“Loving the Process, Not the Product” with Jonathan Fields

Today’s amazing episode features my good friend and mentor, Jonathan Fields! Jonathan is a dad, husband, entrepreneur and award-winning author. He founded the mission-driven media and education venture, Good Life Project®, where he hosts the top-ranked Good Life Project podcast, with millions of downloads and a global audience, and leads an international community in the pursuit of live well-lived.

Jonathan’s latest book, How to Live a Good Life: Soulful Stories, Surprising Science and Practical Wisdom, offers a powerful framework for a life well-lived, and its companion journal, The Good Life Journal, reveals a simple 12-minute daily practice that lets you come alive not someday, but today.

In this episode Jonathan reveals how he builds things long-term versus chasing trends and how to sustain building a community – without losing the magic. We also look at the backlash of screens and how being “connected” is not the same thing as actually being with somebody.

Tune in and listen below:

What you'll hear (and don't want to miss!)

  • What “Leading With Love” looks like to Jonathan and how he puts it into practice in his own life [2:48]
  • The ingredients he added to build his Good Life Project community [8:49]
  • How the idea of Camp Good Life Project came to be and where the magic happens there [15:24]
  • Jonathan’s thoughts on how the online space is shifting and changing the way that we interact with each other [19:24]
  • The difference between self knowledge and self-awareness – and why it should matter to you [35:17]
  • Why Jonathan doesn’t identify himself by the things he creates [41:42]
  • What pulls Jonathan forward and his powerful mantra! [46:39]

 

Resources + links mentioned:

Jonathan Fields, creator of the Good Life Project podcast

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

The Good Life Journal

Good Life Project interview with Marie Forleo

Marie Forleo's Online Business Training Program, B-School

Camp GLP

Rev. angel Kyodo williams

Good Life Project episode on “the making of a book”

Daily Rituals by Mason Currey

 

Key Quotes:

“It was a gamble to go from a fast-growing successful video series to deciding to wind that down and bet on audio.” [7:26]

“I wasn’t looking for a quick hit. I was looking at how we build something big that serves a large number of people over a long window of time.” [8:40]

“We’ve never been more connected in the history of humanity, yet more alone.” [19:39]

“I am also very much the aspirational visionary who, you know, believes almost anything is possible.” [26:22]

“Just because something is hard, or gets hard, that doesn’t stop me or signal to me that it’s not right.” [39:09]

 

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The Lead with Love podcast is hosted by Jadah Sellner (that's me!). I help entrepreneurs build their tribes with the online program, Build Your Challenge. I'm also an author, international keynote + TEDx speaker, poet, and creator of Love Over Metrics™, a Business Growth Incubator and Mastermind for women with big ambitions and even bigger hearts. #LeadWithLove

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