Hey dudes,


I’ve been rereading an old favourite of mine.


’59 Seconds: Think a little, change a lot’ by Richard Wiseman.


All about the science of behaviour changes.


Picking out what research has shown does and doesn’t work.


And giving the ‘big win’ approaches.


Stuff you can do relatively quickly that gives good returns.


Which is what we’re all about.


Going to cover some stuff over the next few days, but we’d like you to do a quick quiz today.


Just take a couple of seconds.


The quiz is lifted straight from the book so full credit to Professor Wiseman.


For the following question, we’d like you to answer ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ for each of the possible answers.


Make a little note – just something like Yes: 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 and No: 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10.


Go on, it won’t take long and we’ll expand on this tomorrow.


When attempting to change an important aspect of my life, I tend to:

1. Make a step-by-step plan.
2. Motivate myself by focusing on someone I admire for achieving so much (e.g. a celebrity role model or great leader).
3. Tell other people about my goals.
4. Think about the bad things that will happen if I don’t achieve my goal.
5. Think about the good things that will happen if I achieve my goal.
6. Try to suppress unhelpful thoughts (e.g. not thinking about eating unhealthy food or smoking).
7. Reward myself for making progress towards my goal.
8. Rely on willpower.
9. Record my progress (e.g. in a journal or on a chart).
10. Fantasize about how great my life will be when I achieve my goal.


Much love,


Jon ‘First of all I’m gonna big up the ladies. Lookin slender an fine’ Hall and Matt ‘Gimmie a girl an make her famous. I send her back to you, she get in papers’ Nicholson


P.S. Tricky middle names – 10 points if you get them without googling 🙂

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Jon Hall
Jon Hall

When not helping people to transform their lives and bodies, Jon can usually be found either playing with his kids or taxi-ing them around. If you'd like to find out more about what we do at RISE then enter your details in the box to the right or bottom of this page or at myrise.co.uk - this is the same way every single one of the hundreds who've described this as "one of the best decisions I've ever made" took their first step.