S2E12 Jonathan Fields - Discovering Grace Looking for Perfection
LGOtv: Big Talk
What is a good life, and how do you protect your energy to live the one you want?Join Laura Gassner Otting as she hosts this episode of LGOtv with special guest, Jonathan Fields - Father, Husband, Maker.Timestamps:2:20 - "I wake up in the morning and I say, 'What can I create that doesn't exist?'"8:23 - "What we see on the surface very often is not the primary impulse for effort underneath the surface."11:43 - How did you realize that the thing that you tried to hide was actually the light inside of you?17:57 - I would say you are one of the few humans I know who truly always is wherever his feet are.22:32 - "I'm okay if it takes me 10 years to learn how to write a paragraph that finally matches that vision of the way I want the words to be in my head."29:57 - "I didn't ever really go to class..."36:51 - "One thing that I've learned is that there is no human being in the planet that I can't be a student of. Every life reveals something to every other life."44:25 - "We are in a season of de-humanization that starts with ourselves."59:23 - "It's easy to sell a business, it's hard to leave a community."1:06:02 - "It's the sweet spot between this too and this too shall pass."Links:https://www.instagram.com/jonathanfieldshttps://www.facebook.com/jonathanfieldshttps://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathanf...https://twitter.com/jonathanfieldshttp://goddlifeproject.com/podcast
#29 Jonathan Fields | Creating employee engagement that rocks!
Helping organisations thrive with Julian Roberts
Today I am interviewing Jonathan Fields who is the CEO & Co Founder of Assembly. We explored how to create employee engagement that rocks. Firstly Jonathan shares his insightful view on the understanding of what true engagement is, this is the start place, making sure it is beyond just job satisfaction. Engagement is the intangibles, the culture , crating a place where the reason to wake up is to go to work and be able to make a difference. Jonathan also shares how technology can really help with company engagement, through his company Assembly, they have created a way to people to give recognition, redeem rewards and create culture insights. Watch the full interview on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OM95LOWs1lk Connect with Jonathan: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathan-fields-49784956/ Website: https://www.joinassembly.com/ Email: email@example.com If you want support in helping your organisation thrive, do get in contact with me: https://www.julianrobertsconsulting.com/
Jonathan Fields: Building Community Based Fitness Businesses [Best Of]
Lead Your Tribe
This is a replay of one of our ‘Best Of’ episodes of our podcast The Trainers Tribe. We’re publishing these fan favourites as we lead up to releasing new episodes this year.Kyle here! On today’s episode I’m really excited to have on one of my hero’s and mentors, Jonathan Fields. I was actually quite nervous giving this interview so I apologise if I’m not my chirpy self.I had Jonathan on to talk about his new book, and while we do touch on it, he ended up dropping some incredible wisdom on us about running crazy-successful fitness businesses.Jonathan has built and sold two fitness businesses, one a high end PT facility in New York, the other, one of the largest, if not the largest, yoga teacher training studios (also in New York). In this episode he shares with us: Pivoting from working a full time job in law to becoming a Personal Trainer How he looked for gaps in the market for great opportunities How community and caring was an essential part to the growth of both businesses (and his other ventures) What ‘asking Why 5 times deep means’ The art of making fitness accessible to non fitness junkies What the three Good Life Buckets are and how we can use them as trainers How to create a ‘container’ that fosters community He leaves us with a challenge and some wisdom that I know you’ll really love so make sure you listen to the end!Links mentioned: Contact Jonathan: JonathanFields.com | GoodLifeProject.com | Twitter | Instagram Jonathan’s new book Sonic Yoga More about Jonathan:Jonathan Fields is on a quest to inspire possibility. A New York City dad, husband, entrepreneur and award winning author, he founded 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, produce a top-rated podcast and video series with millions of downloads and views in more than 150 countries, and offer a growing catalog of events, trainings and courses. His new book, How to Live a Good Life: Soulful Stories, Surprising Science and Practical Wisdom, offers a gateway to a life of meaning, connection and vitality.
