Episode 164: Jonathan Fields – How To Live A Good Life

Jonathan Fields currently 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. They produce 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.

He’s also a best-selling author.  His latest book is titled How To Live A Good Life: Soulful Stories, Surprising Science, and Practical Wisdom

Jonathan is regularly featured in the media, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, FastCompany, Inc., Entrepreneur, USA Today, Real Simple, HOW, O Magazine, Self, Outside, Slate, Vogue, Elle, Allure, SELF, Yoga Journal, CNBC, Fox News, Today Show, PBS Nightly Business Report.

Episode 164: Jonathan Fields – How To Live A Good Life

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The Learning Leader Show

“A leader is someone who is willing to own not just the result, but the process.”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • What does it mean to live a good life? 
    • Being completely unique
    • Immersing self with activities that fill you up
    • A sense of connection
  • How do you “help people live better lives?”
  • The origin story of “Good Life Project” — The manifestation of what it means to live a good life
    • A conscious entrepreneur — Launch, build, sold multiple companies
  • Key blog post – Year in reflection of 2011. 40 pages: 
    • 10 Commandments of Epic Business
  • How do you do something you love for a living? Just starting… Run experiments. The key is starting.
  • Having an annual gathering — Camp GLP
  • What it’s like working full time with your spouse on your business
  • Going to law school –> Being an entrepreneur –> Sold first business while in college
  • Being a lawyer for the government vs. life as an entrepreneur
  • A leader is someone who is willing to own now just the result, but the process.
  • WOOP = Wish, Outcome, Obstacle, Process
  • Newest book… Why write it? What is it? A distillation of years of incredible conversations with teachers who are living it. Learning from those teachers sharing extremely actionable advice.
  • The ideal person to read “How To Live A Good Life” — Someone who is in their middle years of their life, busy people who are ready to take more control
  • “Living Creed” — “What do I believe is possible?”  “What do I believe is important?”
  • “Tell your story… Not someone else’s”

“What do I believe is possible? What do I believe is important?”

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Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

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