Over the last few years I’ve seen a number of local businesses close down.

Which is, obviously, very sad.

But there’s one thing that I’ve noticed in pretty much all of these cases when people are talking about them on social media.

The commenters (not the business owners usually) blame the rent and rates.

And, of course, any expense is a consideration into why a business succeeds or not.

But there will always be other businesses succeeding in that niche that have those same costs.

Rent and rates have been blamed for other Group Personal Training facilities that have been and gone in Macc over the years since we opened.

But we had those same rent and rates and made it work.

And it’s powerful to realise that, whatever challenges we’re facing, there will be others producing the results we desire in spite of them.

Not to diminish those challenges.

But they can be seen as ‘on the way’ not ‘in the way’.

Maybe things that might affect our speed of progress.

But not insurmountable blockages to us getting what we want.

Things that just have to be factored in and worked around as much as possible.

If we feel that we’re not getting the results that we desire because of all our other commitments………

There’ll be people getting the results that we desire with those same commitments or more.

If we feel it’s our “metabolism”……..

Then it’s powerful to remember that the vast majority of our energy requirements are dictated by our body size and composition and our activity levels………

With variances outside of that being miniscule.

But, whatever our energy needs, they’ll be people out there achieving the results that we desire with the same.

And, ultimately, the same for any of the potential reason we might be tempted to give for not getting the results that we desire.

When we realize this, it’s empowering.

We stop becoming a victim of our circumstances…….

And look at the ways that we can work around those challenges.

And we might decide that we’re not willing to do that work.

And that’s fine.

We all have results that we’re not achieving that we could because we’re choosing not to do those things or to do something else.

We all do.

That’s ok.

But, like a struggling business figuring out how other businesses are succeeding in spite of rent and rates………

It can be powerful for us to figure out how other people with the same challenges that we’re facing are achieving the results that we desire (getting help from us via www.myrise.co.uk/apply is how many in Macclesfield have done that).

Much love,

Jon ‘Radio Rentals’ Hall


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.