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Pathways to Success & Happiness is a wonderful book that will change the way you view your life and the world around you. It’s a brilliant gift too, as it’s easy to read for anyone who would like some simple steps towards achieving greater success and happiness in all areas in life. Camille Thurnherr, Ignite Mr. Right. Vic.

Pathways to Success and Happiness which is like a “self coaching” that really gives insight and clarity into experiencing a different perspective by taking action with the exercises. Annie Toscher, The Modern Day Oracle

Thank you so much for my copy of Pathway’s to Success and Happiness, it came at just the right time. I’ve been trying for awhile to keep myself in a positive frame of mind but I haven’t had time to read a full book from cover to cover. Pathways has just the right combination of short inspirational quotes that always seem to be exactly what I needed to hear even when I flick to a completely random page! The exercises have given me such food for thought that they keep me growing and progressing into the best version of me that I can be. Fiona Ellis, Figured for Life

Pathways to success and Happiness is a thought provoking introductory book I regularly give new clients because it helps them realise, as they change their thinking, they also change the quality of their lives. Sherryn Bowers, NLP Training Academy


Pathways to

Success & Happiness Your Personal Workbook for the Journey of Self-discovery

SHARON PEARSON


GLOBAL SUCCESS INSTITUTE PTY LTD Suite 40, 37-39 Albert Road, Melbourne, VIC 3004, Australia. Phone: (+61) 3 9645 9945 Fax: (+61) 3 9645 7002 Email: info@thecoachinginstitute.com.au Website: www.thecoachinginstitute.com.au

SHARON PEARSON Pathways to Success & Happiness Second Edition 2016 Published by Global Success Institute Pty Ltd ISBN-13: 978-0-9872244-2-2

Copyright 2016 © Global Success Institute Pty Ltd All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by means, mechanical or electronic, including photocopying and recording, or by information storage and retrieval system without permission in writing from the publisher. NOTE TO READERS In some instances, people or companies portrayed in this book are illustrative examples based on the author’s experiences, but they are not intended to represent a particular person or organisation. FIND OUT MORE www.thecoachinginstitute.com.au ACCESS FREE RESOURCES http://www.thecoachinginstitute.com.au/blog JOIN THE CONVERSATION ON FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/BecomeALifeCoach Designed by The Coaching Institute Printed in Australia by Global Success Institute Pty Ltd


This book is designed for those who are on the journey of personal discovery – Read the quotes on the left hand side and then reflect on the exercises designed for you to complete that are on the right hand side. You can read the book from beginning to end or open the pages randomly and notice its relevance for you...




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Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be. George Sheehan


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What do you want to accomplish in the next 12 months?

In the next 2 years?

In the next 5 years?

What will it give you when you have achieved this? What will it allow you to do?






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Argue for your limitations, and sure enough, they’re yours. Richard Bach


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What do you believe holds you back?

How do you plan to deal with this?

How does not believing in your ability serve you?

Think about what believing these limits stops you having to attempt, that you know you should‌






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You live in a magnificent universe where divine order reigns. Nothing is missing. Dr. John F. Demartini


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If this was truly a magnificent universe, where nothing was missing, what would you do next?

What limits do you need to let go of to accept and embrace the limitless of the universe?






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All great truth passes through three stages: First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. Arthur Schopenhauer


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What do you know it’s time you changed?

What are you waiting for?






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We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world. Helen Keller


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Think about the challenges you face right now. What is it time for you learn from them?

If you were one hundred percent responsible for creating your world, what do you need to face about these challenges that you have been avoiding?

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Forget about likes and dislikes, they are of no consequence. Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness. George Bernard Shaw


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What have you been putting off that you know you need to do?

How have you been hiding?

What unglamourous but necessary task is it time to deal with?

What would be the benefits of doing these things?

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Our deepest fears are like dragons, guarding our deepest treasure. Rainer Maria Rilke


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Your fear is your gift… What is the gift for you in your fear?

If you fear commitment… what does that tell you you need to do?

If you fear failure… when will you strive to learn to embrace your mistakes?

If you fear success… when will you realise that you have the right to shine?

