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  • Someone asked:
    I would like to take your course but with my schedule, I just don't have time. Do you have any suggestions?
    • rlongw replied:
      I hear this comment so often. I could trivialize and answer, "Much like we need proper exercise to maintain a healthy body, why not take time to find the best means to take control of the mind?" With all that has happened in the last few months, I believe there is no better time to take stock of who we are, what we are doing and where we are going. We blame politicians, educators, religion and others for most of our problems. Collectively, the concern is rooted in us. We need to take more responsibility, the time, make the effort to improve the self, much like what we do for the body when we exercise. The issues and solutions mentioned in the course are important, and possibly urgently needed in today's environment. The course considers and suggests a different mode of thinking, not with a confused 'out of control' mind but one with clarity, understanding and thoughtfulness. 'Right action' will become the new reality from a consciously aware mind. We need to take time to do this.
  • Someone asked:
    How long did it take to produce the course?
    • rlongw replied:
      This was my first Udemy course and hopefully not an indication of the effort required for any repeat performance. The original script was written by Richard and took over 1,000 hours including researching, editing, submission to reviewers, approval. The online course conversion (from script to a MOOCs format) took another 500 hours. This included familiarity with the Udemy process, finding resource material (iStock jpegs and mp4s), video and audio recording, Powerpoint, Adobe After Effects, Camtasia editing, quizzes, supplementary resources, approval and corrections. Not included in the total was the artwork and music production.
  • Someone asked:
    How was the artwork created?
    • rlongw replied:
      The artwork was done by Erin Robinson at her studio. Each sketch took 20+ minutes to do and was filmed using an SLR camera. The raw file was then time-sync'd to match the "voice over" narration. That is, say, a 20 minute movie of the sketch was sped-up to match the timing of a voice recording. Hope you enjoyed the drawings!
  • Someone asked:
    What is the purpose of the course?
    • rlongw replied:
      The short answer is "to take complete control of your life and live it in a much more meaningful way." A longer answer can be found on the Landing Page of this site (simply click Turning the Self Inside Out, at the top of this page, and you will be taken to the Landing Page)