“Over the years the question narrowed down a bit to work. It’s the thing we spend the vast majority of our waking hours doing.
Few of us are going to do the old school ‘retire at 65, kick back, and finally live the rest of our lives,’ it just doesn’t happen anymore.
So if you think about the fact that you’re probably going to do this for the rest of your life, why not try to spend those hours doing the thing that fills you up as much as humanly possible to the extent that it is available to you in your life? Something that makes you come alive.” – Jonathan Fields
Today I’m talking to Jonathan Fields, a friend who I’ve known for many years, about his new book, Sparked: Discover Your Unique Imprint for Work that Makes You Come Alive. I think the book is perfect for our current “great resignation” era when so many people are reconsidering the kind of work that fills their days. Jonathan shares a summary of ten “sparketypes” that will help you think about what kind of person you are and what tasks will naturally ignite your passion.
- 02:32 What inspired Jonathan to write this book now?
- 05:44 What does it really mean for a task to make you come alive?
- 09:04 Developing the 10 “Sparketypes”
- 14:24 Summary of ten Sparketypes that help you think about what work will make you feel most excited and fulfilled
- 33:20 How to get the book and use it to deepen your relationships
Connect with Jonathan Fields:
Jonathan Fields—the Good Life Guy—delivers insights that spark purpose, possibility, and potential. On a decades-long quest to discover what makes people come fully alive, Jonathan is an award-winning author, Webby-nominated producer, business innovator, and host of one of the world’s top podcasts, Good Life Project. The Wall Street Journal named Good Life Project one of the top self-development podcasts, and Apple featured it on-stage during its legendary annual product event. Jonathan is featured widely in the media, including The New York Times, FastCompany, Entrepreneur, Forbes, Inc., Entrepreneur, CNN, The Guardian, O Magazine, SELF, Allure, Outside, Elle, Vogue, Fitness, and thousands of other outlets. In addition to writing award-winning and bestselling books like his upcoming, Sparked: Discover Your Unique Imprint for Work that Makes You Come Alive, How to Live a Good Life, and Uncertainty: Turning Fear and Doubt Into Fuel For Brilliance, Jonathan has founded several companies with a focus on maximizing human potential. The most recent is Spark Endeavors, where he is the chief architect and driving force behind the world’s first purpose, engagement, and flow archetypes–the Sparketypes®. This powerful tool has been tapped by over 500,000 individuals and organizations, generating a rapidly growing, global data-set, and insight-based solutions to help transform how we work, lead and live.
Visit Sparketype.com to take the free Sparketype quiz and get powerful insights about the work that will make you feel most alive.
To dive even deeper into your results and learn more about the Sparketype system, find Jonathan’s new book Sparked: Discover Your Unique Imprint for Work that Makes You Come Alive wherever books are sold.
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