Jonathan Fields is an entrepreneur, host of The Good Life Project, and the author of How to Live a Good Life.
Rather than approaching life and moments with the mindset of “I must succeed,” Jonathan Fields believes we should be searching for growth and learning in our experiences. He’s the creator of The Good Life Project, and he lists three main components of what it takes to lead a good life. Hear his story and how you can set out on that path in one of our greatest episodes!Jonathan Fields is an entrepreneur, host of The Good Life Project and the author of How to Live a Good Life.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jonathan Fields (IG: @jonathanfields) is dad, husband, award-winning author, entrepreneur, host of top-ranked Good Life Project® podcast and creator of the Sparketypes™, a set of archetypes designed to reveal the source-code for the work you’re here to do. In this episode, we discuss: The most rewarding experience of Jonathan’s life Rekindling his love for physically making things with his hands The joy of anticipation Yearning to create Why there's a growing community of makers and crafters Jonathan is 100% Maker What am I doing with my life? Creating the Sparketype assessment What drives you? Exploring the 10 different Sparketypes Maker - making ideas manifest Scientist – driven to solve Identifying your primary and shadow Sparketypes Maven – driven to learn Essentialist – driven to distill The difference between passion and Sparketypes Performer – driven to perform Warrior – drawn to lead Sage – driven to teach Advocate – driven to give voice to ideas or beings Advisor – driven to work in an intimate, hands-on way Nurturing – driven to give care Marni & Jesse’s Sparketypes The Creation | Elevation Spectrum Any given Sparketype can be expressed in various ways Change the way you build your life Show sponsors: Sproos <== 20% off your first Sproos order (free shipping on orders over $40) Thrive Market <== Get your membership for as low as $5 a month & receive $20 in shopping credit with a 1 year membership (US only) Related links: Take the FREE Sparketype Assessment Jonathan Fields' website Good Life Project Good Life Project Podcast Follow Jonathan Fields on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter Listen to Jonathan Fields previously on TUHP (episode #123) Jonathan Fields - How to Live a Good Life (book) Jonathan Fields - My Good Life Journal (book) Jonathan Fields - Uncertainty (book) Jonathan Fields - Career Renegade (book) The Tim Ferriss Show - Mr. Money Mustache Bullet Journal Notebook Ryder Carroll - The Bullet Journal Method (book) Listen to Ryan Nicodemus (The Minimalists) previously on TUHP (episode #132) Listen to Dave Asprey (Bulletproof Radio) previously on TUHP (episode #159 & #61) Listen to Chris Kresser (Revolution Health Radio) previously on TUHP (episode #247) The Mental Illness Happy Hour (podcast) Related episodes: 279: Sally Hogshead – How To Fascinate • Unlearn Boring • Finding Balance In The Workplace 252: Srinivas Rao – Creating For An Audience Of One • Creativity Leads To Happiness • Cognitive Bandwidth 243: Susan David – Emotional Agility • The Tyranny Of Positivity • Understanding Guilt & Shame 242: Sarah Knight – You Do You • Happiness In Imperfection • Managing Anxiety 207: Gretchen Rubin – Are You An Upholder, Questioner, Obliger Or A Rebel? Note: Some of the links above are affiliate links. Making a purchase through these links won't cost you anything but we will receive a small commission. This is an easy, free way of supporting the podcast. Thank you! How can you support our podcast? 1. Apple users, please subscribe and review our show on Apple Podcasts, we make sure to read them all. Android users, be sure to subscribe to our show on Google Podcasts. Subscribers never miss any of the action ;) 2. Tell a friend about The Ultimate Health Podcast. They will surely thank you later. You can use the envelope button below to email a friend or tell them about TUHP in person. 3. Join TUHP Facebook community (FREE). This is where we all stay in touch and ask questions in between episodes. Join our community. 4. Follow our adventures on our favourite social media platform, Instagram. 5. Download The Ultimate Health Podcast app (FREE). This way you'll have our whole library of episodes right at your fingertips. Download our iOS/Apple app or our Android app. 6. Share using the buttons below. Thank you!
