Annual Report 2011: Serve | Aspire | Transcend

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Annual Report 2011: Serve | Aspire | Transcend

Every December, I reflect upon what went right, what went wrong, what took me by surprise, what I can learn from these awakenings, and how I’ll change what I’m doing next year. I do this by writing an annual review. The process of spinning thoughts into logic and language is incredibly illuminating. It allows me to see and synthesize on a different level than pure contemplation.

Inspired and humbled by the legendary annual reports of Berkshire Hathaway founder, Warren Buffet, I decided to expand my exploration into a full-blown 2011 Annual Report and give it a theme—”Serve, aspire, transcend.”

As you read the Annual Report, I’ll bring you deeper into my life and what I call my “business engines.” I’ll also share something that’s more personal than ever before. Not so much because I want to, but because to omit it would leave a gaping hole in the context around many of my recent business and life decisions. It’ll also provide answers to questions I’ve been asked, yet have never answered publicly.

So, get yourself a latte and some dark chocolate, this craft is taking flight…

Click here to download and read

And if you find it compelling, I’d be grateful if you’d share it around.

P.S. – The report is formatted as a PDF document, and designed to read easily on an iPad or a computer. It’s very visual, so the file a little bigger than a regular document (around 4MB). It’s also 35 pages long, so if you’d like to print it, just remember to check the box when you print to shrink it to fit the page size you are printing on.

 

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112 Responses to “Annual Report 2011: Serve | Aspire | Transcend”

  1. Everyone needs to read this! I got a sneak-peek last night and went to take a quick look… then I stayed with it for all 35 pages without getting up from my chair.

  2. Chris says:

    Jonathan,

    Thank you for sharing your distillation of 2011 and your plans for 2012. As someone who doesn’t do well sharing of myself publicly, I am inspired by your transparency as well as your personal insight. Even more inspiring is your ability to do this while also dealing with tinnitus.

    As someone at a major crossroads in my own life, looking at rediscovering/reinventing myself I am moved by your report. Thank you for sharing of yourself and sparking a light in me.

    • Jonathan Fields says:

      So glad it resonated, Chris, and served some role in “sparking a light.”

  3. Tania Luna says:

    This is really beautiful, Jonathan. How lovely it would be if we all had access to one another’s annual reports, personal commandments, and places of uncertainty. Thank you for sharing yours.

    • Jonathan Fields says:

      So often all we share is what’s gone right, I think it’s a lot more helpful if we’re willing be a bit more open and share more of the process, along with the struggles and realities. It’s not easy, I’m still experimenting, but there’s so much value buried in the experiences we tend not to share

      • julie says:

        I find that most people cannot stand to hear about my difficulties and challenges. I have a social work background and love to hear of peoples’ problems, and in particular, how they deal with them. And I love to give support.

  4. Michael says:

    Jonathan – you’re an amazing and generous man. Thanks for sharing this with me and with us. I’m wiser and smarter for it.

    • Jonathan Fields says:

      Coming from one of the smartest guys I know, I’ll take the compliment. ;-)

  5. What a wonderfully thoughtful piece (and example). I’m sure putting it down really helped you fix your position and get clarity on your direction.

    Your authenticity is one of your strongest hooks. People want what is real and that is why people respond to your signal. Your aspirations are inspirational. Please keep up the good work.

    • Jonathan Fields says:

      I always forget it helps me think when I get out of my head and write. I’m actually going to start integrating that as part of the process when I work with clients, too.

  6. Michi says:

    Jonathan,

    Inspirational. Insightful. I am blown away by your transparency and encouraged to be proactive in my aspirations, desires, visions and life.

    Thank you and I’ve put myself on the Tribal Author Camp. Really anticipate when enrollment opens.

    I will share this report to my network.

    In’Lakesh

    • Jonathan Fields says:

      Hey Michi, awesome. We’re actually going to delay the next round of Tribal Author for about two weeks, because we’re coming out with a bunch of new stuff (as mentioned in the annual report). But, it’ll be worth the wait.

