That time of the year again!



It’s that time of the year again (nearly).

Are you planning for a change? Are you busy making resolutions?



Now I know you might be hoping for change but are you really planning for it?

It is good to focus on the end goal. ‘I want to be more of this or less of that. I want to stop doing this or start doing that.’

So if you are serious about making change start planning now. Change your focus from what you want to achieve to what you need to do to achieve what you want.

Change means action. It needs things to happen. It needs you to do things.th5NL5XFNM

So, focus a little less on what you want (that is hoping) and focus more on what you will be doing (planning and action). If you get the small steps right they will lead you to the end goal.



Have a look at my ‘Planning for a Change’ info sheet and template.

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Have a positive, productive and purposeful New Year ( and don’t forget to have more fun).

Get in touch if you would like any more tips and templates to support planning for change.

Last thing ….. New Years resolutions are great but remember every new day is a fresh start.


Pete Trenholme December 29th 2017

It’s Nearly Christmas.

Well I hope you get a little more of what you want and lot less of what you don’t want.

A big thankyou to everyone who has supported me in 2017 and I look forward to working with you again in 2018.

jingle all the way!!

Peter Trenholme


Is your metaphor fit for purpose?

I hope you enjoy and find this December post useful. We all use metaphors to frame our goals in life. We consider many of our life goals ‘mountains to climb’ and I have used this example to show that sometimes our metaphors only frame the ‘getting there’ of the goal and not the ‘staying there’.

Have a read and tell me what you think.

Is your metaphor fit for purpose



It’s been a while!

Ok it’s been a while since I posted anything. A three week holiday in Orlando was much needed and appreciated however I felt ‘knocked out of my stride’ when I returned. Disconnected, demotivated and lacking enthusiasm to get things done. You ever get that feeling? So I have been doing the things I needed to do (as opposed to doing the things I wanted to do), not feeling guilty about that and completing small tasks that were easy to complete. Some would say ‘fake it till you make it’ I prefer ‘do it until you become it’.

Anyway as the post suggests I have rediscovered my connections. motivations, routines and purpose. So in tribute to my holiday in Orlando (and as way of making this first post easier) I am attaching an article  I wrote for NLP World about Disney and Neuro Linguistic Programming.

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Watch Your Thoughts

I do wonder whether ‘inspirational quotes’ are welcomed by readers on a daily basis. So this is me testing the response. This particular quote is one I share with many of my clients. It is a way of focussing on the importance of ‘being aware’ of the way we think about ourselves and the things we can (or think we can’t) do. Some people get ‘stuck’ in negative thinking patterns and it’s important to realise that what we focus on is usually what get. Focus on the things you want and being successful rather than the things you don’t want and being unsuccessful.