Creating a Meaningful Life & Developing Habits of Happiness
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Creating a Meaningful Life & Developing Habits of Happiness

Learn to design the life of your dreams with intensive, hands-on, & transformational exercises used by top life coaches.
4.8 (154 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,923 students enrolled
Last updated 4/2016
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  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Use the most powerful and transformational tools available for creating a life of meaning and purpose
  • Identify passions, goals, values, and personal missions
  • Develop powerful self-knowledge to determine and pursue the right path
  • Create a meaningful life full of joy and fulfillment!
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  • No prior knowledge is required
  • Open-mindedness and a willingness to question one's pre-existing habits and beliefs are strongly recommended

We all want to live a life of meaning, joy, and fulfillment. But let’s be honest… it’s not easy! 

Finding our passions, defining our purpose, and balancing all the many aspects of a complete and rich life… this stuff takes work!

In this course, the product of over 2 decades of university-level work and thousands of lives changed, we’re going to give you the strategies, tools, and frameworks to create the meaningful life of your dreams. 

Fortunately, there are powerful, hands-on exercises you can do to discover your life's purpose and achieve your dreams

This isn’t some fluffy course about motivation and inspiration. It’s an intensive, step-by-step action plan to help you...

  • Build the foundation of a happy and meaningful life
  • Understand the science of happiness and how to apply it
  • Discover the purpose and mission of your life - and pursue them!
  • Create wellness and balance in all 8 of life’s core elements
  • Develop the wisdom and self knowledge to be your true self
  • Understand the role of change and harness it to propel yourself forward
  • Reframe negativity and obstacles to avoid getting “stuck”
  • Develop powerful and effective goals to help accomplish your dreams
  • Uncover your core values and learn how to live them to the fullest
  • Map out and design your life for meaning and happiness - deliberately
  • Build the powerful support system and the nurturing environment that helps you achieve greatness
  • ...and much, much more!

For the first time ever, you can Create a Meaningful Life in the comfort of your own home!

Join top-rated university professor Linda Levine and Jonathan Levi, one of Udemy's all-time bestselling instructors, in this first-of-its kind online course.

Throughout the course, we’ll use the same hands-on techniques and exercises used by the world’s top life coaches and university professors alike to help you define and attain a truly meaningful life.

You'll learn about powerful, life-changing tools such as...

  • The Wheel of Life
  • Personal Mission Statements
  • Core Values
  • Cognitive Reframing
  • SMART Goals
  • Life Dashboards
  • Vision Boards
  • Happiness Habits
  • and many other techniques for increasing happiness and fulfillment!

It’s going to take hard work - and we’re going to push you out of your comfort zone…

But through this course, we’re going to get there together.

Whether you’re mostly satisfied with your life, or deeply in need of a change, this course is guaranteed to improve your life in measurable and remarkable ways.

We can’t wait to see what you’re able to achieve - but as you’ll learn - designing the life of your dreams is about taking action…

So click “Enroll Now” and join us on this incredible journey, so that you, too, can Create a Meaningful Life.

Who is the target audience?
  • Individuals who are "pretty" satisfied, but still feel that they want more out of life
  • Individuals who are deeply in need of a change
  • Individuals feeling "stuck" or unsure of the next steps to take
  • Anyone looking to understand the steps of creating meaning and purpose in their lives
  • Recommended for ages 13 and up
  • This course is not designed as a replacement for psychological or psychiatric help
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Curriculum For This Course
38 Lectures
Introduction to Creating a Meaningful Life
3 Lectures 10:47

In this lecture, you'll learn a bit about your instructors, and what you can expect to gain from this course.

Preview 03:53

This lecture will introduce you to the Course Syllabus, which you should download in PDF version from the supplementary materials, as well as the Zip file of the PDF bookmarks, which makes it fast and easy to get all of the links provided throughout this course.

Download the Course Syllabus

This lecture will talk about two different ways to look at life, and which one we advocate. 