  Join our new The One You Feed Facebook Discussion Group   This week we talk to Jonathan Fields about living a good life Jonathan Fields is a New York City dad, husband, and he currently runs a mission-driven media and education venture, Good Life Project, where he and his team lead a global community in the quest to live more meaningful, connected and vital lives. He produces a top-rated podcast and video-series with millions of listens and views, where he hosts in-depth conversations with leading voices from Sir Ken Robinson to Brene Brown, Elizabeth Gilbert and hundreds more. Jonathan has also been featured widely in the media, including everything from The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and FastCompany to Real Simple, O Magazine, Self, People, Vogue, Elle, Allure, and many others. His latest book is called How to Live a Good Life: Soulful Stories, Surprising Science, and Practical Wisdom  In This Interview, Jonathan Fields and I Discuss... The One You Feed parable His new book, How to Live a Good Life: Soulful stories, surprising science and practical wisdom The three good life buckets: Connection, Vitality, Contribution Improving your experience in your "day job" The mistake in his business manifesto: Thou shalt do epic shit The role that money plays in living a good life That the way that you spend your money plays a big role in a satisfying life What gives you a sense of purpose? What in your life do you do passionately? Sparks The middle way Three ways to deal with the energy vampires in your life: self-care, compassion & find your beacon That your life can only be as good as the level of your lowest bucket How to improve your life by assessing the levels of your buckets and what actions to then take Jonathan Fields Links Homepage Twitter Facebook Join our new The One You Feed Facebook Discussion Group    
Jonathan Fields inspires possibility. He's a dad, husband, serial entrepreneur, growth strategist, and award-winning author. Jonathan runs mission-driven media and education venture, Good Life Project, where he and his team lead a global community in the quest to live more meaningful, connected, and vital lives. Good Life Project is a top-rated podcast and video-series with millions of listens and views in more than 150 countries, where Jonathan regularly shares conversations with the world’s leading voices like Sir Ken Robinson, Elizabeth Gilbert, Milton Glaser, Brene Brown, Gretchen Rubin, and hundreds more. When not building ventures, writing, and producing, Jonathan can be found dancing around his living room with his wife and daughter, listening to “real music." In this episode, we discuss: How "How to Live a Good Life" differs from his previous books Blending being an artist and entrepreneur What is Good Life Project and what makes it so successful? Jonathan's wake up call during his depleted lawyer phase There are no breakthroughs without uncertainty Don't aim for work life balance, aim for work life blend Your three buckets... connection, contribution, and vitality How do you know what bucket to fill first? The bucket that needs filling isn't always obvious You're only as strong as your least full bucket When all 3 buckets are dry, get quality sleep Jonathan's sleep strategies Reset your body in nature A sense of belonging is essential for survival Relationships require both give and take Give to glow The practice of saying "no" Money and happiness are byproducts, not the goal Being intentional Related links: Sunwarrior <== 20% off all Sunwarrior products & free shipping over $50 (US only) Raw Elements <== 10% off all Raw Elements products - Apply the code TUHP at checkout (free shipping over $100) Jonathan Fields - How to Live a Good Life (book) Jonathan Fields' website Follow Jonathan Field on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter Good Life Project Listen and subscribe to Good Life Project Radio - iTunes/Stitcher Jonathan Fields - Uncertainty (book) Jonathan Fields - Career Renegade (book) f.lux Adam Grant - Give and Take (book) Related episodes: 263: Jonathan Fields – Uncovering The Work That Sparks You 252: Srinivas Rao – Creating For An Audience Of One • Creativity Leads To Happiness • Cognitive Bandwidth 279: Sally Hogshead – How To Fascinate • Unlearn Boring • Finding Balance In The Workplace 312: James Altucher – Reinvent Yourself, Defining Freedom, Comedians See The Truth 313: Chase Jarvis – Creativity Is A Habit (Not A Skill) Available To Everyone Note: Some of the links above are affiliate links. Making a purchase through these links won't cost you anything but we will receive a small commission. This is an easy, free way of supporting the podcast. Thank you! How can you support our podcast? 1. Apple users, please subscribe and review our show on Apple Podcasts, we make sure to read them all. Android users, be sure to subscribe to our show on Google Podcasts. Subscribers never miss any of the action ;) 2. Tell a friend about The Ultimate Health Podcast. They will surely thank you later. You can use the envelope button below to email a friend or tell them about TUHP in person. 3. Join TUHP Facebook community (FREE). This is where we all stay in touch and ask questions in between episodes. Join our community. 4. Follow our adventures on our favourite social media platform, Instagram. 5. Download The Ultimate Health Podcast app (FREE). This way you'll have our whole library of episodes right at your fingertips. Download our iOS/Apple app or our Android app. 6. Share using the buttons below. Thank you!
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Location
New York, New York, United States of America
Episode Count
5
Podcast Count
3
Total Airtime
4 hours, 28 minutes
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Podchaser Creator ID logo 183227