The Search For Self - Being Authentic
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The Search For Self - Being Authentic

Discover who you are and how to explode your greatness
4.5 (34 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
4,503 students enrolled
Last updated 8/2018
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This course includes
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 7 articles
  • 11 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • You will achieve level one of self awareness which will bring you closer to becoming more authentic
  • Have a better understanding of your true being
  • An open mind, a willingness to reflect and analyse where you are and where you want to go
  • A notepad for taking notes

In today's modern society many people have lost sight of (or don't even know) who they are.

They follow a crowd, a trend, a movement in order to belong and feel part of something.

They post to Instagram, Snapchat or a host of others sites seeking validation and recognition. Defining themselves by the number of likes and followers they get.

But then they feel unfulfilled. The hole in their being is not satisfied.

Sooner or later, this leads them to ask:

Who am I? What am I doing with my life?

Many believe that in order to find the answer to this question they must travel to the far reaches of India, South America or some other country. To take exotic herbs. Go through strange healing rituals. Spend endless hours in therapy.

While this can be helpful, the truth that people seek is actually inside them. Waiting for them to uncover it. To find your true self you just need to look inside yourself.

This level 1 course begins the process to 'unwrap' yourself and move to thru the first step to becoming an authentic person. The first important step is that of self awareness. This involves getting to know yourself and who you are.

Within the course you will find clear and helpful lessons that are easy to understand. Your professor, Richard, believes in cutting away the fluff and technical/philosophical aspects so that the course is accessible to everyone.

You will find resources at the end of each module which will help you further in The Search For Self.

Enrol now and let's take a journey to self discovery.


Richard Butler is a Udemy Professor, life and business coach and business consultant who is changing the way people see life with his highly acclaimed courses.

Previous students have praised is matter of fact, down to earth, no fluff approach to topics within self development.

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone who has woken up and thought "I am doing the right thing with my life"
  • A person who is seeking the answer to the question "Who am I?"
Course content
Expand all 33 lectures 02:01:25
+ Introduction
1 lecture 02:25

Let's talk about this course and what you are going to learn. By the end of this course you will be on the right path to discover you authentic self

Preview 02:25
+ Let's talk about the journey
4 lectures 15:19

Let's talk about the journey ahead and what you will learn.

The journey

It's time to start to take the first steps on your journey to finding your authentic self. The is something that only you can do an you need to be honest with yourself as you reflect and search for answers.

Preview 09:20

In this first section I introduced you to some of the concepts we will be delving into. Please make sure you check out the resources and do the self assessment quiz.


Let's start by getting to know yourself a little more.

Know yourself Self Assessment
8 questions

The resources in this section are going to help you clarify who you are, and help you understand yourself.

There is also a short guide on how to write affirmations

+ Becoming self aware
9 lectures 40:31

In this section we start to look at 10 ways to help develop self awareness which will lead to a deeper understanding of yourself. Change will begin to happen by the end of this section!


The first step to self awareness is controlling our thoughts and feelings. In fact rather than control it is becoming aware of them and understanding that our thought process may not always be helpful. This module explores how your thoughts and feelings contribute (both in a positive and negative way) to your self awareness and how this may affect how authentic you are. I discuss the role of anchors and how they affect you.

Thoughts & Feelings

Friendships and relationships can have a huge effect in how aware and authentic you are. Relationships need to be built on solid foundations, and sometimes we don't do this. When we pretend to be someone we are not it leads to disappoint.

In this module we examine how we portray ourselves, how our friends and colleagues can influence us and how you should ensure that you are always aware of your peer groups in order to be a better person.

Preview 10:39

Journalling is recommended as it allows you to record how you feel, what you are struggling with and allows you to see how you have changed over the causer of weeks or months.

Sometimes you believe you are on the right track, however when you write it down it suddenly becomes clear that maybe you need to make change.

In this lecture I explain how journalling helped me change my life

Journalling & Goal Setting

In order to grow as a person you need to examine your strengths and weaknesses. It's a difficult task as you may believe you are really good at something when in fact you are not self aware and don't realise that there may be room to improve.

On the other hand you may believe you are not good at something but just may need some guidance. This is explored in this lesson.

Strengths & Weaknesses

Sometimes what we perceive is not actually the reality others see. In order to begin your journey you must realise what perception is and how it can affect you.


The resources in this section deal with how to increase your self awareness and also a reflection on meditation.

+ Personal Identity
6 lectures 23:08

This is quite a thought provoking section where we explore how you came to be the person you are.


Your family influenced you so much that some people don't even realise it! In this section I look at some of the ways your family and upbringing may be stopping you from developing. I explain how my background stopped me from being the person I really am.

Family and your upbringing

How do your friends and social groups influence you - and can you change it?

Preview 05:31

How you dress can influence how people perceive you and how you feel about yourself. Learn the importance of appearance and ensure that you project the right image. Also discover that your emotions can be affected by the way you dress.

Your Appearance

In this lecture we looked a three very important areas of influence - family, friends and appearance. Each one of these plays a very important part in shaping who you are, however, all of them can be changed.


In this resource section there is a reflection on embracing your identity as well as understanding that your career is not who you are, rather it is what you do.

+ The Power Of Journalling
5 lectures 10:19

In this section I want to discuss how journalling can change your life as I truly believe that if I had not started journalling I would not be where I am today.

Preview 00:58
Let's talk about journalling
Keeping A Journal - the right way!

In this short section I introduced your to journalling and told you how it had changed my life. I also showed you the right way to keep a journal - be sure to see my journal template in the resources section.


The resource in this section, for me, is the most important one. Journalling for me was the turning point in my life. In this resource I also show you how to journal and recommend a resource

+ Passions & Values
5 lectures 26:07

In this final section we examine what values are and why they are important in the process of becoming self aware. We then move onto passions and learn how to find out passion and how it can be come the guiding light to being authentic.


Values play an important part in shaping who we are. However, have you ever stopped and asked
"What are my values?"
"Where did my values come from?"
"Are these the values I actually want to live by?"

These are some of the questions you will be reflecting on in this lesson.

Preview 07:56

What is your passion? If you could do anything what would it be? This lesson asks 15 questions to help you discover your passion and how to realise what is stopping you from living a life of passion


A summary about this section about passion and values.


The resources in this section talk about discovering your values and then how to find your passion.

Once you find your passion I also have a resource to make you more passionate.

+ Wrap up, bonus and next steps
3 lectures 03:33

A very short wrap up to congratulate you and to let you know the next steps!

Wrap up

You can help your fellow students by leaving a Review of this course. The Review lets your fellow students make the decision to take the course or not. It helps them understand how your experiences in the course helped you become more authentic, and then they can decide if they want to follow in your footsteps

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Plus you'll find a very special gift waiting in the facebook group for you!

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