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John Kinsale

I'm doing 40 things

John Kinsale's Life List

  1. 1. follow my BLISS
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    80 people
  2. 2. Stop Procrastinating
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    30,441 people
  3. 3. Get Organized
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    6,534 people
  4. 4. get up early
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    330 people
  5. 5. Do 100 Push Ups 100 Sit Ups And 100 Squats Daily for 100 Days
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    1 person
  6. 6. Get Out Of Debt
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    12,271 people
  7. 7. Write a Blog
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    356 people
  8. 8. Read 52 Books in 2008
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    7 people
  9. 9. See Live Music / Live Theatre once per month
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    1 person
  10. 10. make a mandala
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    9 people
  11. 11. Write a Bestselling Novel
    141 people
  12. 12. Run My Own Business
    305 people
  13. 13. Become a Millionaire before I'm 40
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    1 person
  14. 14. Teach My Daughters to Play Chess
    1 person
  15. 15. Learn to Play Bridge and Poker
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    1 person
  16. 16. Learn to Ski
    959 people
  17. 17. learn to dance and not be embarrased to dance
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    603 people
  18. 18. Set Up Trust Funds For My Daughters
    1 person
  19. 19. Convert to Catholicism
    26 people
  20. 20. Earn an MBA
    34 people
  21. 21. Open My Own Restaurant
    118 people
  22. 22. Get a Phd
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    2,975 people
  23. 23. Learn to Play an Instrument
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    1,413 people
  24. 24. Become a Black Belt in Judo
    3 people
  25. 25. Become a PADI Qualified Scuba Diver
    1 person
  26. 26. Run a Marathon
    12,897 people
  27. 27. Write a Screenplay
    2,319 people
  28. 28. Learn A New Language
    2,142 people
  29. 29. Retire before I'm 40
    11 people
  30. 30. Take My Wife on the Orient Express
    2 people
  31. 31. Read the Bible
    3,775 people
  32. 32. Win an Oscar
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    342 people
  33. 33. Own a Pair of Irish Wolfhounds
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    1 person
  34. 34. Take My Daughters to see the RSC perform at Stratford-upon-Avon
    1 person
  35. 35. Get the American Express Centurion Card (Amex Black)
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    1 person
  36. 36. Give GBP £1 million to Charity
    1 person
  37. 37. Complete a Triathlon
    769 people
  38. 38. Restore the Royal Victoria Arcade
    1 person
  39. 39. Drive my own Ferrari around Nurburgring
    1 person
  40. 40. Become a Kettlebell King
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    1 person
Recent entries
Become a Kettlebell King
Kettlebell King

I believe there’s a whole bunch of benchmarks out there – RKC challenges and the like. This one’s got to be a variant of that.

So I do supersets now in intervals of 35/10 seconds with a range of weights. I have 2 particular routines, each of 7 exercises:
KB I : R Clean / L Clean / R Press / L Press / R Swing / L Swing / Halo
KB II: R Snatch / L Snatch / Good Morning / R Pull / L Pull / DB Row / DB Swing

My goal is to be able to achieve consecutive workouts with 50/10 Splits at 4×24kg. If I can achieve that for each workout on consecutive nights that will be an achievement!

See Live Music / Live Theatre once per month
Get Out More

I need to get out more – and go on dates (with my wife!). I love the theatre and the cinema and live music. Between that little lot there really should be no excuse for sitting in weekend after grim weekend and getting and feeling older and older, when there’s a world of fun on the doorstep – we just need to be proactive!

follow my bliss
Follow My Bliss

and help other people follow theirs.

Above all things and in all things, follow my bliss. If you lose faith, just take a look at the smile Joseph Campbell wore well into his eighties!

And to everyone else out their following his or her bliss – “may you be helped each day by hidden hands and find doors opening for you where there were not doors before”.

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