Preview 05:38

Are we ready to learn together?
4 questions
Setting the Foundation for a Happy & Meaningful Life
6 Lectures 34:08

This lecture is about the importance of happiness and how complaining and comparison can affect our quest in creating a meaningful life.

The Research on Quality of Life and Happiness

This lecture teaches you about the proper framing and how to be happy in every situation.

Happiness is Your Choice

This is the first worksheet of this course and it is essential part of the process of making this your own.

How to Use Worksheets & The Happiness Habits Worksheet

In this lecture, you'll learn about meaning making and how important it has been for great figures in history.

In Search of Meaning

This lecture is about the importance of living in the present moment and practicing acceptance as tools and strategies to begin creating a life full of joy.

Mindfulness, Acceptance, & The Power of Now

This lectures is about how to find your life's purpose and that Happy and Meaningful life may be closely correlated, but do not always overlap. 

What will bring YOU happiness & meaning?

Do we understand the pursuit of happiness?
6 questions
Discovering Wellness & Balance
7 Lectures 26:32

This lecture discuss about the overall sense of balance as the real key to creating a life worth living,

The Importance of Wellness and Balance

This lecture will introduce us to the 8 elements of creating a balance wellness.

Preview 03:05

This exercise is designed to help you assess how you are currently living your  life.

The Wheel of Life Worksheet Explained

This lecture tackles about the "hack" that you can apply to improve the aspects in your Wheel of Life that needs attention.

How to Make Your Wheel Roll Smoothly

This is an important exercise to help discover what and how much you know about yourself.

What I Know About Myself Worksheet Explained

This lecture tackles about how to discover your passion and the importance of pursuing it.

The Power of Passion

In this lecture, we learn how to tackle the Finding Your Passions Worksheet, a very important part of course. 

Finding Your Passions Worksheet Explained

What have we learned about passion & balance?
4 questions
Changing obstacles into opportunities
3 Lectures 17:52

This lecture will help you in choosing a direction and overcome adversity - especially if you’re stuck. It's about changing obstacles into opportunities.

Newton’s Laws & Why ALL Action Creates Progress

We have two kinds of obstacles on our journey to joy: external ones and internal ones. This lecture will help you determine and overcome the latter obstacle.

Overcoming Common Obstacles & Fears

This lecture is about the cognitive reframing that will help you change negative beliefs in order to create a meaningful life.

Negative Beliefs and the Power of Reframing

How will you deal with obstacles & uncertainty?
4 questions
New Life, New You
9 Lectures 46:45

In this lecture, we learn how to define and determine the things that are going to help make us our best, most fulfilled selves through our Mission, Goals & Defined Values.

The Critical Importance of Having a Mission, Goals & Defined Values

This lecture tackles about what helps a company to make sure that everyone is aligned and on-board and decide in toughest of times.

Creating Your Core Values

This lecture talks about personal mission statements and why you need one!

Your Mission & Who You Want To Be

This lecture is about properly creating goals using the SMART methodology.

The Right & Wrong Way to Set Goals

In this lecture we learn a clever way to decide which goals to set.  

Which Goals Should I Set?

This lecture is about structuring goals and learning how to assess what you want to accomplish in the short term, medium term, and long term.

Timelines & Setting Long Term Goals

This lecture is about the role and importance of Bucket Lists as another form of goal.

The Role of Bucket Lists

In this lecture, we'll walk you through another important worksheet, the SMART goals worksheet.  

SMART Goals Worksheet

This lecture tackles the importance of writing down your goals and posting them publicly.

Don’t Just Think It, Ink It!

Do you understand the formula that will get you there?
5 questions
Tools for Making Progress
7 Lectures 38:06

This lecture discusses the two powerful tools that we use for posting goals publicly.

Life Dashboards & Vision Boards

This lecture is about the role technology plays in the entire process of creating a meaning life.

Help from Technology

This lecture tackles the huge role of mentorship and role models and how to find them.

Mentors & Role Models

This lecture is about the how nurturing people and your environments affect your motivation and quest for a happy and meaningful life.

