The Art of Developing Self-Awareness
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The Art of Developing Self-Awareness

A step-by-step guide to greater happiness, success & self-esteem by activating positive change from the inside out.
3.7 (233 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.
14,332 students enrolled
Created by Jan Marie Mueller
Last updated 3/2014
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 15+ Lectures and more than 60 minutes of content
  • Reflect on who you are and who you’d like to become.
  • Discover your true self
  • Become aware of your motivations
  • Better understand your personality type
  • Push outside your comfort zone
  • Acknowledge your negative traits
  • Silence the negativity & replace it with positive self-talk
  • Use self-awareness to be your best self
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  • Paper
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Description

You have the feeling that something has to change. You want to do more, have more, BE more but you´re not really sure how to go about it or where to start…

In all truth, it doesn´t matter what your goals are, developing self-awareness is the first step to getting you there.

The better you understand your true self and what motivates you, the easier it will be to focus your energy on defining and directing the changes that need to take place to get you where you want to go.

It’s often said, “We cannot change what we will not see.”

Self-awareness is the process of acknowledging not just your strengths, but also your weaknesses. It involves listening to your feelings as well as your body, then taking action based on what you hear.

When you are more in tune with your body, it is much easier to say “no” to that extra piece of cake, to staying up later or even working yourself until you drop. Self-awareness is a process of learning to trust in yourself. And the more you practice it, the better you will get.

Join us in this course as we discuss some key tips for beginning your journey to greater self-awareness. Learn how to:

    ·Reflect on who you are and who you’d like to become.

    ·Discover your true self

    ·Become aware of your motivations

    ·Better understand your personality type

    ·Push outside your comfort zone

    ·Acknowledge your negative traits

    ·Silence the negativity & replace it with positive self-talk

    ·Use self-awareness to be your best self

Self-awareness is a necessary part of self-esteem and change. If you want to grow as an individual, begin with taking a close look at a complete and honest picture of who you are now.

The better you understand yourself, the better you will be able to accept yourself as you are…and change those things you want most to change.

This is the first step on your journey to becoming the best you can be. In this course you will discover the art of developing greater self-awareness as a way to living the extraordinary life you were meant to live.

Who is the target audience?
  • People who feel stuck in some way and are ready to make a change in their lives by looking within for the answers they seek.
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Curriculum For This Course
17 Lectures
01:06:11
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Course Introduction
3 Lectures 05:41

I´m so glad you are joining me; welcome to the course!

Be sure to download the worksheets available in Lecture 3. You can also download a free copy of the accompanying guide & workbook at http://www.ThinkBrilliantly.com/free-guide.

Start Here
1 page

When it comes to finding meaning in your life, asking the right question is the surest way to finding the answers…

Beginning The Journey
01:34

In this lecture, I´d like to help you get to know me a bit better. Learn who I am, the path I´m on and where I am going...

Be sure and download the course worksheets included in this lecture to help you take notes and keep track of the information you find most useful. ;)

Introduction & Worksheets
04:07
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Looking Within
5 Lectures 23:50

Before we begin, make sure to download the course worksheets from Lecture 3 - you can find them in the description section.

If you want to develop yourself to your fullest potential, you must master the art of developing self-awareness. On this journey of personal exploration, you will discover both positive and negative things about yourself. Some of them may even surprise you.

Uncovering your true self entails peeling away the many layers of your thoughts and beliefs until you get to your inner core.

Before you embark on this journey, understand that “wanting” to see your inner true self is essential.

The questions included in the description of each lecture will help guide you to challenging your negative thoughts & beliefs and lead you toward taking steps to change them. Spend some time at the end of each lecture thinking about each question and writing down your answers.

There is no right or wrong

…only self-discovery. Good luck.

Lecture 1: Questions

    ·Think about a situation where someone has exhibited a negative trait you recognize within yourself. How did this make you feel? How can you use this knowledge to transform this negative trait into a positive one?

