Who We Are

Fueled By Progress is a mantra, words to live by every single day. The brand goes far beyond a clothing company for its founder, Mark Joseph Szymanski. It’s an ever-growing community of people bound together by ambition and meaning. The clothes are cool, but the message and the mission are much cooler. If you’re feeling like your life is lacking meaning and fulfillment, don’t let that keep you down for long. There will always be room in the FBP family for anyone that finds themselves in a seemingly hopeless position.

A Story From Our Founder

How FBP Was Born

Hello and welcome to Fueled By Progress! My name is Mark Joseph Szymanski the owner & founder of the FBP brand. I love to share the story about how FBP was born. It was an experience that changed my life at the time and I think that anyone can benefit from a similar type of mindset.

In early 2019, I was working a full-time job in the marketing department at a local real estate agency. I had just turned 23 and had been working there for about XXX years. The job was okay, the people were great, but I was beginning to feel unhappy. I was becoming overwhelmed with stress and anxiety about my day-to-day life and my future. I would wake up Monday through Friday dreading the thought of going to the office.

I want to be clear here, and offer some insight to anyone who might be going through this. In my situation, and in most, I was 100% to blame. There is absolutely no reason to blame anyone other than yourself, even though you may want to and think it will make you feel better. I assure you that any “happiness” you get from deflecting the blame will not last long. You are 150% in control of your own life. Do not let anyone or anything keep you from living a meaningful and fulfilled life.

Back to the story ;), I knew I needed to make a change, but I battled with it. I didn’t know what exactly I was going to do and that scared me. To that point, my life had been blessed and I devoid of excessive risk and