For those of you that are new to reading our blog you may not know that in my childhood, my late teens and early twenties I was very over-weight.

When I left the university at 21 I was 16 stone 10lbs

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In my early twenties I lost a lot of weight, and I went on to help a lot of people lose weight.

Regular readers will know that a major part of this is down to paradigm shifts, changes in thought processes that I used and I’ve been using on my clients.

One of these paradigm shifts I made in my early twenties was the realization that will-power doesn’t work.

Will power

Will-power is a finite resource.

Will-power will run-out eventually.

If someone is attempting to achieve something by just trying harder, by using their will-power, they will not succeed.

Will-power suggests that the person wasn’t trying in the first place, which is rarely the case.

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When I came to this realization I started to look at developing something else: developing skill-power.

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Skill-power is implementing new systems and techniques, methodologies and thought processes.

It’s all about working smarter, not harder.

It’s about improving your skill-set, to furnish yourself with more and more tools, different ways to do things, and a different understanding of how things work.

Skill-power is something we try and give to our members.

Skill power

Rather than telling them to work harder, we try and furnish them with these techniques, thought-processes, and methods and we genuinely find that the more of these we can give to a member the more successful they will be.

Different skills work for different people.

Something that works for one person might not work for another.

So, if enough of these skills are presented to people, or, if people make an effort to learn enough of these different skills, then they will succeed.

So, if you’ve been focusing on using more and more will-power to achieve something that hasn’t been happening for you, stop it now, and concentrate on developing your skill-power.

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 - 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.