Reviews


“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!”
—Tony Hsieh, author of Delivering Happiness and CEO of Zappos.com, Inc.

“Uncertainty; risk; exposure to criticism. How do you conquer this fearsome triad, so it doesn’t block your path—even 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.”
—Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project

“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.”
—Steven Pressfield, author of The War of Art and Do The Work


“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.”
—Chris Guillebeau, author of The Art of Nonconformity

“Let’s face it—the leap of faith required to follow a dream is usually accompanied by gut-wrenching, knee-quaking, soul-shaking fear. Jonathan Fields knows this—but instead of offering an empty pep talk, he delivers daily practices that can help you transform fear and uncertainty into confidence and creativity.”
—Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive and A Whole New Mind

“Jonathan Fields’ new book is brilliant and subversive. Through sharp insights and practical exercises, he reframes doubt, hesitation, and ambiguity as gateways to our own natural brilliance. It’s a handbook for fearless creativity and its offshoots: meaning, authenticity, and true success.”
—Susan Piver, author of The Wisdom of a Broken Heart and How Not to Be Afraid of Your Own Life


“Fields is a breezy, engaging writer who demystifies creativity with a whole new bag of user friendly tricks and practices—crux moves, circuit breakers, certainty anchors and attentional training. Hugely practical. Lean into Uncertainty!”
—Tony Schwartz, author of Be Excellent at Anything

“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 world’s greatest creators. It’s an essential tool to transform uncertainty and fear into power and genius.”
—Kris Carr, author of Crazy Sexy Diet and Crazy Sexy Cancer Tips

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.
—Randy Komisar, author of The Monk and the Riddle


“Groundbreaking. Highly-practical. Uber-provoking. This special and rare book will help you change the game in a world of deep uncertainty.”
—Robin Sharma, author of The Leader Without a Title

“A huge key to success is understanding the real mental blocks that can stop an otherwise great new project in its tracks. Another is knowing how to overcome them. Fields provides powerful tools for getting from the glimmer of an idea to a successful outcome, and managing all the hard stuff that happens in-between.”
—Bob Burg, author of The Go Giver

“The only thing certain in business is that nothing is certain. Fields’ unique combination of practical and creative skills and solutions help transform uncertainty from a source of fear into fuel for action.”
—Carol Roth, author of The Entrepreneur Equation


“The most successful people in the world are comfortable with discomfort, embrace uncertainty and have fun with fear. Read this brilliant book and you will too.”
—Michael Port, author of The Think Big Manifesto

“If you’re up to anything big, then what you’re attempting has probably never been done before. Which means you’re face-to-face with that great, terrifying void called uncertainty. We all need help to get through that void; Jonathan’s book is an invaluable guide to carry you safely to success in the face of fear.”—Michael Ellsberg, author of The Education of a Millionare

“People hate uncertainty—not just on a gut level, but at a deep neurological level. But there’s a proven correlation between comfort with ambiguity and creativity. And we live in an age where creativity is an inherent part of personal and organizational success. So what to do? The answer’s here—insights, stories and practices—in Jonathan Fields’ wise and practical book.”
—Michael Bungay Stanier, author of Do More Great Work


“Jonathan Fields has taken the broadest of horizons—the role of uncertainty in the creative act—and distilled it into a highly readable, immediately actionable toolkit of insights, techniques and practices that I guarantee will revolutionize how—and why—you do what you do. If you do any sort of work that involves the act of creation (and these days, who doesn’t?), you must read this book.”—Les McKeown, author of Predictable Success

“Fear keeps scores of people stuck in careers and lives they hate. Fields gives crystal clear guidance on how to engage with uncertainty so that it fuels creativity and action. Your productivity, happiness, and pocketbook will be massively improved by reading this book.”
—Pamela Slim, author of Escape From Cubicle Nation




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