GLP IMMERSION 2015: EARLY-NOTICE LIST
People are talking
“…he starts with great people, he expects great things out of them and great things tend to happen.”
“The dude (Jonathan) is a rolodex of connections of whos done what, what works and how it relates to your thing and he spares no expense or time or energy connecting you with those things that make your path go boom..boom..boom. So he is not like ‘I’m going to jump up and build this bridge for you,’ but get in alignment first and you will notice the bridge building itself as you cross, it’s pretty cool. I think he has a unique way of, I don’t want to get too airy fairy, but it is definitely a vibe thing and manifestation thing, he starts with great people, he expects great things out of them and great things tend to happen.”
— Kristoffer Carter, Director, Sales talent and development, Centro
“…celebrating the wins every step of the way and that is pretty fantastic.”
“I am now part of a tribe that is unbelievably supportive & enthusiastic and right there with me celebrating the wins every step of the way and that is pretty fantastic. There is a lot of accountability in the Good Life Project, just by virtue of the peer group that is created. And, the weekly updates mean that each of us are reporting in on what we have been up to, what has been working well and what hasn’t and how all of that is fitting into what we said is important to us….”
— Karen Wright, Founder of Karen Wright Coaching, Parachute Executive Coaching
“…invaluable, the way people leaned in and really helped each other.”
“The support of my fellow GLPeepers, my Good Life Project peers, was incredible. They came from all kinds of businesses, all walks of life and really contributed to my kind of experience of being in it with other people who were taking big risks, making big changes and willing to try new things. Having a peer group like that was so invaluable, the way people leaned in and really helped each other. We created this incredible kind of trust and kindness and respect, exactly the kind of people you want to have with you on your good life.
Jonathan Fields was an incredible mentor to me, I think he is an incredibly savvy businessman and also a wise and heart centered person. Jonathan really gave me a lot of encouragement for things I was afraid of doing. The man knows a ton, he knows so much, so he really gave a lot of knowledge and information.”
— Cynthia Morris, Founder of Original Impulse, Artist and Novelist
“…A lot of really cool stuff to look forward to.”
“Through Jonathan’s leadership it has been a lot of learning from programmatic, marketing and other aspects of re-branding my organization which I didn’t have the skills for and was really hoping to gain here and through other’s experiences and his coaching we have been able to do a lot and have a lot in the pipeline as well.”
— Angela Devlen, Founder of Mahila Partnership, President of Wakefield Brunswick
“It probably would’ve taken me years to learn what I’ve learn in the past couple of months…”
“The group affected my life in such a profound way. I have not had access to people like this before, it is kind of hard to describe, but the coming together as a group of different people who all have different tribes, different backgrounds, different experiences and having all of that together in one room to bounce off each other, you just can’t get that anywhere else. You can’t get that advice from your friends, you can’t get that advice from your family, you can’t get that advice from your peers & co-workers at the same level as it comes to you from the group.”
— Ashley Herzberger, Founder of AshleyJosephine.com
“JUST DO IT! And, don’t look back, because from that moment you will continue to skyrocket forward!”
“There has been enormous value in getting connected to a group of people, all trying to build a business, and who all want to help each other so much to succeed. The immersion weekends were intense but hugely helpful in making those connections deep and raw and real. I now have a group of friends that is different from any other friend I’ve ever had, in any industry I’ve been involved in. We love and support each other, laugh, cry, celebrate, encourage, discourage, lift up, talk off the wall, etc., etc. We’ve covered it.
What was it like working with JF?
What a generous soul. Jonathan has always had the question in his voice and in his eyes, of “how can I help”. His technique is varied and broad, at times making it seem like he’s figuring it out with you, at times giving you straight up advice, and at times making it all seem like it was your idea. Plus, there’s always
an element of surprise and delight just under the surface that emerges and blossoms before your eyes.
