03 Feb Jonathan Fields
Jonathan Fields is an author, entrepreneur and speaker on a mission to help individuals and organizations cultivate the personal practices, workflow adaptations and environmental/cultural shifts needed to become more agile, creative and innovative and embrace action in the face of uncertainty with a greater sense of ease.
A former NYC mega-firm/SEC lawyer turned serial-entrepreneur, Fields founded two cutting-edge boutique lifestyle/fitness facilities – Sedona Private Fitness and Sonic Yoga – the latter in the shadow of 9-11 in Hell’s Kitchen, NY. He quickly grew both into industry-leading businesses, generating international media-attention and raising the bar for business, marketing and programming trends. He eventually sold both companies to focus on writing, training and speaking…and being a strongly present dad and husband.
Now an author, innovation catalyst and speaker, Fields writes AdAge Power 150 blog, and contributes to PsychologyToday.com, Amex OPENForum and a number of other top-100 blogs.
His first book, Career Renegade: How to Make a Great Living Doing What You Love, was named a Top 10 Small Business Book by Small Business Trends and a Top 5 Summer Read by MSNBC’s Your Business.
Fields’ second book, Uncertainty: Turning Fear and Doubt Into Fuel for Brilliance (Portfolio Sept 2011), has generated extraordinary praise from the likes of Zappos’ Tony Hseih, Dan Pink, Gretchen Rubin, Steve Pressfield and dozens of other leaders in the worlds of creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership. Its in-depth, provocative, and highly-practical approach to embracing uncertainty as a catalyst for innovation delivers the perfect message and set of tools for our times. And, 800-CEO-READ named Uncertainty the #1 Personal Development book of 2011.
Fields is regularly featured as an expert in the media, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, FastCompany, Inc.com, Entrepreneur, USA Today, Reuters, People, CNBC, FoxBusiness, CBS Radio, Vogue, Elle, How, Self, Fitness, People, O magazine and thousands of websites. BusinessWeek named him one of the 20 people every entrepreneur needs to follow on twitter.
Spark Your work
What if your work felt like the thing you were put on the planet to do, filled you with purpose, allowed you to feel fully-expressed and perform at the peak of your potential? This is what it feels like to be “sparked,” to operate on a level where you’re fully alive, standing in your potential and contributing everything you have to offer on the highest possible level. It turns out, anyone can work from this place, regardless of job, title or industry, once you discover your Sparketype®, the unique source-code for work that makes you come alive.
What makes great leaders great? Skill and experience play a role, but one of the most ignored, yet critical determinants of success as a leader is a deep awareness of your own inner-driver of purpose, engagement and expression — your Sparketype® — along with the ability to identity and leverage this unique source-code in others.
Whether you’re a leader, salesperson, innovator or entrepreneur, your success is tied to your ability to cultivate trust, safety, openness, dedication and commitment. How does this happen? Turns out, it’s less about what you “do and say,” and more about your ability to cultivate and cast a hyper-focused state of awareness known as “Exquisite Attention.” Master this capability and every relationship, both in business and life, becomes exponentially deeper and more capable of impact, ease and elevation.