If you´ve downloaded your Free Guide & Workbook at ThinkBrilliantly.com/Free-Guide and using them to follow along, you will find the information in this lecture on following pages:

Guide: pg 7-11

Workbook: pg 2-3

Discover Your True Self
06:16

Being self-aware means you know your goals and are willing to do what it takes to achieve them. You understand what contributes to your happiness as well as your sadness. You are deeply in touch with your values, beliefs, strengths & weaknesses… and you are aware that these all affect the way you relate to others.

You recognize your achievements and take steps to overcome your challenges.

Lecture 2: Questions

    ·What are your goals in life?

    ·What makes you happy?

    ·What makes you sad?

    ·What are your core beliefs?

    ·What have you achieved?

    ·What challenges do you face?

If you´ve downloaded your Free Guide & Workbook at ThinkBrilliantly.com/Free-Guide and using them to follow along, you will find the information in this lecture on following pages:

Guide: pg 12-13

Workbook: pg 4-8

Things To Keep in Mind On Your Journey
02:14

Knowing your personality type can help you better define and understand your strengths, weaknesses, beliefs and values.

Spend a few minutes taking these two tests:

http://www.learnmyself.com/

http://www.ThinkBrilliantly.com/introvert-extrovert

How accurate were the answers, do you think?

If you´ve downloaded your Free Guide & Workbook at ThinkBrilliantly.com/Free-Guide and using them to follow along, you will find the information in this lecture on following pages:

Guide: pg 13-14

Workbook: pg 8-9

What´s Your Personality Type?
03:52

Of all the valuable skills you’ll acquire, learning to deal effectively with discomfort is one of the most important.

Consider all the times you’ve wanted to do something, but either never started or came up short. It’s likely that your inability to handle the resulting discomfort was the cause.

If you could handle discomfort better, you would never procrastinate, never quit a diet, exercise every day, and complete everything you ever wanted to accomplish.

Most of us avoid discomfort at all costs.

It’s the biggest limiting factor for most people. But, a little discomfort can be a good thing. Even a lot of discomfort is a good thing if you want to change your life quickly.

Lecture 7: Questions

Be sure and do the simple exercises mentioned in this lecture!

Flexing Your Flexibility Muscle
06:11

We are connected with everything in our world – in one way or another…

Set aside some time to watch this thought-provoking video:

http://thinkbrilliantly.com/what-the-bleep/

It shares insights on how our beliefs can create our circumstances and how we can affect water with thoughts, words and music…

If you´ve downloaded your Free Guide & Workbook at ThinkBrilliantly.com/Free-Guide and using them to follow along, you will find the information in this lecture on following pages:

Guide: pg 19-22

http://thinkbrilliantly.com/what-the-bleep/

What The "Bleep" Do We Know?
05:17
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Silencing Your Negative Mind
2 Lectures 09:30

Accepting our negative traits takes courage.

Take the time to look deep inside yourself.

Recognize your negative traits “without judgment”. Allow yourself to just “be” – as you are in this moment and write down what you find…right now.

Lecture 9: Questions

Write down a recent challenge in your life…How could you put a positive spin on it and use the experience to your advantage?

Think about your strengths. Write them down…How do your strengths contribute to the happiness of others?

Think about your achievements. Can you list 10 of them? Next to each, make a note of the new things you learned as a result.

Think about your preferences & habits. Write them down. Are they serving you well? If not, what do you need to do to change them?

If you´ve downloaded your Free Guide & Workbook at ThinkBrilliantly.com/Free-Guide and using them to follow along, you will find the information in this lecture on following pages:

Guide: pg 23-24

Workbook: pg 11-12

Acknowledging Your Negative Traits
07:23

Would you like a simple way to really change your life?

Instead of merely getting by, you will find that your life can truly be exceptional when you focus on positive solutions rather than the constraints of your only thinking about the challenges you face.

This 10-Day Negative Thought Fast will show you how to get started.

