This week we talk to Jonathan Fields about living a good life
Jonathan Fields is a New York City dad, husband, and he currently runs a 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. He produces a top-rated podcast and video-series with millions of listens and views, where he hosts in-depth conversations with leading voices from Sir Ken Robinson to Brene Brown, Elizabeth Gilbert and hundreds more.
Jonathan has also been featured widely in the media, including everything from The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and FastCompany to Real Simple, O Magazine, Self, People, Vogue, Elle, Allure, and many others.
His latest book is called How to Live a Good Life: Soulful Stories, Surprising Science, and Practical Wisdom
In This Interview, Jonathan Fields and I Discuss…
- The One You Feed parable
- His new book, How to Live a Good Life: Soulful stories, surprising science and practical wisdom
- The three good life buckets: Connection, Vitality, Contribution
- Improving your experience in your “day job”
- The mistake in his business manifesto: Thou shalt do epic shit
- The role that money plays in living a good life
- That the way that you spend your money plays a big role in a satisfying life
- What gives you a sense of purpose? What in your life do you do passionately?
- The middle way
- Three ways to deal with the energy vampires in your life: self-care, compassion & find your beacon
- That your life can only be as good as the level of your lowest bucket
- How to improve your life by assessing the levels of your buckets and what actions to then take
Jonathan Fields Links
A grandfather is talking with his grandson and he says there are two wolves inside of us which are always at war with each other.
One of them is a good wolf which represents things like kindness, bravery and love. The other is a bad wolf, which represents things like greed, hatred and fear.
The grandson stops and thinks about it for a second then he looks up at his grandfather and says, “Grandfather, which one wins?”
The grandfather quietly replies, the one you feedThe Tale of Two Wolves is often attributed to the Cherokee indians but there seems to be no real proof of this. It has also been attributed to evangelical preacher Billy Graham and Irish Playwright George Bernard Shaw. It appears no one knows for sure but this does not diminish the power of the parable.
This parable goes by many names including:
The Tale of Two Wolves
The Parable of the Two Wolves
Which Wolf Do You Feed
Which Wolf are You Feeding
Which Wolf Will You Feed
It also often features different animals, mainly two dogs.