  7. Jonathan — It really took a lot to step out on a limb and share this. Extremely powerful, insightful, and authentic. You are a rockstar.

  8. Justine Musk says:

    Thank you for allowing us this fuller, deeper sense of you, which somehow works to connect us to a deeper sense of ourselves. If there’s anything I can ever do to help you in any way, please let me know. I’d be honored.

    • Jonathan Fields says:

      Hey Justine, you and I both know we can use words to hide or to connect. My tendency is often toward the former, but based on the response today (online and my inbox), I think it may be time to push more toward the latter. Not easy for me, since as public as I am, I’m a pretty private person.

  9. As someone who always struggles with the private and the public, I understand and respect your approach immensely.
    You’re a killer app.

  10. Jonathan, I am sitting on my hill in the Italian countryside, where I’ve just finished writing and going through editing on my first book. My pottery kiln is full and just finished firing, and I’m trying to figure out how many B&B bookings I actually need this season in my inn so that we can actually live comfortably but not compromise all my time in the daily throes of that very labor-intensive activity.

    I’ve been reading your stuff for the last year, more or less. I have so many ideas and thoughts, and when I hook into your energy, I feel charged – and then in the second moment nervous – because my technical ability to bring my blog slash writing slash flow to the next level feels stymied through living in isolation and not knowing exactly what I need to do to move forward. I’ll keep reading, and working, and trying to break through.

    About tinnitus: I don’t think anyone knows how horrendous it can be until it hits. It’s never hit me, but my husband, who goes occasionally into remission, only to have it come flying back if I hit a pot a bit too hard in the kitchen. I see the torture in his face. It breaks my heart and I wish there was something to do. A magic cure. For all of you who suffer.

    Thank you for all you put out there, for being in my mailbox when I most need to be inspired.

    • Jonathan Fields says:

      The visual you just created of the hill in the Italian countryside sounds pretty awesome. Once of the things that last few years have me is that the grass is always greener wherever you choose to water it. Btw, my mom was a potter when I was a kid, she had a massive gas-fired kiln you could walk into and it took 24 hours to fire and had to be manned the whole time. Was very cool.

  11. Dave Ursillo says:

    There’s a lot of noise that comes with Annual Review territory, but this is certainly no noise. A lot to reflect on here, all great stuff – to say the least. Thanks Jonathan.

    • Jonathan Fields says:

      So glad you found value in my exercise, Dave. Can’t wait to see what you’re building this year.

  12. Priyanka says:

    2011 has been an incredibly rollercoaster year for me too, so I could relate right from the beginning of what you had to say. I travelled more last year than I ever have and had so many experiences, including attending events like film festivals and photo festivals, having a small photo exhibition with a friend, getting kicked out of my job :p being thrown into freelance writing and enjoying it despite the uncertainties..but with so much happening I have yet to process the year :p and an entire year’s worth of photos wait to be processed just like my thoughts.
    Reading your concise and heart-felt presentation (so corporately titled but very different in tone and spirit) was an inspiration. It’s also acted like a big push (sometimes I need those!) to get up and start doing something about putting the year that was into perspective. Otherwise it’s so difficult to stay in the now, isn’t it? At least I find it so.
    Great to read about team experience with your wife,your heart-inspiration – your daughter and your intent to make this blog a quieter space despite the too-much sound in your ears. Wish you a lot of exploration and insight and growth in the months ahead.
    And, thanks for the courage of sharing your inmost thoughts. I’m sharing this.

    • Jonathan Fields says:

      One of the big lesson I learned as a big-firm lawyer was that no task is insurmountable if you commit to showing up everyday and doing the work. It may not be easy, but that’s never the metric. The question is whether it’s worth it. Glad to have served some role in your process. :)

  13. Lewis Howes says:

    one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen and a great look behind your brand and business Jonathan… thanks for producing this!

    • Jonathan Fields says:

      Thanks, Lewis. You’ve been a great inspiration to me over the last year. Love seeing what you’re building and how you’re building it. Truly the work ethic of a champion. ;-)

  14. I think one of the most important traits of a successful leader is always asking others for feedback on ways that they can improve. Self reflection also plays a critical role and I think your Annual Report does a fantastic job covering these ideas.

