Welcome! Get the Skinny on Prolific Living & Farnoosh
Hi, welcome. I am Farnoosh Brock, the passionate founder and president of Prolific Living, the Act 2 of my career – and my life.
A few years ago, I re-invented myself and re-wired my brain to start thinking the right way – turns out there are some not-so-great ways that lead us astray, who knew! – so now I am both happy AND do work I love. Imagine that!
Listen, I am so happy you are here. Prolific Living’s mission is to help you, dear wonderful soul, to unlock your truth and then have the courage to live it, breathe it, and share it with the world – and never be afraid or ashamed of it.
How did I end up here? I went from a true corporate career gal of more than a decade to a happy, multi-passionate entrepreneur who not only quit a cushy wonderful job but got her husband to do the same thing one year later.
Insane is what my family called it but if doing what you love and taking some risk to be happy is insanity, then I’d rather be insane. I left my corporate job behind for one reason and one reason only: My soul was hungry and I was done starving it.
Two things helped me quit corporate and start the path to entrepreneurship:
1. The first thing that helped me shift gears out of my corporate ‘numbness’ was when I stopped thinking only with my head and I started including my HEART in the most important decisions of life.
2. The second thing was to stop seeking approval, validation and advice of others, be it loved ones, strangers, peers, friends, relatives, ANYONE.
For the first time in my life, I started making decisions for myself, by myself, and exactly the way I want life to unfold for myself.
That’s when I was finally able to say, no more corporate, no more doing work I don’t LOVE, and no more settling for a boring part in life, thank you very much. I am done already.
If you also want to break free of the routines and stagnation that has you TRAPPED, then you are in the right place, baby!
Now that I found this place, which I didn’t even think existed – truth be told – I am devoted to helping you find it too. I want to get you motivated, focused, and energized to honor and fulfill your dreams.
I have a lot of passion for this subject because I struggled with this in my own life for SUCH A long time. My awakening from within happened in 2010 at the Blogworld event in Las Vegas. It was a point of no return. It was like crossing a bridge, going from a place of constant searching and frustration to a place of total belonging, which for me has been self-employment.
Prolific Living is here because I want for YOU to reach that place too so:
1. How strong and unshakeable is your confidence in YOURSELF?
2. What is it really costing you to IGNORE your inner voice, your frustrations, and your, well, dreams?
Living a courageous life is not about being “fearless” so much as knowing what to do with all those uncomfortable fears.
It’s about being your own master instead of a constant victim of circumstance, even if it takes you a while to make the transition. It’s about giving yourself a chance to be happy. It’s about learning how to escape the rat race to create real wealth and abundance in your life.
I’ve done it: I left a 6-figure cushy work-from-home easy corporate job and then hired my husband out of his 6-figure job, and run a profitable growing company today. The tools and resources that I share with you stimulates your mind instead of dulling it and breaks boundaries rather than stopping at the limits and THAT is the beginning of success.
This is about shifting your mindset, creating smart habits and changing the bad behavior that is robbing you of your success every day and getting in your way so much so that you don’t even see it anymore.
Prolific Living is a company devoted to re-defining what is possible in your life and to teaching you how to release those limitations and boundaries that keep you stuck. We focus on two pillars: Career and Health. Go here for a portfolio of our products.
Why I Quit That 6-Figure Cushy Job
On April 15th, 2011, this-electrical-engineer-tech-professional did something crazy because, you see, something not-so-funny had been happening on the way to top of that delusional Corporate ladder and it was time to take my life and my career BACK into my hands.
So, I resigned from an 11+ year career and walked away from a 6-figure easy work-from-home income. I was done. Finished. The point of no return had long since been reached. For the full story, come hither! Or check my formal bio.
In December of 2012, I decided to lure my hubby out of the same company and his own cushy job to join me in our adventures to re-invent ourselves, create only work that we believe can change the world for the better. And he signed up for it. !
Media and Publicity:
Less than a month after I had resigned, Forbes ran a dedicated story on me titled The Realistic Road to Entrepreneurship.
On March 17th, 2012, I was a guest on BBC World Service Radio, with presenter and host, Julian Marshall, where we discussed the smart exit strategies of quitting your corporate job. The style and manner with which I had quit my job had brought some attention to the BBC and they honored me with this interview.
Tune in to the The Daily Interaction Show
Want to know how to handle awkward situations? How to have difficult but necessary conversations with your boss, your friends or your parents? What about letting your confidence show in all of your interactions with the outside world? Listen to the Daily Interaction Show where we cover all of that and more.
We explore the topics of human interaction – social, business, interpersonal and intrapersonal – on The Daily Interaction Show, which launched August 1, 2011 and continued weekly until July 14th 2013.
Fun Facts about Me?
Hi. My name is Farnoosh and no, I do not have a nickname.
Born and raised in Persia – or Iran, same thing – to a Mom who believes we descended from Persian royalty (!!!) and a Dad who believes anything is possible and planning is over-rated (!!!!) – case in point, we went to Turkey for a 2-week vacation and never looked back. We lived there 3 years and then moved to the United States to make this our permanent home.
I have inherited some of their lovely traits, and have a few worthy ones of my own. I’ll show you my true colors in this blog, and get to know yours.
A few more truisms about me:
- I love my Ashtanga yoga practice even if it’s grueling and painful.
- I am a devoted juicer. In fact, it attracted a traditional publisher my way and I wrote a gorgeous book on juicing!
- I drink loose-leaf Oolong tea all day, in fact, this cup of tea is my best addiction.
- I freaking love to travel. I can’t stay put for more than a month. We visit 4 to 5 countries a year and travel the US of A a fair amount. I fly about 100,000 miles a year on a good year.
- I’m happily married but I do not have any intention to procreate, much to disappointment of … well, everyone it seems.
- I am mad about J.K. Rowling and her brilliant work, all of Harry Potter. I devoured The Lord of the Rings and think Tolkien pure genius but I never, ever, knew such madness and obsession until I started reading A Song of Ice & Fire. George, I’d give ANYTHING to have your brain to myself for an hour. Thank God for such genius, such talent, and such courage that led these brilliant minds to create their fantasies for all of us the lucky generations!
But most of all, I will never again give up my dreams for an illusion of security and the false notion that others know what is best for me. And my job is to aspire you to do the same thing!
Prolific Living Books and Products
Frankly, I never thought I would write books, but now I can’t imagine not writing. Now I feel writing is the best profession in the world, so if you have a book in your heart – as most everyone does – write it. Remember: you are a writer if you believe you are. Just write.
For a list of my books, hop over to the Amazon Kindle store for my books.
If you want to self-publish your own book someday, be it to Amazon, Barnes&Noble, Apple iTunes, my husband offers the professional formatting of the Kindle and other platforms and can walk you through the self-publish process. Check his services here.
A Word about the Photos:
If you are a blogger or writer or have an online platform, my 2-cents: create your own photos!
I cite the source or add a disclaimer on all other occasions. Contact me first please if you should be interested in using any of the images for any purpose.
I made a 21-Step Confidence Building Series course for you. FREE. Get it now.
So how do you change your thoughts, think big of what you can offer the world, make shifts in your perspective so you stop getting in your own way and start building out your dreams confidently. Learn by following this 21-Step Confidence Building Series right away:
Use Your Inner Powers
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