Bold Life Interview: Farnoosh Brock from Prolific Living


Today my interview is with Farnoosh Brock from Prolific Living.

Introduce yourself and briefly tell my readers about Prolific Living.

Hello Tess and the lovely readers here at The Bold Life. I am so honored to be invited here. So in a nutshell, exactly a year ago, I left a long-standing lucrative corporate career after 12 years to dedicate myself fully to blogging, and that little blog is now a company and a thriving business, Prolific Living Inc.

I started simply by sharing  my self-improvement journey and my yearning for doing something meaningful in my life and I have now created programs and systems and books to teach and inspire and help others live life on their own terms.

You are one of the most passionate, enthusiastic, and energetic bloggers that I know. How has this attitude and style of life benefitted you?

That's a huge compliment, Tess, thank you so so much! This attitude has been a work in progress, believe me, I was not born this way and neither was I always this way. It started out with slow shifts in mindset and thought patterns and the impact of those was so huge in my own state of being and happiness that I kept playing with them and exploring further.

Now, it has completely changed my entire perspective on life, on happiness and on what I really want. It has also shown me that the best and most rewarding way to put this attitude to work is to show others how to create it in their own life.

I’m very interested in your green juicing clinic. I bought a new juicer and can’t wait to begin using some of your recipes. My fear is juicing will become a chore. How do I prevent this?

Great question and my entire theme for the 21-Day Green Juicing Intensive Clinic is to make green juicing FUN. If a habit or a routine in your life is not fun, why bother?

If it becomes a chore, it will soon be forgotten and not done. Well, I have specific daily lessons on how to address this in the clinic in detail but to put it briefly, I would say that you have to create systems and processes – yes, even for juicing – that work for you, and are FUN to do.

This is simple stuff like the routines of getting your produce – don't think of it as just going grocery shopping, think of it as going on an adventure to get your ingredients for another exciting green juice and always try new recipes and new vegetables and fruits – there is no end in those combinations!

Also, look at the way you organize and store your fruits, vegetables and even juices in your fridge – does it look enticing and appetizing and so good that by just thinking about it, you want to run out and juice? I do!

I'll give you an example. I LOVE these tight-lid Italian glass containers that I finally splurged and bought on Amazon. I used to store my left-over juice – for a short period, say 24 hours or less – in cheap plastic containers and they would get so grungy and stained and also not keep my juice fresh by letting air in.

So I decided to buy these gorgeous glass containers and make my juices look so delicious and so beautiful when I open the fridge that I can't wait to make them the next time around just so I use the containers again. So find ways to make it FUN and you can do the same!

What has been one of your greatest fears either personally or professionally?

Fears!! This is your favorite topic, and one of mine too, Tess. Well, it has evolved for me. I used to fear not making enough money in my business and then I changed my attitude and my approach and the money started to come in.

I used to worry that I sound silly and "out there" with what I am doing when my old peers and colleagues and friends see it, and then I decided to not care about that because I am happy now that I am finally being true to myself.

I think right now, my greatest fear is that I will be so wildly successful that I won't be able to handle it, and I think that many of us – whether we realize it or not – fear massive success even more than failure. But I worry less and less about that one since my husband assured me that he will make sure I stay put and grounded and not do anything that is not my true self even when I am at the height of success.

Plus, I think it's good to live with a little bit of fear. It keeps the adrenalin high and the momentum going strong and so long as we strike a balance to where we don't let fear cripple us into inaction and so long as we keep moving forward, a little fear goes a long way and can be good for you!

What are your most effective tools or resources that help you embrace fear and navigate through it?

Confidence. Tapping into my deep self-confidence – something that I believe all of us already have and just need to awaken – and believing in myself with a conviction so strong that nothing can dissuade me. And constantly remembering that I need to do this, I have to travel this path, I need to fulfill this destiny or it will eat away at me for the rest of my life, so I push through the fear because the weight of regret from not doing it would be too great to bear.

I know you’re a prolific reader. What is on your Kindle or nightstand?

Right now, I am reading Michael Port's "Book Yourself Solid", because his values and belief system in terms of growing your coaching business with integrity really resonates with me and I am also reading "The Barefoot Executive" by Carrie Wilkerson on my Kindle. She is a firecracker!

