How to Create A Fulfilling Life with Jonathan Hewitt

How to Create A Fulfilling Life with Jonathan Hewitt

Have you ever stopped to think about why you're in college? Is it to land an awesome job, to have financial security, to create a better life. Does it really boil down to trying to be happy? We thought so.

Join Katy as she chats with guest Jonathan Hewitt, Founder of Life Kido, about why a lucrative and secure job doesn't necessarily equal a happy life. They explore why fulfillment is really the key to a happiness, how motivation must come from within, the importance of being yourself when it comes to fulfillment, and strategies for managing stress, cultivating mindfulness, and staying in the flow.

Jonathan’s passion in life is to develop and practice the very best ways to live the most fulfilled life possible and in this episode he shares what he’s learned from his own practice with you.  This is so important because, at the end of the day, finding fulfillment is what we’re all trying to achieve. Choosing the right major, finding a group of friends, joining interesting organizations, traveling, partying, worrying, happiness all ultimately emerge from our innate desire to feel complete and connected a.k.a. fulfilled.

Takeaways from the episode:

  1. Fulfillment comes from within.

  2. The key to fulfillment is being yourself, connecting with those you love, and doing meaningful things with your time.

  3. Fulfillment is that state where you feel like you're in the zone, the flow, the moment.

  4. There are 3 ways we can be living: ice, puddle, or river. Ice is a tense stressed out state, puddle is an apathetic unmotivated state, and river is being in the flow.

  5. Our default operating system is built for survival, not necessarily happiness and fulfillment. Living life like a river is a way to shift our experience toward fulfillment and contentment.

  6. External things like money, praise, and status alone are not fulfillment, they are outcomes not ways of being.

  7. You can deepen fulfillment and cultivate a river state using the 3 B’s, Breathing, Brain, Body check-ins to keep your mind and body in alignment and flow.

  8. Use the AB formula “accept and baby step” to make new habits stick.

  9. You don’t need 100% accuracy to make a difference in your life.


More About Jonathan Hewitt

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Jonathan Hewitt has a degree in psychology from Emory University along with 30 years of study in mindfulness, meditation, and the brain-body connection. For over 25 years, he has taught martial arts and life education to thousands ages 3-adult at his martial arts academies in Austin, TX. He also teaches his life education system in local public and private schools to children, parents and teachers alike. Jonathan is co-author of Life Ki-do Parenting: Tools to Raise Happy, Confident Kids from the Inside Out. The book empowers children (and parents!) with the skills to find inner strength, confidence and happiness from within instead of looking to others for validation and self-worth. For more info,


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