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The power for changing your life is in your hands -

don´t wait another minute. Get started with your Negative Though Fast TODAY!

Hop on over to Facebook and let me know how you´re doing so far!

http://www.Facebook.com/ThinkBrilliantly

Type in: I´m the best me I can be! so I can cheer you along on your journey!!

I know you can DO it!

Jan Marie ;)

The 10-Day Negative Thought Fast - The Rules
02:07
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Cultivating Your Best Self
1 Lecture 07:09

Self-awareness is a never-ending journey…

And there are many tools that can help you along the way.

For example, writing your thoughts and actions down each day is one of the best ways of learning more about yourself. Deciding on a set of core values will also help serve you well in your day-to-day life.

Read self-help books - Consider committing yourself to reading one chapter a day, every day. It´s not necessary to devour them in one sitting – taking the time to read bit by bit gives you time to put what you are learning into action.

Here are some of my favorites:

    ·The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson

    ·The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

    ·What To Say When You Talk To Yourself by Shad Helmstetter

    ·The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

Which books will you read? Jot them down and get started today!


If you´ve downloaded your Free Guide & Workbook at ThinkBrilliantly.com/Free-Guide and using them to follow along, you will find the information in this lecture on following pages:

Guide: pg 27-29

Workbook: pg 13-20

Using Self-Awareness To Change Your Life
07:09
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Bonuses - Positive Pathways
4 Lectures 13:20

Do you often have the feeling like you talk yourself out of success?

You know what I´m talking about…

As soon as you begin setting goals for yourself, that nagging little voice at the back of your mind starts whispering: you can´t do that, you are not qualified, no one want to hear what you have to say…

If this scenario sounds even the least bit familiar, it´s time you took steps to change the way you deal with your inner dialog. Stop letting that negative little voice push you down and start using positive self-talk to strike back and overcome your anxious thoughts.

Bonus #1 - Conquering Your Goals With Positive Self-Talk
03:40

Affirmations are powerful tools you can use to help you live the life you´ve always dreamed of. Discover why you should be using them and what you have to do to create some of your very own.

For more detailed information on how to use positive affirmations and positive self-talk to help you live the extraordinary life you are meant to be living, you may enjoy reading my Kindle eBook You Are What You Think. You can find it here:

http://thinkbrilliantly.com/You-Are-What-You-Think

Bonus #2 - Creating Your Own Positive Affirmations
04:56

Bonus #3 - Getting The Most Out Of Your Affirmations
02:40

A little inspiration for helping you choose some affirmations you can start using in your life today…

Bonus #4 - Positive Affirmations For Increasing Self-Esteem
02:04
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Drawing Things To A Close...
2 Lectures 05:28

Congratulations – you have almost finished the entire course! In this lecture we are going to touch back on some of the main points that were discussed.

Recap Of The Course
04:41

Connect With Jan Marie
00:47
About the Instructor
Jan Marie Mueller
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Founder & CEO of ThinkBrilliantly.com

Jan Marie Mueller is the founder of ThinkBrilliantly.com and a lifelong advocate and firm believer in the value of personal growth and development for a better, more productive life.

Jan Marie has authored dozens of articles on a wide range of topics including motivation, people management, success, stress, and parenting. She is also an accomplished author of children´s books.

Prior to ThinkBrilliantly.com, Jan Marie spent the better part of 20 years working as an international teacher trainer and running her own language schools in southern Germany. At the same time she was responsible for material development and online teacher support.

Jan Marie is an author of two series of children´s books: Nature´s Amazing! and Amazing Kids! She is currently working on a parenting guide and another book outlining her belief in the power of what she calls a “success mindset”.

She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Business from the University of Sonoma in California and has many lessons and experiences in people and business management that she wishes to share with you.

Her mission is to provide you with a foundation of ideas that you can both identify with and apply to your daily life. She loves reaching out to and helping others do what it takes to make the positive changes that can lead to greater happiness, success and self-esteem in life. She looks forward to helping you, too.