Revenue Accelerator with Josh Koerpel

Do you hold yourself responsible for your actions? What actions do you take when you don’t meet your own “requirements”? Your willingness to be judged on your performance is referred to as accountability. You need someone to hold you accountable when you set a standard for yourself and fail to meet it. But who is that person, exactly? What if I told you that a particular app can adapt and evolve in response to your actions? Joshua Koerpel, our today’s guest, created the Firebuilders app. Listen in as we discuss everything you need to know about accountability and what inspired him to create the app.

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Advice for those who are stuck in their routines
Joshua believes that it is important not to invalidate the idea of routine. Although there are certain things you don’t necessarily want to do, being in a routine forces you to do it. In a sense, routines make it easy for you to fall into stagnation, and conversely, something happens in your life that would ignite that “light bulb moment.”
Starting from scratch and learning from the ground up is not something anyone wants to go through. However, you have to do it because it’s necessary. That’s where the fun lies—finding the enjoyment in the process of creating something new regardless of what the end result is. The importance is fulfillment.
If you're stuck in a rut, Joshua suggests thinking about the opposite and doing it. Expect it to feel strange because it is the polar opposite of what you normally do. But keep in mind that it's not all bad. As a result, see how doing the opposite affects your mental state.

Keeping the “Energy” going
Joshua believes that it’s easy for people to say, “Well, you just have to find something that you enjoy and do it.” The biggest problem with that statement is people believing that it’s true. However, most of them don’t have the energy to do what they want—at least, that’s what they believe. Joshua, however, argues that people have a lot more energy than they give credit to themselves.
When people are given a choice, it’s much easier not to do it than to do it. Even though we still have the energy, we lean more toward preserving it than using it.

What is Firebuilders and what does it do?
Joshua built Firebuilders to eliminate people’s tendency to hesitate. Although there are various accountability apps, a core component is missing—emotional connection. Most accountability apps felt like a machine, and they failed to connect with the person they should hold accountable.
Anyone who builds anything knows that the actual thing that solves the problem is 10%, while 90% is figuring out all the weird and interesting ways people will misuse the tool you have created.
If things get repeated constantly, people will get desensitized to it. That is one thing Joshua doesn’t want happening to Firebuilders. Thus, he made Firebuilders adaptive and evolved according to the person’s, the one being held accountable behavior. Because it morphs into your behavior, you develop a working relationship with it.
Firebuilders address the problem of scalability.

What should coaches and business owners look into?
As a coach or business owner, your most valuable asset is understanding the insights of your clients in your tribe. Feedback is crucial as it allows you to gain verbatim insights into their goals and what hinders them from achieving it. Feedback is the “Bible” of your business.

Parting Words
Bernard Moitessier once said, “A lot of you are probably creating something new and you can’t get bogged down with not knowing how to do it. Then, letting that distract you into all these other shiny objects. What’s going to happen is that the work will teach you the work.” Essentially, Joshua believes that you will not know everything from the get-go, you will have to figure it out along the way, and you’ll be fine.

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