Are you doing everything that you can to fill your buckets? One of the keys to a life well-lived is to make sure you’re focusing your energy on doing activities and spending time with people that fill you up. Today on the podcast, I am honored to be joined by Jonathan Fields, a national bestselling author and the founder of Good Life Project. Jonathan is the chief architect behind the world’s first “purpose archetypes”, Sparketypes™. I have been following along with Jonathan's journey since the beginning as the Good Life Project was one of the first podcasts I got hooked on. It’s truly a gift to be able to have him on the podcast today. We discuss how Sparketypes™ came about, what each Sparketype is and what kind of work makes each Sparketype feel most alive. He also shares why you should focus on saying “no” more often and why he doesn’t believe in the notion of balance. What’s in this episode: Why Jonathan doesn’t believe in the notion of balance Being focused on saying “no” more often Run an experiment to see if something gives you energy Filling your buckets in life to live a life well lived The biggest challenges of parenting today Limiting screen time for children Hosting the Good Life Camps The dynamic of working together with his wife How his community took off Deciding he wanted to move away from doing camps How Sparketypes came about Feeling like there was something missing from current personality tests The joy Amy gets from watching people go through creative breakthroughs Devouring and immersing yourself into a something that fills you up Understanding that different work fills different people’s buckets The different Sparketypes and what they do How Jonathan infuses creativity and intention into his everyday About Jonathan: Jonathan Fields is a national bestselling author and the founder of Good Life Project®, one of the top-ranked podcasts in the world with a giant global, mission-driven community. The Wall Street Journal hailed Good Life Project as one of the top self-development podcasts, and Apple recently featured it on-stage during its legendary annual event. An innovator in the field of human potential, Fields is also the chief architect behind the world’s first “purpose archetypes”–the Sparketypes™–tapped by tens-of-thousands of individuals, companies and institutions in the quest to amplify purpose, expression, performance and flow. Jonathan’s latest book, How to Live a Good Life, became an instant national bestseller and #1 audiobook on Audible and his prior book, Uncertainty: Turning Fear and Doubt Into Fuel For Brilliance, was named #1 Personal Development Book by 800-CEO-READ. He is currently at work on a forthcoming book on the Sparketypes. Jonathan and his work have been featured widely in the media, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, FastCompany, Entrepreneur, Forbes and Inc. When Jonathan takes the stage as a keynote-presenter or program facilitator, he brings a rare ability to not just captivate with ideas and stories drawn from his own experience and years interviewing global visionaries, but also to tap into an expansive, international data-set derived from the Sparketype Assessment that reveals powerful insights about purpose, meaning, performance, expression and what it takes to truly to come alive and step into your fullest potential in work and life. Connect with Jonathan: Website | Podcast | Instagram | Facebook Links: How to Live a Good Life: Soulful Stories, Surprising Science, and Practical Wisdom by Jonathan Fields Sparketypes When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl I would love to hear from you! Connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube or on my website. If you enjoyed this podcast and you haven’t already, I’d like to encourage you to subscribe that way you won’t miss a single update. Craft a Life You Love by taking a small step toward turning happiness and fulfillment by savoring this season no matter where you are in your life and in the world.
Best of: How to Live a Good Life with Jonathan Fields
The Unmistakable Creative Podcast
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.