    Thanks for sharing Jonathan!

    • Jonathan Fields says:

      Totally agree. I’ve always been very good at the self-reflection and contemplation part, but a lot less willing to bring others into my process and listen. This year has seen a big change with that and it’s made a huge difference.

  15. Bravo! On behalf of the rest of us who deal with neurological nonsense while trying to run a business and live a happy life, THANK YOU! Your candor and bravery is priceless to every one of us who has to show up everyday in a brain that doesn’t quite work, yet still try to serve customers to the highest standard. It’s a reality that our perfect, shiny and plastic culture doesn’t quite embrace with maturity and understanding yet.

    Thank you for being a trailblazer. You’ve thrown down the gauntlet for the rest of us to step up and be straight, courageous, and still produce excellence results. I feel newly invigorated by your example and accept the challenge!

    • Jonathan Fields says:

      Athena – We all have our stuff, it’s just that most of us don’t talk about it. The real work is in figuring out how to own it and still move forward. I don’t there’s a universal answer, since our stuff is all difference. But embracing the quest is what’s important. At least, I think. lol

  16. Jonathan, as a newish follower of yours, this report really inspired me. I think you could write a book alone about the lessons from revealing your secret.

    It’s so important that we not judge others too much; you never know what people are dealing with. The fact that you are able to succeed while dealing with something that threatens you every minute of every day should show us something important about always putting our goals first.

    • Jonathan Fields says:

      John – Trust me, this may be the start of something much bigger from a writing standpoint. We’ll see…

  17. Kyra says:

    Wow! Thank you so much for sharing this report with us. It was an amazing read and I’m looking forward to seeing what goodlifeproject has to offer! Can’t wait!

    • Jonathan Fields says:

      Ha, you and me both. It’s all taking shape very quickly. Can’t wait to share more about it!

  18. Thank you this Jonathan, I feel like I have a much better understanding of you and at the same time of where you’re going. The one quote about your presence really hit home for me, and I think it’s spot on.

    I’m excited about what the future holds for you and your projects… but more importantly, I’m glad you’re taking us along on the journey. :)

    • Jonathan Fields says:

      Presence is so important. We spend so much time anxious about the future and spinning over the past, we miss what’s right in front of us. To a certain extent, that’s just how we’re wired, but what’s been a real eye opener for me is experiencing how possible it is to start to do a bit of rewiring with practice

  19. Fran Sorin says:

    Jonathan,

    An individual with your level of energy, spirituality, and unadulterated passion is a gift to the world. Fran

  20. Joe Jacobi says:

    The depth, force and clarity by which you share and inspire is truly remarkable. Thank you, Jonathan.

    • Jonathan Fields says:

      Hey, coming from an Olympic gold-medalist and mover and shaker, I’ll take that! ;-)

  21. Kim Nathan says:

    An inspiring read, Jonathan. As a recipient of the knowledge you shared in your Tribal Author program, I am so appreciative of your commitment to serve your community and make a difference in the world. I know you made a difference in mine. Thank you, Jonathan, and I trust 2012 will be another outstanding and interesting year for both of us.

  22. Daniel ONeil says:

    Wow. That took my breath away. I very much appreciate your honesty in presenting your challenges. I need to think how better to align my own life. Thank you for sharing this.

  23. al slinkard says:

    Your report is mind boggling!

    In a separate email I will attach a short note about me that may be of interest. I

  24. al slinkard says:

    YAOU

  25. al slinkard says:

    Your report is truly mind boggling. On a separate email I am attaching a short true story that may be of interest. I am not computer literate, so I don’t know how to attach it here.

  26. Tim Brownson says:

    Ballsy move man to explain your issues, good for you!