Nurturing Voices & Environments

This lecture explains both professional and peer coaching, and how to know if you need one or the other. 

Professional & Peer Coaching

This lecture explains the marvelous virtuous cycle in the quest to creating a meaningful life. 

The Tremendous Fulfillment of Giving Back

This lecture explains the continuous process of seeking to learn in order to achieve personal development.

Lifelong Learning

How well do you understand the tools for progress?
5 questions
What’s Next, Congratulations, & Conclusions
3 Lectures 08:49

This lecture is a quick look of what you’ve accomplished and what you’re going to do moving forward.

What’s Next? Creating It On Your Own!

In this lecture, you'll learn about Jonathan's other courses, and how you can get deep discounts on them!

Bonus Lecture: Discounts Jonathan’s Other Courses

In this lecture, you'll learn about private coaching with Linda, as well as her public speaking offerings. 

Bonus Lecture: Private Coaching with Linda
About the Instructor
Jonathan Levi
4.5 Average rating
7,864 Reviews
60,042 Students
8 Courses
Lifehacker, SuperLearner, Top Instructor (>98,000 students!)

Jonathan Levi is an experienced entrepreneur, angel investor, and lifehacker from Silicon Valley. Since 2014, Jonathan has been one of the top-performing instructors on Udemy, with his course Become a SuperLearner (now retired) earning him over 60,000 students. He has since snowballed this success into the launch of his rapidly growing information products company, SuperHuman Enterprises, which produces such products as the top-rated Becoming SuperHuman Podcast; the bestselling "Become a SuperLearner" print, digital, and audiobooks; and numerous online courses. Most recently, he launched The SuperLearner Academy, a private, online academy where he teaches premium-level masterclasses in accelerated learning and productivity. He is based in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Origin Story:

After successfully selling his Inc 5,000 rated startup in April of 2011, Levi packed up for Israel to gain experience in the Venture Capital industry. While in Israel, Levi enlisted the help of speed-reading expert and university professor Anna Goldentouch and Machine Learning expert Dr. Lev Gold, who tutored him in speed-reading, advanced memorization, and more. Levi saw incredible results while earning his MBA from INSEAD, and was overwhelmed with the amount of interest his classmates expressed in acquiring the same skill set. Since acquiring this superlearning skill, he has become a proficient lifehacker, optimizing and "hacking" such processes as travel, sleep, language learning, and fitness.

Media Recognition

In addition to publishing his own bestselling book, Levi has been featured in such publications and programs as the Wall Street Journal, Inc. Magazine, TEDx, Entrepreneur On Fire, Mixergy, Dream. Think. Do, Nana10 Television, The Silicon Valley Business Journal, The SoloPreneur Hour, The Smart People Podcast, and Upstarts! How GenY Entrepreneurs are Rocking the World of Business and 8 Ways You Can Profit from Their Success, among other blogs, podcasts, and publications.

Linda Levine, M.Ed
4.8 Average rating
154 Reviews
1,923 Students
1 Course
Acclaimed speaker, coach, university lecturer, & performer

Linda “Rainbow” Levine, M. Ed. is an acclaimed motivational speaker, coach, and award-winning lecturer at San Jose State University, where she was instrumental in the development and management of the university's top-rated course, Creating a Meaningful Life. For nearly 30 years, Linda has educated and inspired thousands of people in the United States and abroad. She has presented participatory workshops and training sessions for Silicon Valley companies, private and public organizations, and for state, national, and international conferences. Her expertise includes:

  • Creating a Meaningful Life
  • Humor in the Workplace
  • Leadership and Group Dynamics
  • Mission and Goal-Setting
  • Personal and Professional Wellness
  • Education
  • Retirement lifestyle planning
  • Greif counseling 
  • Recreation
  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • Creativity 

"Linda educates and entertains with innovative ideas and a truly dynamic and energizing style. Absolutely everything that Linda “Rainbow” Levine presents is worthwhile, educational and fun!" -Jonathan Levi, Top Ranking Udemy Instructor & Linda's Mentee