Every month we get thousands of people clicking our adverts.
Of which a few hundred will enter their email address to find out more.
Of which a hundred odd will book into our monthly find-out-more briefing meeting for the free ’20lbs in 8 weeks weight loss challenge’.
Of which a number of dozen will actually turn up.
Of which a few 10s will actually do it.
So, every month, hundreds of people who are interested in what we do, but don’t actually give it a go.
We, obviously, realise in some of those cases it might not be the right fit for them.
Or there may be genuine logistical reasons stopping them doing it.
But, from our experience, a good prioritising of those people want to do it, but aren’t, for one reason.
We hear back from people every month who had planned on coming down, but couldn’t quite bring themselves to.
Even people who drove down, sat in the car park for half and hour, then headed home.
People don’t usually use the word fear.
They may say they were concerned, worried or apprehensive.
But it all amounts to the same thing.
And it’s usually fear of the unknown.
And it’s not just when people first start.
We regularly talk to members about other things they want to do in their lives, that they aren’t.
Because of the same worries / concerns / fear.
There’s a great acronym for fear.
In the most cases the stuff that people are worried about is never anywhere near as bad as they think it will be.
Once they give it a go, they see this.
People always tell us when they do come to RISE for the first time that “I don’t know what I was so worried about”.
And we’ve encouraged countless people to go for the new job, try dating again, take that risk, etc.
And they’ve very rarely regretted it.
So, if there’s something you want to do and your concerns / apprehension are holding you back, then remember it’s the fear of the unknown that’s holding you back.
Make it ‘the known’ and we’re sure you’ll find it is False Evidence Appearing Real.
Jon ‘Faces Of Fear’ Hall and Matt ‘Dungeon Of Doom’ Nicholson
P.S. You can see details of the next find-out-more meeting at myrise.co.uk/briefing-meeting