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You’ve got to be before you can do, and do before you can have. Zig Ziglar


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Who do you need to be to accomplish what you want?

What attributes do you have that will serve and assist you to achieve this goal?

What qualities will you need to develop?

What qualities will you need to practice?

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The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. Marcel Proust


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If your world was created by you and how you perceive yourself… what does this tell you about what you think of yourself today?

How do you need to perceive yourself to see the magnificence of the world around you?

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It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power. Alan Cohen


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What parts of your life consist of a comfort zone that is turning into a trap?

What will it take for you to move outside this comfort zone?

How do you plan to stop hiding to allow yourself to take the step outside your comfort zone?

What goal have you been ignoring that can only be achieved outside the comfort zone?

What will you do next?

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Love is all that matters


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Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstances. Bruce Barton


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If your world had no meaning but the meaning you chose to give it‌ What would you choose to believe about your world?

What have you not been appreciating in your world?

Who do you need to acknowledge?


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Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. John Wooden


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The mistake of many is to think that if they could just overcome their weaknesses, they would be happy‌ If you were to no longer focus on your weaknesses and what to do about them, and to only focus on your strengths and what you are willing to learn, what would become available to you?

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In order to be walked on, you have to be lying down. Brian Weir


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Who do you need to say “no” to?

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Both tears and sweat are salty, but they render a different result. Tears will get you sympathy; sweat will get you change. Jesse Jackson


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What massive actions can you take right now that would move you closer to your goals?

If there was no failure, only your effort, what would you attempt today?

What excuses must you stop making about why you can’t?

Who do you need to stop blaming?

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It is not length of life, but depth of life. Ralph Waldo Emerson


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Imagine you are near the end of your life —look back— what do you regret not doing?

What do you need to do to turn this regret into pleasure for your willingness to have a go?

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Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality in your own mind. Bruce Lee


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What have you given up attempting to achieve?

If you were to rekindle this dream, what would you need to believe?

What new beliefs will you adopt to bring about your dream?

What action will you take today?

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One’s first step in wisdom is to question everything and one’s last is to come to terms with everything. Georg Christoph Lichtenberg


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For the next thirty days criticise no one Engage in no gossip, no rumours, no judgements of anyone or anything Stay silent & observe

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Problems are only opportunities in work clothes. Henry J. Kaiser


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List your problems -

Which of these can you do something about?

What price are you prepared to pay to deal with them? Are you prepared to give up a limiting belief to overcome the problem?

What if it wasn’t a problem, but a gift waiting for you to open?

What do you need to learn about this situation that you have avoided learning?


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There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is. Albert Einstein


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If you were to accept that everything in your life is a projection of what you believe is possible, what does that tell you about your beliefs?

Do you believe this universe is abundant?

Do you believe your world is filled with love?

What do you need to let go of to notice the abundance & love, right now, even more?

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Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


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Have you been waiting for something to change in your life before you will act?

Have you been hoping for change?

Give up waiting & wishing & hoping and act Make that phone call Tell that person you love them Forgive your parents Hug your children Go for that walk Register your business name Cut those ties with that toxic friend Dance more Read a book that counts Stop reading trash Make a difference

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The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly. Buddha


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If this was the first day of the rest of your life & the past didn’t exist, what would you do differently?

If you spent all the time you used to spend worrying about the future & applied it to the Now, what would you think about instead?


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Evil (ignorance) is like a shadow— it has no real substance of its own, it is simply a lack of light. You cannot cause a shadow to disappear by trying to fight it, stamp on it, by railing against it, or any other form of emotional or physical resistance. In order to cause a shadow to disappear, you must shine light on it. Shakti Gawain


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Who do you love & who loves you?

What is one loving act you could do today that would make a difference?

Tell someone you love them Send a note of appreciation Send a Thank you card Acknowledge someone’s efforts Point out to someone a strength or skill you’ve noticed in them Forgive someone Smile

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The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own. Benjamin Disraeli


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Everyone has a desire to be special— List five people who are special to you & why—

And then tell them Often.

