Ep. 56 | Scott Strode - Phoenix: Fulfillment Through Service
March 15, 2022
On this episode of The Rich Equation Podcast, Ashish is joined by Scott Strode. Scott is the founder and executive director of The Phoenix, a non-profit he founded in 2006. The Phoenix is based on Scott's own discovery that a healthy, active lifestyle has a transformative effect on long-term sobriety. Scott and his team offer live-streamed and on-demand classes, which permitted current members to remain connected to one another and expand globally.
In this episode, Scott shares with us how fostering human connections in mental, physical, and spiritual fitness is a powerful way to rebuild wounded bodies and souls and restore hope. Ashish and Scott talked about the mindset and behaviors of somebody that has an addiction, whether it be hard drugs, coffee, or other simple behaviors that others attach to. Scott also talked about what he has observed regarding the impact of community and sport on people’s identities and making them more successful contributors.
0:00 - Ashish shares a brief introduction of his guest, Scott Strode
3:22 – Ashish talks about how he met Scott and how he saw The Phoenix grow
5:11 – Ashish asks Scott how he started The Phoenix and what it is all about
8:16 – Ashish asks Scott to share his insights on the stronghold of addiction, and why most people feel stuck even if they know they have to make changes in their lives
12:57 - Scott shares his thoughts on how sports allow people to create safe spaces, become more authentic, and build strong connections with other people
17:54 – Scott talks about the importance of human connection to help overcome any form of addiction
19:43 – Ashish asks Scott what advice can he give people to seek help, and what he has seen in people that triggers them to look for help
22:43 – Ashish asks Scott to talk about his leadership, the lessons he has learned along the way, and how that has changed him as a person
26:43 – Scott shares his experience how he was able to scale his organization which now is operating globally
31:56 – Scott talks about his branding strategy in relation to how he scaled his organization
34:37 – Ashish asks Scott to talk about his daily success routine
38:48 – Scott talks about his family life
39:38 – Ashish asks Scott if there’s anything that keeps him up at night
41:56 – Ashish asks Scott what it means for him to live a rich life
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Mobile App: https://thephoenix.org/the-phoenix-app/
*The Phoenix recently launched a mobile app so their free programming and community is available to anyone, anywhere, at any time. Members can schedule and attend classes, connect in groups based on shared interests and locations, track their progress, and connect one on one. The app is available on both the Apple App Store and Google Play via the link above.