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I want to show you exactly why + how I resigned from my 6-figure work-from-home career at a Fortune 100 at the top of my game to start my own company and build a profitable brand in less than 2 years (without a fancy MBA or a clue about “entrepreneurship”). I was just a clueless cubicle junkie with a dream of an escape!
I tell you exactly what to do if you are in a miserable job and feel trapped and want to MOVE in the right direction.
Quitting your day job probably sounds crazy. Even terrifying when you think about it. I know. I felt that way for years. Quitting may or may not even be the ultimate answer to your cubicle life frustrations!
What you really need to exit is your current state of misery and pain.
A secret, first: You already have everything it takes to make your work life better and to ease the misery of your job. You may just not realize it. But you do!
Next, it takes a decision to say YES to yourself and NO to putting up with the pain. What if you just gave yourself permission to think about your own expression of fulfilling and profitable work?
And it IS possible to make shifts, to transition out of a bad place and to start fresh and build a successful career and business, regardless of your age, experience, skill set, and personality. And I will show you exactly how to get in the right mindset, to stop the self-limiting beliefs that hold you back AND to move away from that painful workplace!
Bruce Rodgers, On Resigning from a 25+ year Corporate Career to Go Solo
I have been working directly with Farnoosh for 4+ months, and WOW – what an incredible experience! From our introductory call, she immediately put me at ease in speaking with her about my desire to move on to my own dreams and ideas, even when I hadn’t completely thought them through. She worked skillfully, diligently, and patiently with me to identify my passions and skills, and the resultant strengths. Right from coaching session #1, I felt super confident in her experience, skill, enthusiasm, positive “move forward” attitude, and concern about me, her client. What’s really outstanding is that it’s not just “rah-rah” cheerleading, which was my biggest hesitation with engaging a career coach. The fact that Farnoosh has actually DONE what she is teaching in her “practice-based” coaching and the Smart Exit Blueprint class gives her an instant measure of credibility – it’s what helped to sell me. Of course there’s a necessary element of cheering (which she is amazing at), BUT it’s eclipsed by Farnoosh’s practical, well-thought out, careful STRATEGIC planning required for a SUCCESSFUL career transformation. She recognized the work I put into it, and once the planning was done, she knew exactly how much to “praise”, and how much to “push”, to create real results, to take me to the next level. And, it’s WORKING; it’s been life-changing: I just RESIGNED from my 16-year Corporate position, and am fully on my way to doing my own gig, following the PLAN, and I am more excited than ever. And as independent and “extreme” of an analyst as I am, I honestly don’t think I could have done it without her. She knows what she’s talking about. She ROCKS!
What if you could craft a smart strategy away from the pain and toward the right place for you?
What if you could do meaningful work, serve others and create wealth in the process?
If you have a job, you need an exit strategy because “job security” is a fairy tale and one day:
- Your employer decides to “restructure” you out of your job.
- You outgrow your roles and projects and need new challenges.
- You face life-altering changes in your (own or family’s) health.
- You decide enough already and want to do meaningful and exciting work.
- Or any other situation where what you do for a living no longer serves you!
If your work drains you rather than energize you, if you have no enthusiasm and passion for your job and are desperate to do something fulfilling with your time on this earth, then you are in the right place – and I will help you get there in this course.
What is The Smart Exit Blueprint Course?
This course teaches you why and how you already have everything to do work that you can LOVE. Every day.
You are just as capable as anyone out there.
I teach you step-by-step how to assess where you are, what may be wrong with it, then we identify where you need to go next, and how to exactly make that transition from dreaded-job to dream-work.
No fluff. No pie in the skies. I’ve done this and I want to show you how to do it. From desperate miserable corporate junkie to a thriving profitable online business. If I can do turn my ship around, baby, so can you!
The Smart Exit Blueprint course enables you to build a smart and professional transition from the wrong place into the place where you can play to your strengths and still be true to your values.
By the end of the course: You will have your smart exit blueprint ready. You will know how to make this shift mentally, emotionally and practically. You will know what your next steps are. You will have all the tools and resources to thrive in that next phase of your professional career.
What is it costing you to NOT be doing what you love?
What opportunities are you sacrificing in the name of “job security”?
What could you really achieve if you absolutely LOVED your work?
Sylvia Duncan at The Duncan Approach, On Taking the Smart Exit Blueprint Class
Signing up for the Smart Exit Blueprint class was one of the best things I could have done. Going to work every day to a job that is un-fulfilling was draining me. My emotions were out of control and I all I could think about was quitting no matter what, but, that wouldn’t have been smart, not with all the other responsibilities I had. The Smart Exit class has helped me to put things into perspective and look at the situation in a practical manner. I now have a plan that not only takes into account all my responsibilities, but also has helped to generate new ideals for a new path! I no longer see my current work situation as “life draining” but as a stepping stone to where I’m going. Oh yes, and the best part is now that I have a plan, I’m no longer controlled by my emotions. I like the new me!