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Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness. Seneca


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For the next thirty days speak of yourself & to yourself as if you were your best friend & mentor. If you notice negative self-talk simply acknowledge it, & say “I’m doing it differently for now—come back later…”

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A wise woman who was traveling in the mountains found a precious stone in a stream. The next day she met another traveler who was hungry, and the wise woman opened her bag to share her food. The hungry traveler saw the precious stone and asked the woman to give it to him. She did so without hesitation. The traveler left, rejoicing in his good fortune. He knew the stone was worth enough to give him security for a lifetime. But a few days later he came back to return the stone to the wise woman. I’ve been thinking, he said, I know how valuable the stone is, but I give it back in the hope that you can give me something even more precious. Give me what you have within you that enabled you to give me the stone. The Wise Woman’s Stone Author Unknown


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Possessions often give us a false sense of security or comfort— what if the only certainty in the world was who you are & what you believed you were capable of?

What qualities do you possess? What attributes do you own? How abundant do you feel?

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The men who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try to do nothing and succeed. Lloyd Jones


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Did you give up too easily? Isn’t it time you did what had to be done? What’s one more thing you know you need to attempt— What’s that one thing that in the attempt you will become the person you were meant to be?

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More than anything else, I believe it’s our decisions, not the conditions of our lives, that determine our destiny. Anthony Robbins


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Move your focus from the problems external to you & focus within What if the problems lay within us & the world was simply a reflection of this? Stop blaming your world, the hardship, the circumstances of your life & instead celebrate the opportunities you have created for yourself to learn & to grow & to give & to love

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Try not to become a man of success, but rather, try to become a man of value. Albert Einstein


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For the next thirty days you have nothing to prove to anyone— Every kind act, do silently— Every good deed, do with reverence— Every brave choice, do with thanks— Every stumble, laugh out loud— Be an example of excellence always What I’ve noticed as I’ve done this -

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Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. Dale Carnegie


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When your back is to the wall—does the best in you come out? — Courage can only arrive when it is needed— It doesn’t show up if you sit & do nothing but think about what you want to be doing— It takes action plus doubt for courage to appear— What actions do you need to take right now, knowing there is no guarantee you will succeed?

Knowing that you take action simply to strive to become the person you are meant to be—to inspire another, to remind yourself that in action there is nobleness

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The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings. Eric Hoffer


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List twenty things you are grateful for—

And tomorrow do it again

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There is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too‌ Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


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Set yourself a Huge, Hairy, OH MY GOD type of goal— And diarise the first five steps What is your desired outcome?

How will you know you’ve got it?

How will you know you’re off track?

How will you change your actions to get yourself back on track?

What’s the very next thing you must do to get this moving?

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To who does not know where he wants to go there is no favourable wind. Seneca


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What are three goals you want to achieve in each of these areas of your life Health Relationships Career Finances Fun & play Family

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If I only had one prayer, it would be, ‘Thank you’. Meister Eckhart


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People store their thank you’s as if they’re going to run out— Who do you appreciate & why?

Express appreciation & thanks at least five times a day, either to yourself or to those whom assist you, for the next thirty days

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You are what your deep, driving desire is. As your desire, so is your will. As your will is, so is your deed. As your deed is, so is your destiny. The Upanishads


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What is your driving desire? Is it to be a force for good? Is it to make others smile? Is it to be the best at what you do? Is it to love unconditionally?

Choose your desire & that do whatever it takes to manifest that desire— Allow no excuses

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It’s not that some people have willpower and some don’t. It’s that some people are ready to change and others are not. James Gordon, M.D.


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Change can be scary, because it is unknown— Imagine for a moment that everything you ever wanted to achieve was over in the unknown— Imagine all the love, abundance, happiness & success was in that region most of us fear— & now replace fear with appreciation for what you are about to learn— Take the next step, & the next, & the one after that, because anything less than this is you not living your full potential, isn’t it?

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Always do right this will gratify some and astonish the rest. Mark Twain


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What are three random acts of kindness you can do this week?

And why not plan ahead— what are three random acts of kindness you can do for the week after that?

