Acceler8Success Cafe Saturday 3.20.21

5 Weekend Habits Of Highly Successful People

Weekend time is incredibly valuable and it often feels like it is over far too soon. How you spend your weekend can dramatically impact your weekday success. Highly successful people recognize the importance of shifting into a relaxing and rejuvenating mindset. They also know the value of spending a little time on the weekend preparing for the week ahead. Read on to learn 5 easy ways you can use your weekend time to rejuvenate and prepare for a successful work week.

An active body keeps the mind healthy and agile. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg notes that doing anything well requires energy and you have more energy when you’re fit. Working out on a day off gives you the flexibility to explore activities you might not have time for on a busy weekday. Richard Branson stays active with kite surfing, rock jumping, paddle boarding and boat races. A weekend game of golf or tennis can provide an opportunity to connect with friends and family. A solitary run could be great for personal reflection. Choosing to be active on the weekends sets you up for a successful, productive work week. Read more at

The 20 Happiest Countries In The World In 2021 (Guess Where The U.S. Ranked?)

Who doesn’t need some happy news these days? Just in time for the United Nation’s annual International Day of Happiness on March 20, the results of the 2021 World Happiness Report have been released—and the results will put a smile on your face, despite the ongoing pandemic that has killed more than 2.6 million people around the globe. For the fourth year in a row, Finland has been named the happiest country in the world, with Iceland coming in second, followed by Denmark, Switzerland and the Netherlands.

And during a challenging time for the United States, things improved here, too. The U.S. shot up to number 14—up four spots from last year when it ranked 18, even beating out our neighbors in Canada (who slipped to number 15 this year). In the 2019 World Happiness Report, the United States was even lower, at number 19. Read more at

Work Life Balance

With so many of us torn between juggling heavy workloads, managing relationships and family responsibilities, and squeezing in outside interests, it’s no surprise that more than one in four Americans describe themselves as “super stressed.” And that’s not balanced—or healthy.

In our rush to “get it all done” at the office and at home, it’s easy to forget that as our stress levels spike, our productivity plummets. Stress can zap our concentration, make us irritable or depressed, and harm our personal and professional relationships.

Over time, stress also weakens our immune systems, and makes us susceptible to a variety of ailments from colds to backaches to heart disease. The newest research shows that chronic stress can actually double our risk of having a heart attack. That statistic alone is enough to raise your blood pressure! Read more at


Daily Message from Acceler8Success Founder, Paul Segreto

Time flies by so quickly which makes it hard not to look back as opposed to focusing on what lies ahead. It has me thinking that while living through this Coronavirus pandemic and maybe even more so because of the crisis and the new normal, it’s time to pull the trigger on a few things, or just cast them aside… but it’s time to act now, not soon, but now.

I must commit so I can focus on what needs to get done as I truly want to minimize regrets, and maybe even offset some of the regrets I already have from past experience and events. I owe it and much more to the people that have helped me and have had faith in me to this point and to those who depend upon me moving forward. I cannot and will not let them down.

Of course, I want to enjoy what the future brings, whatever that may be and know that whatever is in store for me I’ll know I’ve acted upon my vision and either made my dreams come true or at the very least made necessary changes – all instrumental in building the ship and mapping out its course that my loved ones could continue the journey and reap the rewards of my vision, my dreams.

I’ve experienced failure in the past. I’ve changed and re-invented myself several times before, and to great success. So, enough is enough, it’s time to do it again. This current challenge, is just that, a challenge. It’s time to get around it, over it or through it and make things happen. I’m ready to be back in control, as opposed to being a victim and allowing circumstances to be, well, an excuse.

Listen to my interview about my past failure experience on Franchise Today podcast.

Why Entrepreneurship Is an Effective Path to Happiness (and How to Get Started)

According to Positive Psychologist Shawn Achor, happiness isn’t about smiley faces and pretty rainbows (whatever that even means). In reality, happiness is “the joy we feel striving after our potential”.

Most of us live out our life thinking that there is some magical pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, that if you work hard to achieve “success” (whatever your definition for that is) you’ll arrive at some incredible gift that will make everything OK and fill you with bliss.

But what if we’ve got it wrong? What if happiness is really the journey itself, the very moving and striving towards your potential that ignites a fire in you that fills you with joy and fulfillment? Read more at

Outlaw FitCamp: A passion for changing lives

A lot of us find ourselves muddled when it comes to choosing the right place to work out. With so many big-box gyms, fitness studios, yoga classes, group classes, etc., it gets hard to decide which one will work. Hence, we find ourselves shuffling from one place to another until we find the one that feels like home. But why is it so difficult to make this choice in the first place.

To begin with it, apart from the basic criteria such as location, budget, and personal goal, it depends on the quality of services and environment offered by the facility to their customers. After that, it comes down to the results and the level of engagement, enjoyment, and satisfaction in the training sessions. For instance, one of the downsides of choosing fitness studios is the repetitive and humdrum routines that pose the risk of getting injuries and hitting the plateau despite offering personalized attention with specifically designed and structured classes. That’s exactly where Outlaw FitCamp, an indoor bootcamp and personal training brand, differentiates itself. Read the interview at with Outlaw FitCamp Founder, Jesse James Leyva.

Four Tips for Female Entrepreneurs to Defeat Pandemic-Induced Worry and Anxiety

The coronavirus pandemic has brought stress to an all-time high for many people. Besides the health concerns of COVID-19, women business owners face many other challenges as their businesses and home lives have turned upside down. As a mom of four and CEO of a company, I empathize with women trying to do it all in the new normal. In this post, I’ll share some of my own personal and professional strategies for navigating through the fear and uncertainty of the pandemic. Read more at

Most individuals appear know the difference between playing to win and playing not lose. Yet, many still find themselves working to just survive instead of driving themselves to succeed. Why is that?

The best questions to ask entrepreneurs that will help you grow

Asking questions is an important part of growing as a person and as a business. In the business world, there is a common misconception that asking questions is a sign of weakness and that you’re not smart enough. That is not true. Studies have shown that asking well-thought-out questions is a sign of intelligence. It’s also one of the traits successful people have in common.

Asking the right questions to entrepreneurs can lead you to the business or career of your dreams. It also offers you an opportunity to learn from other people’s mistakes so you don’t repeat them. It’s also the quickest way to learn what works and what doesn’t. Read more at