Jonathan Fields On Finding Meaningful Work
What am I here to do? What should I do with my life? What is my purpose?
Today’s guest has devoted his life to helping people answer these important questions.
Meet Jonathan Fields.
Author of many a bestselling book, including How to Live a Good Life, Uncertainty, and Career Renegade, he’s the man behind the wonderful Good Life Project podcast and community, a sought after public speaker, father, and a dear friend and personal mentor of mine. He’s been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, FastCompany, Inc., Entrepreneur, Forbes, and USA Today, just to name a few.
Making his third appearance on the show, today Jonathan joins me in the studio to share his unique core belief and perspective, which is that everyone has an innate imprint for a certain type of work—work that makes you come alive. After many years of deep thought and research, he’s divined an evidence-based method for helping others discover meaningful careers, which is explored more deeply in his fascinating new book Sparked.
This exchange is essentially an excavation of the self.
We grapple with big life questions, break down the components of meaningful work, and what it takes to not just find, but create a fulfilling career. We also dive deep into Sparktypes, which is essentially the social psychology version of Human Design or the Enneagram. After surveying over 500,000 people and accruing 2.5 million data points, Jonathan has created a system to help you better understand your needs when it comes to finding purpose in your professional life. You can take the free quiz at sparketype.com.
I love Jonathan’s focus on process over results. His emphasis on the journey over the destination. His deep understanding that authenticity is everything. My hope is that our conversation guides you towards work that suits you, fits your unique blueprint, motivates you, excites you, and fills you with purpose. Work that sparks you, and ultimately sets you on a trajectory to a life marked with more meaning, flow, and joy.
I adore this beautiful man for reasons you will soon discover.
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- Connect with Jonathon: Website | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook
- Book: Sparked
- Book: How to Live a Good Life
- Book: Uncertainty: Turning Fear and Doubt into Fuel for Brilliance
- Podcast: Good Life Project
- Website: Good Life Project
- Sparktype: Take The Test
- YouTube: How to Live a Life of Purpose, Meaning & Passion
- YouTube: Jonathan Fields
- YouTube: Finding Work that Lights You Up with Jonathan Fields
- SUCCESS Magazine: This Is How Jonathan Fields Faces the Unknown
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