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A person’s true wealth is the good he or she does in the world. Mohammed


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For the next thirty days be the first to make the kind gesture or to express thanks— Be the first not because you want to “rescue” or be liked or out of guilt— But because you want to serve

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Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail. Ralph Waldo Emerson


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This week when you make a mistake smile & say— “I love scuffing my knees” Most people beat up on themselves when they make a mistake, not realising that growth can only come from what we learn

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Only a fool knows everything. A wise man knows how little he knows. unknown


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Have the attitude that you have something to learn about everything —become a learning machine— have the attitude that every situation, even those that are uncomfortable to you, are opportunities to learn more about what you are capable of

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Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals. Henry Ford


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What you get is what you focus on— To the exclusion of everything else— To the extent you focus on problems, you will get problems, & the extent you focus on solutions, you will get solutions— Choose your focus— Especially when the road has bumps

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Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light not our darkness that frightens us. We ask ourselves ‘who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; its in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. Marianne Williamson


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How will you choose to shine today?

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There is nothing to forgive


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The will to be oneself is heroism. Jose Ortega Gasset


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What do you value? Love Happiness Wisdom Health & vitality Integrity Honesty Playfulness Truth Compassion Passion Patience Choose your values—that’s the easy part—& now live by them— especially when the going gets tough—anyone can live by their values when the road is smooth—a true hero stands by their values when the bumps appear My values -

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If you always do what you’ve always done, You’ll always get what you’ve always got. Abraham Maslow


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Notice the three areas of your life you are not getting the results you want—

What are three things in each of these areas you can do differently?

What do you need to stop doing?

What do you need to express more?

What do you need to do much more of?

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The wisest mind has something yet to learn. George Santayana


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Turn off the TV for one hour a night— What’s one thing each day you can commit to learn more about for the next 30 days? Is it about— A country? A person? A way to better communicate? A way to save money? How to let go? A language? How to empower yourself even more? How to get organised?

Diarise it

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It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult. Seneca


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Ask yourself— what would someone who had already solved this problem have done?

Are you prepared to do what it takes to do this?

What prevents you? Fear— What if fear was your mind wanting to keep you safe—& nothing else?

Your conscious mind has only one job —to keep you safe— It doesn’t want you doing anything that will create any possibility of change—even if that means you are miserable! You are so much more than this one small voice— & the only way for you to know this is to dare to act, despite its insistence that you don’t!


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If you want happiness for an hour take a nap. If you want happiness for a day go fishing. If you want happiness for a month get married. If you want happiness for a year inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime help someone else. Chinese proverb


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You know what you need to do to— Sacrifice anger, pride, fear, guilt, shame —whatever you’ve told yourself about why you can’t— & do it For me, it’s time I -

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Don’t ask for a light load, but rather ask for a strong back. unknown


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Life isn’t about getting rid of problems, but about becoming the person you need to be to manage the problems you will have —life comes with the problems built in— It’s a package deal—so stop complaining & get acting! My actions today -

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A man is not old until regrets start taking place of dreams. unknown


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Picture in your mind’s eye someone who is 80 years old—how do they look? Are they bent over with age? Or do they look youthful & engaged? This image is what you will create for yourself— make sure you adopt the youthful image, of you hadn’t already!

Now see that youthful 80 year old smiling because of everything they attempted & everyone they loved— Fill in the gaps between now & then with all the action, passion, love & laughter you need to so that image becomes your reality Write a letter to your 80 year old self about your dreams —include everything— & now go about making them your reality

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The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart. Helen Keller


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Do you separate yourself from life’s experiences? Do you protect yourself from people? How easily do you trust?

Opening your heart is not the same as telling people everything about you—it’s about being present for them & listening to them fully—without planning what you are going to say in response

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Our lives improve only when we take chances and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves. Walter Anderson


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How are you hiding? Who do you blame? Who is responsible for your happiness?

To own your life you must own your choices— you are responsible for your happiness, your outcomes, your problems & their solutions— someone rescuing you from any of this is not loving you but keeping you trapped in your limits— How long will you let them? When will you set them free?

