Why we don’t like to plan [It’s not true] | RISE Macclesfield | Group Personal Training gym weight loss programmes

I talked yesterday about the limitations of an approach that involves us “doing it in my head”. About how doing that is fine. Until it isn’t. Getting things down on paper, or into a trusted system, can mean we get more done and it’s easier to get it done. I’ve had a lot of conversations…

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“I just do it in my head” [Fine if it works, it usually doesn’t] | RISE Macclesfield | Group Personal Training gym weight loss programmes

As part of the Coaching Programme I’m part of (remember, beware the coach who doesn’t have a coach), I fill in a daily planner and journal. Helps me structure my day, week, month and life in general most effectively. And helps me challenge my thoughts and get my head in the place that sets me…

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There’s no ‘undo’ button in real life [I thought I’d lost a whole day’s work] | RISE Macclesfield | Group Personal Training gym weight loss programmes

Since my youngest son started school last September I’ve had more time in the week for work. As well as normal stuff I do every week, I’ve been working through all the stuff I’d “parked” for when I had more time. Improvements to what we do mostly. Some relatively big. Some little tweaks. But all…

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“They don’t believe in me” [How to change that] | RISE Macclesfield | Group Personal Training gym weight loss programmes

I talked yesterday about why people might say to you that you “can’t do” something. That’s it’s their thing. And that you, probably, can do that thing. But it’s ok not to. And you might, instead, choose to do some other, more doable version of it. Today I’m going to talk about what’s happening when…

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“You can’t do that” [Of course you can] | RISE Macclesfield | Group Personal Training gym weight loss programmes

Put your hand up if you’ve ever heard, or being told, any of the following: “You can’t do that” “It won’t work” “It’s too much” “You can’t say that” “You won’t have time for that” “It’s too expensive” “People won’t pay that” “That’s alright for ‘insert description of XYZ type of person’ but not for…

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“They’ll never take our freedom!” [It’s all relative] | RISE Macclesfield | Group Personal Training gym weight loss programmes

Recognise the quote? Braveheart innit? The 1995 biopic (kinda) with Mel Gibson. Just before he (William Wallace) leads the Scottish Army into battle at Stirling: “Aye, fight and you may die. Run, and you’ll live… at least a while. And dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willin’ to trade ALL…

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What causes our stress and frustration [Not what you’d think] | RISE Macclesfield | Group Personal Training gym weight loss programmes

I mentioned yesterday that I’ve come to the realisation over the last few years that a big part of what stops us making different choices is (perceived) uncertainty. Another realisation that I’ve made is something that is a massive part of our stresses and frustrations in life. Not all of it, sure. But a big…

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Our biggest addiction [Not what you’d think] | RISE Macclesfield | Group Personal Training gym weight loss programmes

I’ve come to a realisation over the last few years. A few actually. I’ve got another one that I’ll share with you tomorrow about the cause of most of our stress, frustration and difficulties. Today I’m going to talk about our biggest addiction. Something I hadn’t even particularly thought of as a thing until a…

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“I know several thousand things that won’t work!'” [We wouldn’t have light bulbs] | RISE Macclesfield | Group Personal Training gym weight loss programmes

Who remembers who invented the light bulb? Give yourself a point if you said Thomas Edison. Do you know how many times he “failed” in his experiments on the way to getting a working bulb? No, me neither. I’d heard 10,000. But Googling seems to suggest several different numbers. A quote saying “I didn’t fail…

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Flowers on Birthdays, Valentines and Christmas are no substitute [What can you do regularly?] | RISE Macclesfield | Group Personal Training gym weight loss programmes

Take two couples. As always, I mean imagine that situation. If you’ve just kidnapped four people, please out them back. I’ll wait………. Right – in couple one, one gets the others flowers on their birthday, Valentine’s Day and at Christmas. In the other situation, one partner always does what they’d said they’d do for the…

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