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One thing I am sometimes guilty of on the coaching programmes I’m part of (see the last four blogs if you’ve been living under a rock!) is………….

Getting distracted with exciting new stuff.

I see someone else is using a specific bit of software, a new form of social media or a different approach to coaching………..

And I think “Oooohhh – that look interesting”.

And can, sometimes, get pulled away from the key stuff I should be doing.

Only to realise a few days, weeks or months later that I haven’t been doing some of the basics whilst getting distracted by stuff I find more exciting.

Again, we’ve all be there.

Tempted by the shiny new object.

It looks better and more exciting than what we’re doing right now.

Sometimes it is.

Often it’s not.

It’s different at best.

Often less good.

We just got all excited because it was new.

Like we can with our health and fitness approaches.

We see a new diet or some new facility or programme opens up………..

Our friend loses some weight, tells us how they’ve done it and it’s something we haven’t tried yet……………

So we jump from what we were doing before to this.

Initially excited.

Until that wears off.

And we, possibly, do the same again a few months later with something else.

Looking back after a while and realising that, if we’d have just carried on with what was working, we’d have got further in that time.

Whilst our retention is good for the industry, people do that with us.

Do a couple of months.

Then jump to somewhere else.

Then somewhere else.

And so on.

Often ending up back here as it was actually the thing that worked best for them.

Returning members always stay pretty much indefinitely.

Because they’ve made that shift in their heads that this is ‘for them’.

They’ve committed longer term mentally.

Their head’s in a different space.

They’ve got over that ‘shiny object syndrome’ and started being consistent with one approach.

Which, from my experience at least, always gets better results over all.

Much love,

Jon ‘Touched for the very first time’ Hall

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.