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The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living that are desired when dying. unknown


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It takes courage to act on your wildest dreams— & courage is not something you can wait for— It doesn’t come in the post, & it won’t just “turn up” one day when you least expect it— It turns up only when it is needed & for you to need it you must take the first step My first step -

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Adversity is the diamond dust that heaven polishes its jewels with. Leighton


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For thirty days don’t complain about your problems & don’t tell anyone your “dramas” — Instead, speak only of what you are enjoying, who you are loving & what you plan to do— Warning: Some people won’t be able to handle this—they’ll feel the “need” to tell you their dramas—smile & tell them you’re on a “Drama-free diet & could it wait” Further warning: This may lead to long, uncomfortable silences in the conversation!

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Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved. William Jennings Bryan


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Your destiny does not lay in the path ahead—it lays in the steps you are taking right now—no more waiting for a smoother path—this is as good as it will get

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Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child. Ron Wild


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Children laugh hundreds of times a day— aim to laugh twenty times today I laugh when -

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Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response. Mildred Barthel


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What makes you happy?

How often do you choose to experience happiness? How frequently could you choose happiness?

What prevents you?

Is what prevents you real or something you tell yourself? For example, do you tell yourself, “My life has been hard, therefore I can’t be happy?” Or, “My childhood wasn’t great, so you can’t expect me to be happy now.” Dump the stories you tell yourself about why you can’t be happy, today.


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All that we are is the result of what we have thought. Buddha


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What thoughts are predominant in your mind moment to moment?

Are they thoughts that support and nurture you? Or are they thoughts of how you’re not good enough? You choose all of your thoughts, just as you are right now‌

What would change in your life if you communicated with you as if you were your own best friend?


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We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey. Stephen Covey


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How long is your to-do list? How would you feel if you didn’t have it?

Some people say “awesome, I’d have a holiday.” Then I ask: “What would you do after that?” And they’re lost. We fill our days sometimes just for the sake of being busy. Learn to enjoy your company.

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He who knows all the answers has not yet been asked all the questions. unknown


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Anything after the comment, “I know,” is lost to you… if you think you know it already, what is there to learn? “I know” is the great barrier to further learning… And there is ALWAYS more to learn! If you find yourself saying “I know”… Say, “I know this, and am willing to learn more.”

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If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll probably end up somewhere else. Laurence J. Peter


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What is it you want to achieve?

What are you committed to experiencing this week?

This month?

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This year?

This lifetime?


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What steps are involved in getting there?

How will you know you’ve got there?

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Where is God not?


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We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give. Winston Churchill


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How do you know that you make a difference?

How do you contribute beyond your own life and dreams?

Whose lives do you choose to touch with your support, your love and your willingness to listen?

Who or what can you give to, right now?

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However many holy words you read, However many you speak, What good will they do you if you do not act on upon them? Buddha


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What are you doing in your life right now that is different from what you were doing last year?

How are you changing and growing?

How will you know you are taking action, instead of information gathering?

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How am I going to live today in order to create the tomorrow I’m committed to? Anthony Robbins


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What are you doing right now to create your ideal life?

What do you need to do less of?

What must change, today, to assist you to move closer to your dreams?

What price are you prepared to pay to achieve what is important to you?


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The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials. Chinese proverb


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If each of your challenges, problems and setbacks were really opportunities to become the person you are becoming, how would you feel about yourself?

If each challenge were a learning opportunity, what is it time for you to learn?

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I am always doing things I can’t do, that’s how I get to do them. Pablo Picasso


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How much time do you spend outside of your comfort zone?

What if being outside your comfort zone was where you needed to be to take your life to the next level?

What have you been putting off for fear of not “getting it right?”

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To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself: First, what could I do? Second, what could I read? And third, who could I ask? Jim Rohn


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You are 100% responsible for your results— If you played at that level every day, what would you do differently?

What books would you read?

What courses would you do?

Who would you seek to learn more about creating your ideal life?


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Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better. Jim Rohn


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Don’t ask what someone else has to do to change your life. Don’t wish for change in your circumstances… Ask yourself— Who do you need to be and what do you need to do to get the results you want to have?

