The Good Life With Jonathan Fields


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

How to Live a Good Life: Soulful Stories, Surprising Science, and Practical Wisdom by Jonathan Fields
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

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