Ep 63: A Maker’s Journey to a Good Life with Jonathan Fields
Mother's Quest Podcast
I’m so thrilled to bring you this full circle, Father’s Day special with someone whose podcast, community, programs, and even summer camp, have impacted me deeply, Jonathan Fields of the Good Life Project. Each Father’s Day, I interview one or two men for a change for the Mother’s Quest Podcast. So, I recently asked on Facebook which father, in their wildest dreams, my community members would most like to hear from. Jonathan’s name came up again and again… alongside Dax Shepard and Obama! Jonathan is dad, husband, award-winning author, and the executive-producer/host of the top-ranked Good Life Project® podcast, hailed by The Wall Street Journal as one of the top self-development podcasts and featured recently by Apple on-stage during its legendary annual event. The podcast is beloved by listeners world-wide, including myself, who appreciate the intimacy and depth of his interviews, with inspiring guests that in recent weeks alone have included Elizabeth Gilbert, Stedman Graham and Abby Wambach. An innovator in the field of human potential, Jonathan is also the chief architect behind the world’s first “purpose archetypes”–what he calls the Sparketypes™–tapped by tens-of-thousands of individuals, companies and institutions, along with some Mother’s Quest members, seeking to amplify purpose, expression, performance, and flow. In this conversation, Jonathan and I went to all the deep, reflective places across each E.P.I.C. guidepost, talking about everything from our Sparktypes to the influence of his mother, a “maker” like himself, how he really feels about the hero’s journey and living a good life, lessons we’ve learned about letting go of expectations with our children, and how to be creators but not to be defined by the things we create. I’m so excited to bring you this conversation and Jonathan’s beautiful, powerful challenge for all of us, which he shares at the end. The whole interview, for me, felt like one amazing “epic snapshot moment” with a generous guide on a similar quest for meaning and connection. I hope you receive as much as I did. Much appreciation, This Episode is Dedicated by: Sara Brannin-Mooser Sara is a Mind + Body Connector, a Soulful Adventurer, a Constant Learner, an Athlete, Mom, Partner, and Friend. She is the Chief Stillness + Strength Officer at Stoking Radiance and Director of Integrated Strength at Smash Gyms. She ignites men and women to build strength and stillness to minimize anxiety and navigate loss on their road to radiance. She provides tools to strengthen the body and mind: full body strength training tied together with meditation and celebration. www.saramooser.com www.smashmountainview.com Connect with her on Linkedin In This Episode We Talk About: Jonathan’s upbringing in the town of the Great Gatsby, influenced by the maker energy of his mother and the elements of water Critical thoughts about the hero’s journey, the reasons Jonathan doesn’t think it’s for everyone, and his current metric for a life well lived How Jonathan is approaching the last summer home with his daughter before college and why we can’t try to short-cut our children’s journey to happiness by installing it The Sparketypes Assessment and the way that learning about my own Sparketype solved a piece of the puzzle for me Why Jonathan set aside Revolution U and the importance sometimes of letting go of the things that we create How Jonathan invests in himself through his daily practice The lessons learned from taking a weekly journey to an Amishcommunity where he made a guitar with his own hands What Jonathan said when I asked him to share a conversation on his podcast that deeply transformed him Jonathan’s perspective about building community and his own evolution to bringing guests on his podcast with not only shared values but also with diverse backgrounds and life experiences Resources and Topics Mentioned: The Good Life Project The Sparketypes Assessment The Good Life Project Episode with Milton Glaser: Certainty Is A Closing Of The Mind Ep 00: Planting Seeds for Mother’s Quest – An Introduction A Mother’s Quest Podcast Encore: Living Out Loud with Jenjii Hysten This Week’s Challenge: For seven days, before getting out of bed, put one hand on your heart, put one hand your belly, close your eyes and just ask yourself, what do I most need today? Give yourself a minute, 30 seconds, or whatever time you need without looking at a device. Just breath into that and make a commitment that at some point before you rest your head on the pillow at night, you will do at least one thing that helps you give yourself that need. Learn More About Jonathan: Jonathan Fields is a national bestselling author and the founder of Good Life Project®, one of the top-ranked podcasts in the world with a giant global, mission-driven community. The Wall Street Journal hailed Good Life Project as one of the top self-development podcasts, and Apple recently featured it on-stage during its legendary annual event. An innovator in the field of human potential, Fields is also the chief architect behind the world’s first “purpose archetypes”–the Sparketypes™–tapped by tens-of-thousands of individuals, companies and institutions in the quest to amplify purpose, expression, performance and flow. Jonathan’s latest book, How to Live a Good Life, became an instant national bestseller and #1 audiobook on Audible and his prior book, Uncertainty: Turning Fear and Doubt Into Fuel For Brilliance, was named #1 Personal Development Book by 800-CEO-READ. He is currently at work on a forthcoming book on the Sparketypes. Jonathan and his work have been featured widely in the media, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, FastCompany, Entrepreneur, Forbes and Inc. When Jonathan takes the stage as a keynote-presenter or program facilitator, he brings a rare ability to not just captivate with ideas and stories drawn from his own experience and