    Thanks for all you do, you truly are an inspiration, and that’s not the kind of thing I say in blog comments too often ;-)

  27. Deep bow.Blessings. Gratitude.

  28. Gayle Arnold says:

    I just finished reading your annual report. And as another poster said–I was just going for a quick read but finished the whole thing. And I have to say, “you are the change.” I believe there are so many people out there struggling and in pain–looking for a solution. You are providing a solution to change. I started my change process last year and even though it’s been a struggle financially, I’m so glad I took the leap. And I love your book–I’m ready to start it the second time around. I look forward to you goodlifeproject. Thanks.

    • Jonathan Fields says:

      Hey Gayle – I think deep down, we’re all the change, but it often scares the daylights out of us to think we have that much power. Here’s to playing with it, one word and action at a time.

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  30. Just last night I was talking with my wife about “flying under the radar” – letting your gifts remain hidden because you’re afraid to share of yourself, afraid to risk judgment or rejection.

    And this morning in my email is the link to this wonderful document, which exemplifies your vision, bravery, and grace.

    THANK YOU for leading by example, Jonathan.

    • Jonathan Fields says:

      I think it’s a lot easier to fly above the radar earlier in life and it gets exceedingly harder as you build a path with more on the line. At least that’s a big part of the struggle for me. But, it’s a worthy exploration for sure.

  31. Anne Samoilov says:

    Stunned by the beauty and honesty in these pages. Thanks for inviting us into your business and life. I think this is probably the one of the most inspiring and cool things I’ve downloaded in a long time.

  32. Marcelle says:

    Can’t tell you how timely this is for me and no doubt many others, Thank you a thousand times over for sharing this with us. My resolution last year was to practice presence. It’s not an easy thing to do and I thought I sucked at it to be honest. BUT, now in the midst of a mental blowout, I’m more likely to start breathing consciously than I am to track down some alcohol. Progress! And, actually, doing so just now is what led me to this and it is just what I needed. It’s deeply inspiring and has given me tools to help me get unstuck. Bless you. Sending you a cyber hug.

    • Jonathan Fields says:

      Hey Marcelle – you used the most important word in the context of presence – practice. It’s a constant practice, one that I am still very much working on as well. And trust me, there are days when I get to bedtime and realize I just lived that last 24 hours in the past of future. So, together, we practice

  33. Jason Gracia says:

    Jonathan,

    I read, as I’m sure everyone above and below does, all the time. More often than not, I take in lifeless words and move on. But reading this wasn’t reading; it was listening.

    I felt as though you were sitting across from us, sharing personal stories, important thoughts, valuable insights.

    That kind of writing isn’t easy, but you pull it off brilliantly and we love you for it.

    Thank you for putting so much time and thought into what turned out to be a beautifully designed and moving piece of work.

    Jason

    • Jonathan Fields says:

      Thanks, Jason. So glad not only the message, but the way I work to share it felt real. That’s one of my goals as a writer. Amazing how much craft it takes to write as if you had no craft, lol.

  34. That is so true. As an author and business man, I can relate to how you said “Not so much because I want to, but because to omit it would leave a gaping hole in the context around many of my recent business and life decisions”. I hope more people discover your blog because you really know what you’re talking about. Can’t wait to read more from you!

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  37. C.C. Chapman says:

    Talk about an inspiring read and a great idea all around.

    Sorry to hear about the health issues though, but it sounds like you are doing very well despite that.

    Thanks for sharing and the constant inspiration.

    • Jonathan Fields says:

      Glad your connected with it, C.C. I love the work you do as well, giving dads a voice as more than a provider of money is something I often wonder if not only the world, but us dads are ready for. But when I share things like this and it connects, it makes me realize we are.

  38. Matt says:

    Your original video for the book launch of “Uncertainty” caught my attention and I’ve been following ever since (also gave a bunch of copies to friends).

    Sorry to hear about the health issues. It’s very impressive to see you open up and talk about them very honestly and let people inside your world.

    Your daughter’s drawn heart story is great as well.

    Thanks for sharing.

    I’ve been implementing tactics as I’m about to move to a foreign country on a whim where I don’t speak the language fluently and will be living in a TON of Uncertainty. Your book has helped me handle many situations better than I could have so far.

