Recently I’ve discovered a pretty awesome source of inspiration and knowledge about life that I wanted to share with you today.
I’m referring to the Good Life Project™, founded by a high quality person named Jonathan Fields (or at least that’s the impression I get when I read his texts, listen to his podacasts or watch his videos).
This project, or movement as he describes it, started when Jonathan asked a simple but profound question to many thinkers and change-makers, whose answers will probably inspire and awaken you, as they do with me. The question is: what does it mean to you to live a Good Life?
More specifically, the Good Life Project™ is “A set of shared values. A community. A creed, bundled with a voracious commitment to move beyond words and act. First, as a manifestation of your soul. And then as a quest to have the adventure of a lifetime, and to leave the world around you changed.”
When I read those words I can feel the fire of my non-conformity personality burning inside, inspiring some thoughts and desires to pursue my dreams while helping others pursue theirs.
Jonathan Fields seems to be connected to Intention, and that probably guided him through tough times when he left his 6-figures career as a lawyer to dive into the healthy living business for $12 an hour as personal trainer. That led to build a successful yoga studio in New York after the 9/11. After some years he wrote his first book “Career renegade” on how to turn nearly any passion into a living, and recently, Fields launched his new book “Uncertainty: Turning Fear and Doubt into Fuel for Brilliance.”
By the way, if you are like most human beings and do not know which passions you have, Fields has a different approach, shared here:
“I don’t believe most people have one true calling. Maybe a precious few do, but most could be happy and fulfilled doing a wide variety of things. It’s more about discovering the activities, people, processes and settings that have made you come alive throughout your life, that deliver you into your “flow” state. Once you know these things, then finding careers that sync well with those qualities or creating your own path becomes much easier. “
Another tipping point on his path to Good Life Project™ was his popular The 10 Commandments of Epic Business, which were shared and passed around thousands of times in a matter of hours. Fields also realized, after sharing the 10 Commandments of Business, that they were bigger than just business. They were about life, about living a good life. And I guess that’s how the project started.
I love the Living Creed that inspires the GLP. I feel specially touched by the sentence “Find awe, let it shake you, melt you, lift you, then share it”, since that is precisely the purpose of The Awe Effect.
Like this? Learn to build a better life at Good Life Project.
Good Life Project™ TV is a weekly web-show whose guests include acclaimed entrepreneurs, artists, authors and thought leaders. The common theme is people building deeply-meaningful businesses, bodies of work, movements and careers, as well as world-class experts.
But the messages and stories shared there will inspire you even if you don’t want to create a meaningful career or be a world-class expert.
I’m glad to have found this source of awesomeness and inspiration.
And what would be a Good Life for you? (Comment below to share with us)