Jonathan has introduced me to a new level of thought leaders and people like me(!) who have been successful in building something quite amazing. The people brought to the group in person were all incredible but the other
connections that Jonathan has made for me specifically have also been wonderful. There is a huge value to having a referral from Jonathan Fields! Your call gets answered for one thing!
I never could have guessed anything like this would happen when I signed up, so of course, I’m over the moon about it! There’s not a week that goes by that I don’t talk to at least one person over the phone, and of course, several over email – I am hopeful that the connection, although distant from each other, will remain strong in 2013.
JUST DO IT! And, don’t look back, because from that moment you will continue to skyrocket forward!
“…allows my work and life to flow together with this gorgeous sense of ease and direction.”
”My business, Life After Tampons, was only 15 DAYS OLD when I met Jonathan and interviewed for the GLP Immersion Program. Honestly, I didn’t think we were ready to invest or contribute at that level. But Jonathan did. Jonathan recognized and honored something in me and my community that I couldn’t see myself — Jonathan saw a movement.
The GLP experience is a subtle yet powerful infusion of strategic mojo tempered with soulful intent. You will be transformed by the GLP experience, even if you don’t think you need transforming. Your life and vision will take on new meaning, because Jonathan, his team, and your peers will lovingly nudge you to greater work than you thought possible.
Whatever you currently believe about about yourself, your vision, your project, and your gifts, I can assure you this — you are wrong. You are immensely more than any of that. Through the GLP experience, you will meet your truest grandest self, your fully emergent creative muse, and from that place of knowing, you will be able to create something you can’t begin to imagine today.
I’m soulfully strategic and Jonathan is strategically soulful. I will ALWAYS have more ideas than years to manifest them. When you are a person who sees nothing but possibility in life, you need a coach who brings the discernment to your thinking and help you determine what to put aside and what to manifest. Plus there’s this — while Jonathan can see and honor the “heart of the thing.” His business chops are incredibly honed and SPOT ON. He provides the structure and strategy to your thrash. What a relief!!
The GLP experience brought full alignment between how we live and what we do. There is now incredible synergy in all areas of my life. This strategic cohesiveness allows my work and life to flow together with this gorgeous sense of ease and direction. And the best of it is this — because of my GLP experience, my project is ideally positioned to make an outlandishly big contribution to the world. I didn’t know what I didn’t know about the intersection between life and work and art before GLP. And now I do.”
“Connecting with them = life-changing”
The camaraderie of a group of people trying to do BIG things in life is irreplaceable. I found myself wondering, “Where were these people before 2012?” Connecting with them = life-changing.
What was it like working with Jonathan? You take this extremely wise, humble, genuine, compassionate, respected, and soulful man and give him people who have an inkling that they want to change the world. And those peoples’ humble hearts sprout into fireworks.
I used to look up to professional football players because I wanted to be in the NFL. Over the past few years, I looked up to Jonathan Fields as one of my role models. And I got to live the dream and spend time with him. And because of him, I will change the world. Check that, I am changing the world.
If another person has an opportunity to take the life-changing chance at participating in GLP, remember that life is short and can be made infinitely richer if you decide to partake.”
“It is invaluable to have the wisdom and perspective of a tribe that cares about you, your mission and your success. In today’s world, your chances of survival without that kind of support and collaboration are slim.”
“The biggest thing I got out of my GLP experience I could wrap up in the word ‘connection’. Connection with my true self. My mission. My perceived limitations. My possibilities. GLP opened a whole new world to me. It gave me access to experts with shared values and wide reach. And, to a tribe of like-minded entrepreneurs who are changing the world. These relationships and connections will last a lifetime and are the very things I will attribute to my future success.
I’ve been an entrepreneur my entire life. And, it can be a lonely life. You often feel like an outlier. But forming these deep connections & having a mastermind team behind you can keep you moving faster so you don’t burn out before you take flight and so you don’t get lost along the way. They also help you see opportunity that you may have never thought of or seen for yourself.