    You’re an inspiration to many more people than you see!

    • Jonathan Fields says:

      Hey Matt – sounds like you’re about to beging a very cool adventure! Can’t wait to hear where it leads you.

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  40. Lisa Evans says:

    Wow! and Whoa….

    I am blown away by your outpouring of pure heart and soul, Jonathan. I could feel your presence throughout all 35 pages and completely forgot it was your Annual Report.

    I’ve been following you for quite awhile now and I’ve been inspired many a time by your words and wisdom. Truly, I think this may just be your most important and inspiring work yet. I’m thrilled to hear more about the Good Life Project. Bring it on!

    Thank you for moving me in a very BIG way this morning, Jonathan.

    • Jonathan Fields says:

      Hey Lisa – thanks so much. Always love seeing your avatar and thoughtful words here. I’m grateful for what you bring to the conversation.

  41. Todd Schnick says:

    now, this is what an annual review should look like. i too have the great fortune to work closely with my partner and fiance, and that has made all the difference in aspiring to live a glorious life…

    • Jonathan Fields says:

      Todd – yep, this was a huge thing to come into last year. The possibility of building something very cool with my wife has us both smiling from ear-to-ear.

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  43. Leon says:

    Thank you Sir,it s not given to every one to be such generous and glad to share very important experiences like these.
    it so helpfull and i learn more from you .
    God bless you
    and all the best for 2012

  44. Marcelle says:

    …forgot to say, LOVE the t-shirt! That’s something I keep saying to myself -I’m enough!

    • Jonathan Fields says:

      I think I may actually have to move beyond Photoshop and create those t-shirts in real life. lol

  45. Aaron says:

    Jonathan:

    I’d like to echo the many positive sentiments shared by others on your recently released annual report. Reading your annual report made me realize how far I have to go to in living a life of alignment. What’s special about your report is that an aligned life is something which can be accomplished with enough effort and support from others. Looking forward to learning more about your GoodLifeProject (GLP) to see how someone like myself can develop a life aligned with my interests and values. Thanks for sharing this.

    • Jonathan Fields says:

      Aaron – it’s a journey for all of us, just happy to be able to share what I experience and observe along the way.

  46. Giovanna says:

    Tks so much for this content! I can´t tell you enough what a huge inspiration you are and the impact your writing has in my life.
    So much I would like to say but that´s the important part.
    Tks…tks… keep calm, carry on.

    Much love, peace, health and light.

    xoxo

    G.

    • Jonathan Fields says:

      Giovanna – Thanks so much for your kindness. Wishing you a wonderful 2012!

  47. Wow. If all Annual Reports were written like this, I’m sure the business world would be a far better place. Thanks for sharing. There is so much in what you wrote that I can relate to. You’ve lived such a different life from me, but I found myself constantly agreeing with: “me, too”. What you said about: the buddhist state, imperfection, alignment, creating experiences, and about intuitively knowing what you should be doing…so relatable (though I never would have found the words to express those concepts so clearly.) Hoping all your plans for 2012 become even more than you plan, the world needs it. Thanks again for sharing.

    • Jonathan Fields says:

      Hey Helen – “relatable.” Love that word, it’s something I strive for, but don’t always hit when I write. So I’m glad this time it connected. Thanks!

  48. Sol Soloncha says:

    Jonathan, I was happy to reconnect with you in 2011 in your Tribal Author course and found that it has been catalyzing significant growth and movement in my life. As I had a similar incredibly positive experience with your yoga studio a few years ago, it seems to me that your greatest gift (among your many gifts) is your ability to touch people’s lives in a way that offers warmth, kindness, support, and creative stimulation of our own innate growth processes.

    It is interesting to see that you’re once again tacking and realigning your course in a quest for personal and professional growth and fulfillment that also supports and contributes to the lives of others. I see you as one of the most uniquely likeable human beings I have ever met, and as someone who possesses an ability to quickly learn, share and teach others how to use the incredible tools of our time, from mind-body-spirit practices like yoga and meditation to the new world technology and inter-connectivity tools of social media, publishing and beyond. That makes a potent combination with your ability to touch others and engage hearts to support personal evolution. I look forward to seeing what you do next.

