How to Embrace Uncertainty & Thrive: A Review of Uncertainty by Jonathan Fields [Video]

uncertainty-book-jonathan-fields, Career Renegade, Jonathan Fields, Good Life ProjectAre you the type of person who runs away from the first sign of danger?

Do you flee when you are forced to confront the unknown?

If either of these apply to you, don’t worry.  You’re not alone. It turns out a lot of us tend to cling to what is safe, steady and predictable in life.

It also turns out that running away from the first sign of uncertainty is not such a great idea.

In the book Uncertainty: Turning Fear and Doubt into Fuel for Brilliance (Amazon affiliate link), Jonathan Fields makes a compelling argument for embracing uncertainty. He backs it up with dozens of true life examples of individuals who have embraced the unknown, powered through it, and emerged successful on the other side.

I have really enjoyed the book, and so I recorded a quick video to capture my thoughts. Here it is:


About Jonathan Fields: From Big Firm Lawyer to Yoga Studio Owner

Jonathan Fields is an entrepreneur, speaker, writer and former big firm lawyer. He’s the author of Career Renegade ($11.20 on Amazon), which he wrote after he quit his big-paycheck job as a Manhattan lawyer to go start a Yoga studio.

It wasn’t just any yoga studio. It was a yoga studio in the heart of midtown Manhattan. And he signed the lease for the space on what was perhaps the worst possible day to sign a lease for a new business owner in Manhattan … on September 10, 2001.

I’ve heard and read Jonathan recount the tale of that experience and that time period, and he doesn’t color it and he doesn’t embellish the story. He just tells it like it is – reflecting the shock, horror, tragedy and fear of that time.

This book Uncertainty is inspired by that experience, but Jonathan doesn’t stop there. He brings to life dozens of stories of others who have taken on fear and the unknown and emerged better off for it.

Jonathan is also the creator of Good Life Project, which I love. In the Good Life Project, Jonathan does very high-quality long-form interviews with interesting entrepreneurs. It’s a tremendous resource, especially for those who are building a business now.  I highly recommend you watch a few of them.

In my video above, I mentioned Jonathan’s TED Talk, which you can watch below:

So check out Uncertainty – I really enjoyed it. And I think you will as well.

Title: Uncertainty: Turning Fear and Doubt Into Fuel for Brilliance

Author: Jonathan Fields of and Good Life Project

Price: $10.88 in paperback on Amazon; $9.99 on Kindle

Available At: Amazon, Barnes & Noble or your local bookstore.



  1. Heya i’m for the first time here. I came across this board and I find It truly useful & it helped me out much. I hope to give something back and aid others like you helped me.|

  2. Greetings from California! I’m bored at work so I decided to check out your blog on my iphone during lunch break. I love the knowledge you provide here and can’t wait to take a look when I get home. I’m shocked at how fast your blog loaded on my mobile .. I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyhow, fantastic site!|

  3. It’s actually near not possible to come across well-advised parties on this content, regrettably you appear like you understand what you’re covering! Cheers

  4. Greetings from Colorado! I’m bored at work so I decided to browse your website on my iphone during lunch break. I enjoy the information you provide here and can’t wait to take a look when I get home. I’m surprised at how quick your blog loaded on my mobile .. I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyhow, awesome site!|

  5. I simply wish to notify you the fact that I am raw to blog posting and extremely liked your post. Likely I am prone to save your webpage post . You certainly have impressive article content. Admire it for giving out with us your web write-up.

  6. lori loughlin horanlortab addictionloreal foundationslook up phone number locationlong term prednisone side effectslord elgin watcheslongview news journallong haircuts pictureslord of the rings musiclong skirts for tall women

  7. Might be near extremely difficult to see well-educated viewers on this subject, and yet you appear like you are familiar with whatever you’re posting on! Bless You

  8. Hey very nice blog!|

  9. Hiya very nice website!! Guy .. Excellent .. Wonderful .. I will bookmark your website and take the feeds additionally? I am glad to seek out a lot of useful info right here in the publish, we’d like develop more strategies on this regard, thanks for sharing. . . . . .|

  10. WOW just what I was looking for. Came here by searching for %keyword%|

  11. Your means of describing the whole thing in this post is genuinely fastidious, every one be able to effortlessly be aware of it, Thanks a lot.|

  12. I will immediately grab your rss as I can not find your e-mail subscription link or newsletter service. Do you have any? Please let me know so that I could subscribe. Thanks.|

  13. It can be practically impossible to come across well-qualified users on this matter, and yet you appear like you fully understand what exactly you’re talking about! Appreciate It

  14. I’m curious to find out what blog system you’re utilizing? I’m having some minor security issues with my latest blog and I’d like to find something more safe. Do you have any solutions?|

  15. Good – I should definitely pronounce, impressed with your web site. I had no trouble navigating through all the tabs as well as related info ended up being truly easy to do to access. I recently found what I hoped for before you know it in the least. Reasonably unusual. Is likely to appreciate it for those who add forums or anything, website theme . a tones way for your client to communicate. Nice task.

  16. with|using}? I’ve loaded your blog inn 3 {completely different|different} {internet browsers|web browsers|browsers} andd

  17. We just desire to tell you that I’m really new to online blogging and completely adored your post. More than likely I am probably to save your article post . You truly have impressive article posts. Value it for swapping with us your domain article.


  1. Mileage App says:

    Yahoo results

    While browsing Yahoo I found this page in the results and I didn’t think it fit

Speak Your Mind