And I am still hoping to finish "The Lord of the Rings" – 100 more pages to go, but it went on a hiatus the minute I left New Zealand, which was the only perfect setting for reading that masterpiece.

I just finished reading Louise Hay's "You Can Heal Your Life" a few weeks ago, I am a third of the way through "The Autobiography of a Yogi" which was a book that Steve Jobs apparently read every single year and I've wanted to read for a long time, and I am also planning on picking up Eckart Tolle's "The Power of Now". That's it for now, Tess!!!

You know, I keep telling myself that I should really just focus on growing my business and only read books that help me with that but I've realized that ALL books help me with growing myself and my business.

Spirituality and good health and the right mindset is just as important as the tactics of establishing a successful coaching program. This even goes for (good!) fiction!

I am taking a holistic approach to becoming the savviest business person I can become by paying attention to every aspect of my life, and it is working out brilliantly so far, so I recommend you spice up your reading. It can benefit you in unexpected ways.

Besides, to all bloggers and writers out there, if you are not reading, you are missing out on some of the best writing and creativity that can flow out of you from reading, so pick up a BOOK and start reading now.

Bio below:

Farnoosh Brock left a 12-year career at a Fortune 100 company for her pursuits in writing, coaching, blogging and building her company Prolific Living Inc. She talks about smart habits for rich living with a focus on helping people awaken their inner confidence and live life on their own terms.

Please share your thoughts below!

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  • Farnoosh May 4, 2012, 6:47 am

    Dear Tess, what a HUGE pleasure and honor to be at The Bold Life today. I am so very grateful that you invited me to share your lovely space with you and your readers. THANK YOU and I eagerly look forward to engaging with your readers.

  • Vidya Sury May 4, 2012, 8:43 am

    I loved reading that! I ‘ve been following Farnoosh’s blog for over a year now and find her energy very infectious. She seems to reach out right through her words and touch.

    Farnoosh, I must admit that I find juicing a chore, even though I do it twice a week πŸ™‚ I can’t store much because we live in warm weather and plenty of power cuts. So we prefer to make it fresh and consume it. Healthy practice, though.

    Thank you for a great visit here, Tess.

    • Farnoosh May 5, 2012, 3:50 pm

      Vidya, hello and thanks so much for your lovely comment. You know, I am well aware of that fear – juicing being a chore – so I’ve created lessons that specifically address that in the clinic to help you ease into it, develop a system for it and also make it fun and manageable. But I do hear you on the challenges and yet I know you manage to stay on top of your (and your family’s) health, Vidya! πŸ™‚

  • Imogen Caterer May 4, 2012, 10:08 am

    I love green smoothies. They really refresh and revive me. They also go very well with my energy practices that help transform my life.

    • Farnoosh May 5, 2012, 3:51 pm

      Green smoothies are wonderful too. I just bought a Vitamix so I am excited to get into those next! Thanks for your comment!

  • Harleena Singh@Freelance Writer May 4, 2012, 10:08 am

    Loved the interview Tess & Farnoosh!

    It’s nice to see you here too Farnoosh and I know I have been reading so much about your green Juicing all over that I have started a little bit at home also now. I guess just the fact that I am getting more inclined towards it is good enough for starters!

    Yes, just as Vidya mentioned, I do on a total juice fast for day once a week, though getting through the task of peeling and doing all the work preparing for the juice is a tough job πŸ™‚

    Nice to know more about you though and thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚

    • Farnoosh May 5, 2012, 3:52 pm

      Harleena, hi again!! I know you’ve been commenting over at Kikolani too. And boy, that’s wonderful! I don’t tend to do the one day fasts. I like to do longer fasts but then I do them far less frequently. It IS a lot of work I know but you can still make it fun and fast and efficient….. ! You are so welcome and thanks for your comment, Harleena!

  • Betsy at Zen Mama May 4, 2012, 11:13 am

    Farnoosh,
    It’s so good to read your interview and get to know you better. I love all the books you have to read. I have a pile next to my bed and on my kindle. Can’t wait for summer to start!! You are an inspiration to me!!