Working Together with Your Instructor on the Course
Hi. My name is Farnoosh Brock and I am here to serve as your instructor for this course. On April 15th, 2011, after nearly 12 years in Corporate America, I walked away from a lot of money and “security” at a Fortune 100 company because I could no longer stand doing it and living the lie. I walked out on the corporate world because it was draining my soul and killing my passions. The greatest lesson I’ve learned is it can be done: Define what your heart most desires, then go and build a profitable business around it.
After leaving my corporate career, I became a full-time professional blogger, writer, speaker, coach, and digital media entrepreneur. I work for myself. I create my own line of products and services, books and podcasts and classes and I love every minute of it. I can do my work from any location in the world. And I have a brand and a company that reaches every continent, thanks to our technology today!
My 2 Big Ah-Ha Lessons : First, it can happen to you if it happened to me. I am now running a thriving business after a drastic transition from corporate to entrepreneurship. Second, it happens with planning and forethought and with a smart exit strategy – as opposed to, you know, overnight!
Deep down, you need to believe that you were meant for more than a job, that you were destined for greatness and you owe it to yourself to make it happen.
Crush the biggest self-limiting thought: You are not being ungrateful or irresponsible “to leave a good-paying job in this economy that others would kill to have!” Enough already of that rubbish that brainwashes you. Listen to your own heart; it generally tells you the truth. A job never ever has brought anyone to freedom or wealth.
What Qualifies Me to Help You:
I’ve done this and I’ve helped many others do it (check out some stories). I built myself a smart exit strategy out of complete necessity. I know how much work and planning goes into doing this the right way.
I bring you my first hand experience, from years of experience first at a start-up, then at a large corporation, and now as a business owner creating my own products and services. I want to empower and enable you to find work that you can love and find meaningful because it is not only possible, it is the only way to find fulfillment and reach your fullest and greatest potential.
Lawanda Thompson, Corporate Employee On Taking the Smart Exit Blueprint Class and Bringing her Entrepreneurship Ideas to Life
For those who’ve spent years in the corporate world and have come to find it unfulfilling, but are unsure of how to go about making a change, Farnoosh’s Smart Exit Blueprint course is a wonderful place to start. For me, there was no better way to begin exploring the path to entrepreneurship. Farnoosh took a truly holistic approach to developing the coursework and guiding the class through each module. By the end of the course I had the solid, practical tools I needed to identify my next steps. I’ve become inspired again and am well on my way to transitioning away from corporate life.
How This Course Empowers You to Take Charge of Your Life
I want to wake you up from your mental fog to the reality of your situation. You will get clear about exactly where you stand and what your options are for next steps. You will know exactly WHY you want to leave your job.
This course can be the push you’ve needed to make a necessary change happen for you and with the learning and the right tools and techniques, you will gain confidence and believe in your amazing abilities to make the right things happen for you.
Discovery of Your Strengths
When you explore your strengths, your talents and your skills, and ask yourself questions that you have evaded for a long time, you start to discover who you really are and that renewed sense of self will open the door for you to the right type of work and fulfillment.
Belonging to Tight Community
You will be engaging with a tight community of other students and be able to discuss the modules and build on the support and encouragement of going through this process together.
Loving Yet Firm Guidance
You will have guidance and advice on your progress and be able to prevent common mistakes that others make, such as losing a sense of professionalism and poise in stressful situations as you leave the wrong job.
Accountability to the Finish
By far, this is the most important element when you commit to a goal and in this course, I am holding you accountable through constant communication and encouragement. You WILL get through with your completed blueprint!
Carrie Crotts at Samsara Consulting , On Taking the Smart Exit Blueprint Class
After becoming familiar with Farnoosh’s work through her podcasts & blog posts, I was impressed by her quality of work. And when she offered the Smart Exit Blueprint course, it was exactly what I needed at that time. I started the class wanting to learn to do a professional exit from my corporate work into my own business. Funny how the universe works, because literally in the middle of the course, my ‘day job’ ended through its own circumstances. The course was the exact net for me to land safely with having the tools and resources from the Exit Blueprint course. Farnoosh bent over backwards to accommodate to her students, even when they were in varied states of exiting corporate life (i.e. just thinking about what to do & helping to brainstorm ideas all the way to me – who recently graduated ‘to the other side.’) A great class and good work to align your life to your passions. She will show you how to do it step-by-step.
What You Get in the Smart Exit Blueprint Course
You will have the right balance of knowledge, practical work as well as motivation and inspiration to keep you going so you put your learning into practice. During this 6-week course, you will get:
ACTION Video Modules: Released weekly, the videos guide you step-by-step toward understanding your current circumstances and building the foundation of your exit blueprint. The course is designed around the ACTION model below with a comprehensive look at the 6 key elements of a Smart Exit plan: Assess the Why. Create Your Foundation. Thrive on Your Strengths (Passion, Talent, Skills). Invent Your Plan. Open Yourself to Possibilities. Navigate to Your Exit.
