18 years ago when I’d just learned to drive, my Grandpa said something very wise to me.


I’d taken a turn where I had right of way…….


Without looking properly at the lane I had right of way over.


“I had right of way” I explained “It wouldn’t have been my fault if there’d been a crash”.


“It won’t matter who’s fault it’s is” he replied “If you’re dead”.


He was right – ultimately I, as the driver, was the one responsible for making sure I was safe.


No matter what others did.


I’ve checked every possible lane, angle, etc ever since.




It’s the same with healthy eating.


Others will make it harder for you, sure.


You friends / family / colleagues who try and flabotage you (love that word).


Waving cake, etc in front of you.


Having a go at you for ‘being boring’ or making them ‘feel bad’.


But, ultimately we have the final decision……


We decide if that cake, etc takes that final turn……


Into our mouths.


Ultimately, it won’t matter who’s faults it is……..


When you’re overweight and unhappy.


Just a bit of food for though 🙂



Much love,



Jon ‘My first car was called Homer’ Hall and Matt ‘Sold every car I’ve ever owned for a profit’ Nicholson


P.S. Last couple of spaces available at that find-out-more briefing meeting tomorrow night – myrise.co.uk/briefing-meeting.

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.