Having a group like this served as a mirror for me – so I could really see the gap between what I was trying to create and what I was actually doing. It is invaluable to have the wisdom and perspective of a tribe that cares about you, your mission and your success. In today’s world, your chances of survival without that kind of support and collaboration are slim.
Working with Jonathan was an honor. You won’t find a mentor with more genuine love and commitment to you. He is a master of connection. Connecting ideas, people, values. He cuts through the fluff & helps you get to the core motivators of your target audience.
More importantly, he holds space for you – which is probably the biggest gift of this program. Building a business today requires that you test, ship, fail fast, experiment. Jonathan not only mirrors this in his own life, but he helps you move through those iterations in your business to fine-tune your path & get comfortable
with trusting yourself & skills so you can continue forward at the same pace even beyond your time in the program.
The best thing you can do for your business is to invest in yourself. You simply can’t put a price on creating the space to align your business to the life you truly want. And, to couple that with the wisdom & experience of like-minded entrepreneurs & mentors, makes being part of GLP not just a business investment for today, but a lasting investment with dividends for life. I am truly honored to have been part of this life-changing experience.”
“Masterful vision of the exponential growth potential of a concept.”
”Jonathan has a ferocious ability to cut through the fear and impossibility of any idea, unearth the heart and authenticity of it, and put it on the table for a no-bullshit analysis into what can be grown from it, fresh. Masterful vision of the exponential growth potential of a concept, or its derivatives. If Idea A isn’t going to do it, he sees Idea M, when others might’ve stopped at E.
Every experience educated me about him, about me, about business, about leadership, about mindset, teaching, learning. As an advisor he offered guidance, but he also encouraged intuitive thinking and that really resonated with me…He also encouraged what we call in Buddhism the middle way, staying in that uncertain place between yes and no, right or wrong, that is ultimately one of the keys for the success of any project or any person.”
“I’m healthier and happier than I have ever been in my life and am attracting new opportunities and people into my life to take that journey further.”
“There aren’t many experiences in life that bring you intense learnings, laughter, friends, and both personal and professional insights. During the 2013 GLP Immersion Program, Jonathan took a group of 21 entrepreneurs, leaders, and free spirits and led us on an experience that brought all of that and more into our lives. It was a power like nothing I’ve ever experienced in my life.
After looking back over the year-long program, it’s clear that it’s been the biggest, most powerful year for my own personal and business growth. I’m healthier and happier than I have ever been in my life and am attracting new opportunities and people into my life to take that journey further. GLP was the catalyst for all for all of that and the best money I’ve ever spent on myself! The best part is that I know this is just the beginning of a lifetime of friendship and support.
If I were to get married tomorrow, my best man would be from my GLP class. If I were to need help launching a new website, I’d have a team of people to lean on. If I needed help hiding the body of someone who talked trash about GLP, well, you get the idea. GLP is “hide the body” kind of friendship!”
“There’s something about being around people who operate on a higher level.”
“Before the Immersion started, I read the book Mastery by Robert Greene.
Powerful book for me. It laid out the path I wanted to pursue.
But at that point, I wasn’t sure what my craft was.
I wasn’t sure how I was going to find a mentor.
I wasn’t sure where I’d find the peers who would support me along the way.
Yet here I am. I know all of those now.
What an amazing group of people…
I appreciated the range of professions, backgrounds, and stages in life and business.
I don’t think it would have been the same if everyone was doing the same thing…
Or was facing the same challenges as I was….the tribe is one of my biggest takeaways from the year. There’s something about being around people who operate on a higher level.”
“…it has been the most incredible immersive experiential education program that I have ever encountered in my life.”
“Jonathan has a breathtaking talent for curating self-sustaining groups and creating a safe environment for them to explore themselves to previously unreachable depths.
Before GLP, I was perceived by many to be successful yet on the inside I felt it was a very different story. GLP allowed me to rebuild the way that I interact with the world around me and in that create a whole new meaning of what success means to me. I have to say that it has been the most incredible immersive experiential education program that I have ever encountered in my life.