years interviewing global visionaries, but also to tap into an expansive, international data-set derived from the Sparketype Assessment that reveals powerful insights about purpose, meaning, performance, expression and what it takes to truly to come alive and step into your fullest potential in work and life. Connect with Jonathan & The Good Life Project on Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Instagram Subscribe to The Good Life Project Podcast Announcements: Announcement for the First Spark Your E.P.I.C. Life Group Program This summer, I’m excited to invite you to join us for the first group program version of the signature Spark Your E.P.I.C. Life series that I typically do in one-on-one coaching or in the Mother’s Quest Circle. The Group Program will bring you the same powerful sequence, in community, at a more affordable rate and at an accelerated pace, meeting weekly on Thursdays, beginning the second week of July. If you want to be added to wait list to receive the link to all the details and the registration application as soon as it goes live, sign up here. Hope you may join us, and that together, we can help you clarify your future vision, assess your present along the E.P.I.C. Guideposts, and then move into action to more fully live your E.P.I.C. life. Mother’s Quest Manifesto Give-Away My guest today, Jonathan Fields of the Good Life Project was instrumental in the creation of the E.P.I.C. Life framework, the foundation for all things Mother’s Quest. Living my version of an E.P.I.C. Life has really become my manifesto. And having this as a guiding light has been so helpful to me that I wanted to support you to create your own. Continuing through the month of June, join us in the free Mother’s Quest Facebook Group, where you’ll find a series of reflective prompts and live videos from other members to help spark your own. Create and share on social media with the hashtag #oneminutemommanifesto before the end of the month, and you’ll be entered into a Give-Away to win fabulous prizes from Mother’s Quest members. If you are discovering this episode another time, don’t worry, the prompts will all still be waiting for you in the group. I hope you’ll join us. Now, onto the show. Spark Your E.P.I.C. Year Anyone else feel like they need a spring reset to their year? A few months ago, we declared February the new January and facilitated a Mother’s Quest Workshop/Virtual Milestone Hike experience to help us all start again. Using photos from my favorite local hike, I took a small group on a virtual journey to: Reflect on our last chapter (as we ascend) Decide what we want to release (using an image of a big bad bonfire!) and what we want to carry forward Then, set intentions along the E.P.I.C. guideposts for our new chapter. There’s a special planning sheet we created to guide you and help you document the whole process. Truthfully, we can start fresh any time we choose. If you decide you want to reset and begin again, today, this afternoon or this weekend, using this experience and worksheet to support you. Just sign up here. Spark Your E.P.I.C. Life or 90 Minute Clarity Coaching Session If you’re feeling a desire to press “pause” on the busyness and reflect on your vision for this year, what’s working and what needs to shift, and what key guidepost would help you move forward more intentionally, I’d love to support you with a one-on-one 90-minute clarity coaching session. If you are interested in the Spark Your E.P.I.C. Life Series or another way of working with me, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for a complimentary 30 minute discovery session. 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Join in for intimate conversations with a diverse group of inspiring mothers as they share how they are living an E.P.I.C. life, Engaging mindfully with their children (E), Passionately and Purposefully making a difference beyond their family (P), Investing in themselves (I), and Connecting to a strong support network (C). Join our community of mothers to light the way and sustain you on your quest at https://www.facebook.com/groups/mothersquest/
33: Jonathan Fields - How To Discover The Work You're Here To Do
The Think Grow Podcast
Jonathan Fields is the creator of the world’s first “purpose archetypes” which he calls Sparketypes™. This framework has been used by tens-of-thousands of individuals, as well as companies and institutions to discover purpose and amplify performance. Jonathan is also an award-winning author, serial entrepreneur, and innovator in the field of human potential. He's founded a number of game-changing wellness companies and has led workshops around the world on everything from yoga and mindfulness to conscious entrepreneurship and innovation. This is Jonathan’s second appearance on the podcast and we dive even deeper into doing meaningful work. We talk about the Sparketype framework he designed for helping you discover the work you’re here to do. See the show notes for this episode here: https://thinkgrowprosper.com/blog/jonathan-fields THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: This podcast would not exist without support from our sponsors. I ONLY partner with companies whose products or services I personally use and believe in. Please check out these special offers: Four Sigmatic is a superfood company that uses functional mushrooms and herbs in their easy-to-drink blends. I’ve been using their supplements for years — long before they became a sponsor of this podcast. Get 15% off your Four Sigmatic purchase by going to foursigmatic.com/tgp. Or, use discount code ‘TGP’ at checkout. Audible is how I consume most of my books these days. As a new parent, I could never read as much as I do without it. Whether I'm driving, cooking, or rocking baby to sleep, Audible gives me the ability to feed my mind good stuff while I go about my day. Get a free audiobook plus two free "Audible Originals" when you sign up for a free 30-day trial here.
