Hey guys,


We’ve been talking about it for a couple of weeks and its now up and running.


The RISE Podcast of Awsomeness!!!!!!


We’ve given the guys in the Facebook group a sneak peek and the feedback has been awesome.


We’ve added it as another way for you guys to be transforming your lives and bodies.


But this one you can use on the move – while driving, walking, exercising, etc.


For those that don’t know what a podcast it, it’s like a radio show that downloads automatically to your phone, mp3 player, tablet or computer.


New episodes will be out every Monday and we’ve got some wicked stuff lined up 🙂


It’s completely free, so if you guys like it, please fell your friends and give us a rating on the iTunes store (or wherever you download it).


You can get it here:



RSS feed (for non iTunes players) – https://myrise.co.uk/members/feed/podcast/?wpmfeedkey=2;e36a840d53ed0ee6734f933a48f3a869 – copy and paste this into ‘Add Feed’ on your podcast player (I use BeyondPod on my phone)

Or just type RISE in on your podcast player / software



So, in Friday’s article I mentioned I’d be talking about the excuses we’re taught to use.


Having three young children in the house, I find it fascinating hearing the things they say and the phrases they use.


Because they’ve picked them up from listening to us and others.


It’s interesting hearing their little friends talk and noticing differences in what they say.


I was picking Oli up from school the other day and he was telling one of his little pals that we were going swimming this weekend.


Ol asked his friend if he was swimming that weekend and got the reply “I don’t really have time”.


He’s 5 – what’s he up to?


Now I appreciate some weekends are particularly busy and we may not have time for a swim.


But, in general, time and money are the reasons we always give for not doing something.


They absolve us of responsibility – make us victims of the circumstances we find ourselves in.


I don’t think I’ve ever told anyone that I didn’t fancy going to the thing they’ve invited me to.


Saying “I’m busy” or “I haven’t got any time” is much easier.


As I mention in the podcast, we all have exactly 168 hours a week to do stuff.


And any time we choose to spend on non essential activities (TV, social media, etc) is time we’re choosing to divert from other things we could be doing.


As always, I don’t want to preach – people can do what they like with their time.


But it’s quite eye opening and empowering to really take note of where our time is going.


A few month ago I made a concerted effort to change the way I explain my use of time and money.


I’ve decided not to use phrases that say I don’t have time and / or money but cover how I’m choosing to use both.


Knowing that I won’t be able to tell my girlfriend or someone else that “I ran out of time” to do the thing I promised is empowering.


Knowing that I’ll have to say “I chose to spend my time doing other things” or “I didn’t make time for you” means that I get the important things done most of the time.


Saying “I’d rather spend the money I have on the kids / a day out / a night out / stuff for me” is both more honest and makes me question what I am spending my money on.


Now I expect to get some arsey replies to this email (we’ve got over 1,200 people on the email list now, most of whom we don’t know) telling me “it’s alright for me” or saying I “can’t tell people what they should or shouldn’t spend their time and money on”.


So, I’d like to reiterate that anyone can do whatever they like with their time / money.


It’s their life.


But changing the way you explain your use of them might just free up a bit of both 🙂


Tomorrow I’ve got another thought process we’re all taught from a young age that makes it hard for us to be happy with our lives.


Much love,


Jon “Always makes time for these emails” Hall


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Tooth brush in the kitchen and the ninja band rack

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.