I feel happy and content these days and in my inner world that is something totally new. For the first time I am living the time of my life. And for that I have a huge amount to thank Jonathan and my fellow tribe members for.””
“I think the value of the tribe is where the magic of this program is.”
“A community has been formed that will stand the test of time. Relationships will get stronger, friendships grow and there will always be a family ready to help and support. I came into this wanting to a part of a community of people that I felt I connected and belonged with and I have found just that and more, much more.”
“The things that matter most in my life, my values, are now going well and many opportunities, amazing opportunities are opening up for me.”
A life changing personal event happened through all of this, me sitting and trusting the experience. It rocked my world and was disruptive, but with the support from the group and Jonathan in addition to the core program goals of alignment and living authentically, I am forever grateful for this experience. My family life is so much better, and I now can think…clearly and decisively, knowing that if you stay with the pain and fear, you will be open to living a good life even more. The things that matter most in my life, my values, are now going well and many opportunities, amazing opportunities are opening up for me. Such an amazing awakening that probably wouldn’t have happened or would have happened possibly too late if it wasn’t for my time with GLP.
I thrive in being in a group, but there is something sacred about GLP. Everyone should be able to experience it! But it takes a certain person, an aware, authentic person to fit in. Integrity is a woven theme and while there is immense value in the business training, I learned a great deal, good and bad, about myself which has propelled me to the next level. The Immersion is intense but in a way that helps you really hone into your genius zone and not just work or do something that isn’t really lighting your fire. What a good way to live your life.
…the impeccable embodiment of the essential practices you will nurture in order to release your great work.
…that contagious commitment leading you towards the truest vision of yourself.
…an unwavering contribution to discovering what most meaningfully makes you come alive, and the strategic guidance to unleash it.
It’s not just what he says or how he does it. It’s who Jonathan is.
The unparalleled GLP journey with him at the helm gifted me with the safest space in which I released my most paralyzing fears, the opportunity to collaborate on creating a cherished vision, the grace with which to surrender powerfully into uncertainty, and the bedrock friendships that form the giant featherbed at the bottom of the cliff I’ve so gleefully leapt from.
What can I possibly offer in return? What I have the most of: forehead-on-the-floor gratitude.”
More praise for Jonathan and his work
”Keats called it Negative Capability, the skill of being in uncertainties, Mysteries, doubts. Tom Thibodeaux, coach of the Chicago Bulls, says, You gotta learn to be comfortable being uncomfortable. But nobody has nailed this faculty like Jonathan Fields, showing us how to turn the fog of self-doubt, fear and internal paralysis into the clear sailing of focus, concentration and results.”
“With a blend of old and new wisdom, Uncertainty equips you with the tools needed to take consistent action in the name of great work. Great read!”
“Jonathan’s entrepreneurial wisdom has become a foundation in how I approach every new opportunity today. His proven, practical business advice brings clarity, focus and empowers you with a killer blueprint for success and courage to live your passion. Hes one in a million.”
”Uncertainty; risk; exposure to criticism. How do you conquer this fearsome triad, so it doesnt block your patheven better, how do you harness its power to help you achieve your goals? Jonathan Fields uses perceptive analysis, fascinating case studies, and a series of exercises to illuminate how uncertainty can be used as an engine to power both innovation and creation.”
”Too many of us sit on the sidelines of fear and doubt, unable to contribute to a world in need of our brilliance. This masterful book will put you back in the game.”
“Jonathan Fields was a role model for me for years before he became a personal friend. I trust his business judgement because I have learned so much from him about how to grow a profitable and mission-centered small business. I trust his creative judgement knowing the voracious appetite he has for digesting the very best research and information. I trust his personal judgement by witnessing the care and concern he shows for his family. Anything Jonathan puts his mind to, he puts his heart to. I am already beaming thinking about what 10 months with Jonathan and a group of motivated peers will do to your life.”
