A big part of what we do is accountability.

Following people up, helping them set plans and checking in if they’ve done them.

Because it’s super easy to leave things when it doesn’t really matter if you do it now or not.

And pretty much everyone likes the idea of accountability initially.

But it can become less appealing when we don’t do what we said we would.

“I don’t want you to make me feel bad if I don’t do it” we might say.

—— I’m including myself in this as I have accountability in my coaching programme and don’t enjoy reporting it when I haven’t done what I said I would ——–

But, unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way.

If we didn’t care, it wouldn’t really be accountability.

If we didn’t feel bad to some degree if we didn’t do something, then we’re unlikely to do it.

Caring about doing something is essential to it happening.

Putting ourselves in a position where there a clear definition of success and failure is a brave choice.

But it’s powerful to remember that, it we didn’t set a plan that we were accountable to then we’re considerably less likely still to do it.

A feeling of success can only come with a definition of that and, therefore, a definition of failure.

And by setting that definition and being willing to feel at least a bit bad if we don’t do it………

Makes it much more likely that we will do it.

Much love,

Jon ‘to the bone’ Hall

P.S. The ‘How to still enjoy Christmas without undoing the progress of 2023, regretting it and leaving even more to do come January’ is in 3 days!. Find out more and book in at www.myrise.co.uk/christmas2023. Or, come January, you’ll feel the same as previous ones!

P.P.S. If someone wants to be left alone when they’re not making Sessions and not doing what needs to be done for the goals they’ve said are important to them, then we’re probably not the place for them. Plenty of others will take people’s money and just leave them to their own devices. The majority of the Fitness Industry’s pricing structure is built off that. It’s www.myrise.co.uk/apply for proven support, real accountability and great results (and two weeks for free at the moment).


RISE in Macclesfield was established in 2012 and specialise in Group Personal Training weight loss programmes for those that don’t like the gym and find diets boring and restrictive!

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.