Know Yourself

Gaining self-awareness as a gateway to happiness
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4,232 students
1hr 59min of on-demand video
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Why knowing yourself is so important to happiness
How to get to know yourself on a deeper level than ever before
What your values, motivations and main personality types are
Tips on how to apply self-awareness to your life to maximise happiness


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Aristotle once said, “knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom”. In my opinion, knowing yourself is also the foundation upon which happiness is built.

Whether you are desperately unhappy with your life, or simply feel “OK” but have a nagging feeling that life should be about so much more than just feeling OK, then this course could be for you!

Knowing yourself deeply has many benefits, starting with the headline fact that you will feel more happy, alive, and fulfilled, right down to the more specific benefits like greater self-esteem, less chance of being affected by the opinions, judgements and expectations of others or society in general, and more productivity and self-motivation in everyday life.

This course is split into four sections.

In Section One I introduce myself and the concepts of happiness and self-awareness, and detail why knowing yourself is so important.

In Section Two and Three we dive deep into knowing yourself – here you will learn about your values, your motivations and desires, your strengths, your personality traits, where you fall on the introvert-extrovert spectrum, and what your “dark side” is (if you are wondering what I mean by this, all will be revealed in the course)! We also talk about why a lot of this stuff matters and how you can use it in your life. Indeed, throughout the course I offer specific tips as to how to apply certain aspects of self-awareness in order to get you started on your journey towards applying what you learn about yourself, so you can create a life of meaning, purpose, productivity, self-motivation and maximum happiness!

In Section Four I discuss the importance of “testing and learning” in life, and leave you with some motivational takeaways and final thoughts on self-awareness in relation to life and happiness.

If you are ready to dive deep into your soul and uncover the real you, all so you can create and craft a life you love, then please enrol now and I’ll see you on the inside! ?

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone who is unhappy or struggling in life
  • Those who feel they lack self-awareness
  • Anyone who feels they are not being themselves
  • Young people wanting to set themselves up for a happy and fulfilling life


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James Hill
  • 4.3 Instructor Rating
  • 155 Reviews
  • 9,840 Students
  • 3 Courses

My driving aim is very simple: to develop and live a world-class life of incredible happiness, and to help and inspire as many others as possible to do the same.

My life so far has been one of extreme highs and crushing lows.  For example, in my twenties I ran four marathons across four different cities, traveled all over the globe staying in 5-star hotels, I got a Degree in Agriculture, I went to a Royal World Premier of a Bond movie, and so on.

Since then I have been through a divorce, suffered various business, investment and financial failures, and it was only a few years ago when I was even sleeping in my car and £70,000 in debt!

Fast forward to today and I now live in a nice house in Huddersfield (UK).  I’m debt-free.  I have the best job I have ever had and more importantly, I’m enjoying it.  I am also continuing to pursue my wider ambitions and vision, and loving the process of doing so.

I am fit and healthy with world-class physical and mental health, the foundation of which has been my morning routine.  I have built good habits in multiple areas of my life.  I have written two books, continue to make courses, and I'm continuing to develop as a public speaker.  I go on lots of mini-adventures such as hikes in the countryside and walks in the woods, and I’ve filled my life with many other things I love doing such as reading, making weird and wonderful videos, dancing, spending time with quality friends and family, and foraging for wild food in the woods and countryside.

I tell you all this not to brag but to show just how much has changed and what’s possible when you knuckle down and focus with the right attitude and work ethic.

Most importantly, from everything I’ve been through and everything I’ve learned along the way, I’m now living a life that I love.  In other words, I’m incredibly happy.  I’m living my own life and being who I really am.

Through all of this – the very good and the very bad and everything in between – I’ve gained knowledge, insights, and skills that have allowed me to reach a whole new level of happiness and a position of wanting to help others achieve the same.

In short, I've done enough right to make a success of life, and I've done enough wrong to make me a great teacher.

The ultimate goal?

For both myself and anyone who cares to listen to me, a life of meaning and purpose where you feel alive and fulfilled, are able to be your true self unshackled from the judgements and opinions of other people and society in general, no regrets, excellent mental health and happiness, and a legacy and life you can be proud of.

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