EP. 77 “When you show up in a present way for somebody, it is so powerful that your heart can’t help but come through.”
This episode was filmed in front of a live audience making it a Stay Grounded first!
Phoebe Mroczek is a fellow podcaster and marketing strategist. She thought she had her life figured out from the age of five. All she ever wanted was to play soccer professionally – and she was good enough. But when she hit 21, she realized soccer wasn’t her destiny.
It was a revelation that left a massive void in Phoebe’s life – and she had to figure out how to close it.
Letting go of her soccer dream made Phoebe realize that you don’t have to restrict yourself to a single identity. Instead, you can pick and choose who you want to be and how to want to show up – on a daily basis (if that feels right). This realization empowered Phoebe to create a life on her terms that’s a full expression of who she wants to be. It’s how she’s able to travel extensively, podcast regularly, and build an aligned business that lights her up.
Guided by her feelings, Phoebe now walks her talk by showing other entrepreneurs how to build a successful business that’s an extension of who they are. And in this episode, she’ll show you how you can do the same.
Phoebe and I dive deep into the rabbit hole during this conversation. We cover a diverse range of topics including:
- The circumstances that made Phoebe realize business could be a form of self expression.
- Your imagination, visualization, and the power of creating a rich sensory experience.
- How to leverage the law of reciprocation and why giving and receiving are two sides of the same coin.
- The super smart technique Phoebe uses so she never feels misunderstood.
- How to cultivate trust in your feelings so you feel empowered to make the right choices.
- The question Phoebe asks at the end of each day so she hits the pillow accomplished.
- Why you want to live your life in alignment – and the steps you can take to get there.
Plus much, much more.
Identities can help us express who we are – but they can also keep us trapped. But as you’ll hear in this week’s episode, identities are flexible making them a powerful took for an extraordinary life.
So tune into the beauty that is Phoebe Mroczek and get yourself inspired to create the life you want – even if it means walking away from everything you currently know.
Time Stamped Show Notes
[4:37] Phoebe has an amazing bio, it was such a blast reading and learning more about her in preparation for our conversation. One thing that stood out to me about her story was her mention of her business being an extension of a personal foundation, that the bedrock of what she does is based on her own personal identity and growth. I ask Phoebe if this was always the case or if this identify came along with the ebbs and flows of building a business?
Phoebe says began putting those pieces together about 2-3 years ago. She started in business at age 19, with Mary Kay, and realized that she was good at sales, however, she couldn’t sell anything that she didn’t believe in. Her business started from her simply doing what she knew how to do and asking herself what skills could she teach? What areas was she most confident in? She hit a point where she was feeling bored and burnt out. Phoebe believes there’s something to be said about how the different areas of her life correlated to her business. She noticed that the areas where her business wasn’t going well were also tied to areas of her relationships, health, and wellness that were also struggling. As she began to research this more she learned that when we’re not working, our businesses aren’t working either.
[14:49 ] Phoebe says that entrepreneurs can often get hung up superficial aspects of business: the size of their networks, number of contacts in their email lists, size of their companies, etc. She places her focus on the question, “am I helping people?” It’s a daily touch point for her; she’ll check in and ask, “am I helping someone today? Did I make a difference in someone’s life?” Phoebe says if the answer is “yes,” then it’s a good day and tomorrow will hopefully follow suit. She wants her days to be days that she can feel proud of and where she believes that she represented herself well.
[26:10] One of my favorite things about Phoebe is how open she is to trying new things, saying “yes,” and being in action. She says it doesn’t always feel that way; she feels that a lot of what she does is outcome-based (that’s the athlete in her). She acknowledges that there has been a shift in her outcomes; she now places her focus on small, celebratory goals, the things that she can do each day to set herself up for a win. Simple successes such as making her bed, drinking water, having a healthy meal all serve her in creating ways to embrace what she’s doing along with the process. Phoebe’s focus is more around building consistent habits over achieving certain outcomes.
[40:13] We had a live listener tune in with a question for Phoebe, asking how she cultivated the level of faith and trust she has in her feelings? The listener wanted to know if it was a practice or if it came from her organically dancing through life? Phoebe attributes it to practice, bringing it full circle with sports it all comes down to practice. Cultivating trust in herself was never an intentional thing until she realized that she was doing it. She now makes the time to acknowledge the trust she has in herself.
[57:44] Phoebe stays grounded by creating space for herself to be present every day – whatever that looks like for her at the moment, is what that is. It can range from time spent in meditation to making the bed. No matter what, Phoebe views everything as a meditative process to be present in. Phoebe also spends a lot of time playing with kids – that definitely helps with staying grounded.