Today’s guest is my friend Jonathan Fields, the founder of a mission driven media and education venture called Good Life Project. His books, Career Renegade, Uncertainty, and his brand new release, How to Live a Good Life, are his own soul-searching journeys, as he attempts to answer some deep and important questions that we all face as human beings. Jonathan enjoys hosting The Good Life Project podcast, where he shares powerful ideas and interviews with his global community on a quest to live more meaningful, connected, and vital lives.
Jonathan is thoughtful, curious, and passionate about learning. He gives amazing advice. He is someone I truly believes brings his whole self to the great work he does. And, he’s someone I’m grateful to know and to have had a chance to chat with here on the podcast.
[4:16] What does Bring Your Whole Self to Work mean to Jonathan?
[5:56] The course, How to Live a Good Life, should be taught in schools, because not enough of us know how to do it.
[8:02] When did Jonathan start exploring human potential?
[9:50] Jonathan has always toed the line between art and entrepreneurship.
[13:13] Jonathan enjoys intensive learning environments, but when learning turns into practice he loses interest.
[15:19] An emergency surgery was the wake up call Jonathan needed to direct his energy towards wellness.
[21:37] Jonathan has always loved movement, functional anatomy, and kinesiology.
[25:15] Yoga was a business investment Jonathan could believe in. The studio he started in Hell’s kitchen is still a thriving community today.
[28:20] The intention of the Good Life Project was to bring people together and provide guidance for personal and entrepreneurial growth.
[32:17] Jonathan writes books to answer his own questions.
[33:38] Jonathan loves podcasting and working with his wife and his daughter.
[40:05] How can fathers support their children in a loving way?
[43:57] The goal of Jonathan’s company is to find the sweet spot between building something that is in service to others, and still keeping himself excited.
[46:54] A daily mindfulness practice is necessary if Jonathan plans to stay in a place of uncertainty.
[49:22] If How to Live a Good Life was a semester long class…
“Building anything big requires you to be in a place of sustained uncertainty.” @jonathanfieldsClick to tweet