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The other Saturday we had some friends round.


A couple and their two daughters who we lived on the same street as in Macc until we moved house late last year.


They’re not on any form of social media.


So it’s always a good catch up as it’s more “what have you been up to?” rather than “I see you were doing XYZ”


Despite knowing them 5 years, they weren’t aware that I wrote a blog every day.


Over 1,300 and counting.


So they were asking me about that / this.


They asked what the general feedback was.


I explained that it’s mostly silence.


The vast majority of you just read them (or not) and I don’t hear anything.


I get a few positive replies most days.


And the odd negative one.


Probably a few hundred negative replies over the years.


Some a tad rude.


“That’s brave” they said.


“To keep sending them out when you get bad feedback”


Or words to that effect – I was several beers in at that point 😉


“Not really” I replied.


“It’s all about how you view it”


Find the Right Exercise Mindset


I can see from the stats that only 48% of people who’ve entered their email on our site or Facebook then immediately took the next step of booking in for the find out more meeting.


Meaning 52% didn’t.


52% clicked a link at a later date in one of these blogs.


## This link that is –> myrise.co.uk/briefing-meeting ##


Sure, some of them may have still ended up joining without the blogs at some point.


But many wouldn’t.


Although it’s only one part of what we do, without this blog, we probably wouldn’t have had enough members over the years to pay the bills and keep this business going.


Or, at least, it would be a much more ‘pared back’ version.


To me, therefore, it’s a no-brainer.


I can carry on sending out these blogs.


And carry on being able to feed my kids.


And help the hundreds who read them.


Or I can stop because of the opinions of people who I don’t know and who don’t know me.


Like I said, a no-brainer.


When you chose to perceive it a certain way.


I don’t have to perceive it that way.


And I can understand why others wouldn’t or don’t.


But it works for me.


Feed my kids or stop because of the opinions of people who don’t know me.




Find the Right Exercise Mindset


We can do this about anything in our lives.


Change how we perceive things.


To a way that helps us.


It might start forced.


It might sound ridiculous to others.


To ourselves even.


But if it works, it works. Just find the right exercise mindset.


Compare the following;


“I’m on a diet”


“I’m going to try and do some exercise”


“I’m cutting out goodies”




“I care about what I put in my mouth because of how it makes me feel”


“I exercise because I don’t want my sex life to slowly die”


“I’m living my life in a way to maximise the chance of a long and healthy life”


None of these are right or wrong.


Just ways to consider things.


We can consider things however we like.


But if the way we’re considering something now is making it tough going……….


Maybe try a different way on for size 🙂


Much love,


Jon ‘Merida’ Hall and Matt ‘Fergus’ Nicholson


P.S. Two points for those middle names – without googling!


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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.