Episode #33: Jonathan Fields - How To Discover The Work You’re Here To Do

Jonathan Fields - How to Discover The Work You're Here To Do

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Jonathan Fields (@jonathanfields) is an award-winning author, serial entrepreneur, and teacher. He's founded a number of game-changing wellness companies and has led workshops around the world on everything from yoga and mindfulness to conscious entrepreneurship and innovation. 

Currently, he runs the mission-driven media and education company, Good Life Project®, where he produces a top-rated podcast of the same name with millions of downloads. I've had the honor of appearing on his podcast, which happens to be how we first connected.

But more importantly, he's one of the kindest, most genuine, and down-to-earth people you could ever meet. I'm extremely fortunate to call him a friend.

This is Jonathan’s second appearance on the podcast and we dive even deeper into doing meaningful work. We talk about the Sparketype framework Jonathan designed for helping you discover the work you’re here to do, the work that is most meaningful to you — the work that sparks you.

I’ve spoken and written a lot about how understanding yourself is a key part of personal development and happiness. That’s what this conversation is all about. I loved it and I think you will too. This episode is for you if you’re at a crossroads in your career, are unsure what you should be doing with your life, or like me, are eager to understand yourself (and others) just a little bit better.

The 10 Sparketypes

For reference: Here are the 10 different “Sparketypes” Jonathan explains in the episode:

  • The Maker – the person who lives to turn ideas into reality.

  • The Scientist – the person who lives to solve problems.

  • The Maven – the person who loves learning for its own sake.

  • The Essentialist – the person who feels alive when they create order from chaos.

  • The Performer – the person who enlivens any interaction.

  • The Warrior – the person who is driven to organize and lead people.

  • The Sage – the person who is driven to teach and share wisdom.

  • The Advocate – the person who champions others.

  • The Adviser – the person who gives guidance.

  • The Nurturer – the person who lives to nurture others.

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Ruben Chavez is a writer, personal development educator, and host of The Think Grow Podcast. He has created a community of over 3 million readers across his collective platforms, including his popular Instagram page ThinkGrowProsper. Along with this blog, these platforms are his way of inspiring and connecting with thoughtful, creative, and ambitious people just like you.