Episode 72: How to Live a Good Life with Jonathan Fields

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Jonathan Fields inspires possibility. A New York City dad, husband, award-winning author, serial entrepreneur, teacher and strategist, he founded a number of game-changing wellness-companies, taught thousands of students and led workshops around the world on everything from yoga and mindfulness to conscious entrepreneurship and innovation.

jonathan-fields-hsHis 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. To celebrate the book’s release and inspire early interest, Jonathan is doing something pretty extraordinary. In addition to offering fantastic pre-order bonuses, he’s teamed with the One Tree Planted foundation to plant a 10,000 tree “Good Life Forest!” When you pre-order your copy of the book before the October 18th publication date, you’ll also be sponsoring a tree and doing good for the planet (and for you). You can get all the details at GoodLifeProject.com/book.

Now, working with his wife and a world-class faculty, he runs mission-driven media and education venture, Good Life Project®, where they produce a top-rated podcast channel and video-series with hundreds of thousands of followers and millions of views and downloads. Good Life Project also offers in-person and online events and trainings, including their annual 400+ person Camp GLP gathering.

Jonathan regularly keynotes at events and has been featured widely in the media, including The New York Times, USA Today, People, O Magazine, Vogue, Elle, Yoga Journal, SELF, Allure, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, FastCompany, Inc., Entrepreneur and thousands of other places that sound cool, but don’t impress his daughter all that much.
When not writing, teaching, building things or telling stories, he can be found dancing around his living room with his wife and daughter.

htl-3d-cover-3Coming from the typical schooling background, Jonathan continued his education to become a lawyer. After graduating law school, his body took a turn for the worst. Ending up in the hospital, Jonathan had some time on his hands to reevaluate life. Finding that two of his most passionate loves, were coming full circle: health and wellness and entrepreneurship, he decided to move forward with these new thoughts. Building his own businesses is what was next in line for Jonathan.

He goes on to tell me that it was right around his late teens that he started asking himself “what are we all really here for?” and it was within the answer, that he knew he would go on to serve himself and his community on how to live a GOOD LIFE.

Choosing his true passion over money, Jonathan knew it was the right choice to take a pay cut by following his dream, rather than staying in a profession that didn’t light up his life.You may attempt, but in the end you’ll realize that you can’t ever put a price tag on waking up happy.

Steering towards a higher power to hear him out and be with him along the way, he tells us when this theory first started to set in.

“After becoming a Dad, I started asking more questions and exploring ancient philosophy and tradition. It’s built on the concept of one-ness.”

With his new-found higher power and his wife by his side, Jonathan created the Good Life Project, a media and education venture.

“Of course there are sucky days, but if you were to stop me on any given day and ask me “Are you living a good life?” my answer would be, OH YEAH!”

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Living the good life
  • Serving your community
  • Choosing things that light you up
  • Your potential
  • Risk tolerant
  • Your higher power

Resources:

For more tips on how to lead a happy and healthy life head on over to goodlifeproject.com or find him on Instagram @Jonathanfields.

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