Who Are You, Really?

The Search for Authenticity

Non-Fiction - Self Help
162 Pages
Reviewed on 03/07/2023
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Author Biography

A Master Certified Life Coach and veteran educator, Ray LeCara Jr has worked with every grade level K-12, in public and private education, in the traditional classroom, and online. He has also taught adults in the corporate environment as an award-winning trainer. Today he continues dedicating his time helping people of all ages achieve academic and personal success.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Tanja Jurkovic for Readers' Favorite

Who Are You, Really? The Search for Authenticity by Ray LeCara Jr. is an insightful and concisely written self-help book that takes the reader on a journey of self-realization, and a quest for authenticity. As today’s world is becoming saturated with all kinds of information, it is easy to be confused by the expectations of contemporary society, with its ever-changing rules and advice on how to keep up with the overwhelming world around us. The author eloquently emphasizes the fact that one’s authenticity can easily be lost, and he suggests wonderful and simple ways to regain our originality to lead a happy and fulfilling life.

The concept of the book is helpful and straightforward, providing genuine advice that Ray LeCara Jr. offers as a road map for starting the process of finding one’s authenticity. What I liked the most is the space that he gives us in the book for making daily notes to record our progress in finding our authentic selves. Who Are You, Really? is a beautiful and inspirational little handbook full of practical guidance on how to achieve your goals in life, how to react to tough situations, and finally how to avoid losing yourself in this busy modern world in which we live. This is a definite recommendation to help people learn more about themselves and others in the process.

Nino Lobiladze

Who Are You, Really? by Ray LeCara Jr. is an inspirational read that urges us to look deeper inside ourselves to answer many significant questions about our authenticity. Without providing us with recipes for improving our lives, Ray gently guides us toward our own meaningful conclusions. Who Are You, Really? touches on such aspects of our lives as education, relationships, work and how to be an efficient leader, and living overall. This interactive book has many useful exercises that will help determine our weak spots, goals, or strengths to achieve them. If you want to decrease your dependence on social media, get rid of a toxic relationship, or avoid awkward situations, read Who Are You, Really?

Who Are You, Really? is a simple yet significant quick read. I like very much that Ray LeCara Jr. explains the importance of defining ourselves in a friendly manner. I agree with Ray that despite its simplicity, Who Are You, Really? is a book to re-read many times, for the given suggestions can help us in many challenging situations. Also, it's hard to underestimate the exercises included in the book, as Ray motivates us to fight a good fight constantly and tirelessly. I especially liked the part dedicated to our vulnerability. Ray speaks about transforming it into potency while being honest with others and ourselves. Also, I appreciated that this wonderful book shows the direction to achieving self-confidence. I recommend Who Are You, Really? to fans of the self-help genre, motivational books, and those of us struggling with making important decisions in life.

Kayleigh Perumal

The purpose of Who Are You, Really? The Search For Authenticity by Ray LeCara Jr is to help individuals to connect with and embrace their true selves. The book is divided into four parts: how to live, love, lead, and learn authentically. This simple structure guides the reader clearly through each section, with them all being interconnected. LeCara argues that we are multi-dimensional beings, meaning that many factors affect our ability to live authentically over the physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, and creative aspects of life. He explains that understanding how to express your emotions healthily, and setting boundaries, is at the core of happiness and fulfillment.

Who Are You, Really? delves into what can prevent people from achieving authenticity and highlights the importance of being true to yourself. LeCara points out that it is necessary to figure out how to harness your potential and that being vulnerable and knowing how to communicate will aid your endeavor for authenticity. LeCara’s writing style is engaging and easy to understand and provides thought-provoking, insightful, and practical exercises, questions, and tools to facilitate personal reflection. There are also a few examples of what your answers may look like to give you some ideas. These exercises are the book’s best feature as they offer concrete techniques for developing a more mindful relationship with yourself and others. Whether you’re just beginning your journey toward becoming more authentic or want to deepen your commitment to yourself, this book is the perfect tool to help you succeed.