Based on the title, you might guess that Jonathan Fields’ How to Live A Good Life is just more of the same—another self-help book recycling the same old wisdom you’ve seen over and over. In reality, it’s anything but.
That’s because author Jonathan Fields is keenly aware of who he is, and what sort of difference he hopes to make in the world. In the introduction, Fields describes his process:
“Who am I?” I wondered, “to propose a book entitled How to Live a Good Life?” The arrogance! … Funny enough, a large part of my work is helping people and companies who’ve lost their sense of identity, voice, and meaning, answer this very question. Who am I to have something to say?
Over the next 200+ pages, Fields delivers on his promise to provide actionable strategies to maximize the possibilities of our lives. His straightforward “Good Life Buckets” approach draws on decades of experience “learning at the feet of masters,” and combines science and spirituality.
The premise is simple. The book is divided into three sections, each focusing on a different bucket: “The Vitality Bucket,” “The Connection Bucket,” and “The Contribution Bucket.” The goal is to fill all three of these buckets, whether by cultivating meaningful relationships, taking the time to care for our bodies, or any number of other techniques.
Fields’ dynamic, accessible writing guides the reader on this fruitful journey. How to Live A Good Life is not just a book to be read; it’s a path to possibility, to be walked, then lived.