”Jonathan can give you more meaningful and actionable insight in an hour than most people can give in a week. He is also a great listener, and Ive lost count of the times he has just plain blown my mind with his unique way of analyzing a problem or situation and coming back with a solution I never, ever would have thought of in a hundred years. Yep, hes that good.”
”Life is uncertain. Embracing that paralyzes most people, but it also inspires a small number of brave individuals driven to create extraordinary art, businesses, and lives. This book is a window into the minds of the worlds greatest creators. Its an essential tool to transform uncertainty and fear into power and genius.”
”As a social entrepreneur and author, Jonathan Fields is one of my most valued go-to resources. Jonathans wisdom is the perfect mix of practical and transformational. Whether its something hes written or his one-on-one coaching advice, I usually find myself saying, Of course! as my perspective shifts and a solution appears to a problem that seemed insurmountable. Once I carefully explained to Jonathan that I was struggling with how to package, deliver and price a piece of content. Without missing a beat, he said, Give it away for free, and laid out all of the reasons why free was the best option. My response? Of course! Problem solved.”
”There are a few people I trust to give me sound advice in all aspects of my business. Jonathan Fields is one of those individuals. He has helped me save countless amounts of time, money, and frustration from simply having him guide me in the right direction with any problem I face. Any one on one time with Jonathan is priceless for my business, and will take anyone to the next level.”
”…brilliant and subversive. Through sharp insights and practical exercises, he reframes doubt, hesitation, and ambiguity as gateways to our own natural brilliance. Its a handbook for fearless creativity and its offshoots: meaning, authenticity, and true success.”
“Jonathan is a great sounding board. His insights are spot-on, and his ability to take that New York, no-bullcrap approach to giving advice is a massive, unique strength. Fields is great at cutting through and getting to the real questions that need to be asked. I’ve killed many projects thanks to Jonathan’s advice.”
”Uncertainty is a great gift, a marvelous book. Jonathan calls out the elephant in our lives, the fear of failure, and gives us the insights, the rituals, and the presence of mind to tame it. Unless your life is limited to death and taxes, uncertainty is omnipresent. This book empowers the reader to gratefully accept the risks of a life worth living.”
“What’s most distinct about Jonathan is his commitment to growth, both intellectually and spiritually. He makes it clear that he’s here to be of service, and he does just that, by consistently bringing a bigger perspective to conversations about how we create, work, and learn.”
“Fields has a shark like ability to sniff out what is really important in the big picture and in the lives of others, even if there is only a hint of ‘blood’ in the water. Hes a grounding force and I wish I could bottle that up and carry that with me.”
“Jonathan Fields is someone who can do it all. He worked for the man as a lawyer, created (and sold) a brick and mortar business, authored two books, and built several web businesses. Oh, and he’s a GREAT speaker and storyteller. But what really makes Fields awesome is that he manages to do all of this without ever compromising his ethics and morals. So, yes, he’s an outstanding business strategist, but he’s also just and all around good guy too.”
”In just one hour, Jonathan shared strategies that would catapult my blog subscriptions 400%. He also worked with me to create a career road map as an author and speaker. I used to just spin my wheels (and mental energy) wondering how I was ever going to turn my dream into a reality. Now I have the peace of mind and the confidence that comes with actionable advice.”
”When setting out to start your business, the one mistake almost everyone makes is creating something that they perceive will be of value to others, only to find it in no way severs anyone. Jonathan specializes in unveiling that sweet spot where your passion and expertise meet the problems and needs of a relevant and hungry audience. Its not business advice youre getting from him. Its a strategy to achieve total freedom.”
”Fields knows how to synthesize information, a message, content, and hone it into marketing speak that works with people so it sticks. So crafting and creating marketing messages that touch the people he wants it to…it’s not ‘throw ideas on the wall’ marketing, it’s specific, able to be measured, and delivered in a way that makes someone understand.”