    By the way, in my work as an RN in the emergency room I like to encourage those I encounter who find themselves facing some kind of health adversity to remember and reflect on the amazing potential of the human body-mind-heart to heal. Healing proceeds in its own time, in its own way, but it is happening all the time and is a truly wondrous process when one can see it. I hope the tinnitus eases up in your own ongoing healing.

    Good luck in 2012!

    • Jonathan Fields says:

      Sol – Can’t believe it’s been, what, 10 years?! Been amazing to watch your evolution, too, and it was great to reconnect last year. Can’t help thinking there might be some way to blend your different “pieces” into a really interesting, compelling puzzle. I still remember the dispatches you wrote while on walkabout in India, how honest and descriptive they were. Loved reading them.

  49. great pdf brotha. Love the 10 commandments of biz ;-)

    Gonna share this with my list. Awesome stuff bro…

  50. Mike Thomas says:

    Beautiful and heartfelt – And sage as always.

    See more.
    Be more.
    Give more.

    - m

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  52. Mario says:

    This annual report is the most generous, corageous and inspirational piece of content I’ve read in a long time. THANKS. All the best to you and your wonderful family in 2012.
    P.S. Uncertainty is next on my reading list.

  53. David says:

    Jonathan,

    just read your Annual Report.

    Will be re-reading again tonight and likely again and again.

    I have said this before: Yours is THE ONLY blog I follow.

    Enough said.

    THANKYOU for sharing….and for doing in the style & way you have.

    2012 is an adventure waiting for all of us…

    KR

    :)

  54. Pamela Slim says:

    Gorgeous. Truthful. Courageous. And such a great start to a brand new body of work.

    Love you brother.

    -P

  55. This report has stuck with me for days… I think more than anything specific about the content or the business side, it’s just this:

    You are an example that it is not so much what happens to us in our lives, but our response to what happens. All we can really do is choose our response.

    Thanks for being an example of doing that with a lot of grace, Jonathan.

  56. Mindie Kniss says:

    Huge gratitude for your vulnerability and openness, and most especially for shining your light so brightly… allowing all of us to see a little more clearly, understand ourselves a bit more.

  57. Elissa says:

    Hi Jonathan,
    Very happy for your family that you and your wife have found ways to work together. There’s no team like the home team.

    I hope you caught NPR’s July report on the relief some tinnitus sufferers get from listening to radio static. In a King’s Speech kind of way, a distracting noise can make some things clear.

    As your annual report illustrates, distractions can make other things clear too.

    Elissa

  58. Thank you Johnathon,
    Eureka! I too have discovered your gift of gold today, I am sold, count me in for the rest of time. Now buying your book and will read some of it on the inspirational Table Mountain in our beautiful city of Cape Town from where I will sprinkle your gifts. Keep nurturing your little girl they bear gifts as did my Lauren when she won the Arthur C Clarke for science fiction with her book Zoo City. Apologies for the pitch, a father’s pride (and joy) is not easily suppressed.

    Your sharing and wisdom greatly appreciated.
    Baie dankie.
    Gerhard

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  66. Brandy says:

    Wow. Just wow. Thank you for sharing your heart and business with us. I was moved by your honesty and vulnerability. I know how hard it is to offer pieces of yourself to the world. I think it’s even harder for sensitive people. I do it regularly, but I believe part of my calling is to write confessional narratives so I’m thankful that I can. But still, I get it. It’s a precarious balance and a difficult thing to do. And so, I guess what I’m trying to say is that I received this report from you as the gift and blessed work that it is.

  67. Alexis Neely says:

    Grace in action. Thank you for being such a model of this concept for me. I’ve often said that “all challenge and conflict is our greatest opportunity to be more of who we really are”, but I have not often seen it lived (even by myself). From what I can tell out here, you are living it JF.

    Thank you for leading the way.

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