    Great interview Tess!

    • Farnoosh May 5, 2012, 3:53 pm

      Betsy, you are so sweet. I knew you are a reader too. What are you reading lately? Thanks so much for your thoughts!

      • Betsy at Zen Mama May 6, 2012, 2:35 am

        I’m reading a beautiful novel to take me away from everything! It’s called The Language of Flowers! I highly recommend it!!

  • Paige | simple mindfulness May 4, 2012, 12:09 pm

    What an awesome interview! I always learning more about my blogging friends. Farnoosh, you’re such an inspiration by showing us what’s possible when we drop our fears and limiting beliefs and allow ourselves to shine. Love it!

    • Farnoosh May 5, 2012, 3:53 pm

      Too kind, too sweet, thank you dear Paige….. !!! I am blushing :)!

  • Sandra / Always Well Within May 4, 2012, 12:25 pm

    Lovely interview, Tess and Farnoosh. The piece that struck me strongly is this: “Confidence. Tapping into my deep self-confidence – something that I believe all of us already have and just need to awaken – and believing in myself with a conviction so strong that nothing can dissuade me.” That’s an awesome place to be! I was talking with a friend lately and we agreed that both have trouble making decisions. I believe that realm of decision making encircles making a full commitment to whatever you are doing with the kind of passion and fire that you speak about, Farnoosh. So, for me, unraveling the hesitation and ambivalence is an interesting journey!

    • Farnoosh May 5, 2012, 3:55 pm

      Sandra, my dear, thank you so much for being here and I am so glad you brought up one of my favorite topics: CONFIDENCE!!! And if I can do anything to help you with your journey, you know I am here for you. I love the way you say “unraveling the hesitation”. πŸ™‚ Beautifully said and thanks so much for sharing, Sandra!

  • AJ | OpenPsychic May 5, 2012, 8:05 am

    Really great guest post! I’ve been on and off vegan/raw vegan for about 3-4 years and after reading this post, you’ve got me wanting my veggies again. I literally just made an arugula and spinach salad πŸ™‚

    I loved your story about the juice containers and how they were looking icky. Who knew that just getting a glass container could make it all that more worth while for you. I’m making a mental note of that. Maybe I’ll start a juice fast for 21 days!

    • Farnoosh May 5, 2012, 3:56 pm

      Hi AJ, I did the vegan thing for 9 months and then went back to some of my favorite foods and found the balance that works for me for now. I LOVE vegan and raw vegan foods though…..!! And I can’t emphasize the whole plastic to GLASS switch enough….! Go for it and if you want to join the clinic, not too late! πŸ™‚

  • Glori (Crazy Introvert) May 5, 2012, 8:31 am

    Great interview!
    I’m not much of a business person but I sure did pick up few important things from this post!

    • Farnoosh May 5, 2012, 3:56 pm

      Dear Glori (what a great name), I am so so happy that you pick up some stuff from our interview. THANK YOU for sharing!

  • David Stevens May 5, 2012, 3:21 pm

    Hi there Tess and Farnoosh,
    Marvellous insight, thankyou for sharing
    be good to yourselves
    David

    • Farnoosh May 5, 2012, 3:57 pm

      Nice to see you here, David. Big hug for using the word “marvellous” – one of my favorites. And you are most welcome!

  • Charmaine Clancy May 5, 2012, 3:58 pm

    Great interview. Not just a positive attitude, but following through with positive action to improve health and wellbeing πŸ™‚

    • Farnoosh May 6, 2012, 10:20 am

      Thank you, dear Charmaine. A very uplifting note from you!

  • Cathy | Treatment Talk May 6, 2012, 9:53 am

    Hi Farnoosh and Tess,

    Loved this interview and the chance to learn more about you, Farnoosh. I just started green juicing as well and am still experimenting with recipes, so will check out your clinic! Sounds interesting. Love your books ideas as well.

    • Farnoosh May 6, 2012, 10:21 am

      Hi Cathy, thank you dearest! If you want to hop on the clinic with me and these other nearly 30 fab people, I am accepting registration through Monday. It’s been an amazing group already! Loving it.

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