How to Live a Good Life

Soulful Stories, Surprising Science, and Practical Wisdom

Jonathan Fields
Self-help and Personal growth Psychology Relationships


In How to Live a Good Life, Jonathan Fields shares practical strategies for taking your life off of autopilot, and on to the lane of lifelong fulfillment. The book is loosely organized around what Fields calls, “The Good Life Buckets.” You’ve got three buckets: a Vitality bucket, a Connection bucket, and a Contribution bucket. Your job? Keep them nice and full. When they leak—which they do for all of us from time to time—fill them back up. What you’ll notice is, that if you can keep each of your buckets topped off, your life tends to feel as nice and full as the buckets (which is good!) But what you’ll also notice, is that if any single bucket leaks, all the others start to leak as well (not so good). This book is all about giving you practical and creative strategies to keep your buckets nice and full, and thus, significantly improve your life in the process.

About the author

Jonathan Fields is a New York City dad, husband, award-winning author, media-producer, and entrepreneur. His last book, Uncertainty: Turning Fear and Doubt into Fuel for Brilliance, was named the top personal development book in 2011 by 800-CEO-READ.