ACTION worksheets: These are work sheets associated with each video module. You watch. You learn and then you put it into practice for you. You answer questions. You research possibilities. You brainstorm options. You discover your strengths and talents. You put ideas to action. This is where your blueprint starts to come together.
Weekly Group Coaching and Q&A Calls: Each week, I invite you to get on a live call, bring your questions from that week’s module, your challenges and ideas. We will go through every question. In case you can’t attend, you can submit questions in advance and listen to the call recording.
Inspirational Interviews with Experts: You will have access to the insights and wisdom of four experts in this field, with vastly different backgrounds. You will hear from (left to right) phenomenal business coach and woman, Pam Slim, brilliant and successful business man and coach, Dan Miller, a best-selling historical fictional novelist, Michelle Moran, and a prolific author and speaker, Scott Ginsberg.
Case Studies for Experience: You will hear three in-depth case studies with individuals from widely different background making the exit from the wrong place toward the right path, and learn about their challenges and successes with power tips for you. My guests were (left to right) Marlee Ward of MarleeWard.com, John Kowalski of Babacita and Kristi Hines of Kikolani.
Weekly Emails to Inspire Forward Momentum: I know it can get overwhelming but if you stay committed, brilliant results will come to you. I will send you quick weekly emails to inspire you to continue taking action.
Your Completed Smart Exit Blueprint:In this course, you learn and take action. You put your learning into practice and put your results into your smart exit blueprint template. By the end of class, you will walk out with your blueprint ready for execution. Stop wasting your time at a dead-end job because of excuses like a “bad economy” or “lucky to just be employed”, even though you know deep down that you have skills, talents, and strengths that can turn your world upside down!
Is this Course Right For You?
This course is right for you if you say YES to experiencing these signs at your job:
- Extreme Boredom and Constant Distractions
- Sick of Dealing with Mediocrity
- Dread Going through the Motions
- Intolerance to Systems and Policy
- Indifference to your Company’s Direction
- Zero sense of pride and excitement
- Doing it just for the money
- Increased Poor Attitude on Your Part
- Finding Authority Unbearable
- Low Desire for Your Own Well-Being
Right for You: If you are willing to give it your honest effort and come into it an open mind full of possibilities to find solutions to your problems, then I will arm you with tools and knowledge and guidance to help you build your smart exit strategy out of that wrong job.
Not right for you: If you are looking for quick answers or an overnight-scheme to leave your job and step into your dream career, if you are too busy to commit to building a plan, then you will not be a good fit for this course.
Veronica Shanklin, Corporate Employee On Taking the Smart Exit Blueprint Class and who by the end of class had been hired by her FIRST client!
The Smart Exit Blueprint was an excellent way to kick off my plan for an escape. Farnoosh is so positive and encouraging and really makes you feel like you can conquer the world. The course is well-organized and she is always available to answer questions and provide guidance if and when you are stuck. I recommend the course for those who know it’s time to make that move but just need that extra push and a little confidence to get the ball rolling. Thanks Farnoosh!
I stand behind all my programs and take a lot of pride in the quality that I deliver to you. I want nothing more than the complete satisfaction of those who experience the fruits of my labor and my service. However, if you have a change of heart, I totally understand and still take the full risk and responsibility here.
I offer you a money-back guarantee for up to 2 solid weeks into the course. This way, all the risk is on me and none on you. If you are not happy with the way things are going, I will refund you in full.
Remember: The worst thing you can do is do nothing at all about a job that stopped serving you a long time ago. Stand up and take back the reins before it’s too late!
Stephen Budd, Teacher to Published Author On Getting a Publisher for His Book
I have always seen myself as a self-sufficient person. Asking for coaching was not easy for me. I am glad I took the leap, because I finished my book and have a publisher now. Farnoosh gave me the guidance I needed and some inside information I never knew about publishing. It was the push I needed to cross the goal line. Stephen Budd, Author
I know this is a tremendous step into for you to take and I do not sugar-coat the effort and time it takes to put together a plan. But a solid exit plan we shall put together for you if you commit to the course. The alternative is to continue doing a job you hate. Sooner or later, you’ll need a way out and you don’t want to find yourself without a plan then. Make a smart decision today that moves you in the direction of your dreams tomorrow!
Here’s to your fabulous future in work, career and life!
Chris Harris, IT Consultant On making a critical shift in his career path
Farnoosh has been a tremendous asset to work with. Her experience working in Corporate IT and then making the jump to running her own business has been an inspiration. She is a powerhouse of talent and ideas that she channels into helping others. I am fortunate to work with someone of her caliber who is warm, personable and able to see in my blind spots to develop new ideas and directions for my business life. Chris Harris, IT Consultant.