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Only the insecure strive for security. Wayne Dyer


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What is your comfort zone? Does it kick in at the mere whiff of change?

Do build your “outside your comfort zone muscle, seek out new experiences that stretch you and your ability to work out what to do next… Unsuccessful people give up if they trip. Successful people spend more time doing what they don’t know how to do, until they’re great at it.

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Tell me who admires you and loves you, and I will tell you who you are. Charles Augustin Sainte-Beauve


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Who are you? How do you know?

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You must be the change you wish to see in the world Mahatma Ghandi


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Doubt plus action is courage

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Sharon Pearson FOUNDER & CEO The Coaching Institute One of the most inspirationally irreverent successful businesswoman in Australiasia, Sharon started out as a coach in the bedroom of her home 14 years ago and has since founded and built The Coaching Institute into Australia's #1 coaching school. Sharon Pearson established The Coaching Institute as a way to assist future coaches to receive the level of training they need to be successful in a competitive marketplace. Since a first student intake of just 9 students, The Coaching Institute has gone on to train over 6,000 coaches. In 2006 Sharon was the resident Coach for Channel Nine's '9am with David and Kim'. She was honoured with the Telstra Business Woman of the Year Award in 2010 at the Telstra Business Awards. As a business, TCI has been the finalist in the Telstra Business Awards numerous times (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010), and has won the Telstra Victorian Business Awards for Innovation in 2010. TCI were also finalists in the People's Choice Awards in 2012. Sharon has written four books, ‘Disruptive Leadership, 'Pathways to Success and Happiness', 'Your Success: 10 Steps to an Extraordinary Life'


and 'Simple Strategies for Business Success'. She has personally assisted high profile entrepreneurs including Dale Beaumont and Daryl and Andrew Grant to improve their sales and marketing strategies, adding thousands of dollars to their bottom line. A specialist speaker in the area of small business marketing success, Sharon has a reputation for delivering with passion, fun and energy and is a successful entrepreneur, author and speaker who designs her presentation with the client and message in mind. As well as challenging the participants to rethink their approach to marketing their business, Sharon has the ability to move her listeners to challenge what they believe is possible, regardless of the circumstances. Everyone leaves with clear and simple how-to’s that they can apply immediately to their businesses. The Coaching Institute does things a little differently – the school’s unique training style is far from the typical classroom setting. The trainings are unconventional, interactive, experiential and challenging. They are designed for those who wish to learn through action. By taking learning away from the traditional classroom, The Coaching Institute has helped thousands of people find passion in coaching and really excel in a career they love. When Sharon started the school, she had no of idea the ripple effects that she would create for her students and their families. Sharon has donated over $1,000,000 personally, through The Coaching Institute Foundation, and supports several worthwhile causes throughout the world. Students regularly contribute to these causes and many made the decision to join TCI because of its drive to truly make a difference.


The Coaching Institute Suite 40, 37-39 Albert Road Melbourne Victoria 3004


Credentialed Practitioner of Coaching Credentialed Advanced Practitioner of Coaching Credentialed Master Practitioner of Coaching Accredited Professional Coach Meta Dynamics™ Level I Certified Practitioner Trainining Meta Dynamics™ Level II Certified Practitioner & Profiler Trainining Meta Dynamics™ Level III Certified Facilitation Trainining


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Recommended Reading Material

From the Founder of Global Success Institute

SHARON PEARSON

(n.) /dis-ruhp-tiv/ /lee-der-ship/ the art of giving a $#@!, rocking the boat and creating the winning team

Disruptive Leadership Award-winning entrepreneur, leader, coach and mentor, Sharon Pearson reveals her unique and practical model for creating and leading the winning team. Disruptive Leadership unveils the gap between a team that “gets by� and a team that truly thrives. Sharon Pearson, 2015

RRP: AU $39.95

Simple Strategies for Business Success How to win at the game of business and live life on your terms!

Sharon Pearson, 2010

RRP: AU $34.95

s by Sharon Pearson are available through www.thecoachinginstitute.com.au or phone (03) 9608 7900


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