – to achieve massive results with your kettlebell training. What can you do?

Simple. Follow a plan from someone who’s been where you want to go, and maybe even helped others get where they want to go.


Again, because you’re life is made up of time and the more time you waste trying to figure stuff out on your own, the less time you get to spend doing other stuff – things that might be more fun or more valuable.

Ok, now’s probably the part where you expect me to tell you how you should pick up your copy of “Kettlebell Burn” or something like that. Nope. (Ok, I’ll hyperlink this text so you can if you really want to...) But that’s not my point at all.

My point is to get you to really evaluate if what you’re currently doing is really working for you, and if it’s not, help you find alternative solutions.


Because in the long run, you’ll be happier. And if you’re happier, then you’ll influence others more positively. (I think you can see where this is going…) And that goes without saying you’ll not only be physically stronger, but emotionally stronger too.

So what do you do next?

I’ll address that in an upcoming blog post.

In the meantime, feel free to post your thoughts, ideas, and comments below.

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