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Posts by: Corbett Barr

Cofounder and CEO of Fizzle. Entrepreneur for a decade. Blogger, podcaster, lifestyle business builder.

The Fizzle team has been hyper-focused on growth over the past month, and we're seeing encouraging results. As a team, we select a different "theme" each quarter to guide our project work. Our current theme is simply membership growth. We always care about growth, but these themes give us a chance to turn all our attention to one specific thing for a while to make new breakthroughs.

Try this to find out what people are thinking: start typing a question into the Google search box. Something like “where does” or “why can’t” or “how come” — anything that starts with a question word.

I’m decompressing from the World Domination Summit, trying to piece together the themes from this year, and understand what I'll take away long-term. The older I get, and the longer I've been an entrepreneur, the more I keep asking myself “what’s the point?” As in, what’s the point of goals we work towards, and accomplishments we hold up and celebrate in ourselves and others?

People ask us all the time: what tools did you guys use to build Fizzle? What do you recommend for building a small, independent, bootstrapped online business? It's a great question. There are thousands of tools out there. It's way too easy to let choosing your tools get in the way of making real progress in your business.

Nothing had a bigger effect on my business when I was getting started than Book Yourself Solid. Nothing. I literally went from doing a handful of small projects for boring clients to being completely booked up months in advance with spectacular clients at rates that were 10x higher than I started with.

“Everybody wants to be a bodybuilder, but nobody wants to lift no heavy-ass weights.” ― Ronnie Coleman I love that quote. It applies to anything difficult people want to accomplish. Bodybuilding, losing weight, language learning, becoming an artist/actor/musician, changing your life, building a business, getting rich...

Today we're starting a free 30-day challenge and we want you to join. Last month we asked you to vote on which 30-day challenge we should create to kick off the new year. Your top two choices were the "blog breakthrough" and the "just ship it" challenge ideas.