Jonathan Fields: On self-awareness and finding work that lights you up as an act of self-love
You Are Infinitely Loved
In this episode we chat to the amazing Jonathan Fields about self-awareness, creating communities of belonging and uncovering your unique source code so you can find meaningful work that lights you up. Jonathan is an award-winning author, serial entrepreneur, community-builder, speaker and teacher. He’s been featured everywhere from The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Inc., SmartCompany and Entrepreneur to the pages of Vogue, Elle, Allure, Yoga Journal, Mind + Body, USA Today, and People just to name a few. He’s incredibly inspiring, genuine, full of integrity and he truly cares for people. He’s also the reason the 3 of us met in the first place, so it was a real thrill to get to interview someone who’s had such a significant impact on our lives. We discuss the ways in which self-awareness is a precursor to self-love and how so much of Jonathan’s work has a focus on self-enquiry and developing a deep level of self-knowledge. We look at where his fascination with the human condition, psychology and human performance began in college, how he followed that curiosity over the years and the profound impact that 9/11 had on his life and work.We talk about the way we learn to love ourselves in relation to the way we interact with others and how important it is to find communities that foster connection, acceptance and belonging. Jonathan shares so much insight about how we can create amazing communities by being completely open about the values the community stands for, modelling those behaviours, and intentionally designing experiences with social dynamics, interaction and safety in mind. It’s this safe container that allows people to be open and vulnerable, which is what leads to greater connection and belonging.We also go into Jonathan’s latest work with Sparketypes, which is all about helping you discover your unique source code for work that fills you with a sense of meaning and purpose and allows you to feel fully engaged and fully expressed in the world. We discuss how unloving it is to spend the vast majority of your time doing things that conflict with your essential nature, and why so many people find themselves in this position with the work that they do. Jonathan believes that through learning more about who you are, what matters to you most, and what feels deeply meaningful, this gives you the self-knowledge to know what to say yes or no to in a way that nourishes you and it’s these choices that lead to self-fulfilment or self-love.Finally, we talk about Jonathan’s self-care rituals and why dark chocolate just might be the solution to everything. We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we enjoyed speaking to Jonathan.Resources Mentioned:Good Life Project - www.goodlifeproject.com Sparketypes - https://www.goodlifeproject.com/sparketest/--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/you-are-infinitely-loved/message
Jonathan Fields - Transform Your Conversations With Exquisite Attention
The Better Questions
“Because we are terrified of being outcasts and not belonging, we tend to sacrifice doing the things that fill us up in the name of being accepted." — Jonathan Fields (@jonathanfields) Jonathan is a bestselling author and founder of The Good Life Project, which has become one of the highest-ranked podcasts in the world. His podcast and books have been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Forbes, and many others. Highlights 1) How to transform your conversations with exquisite attention 2) How to do fewer things better 3) How entrepreneurship is the greatest personal growth experience 4) How to test out multiple ideas versus when to let go of a good idea Behind the scenes I met Jonathan at one of his live podcast recordings and was amazed at how naturally his questions flowed. He was practicing what he calls exquisite attention, the ability to deeply listen by letting go of all your prepared questions and preconceived ideas. Who needs to listen? If you’re looking for work that makes you feel fully alive, or feeling overwhelmed because you've taken on too much, have a listen. Tune in every Thursday for a new episode! If you'd like to submit your own question and hear it answered on the show, visit TheBetterQuestions.com.