Polly Noble is one busy lady.
Aside from writing her second book, she’s a certified health coach, raw food chef and, most recently, a partner in a new venture – a juice bar and holistic lounge. Phew, a huge achievement don’t you think? What’s most inspiring though is that Polly’s first priority is her health and wellbeing. Having been diagnosed with cancer twice by the age of 28, Polly is living her passion by using her experiences to empower, inspire and motivate others to live healthily and happily. She’s just returned from a 6-week sabbatical to focus on her healing and has kindly shared her Secrets of Success in today’s interview.
What is your title/position:
Writer, certified health coach, raw vegan chef & coach.
What has been the ‘defining moment’ that set you on the path you’re on today?
Being diagnosed with cervical cancer at the age of 24.
How did you get to where you are now?
It’s taken a lot of hard work, faith in myself and a belief that when you do something from a heart-centred place and the intention behind it is genuine and authentic, that you will be rewarded.
Tell me about your vision/goals for your future.
I’m currently writing my second book, a diet and lifestyle guide, which I can’t wait to release and I plan on writing many more. I have just opened up a juice bar and holistic lounge with my friend Kris, The Core, which we are confident will be the first of many. Within The Core I have launched my raw food brand The Noble Kitchen which I am looking at expanding into other healthy eating establishments and juice bars. I am also talking to a production company about making a food tv show. But other than that, I plan to keep walking my talk, improving my health and living from a state of joy! (Click to tweet it)
What has been most effective for you in your achievements so far, in turning your goals/visions into reality?
Doing something everyday. I like to be proactive and keep busy so just taking one small step every day towards actualising my dreams has been the most effective for me.
Where do you start?
My business and website have grown very organically. At the beginning I had no idea or vision of where I wanted to be, or where I was going, so I have kind of made it up as I’ve gone along. But these days, I have a very clear idea and vision of how I am growing my business and my brand. For those starting out, I would say; think hard about what you want to put out into the world, think about your messaging, what you want people to take away from visiting your site or business and slowly start to take steps to building it. (Click to tweet it)
How do you stay motivated and inspired?
Ambition. I know what I want and I know that by taking consistent daily action that I will achieve my goals.
What has been your biggest lesson learned?
I have learned that you can’t control everything and that you will make mistakes along the way and that’s okay. I have also learned that being 100% genuine and authentic to your message and work is absolutely essential to success.
What have been (or still are) your biggest fears and challenges, and how do you overcome them?
My biggest challenge is to remember that my healing regime, how I live my life and what I put into and onto my body, is more important than anything else. I have a desire to serve which can sometimes mean I make other things (like work) more important than they are. My other challenge is being more selfish and putting myself before others which I can sometimes find hard.
What do you believe is the secret of your success?
Being real, being myself and being honest about where I am with my healing journey has helped people to relate to me and feel motivated by the information, recipes and wisdom that I love to share.
What 3 tips would you offer ambitious women reading this?
Make a decision – get really clear about what you want and why
Take consistent action on a daily basis
Believe in yourself and trust that the Universe has got your back.
What book has most inspired you?
Where to start?! There are so many! The two books that completely changed my course of direction were Louise Hay’s You Can Heal Your Life and Brandon Bays’ The Journey which both opened my mind to the possibility of self-healing and the concept of mind-body connection.
If you were to take Polly’s advice and make a decision today, what do you want and why? I’d love for you to share with us in the Comments below.