To call Jonathan Fields an award-winning author (Career Renegade, Uncertainty), serial entrepreneur (Sedona Wellness Center, Sonic Yoga, Good Life Project) and lifestyle innovator gives you a taste of his magic but fails to quite capture all of it. He's an extraordinary human whose life work combines passion, humor, and generosity in order to ignite the work and personal lives of those around him. From his Good Life Project TV heavy hitters interviews series to the GLP Creed, everything Jonathan touches is BOLD. Don't miss him at INBOUND Thursday September 18th on the Bold Talks stage with "Turning Your Tormentor into Your Teacher."
(Update) We also sat down face-to-face with Jonathan recently to talk about his work:
What is your #1 source for staying on top of your world?
When and what do you read online?
I've been switching most of my content consumption to audio, since it keeps me from being chained to a sitting position. I listen to podcasts while I walk outside after meditating in the morning and going between places and meetings (Marc Maron's WTF, Design Matters, Ben Greenfield Fitness, On Being, The Moth, "Death, Sex + Money" and The Tim Ferriss Show).
What is your favorite place on the web?
- NewYork Times for general news
- Creativity Post for entertainment
- Trashhand on instagram and Lisa Congdon for inspiration
- back to Creativity Post for learning and professional development
Who is someone undiscovered that we should be reading?
Two people: Reiki Master, Pamela Miles. She doesn't post often, but when she does, it always makes me think. And, keep your eye on Kristoffer Carter of This Epic Life. He's setting up to do big things in 2015.
What is your biggest pet peeve about content?
How much energy people waste focusing on pet peeves. What if we turned our attention away from other peoples' creative output and, instead, just did the work to develop our own craft and forget about what everyone else does or doesn't do to our liking? ;-)
What is the most memorable piece of content of all time?
How would you rank your favorite social apps?
If content types were stocks, which ones would you buy, which would you sell, and which would you hold?
video, podcasts, newsletters, slide decks, ebooks/white papers, blog posts, books, infographics
BUY: Infographics, podcasts, newsletters, long blog posts
HOLD: Slidedecks, videos,
SELL: ebooks/whitepapers, short blog posts, and books*
What haven't we asked you that you'd like to talk about?
Don't use content as an excuse to disengage with people!
Don't miss Jonathan Fields, Malcolm Gladwell, Martha Stewart, Simon Sinek and a whole roster of incredible speakers coming to Boston September 15-18 for INBOUND 2014.
Originally published Aug 18, 2014 4:00:00 PM, updated January 18 2023