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Introvert Entrepreneurs: A Quieter Approach to Building Business  

Can you start and build a business if you’re an introvert? This was a question from our someone in our listening community. Truth told, it’s a question we get on a pretty regular basis. There is a lot of mythology about how social, forward-facing and mass-scale public you need to be in order to be […]

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Emily McDowell: Irreverent Art With a Huge Heart.  

Emily McDowell is a writer, illustrator, and entrepreneur who specializes in chronicling the human condition. In 2012, she left a successful career in advertising to launch her greeting card line, making cards for the relationships we actually have. Now a multimillion-dollar stationery and gift company, Emily McDowell Studio products are sold online and in nearly […]

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Happiness. It’s Complicated.  

What if the quest to be perpetually happy was actually making us miserable? Who doesn’t want to be happy? Who doesn’t want to laugh all day? It’s a wonderful state, deserving of a powerful seat at the good life table. Happiness has become a hot subject of study over the last two decades, along with […]

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Gabrielle Bernstein: The Journey From Addiction to Awareness  

Gabrielle Bernstein is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Universe Has Your Back and numerous other books. She’s been featured on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday as “next-generation thought leader” and leads talks, retreats and meditations for sold-out audiences around the world, embracing her role one of the voices of an emerging generation […]

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What Story Is Your Life Telling?  

There’s a line in the Good Life Project Living Creed: “Life is a story, if you wouldn’t read the one you’re telling, write a different ending.” That’s what today’s short and sweet GLP Riff is all about; the role of stories in our lives. What is the story you’re telling with the way you’re living […]

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Radhanath Swami: The Path of Devotion and Service  

Today’s guest is Radhanath Swami, a Vaishnava sanyassin (a monk in a Krishna-bhakti lineage) and teacher of the devotional path of Bhakti-yoga. He is author of The Journey Home, a memoir of his search for spiritual truth. His latest book is The Journey Within: Exploring the Path of Bhakti.  His teachings draw from the sacred texts of […]

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A Good Life is a Practice, Not a Place.  

So often, we look at life as a game to win, or a journey to get from where we are now to that magical, far-off destination where, finally, we get to live a good life. Except, it doesn’t work that way. There is no there there, there is only here now. When we look at […]

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Orly Wahba: The Kindness Boomerang  

Orly Wahba is a teacher, entrepreneur, and community activist passionate about inspiring and motivating people to make the world a kinder place. Orly began her career as a middle school teacher, empowering children to embrace unity, build self-value, and use their power to influence the world for good. Trying to reckon with the death of […]

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Are You Measuring Your Success With the Wrong Metric?  

Are you measuring your success by the wrong metric? It’s so easy to get caught up in vanity metrics. To measure your how full your Good Life Buckets are with the wrong metrics. Funny enough, I got caught in this trap. And, the irony is, it was all in the process of measuring my success […]

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Panache Desai: On Teachers, Triggers, Presence and Grace  

This week’s guest, Panache Desai, is a contemporary spiritual teacher, author of Discovering Your Soul Signature, and recent guest of Oprah Winfrey on Super Soul Sunday. Desai’s connection to spirit, to something bigger than him or any one being, arrived as a child. Embracing it and allowing it to move through him came easily. But, because it […]

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Our Podcast Setup: In the Studio and On the Road  

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Glennon Doyle Melton: On Love, Life, Leading and the Limelight  

Glennon Doyle Melton is an author, activist, and founder of Momastery.com and Together Rising, a non-profit that has raised close to five million dollars for women and children in crisis. Her brand new book, LOVE WARRIOR is a #1 New York Times Bestseller and the most recent Oprah’s Book Club selection. Today, I sit down […]

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Before You Can Choose Joy, You Have to Choose You.  

Ever know someone who just radiates light? Someone who is unapologetically joyful? Even under the most challenging circumstances, there’s this heartbeat that celebrates what is good? What is it about those people? What makes them that way? Probably a million different things. But, there’s one fairly universal choice that I’ve come to believe serves as […]

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How to Live a Good Life [BONUS EPISODE]  

What if today was the day that changed everything? What if you didn’t have to wait to step into your good life and, instead, you could just start living it? This moment. This day. What if a good life was a simple, daily practice, not some far away place that someday, off in the distance, […]

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Lori Harder: Transforming Anxiety Into Action and Elevation  

++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Pre-order your copy of Jonathan Fields’ new book, How to Live a Good Life: Soulful Stories, Surprising Science and Practical Wisdom, by October 18, 2016, get great bonuses and we’ll plant a tree for every book ordered. We’re on a mission to grow a 10,000 tree Good Life Forest! Download the first chapter and invest in […]

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Unbusy: A Manifesto  

Busyness. It’s a problem. But, what if there was something deeper happening? An epic battle between intention and surrender that is both a source of profound pain, and an unlock key for life unbounded? And, along with that, an undiagnosed condition—Reactive Life Syndrome—that so many of us are living with, without even knowing it, or […]

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Beyond Coaching, What Really Matters: Michael Bungay Stanier  

The new book, How to Live a Good Life: Soulful Stories, Surprising Science and Practical Wisdom, by Good Life Project founder, Jonathan Fields, is available for pre-order now! It’s a joyful, story-driven, engaging and eye-opening deep dive into what really makes a difference in your pursuit of a meaningful, alive and connected life. Click here now to download and […]

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Jocelyn Glei: Unsubscribing as an Act of Creation.  

Jocelyn Glei knows how to get the right stuff done. The founding editor and a key member of the team that built the massive 99u community, website and conference and the Behance platform for creative professionals, she’s a brilliant thinker in the realm of focused creation, with a track record to back up her ideas. […]

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Refuge in Grief: How Megan Devine Came Back to Life  

The day Megan Devine’s partner died started like any other. The sun was shining as they walked to a favorite spot by the river. Matt waded in, as he’d done countless times before. Minutes later, he was gone. No warning, no time to prepare, no chance to say goodbye. Megan is a psychotherapist. She trained for […]

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You Don’t Have to Go Big to Make a Big Difference.  

There's this idea out in the world that if you want to make a real difference, to make meaning, you have to go big. Be massively public. Take the giant risk. Build something vast and complex. You've got to be the wave that crashes on the shore.

That is, indeed, one approach to leaving your mark. But, there's another. A gentler, more nuanced version or meaning making. One that allows your impact to come from a single, thoughtful drop in the human pond, knowing others will be moved, then carry it forward. One that allows you to just do the work you want to do, then let the idea amplify and expand as it touches others.

I call this the ripple effect, and in today's episode, share a story about an experience a camper, Rick Charlie, had when returning home from Camp GLP this year that illustrates how our journeys came together to make a difference in a stranger's life.

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Have you heard? My new book - How to Live a Good Life: Soulful Stories, Surprising Science and Practical Wisdom - is available for pre-order now! It's a joyful, story-driven, engaging and eye-opening deep dive into what really makes a difference in your pursuit of a meaningful, alive and connected life. 

Click here now to download and read the first chapter for free.

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