Acceler8Success Cafe Friday 3.26.21

7 Ways to Increase Your Odds of Success

There is no fool-proof way to make sure you reach success in everything you do. If you are a poker player, you will know that no matter how good the cards are; or how well you play them; there is always a chance that you will be “drawing dead”. For those of you who don’t play poker, the term “drawing dead” basically means you are holding a losing hand, but you don’t know it. Although I’ve reached success on many occasions in my life, I’ve equally often been “drawing dead” on many occasions too. The whole point is that we can intend many outcomes, but more often than not, we simply don’t know how things are going to pan out. We need some strategies to increase our odds of success.

The problem is our conscious minds are, at this stage in our evolution, pretty limited. Scientist Dr Bruce Lipton asserts that 95% of our mind is unconscious and it is this part of the mind which is largely in control. This explains why for example, we might intend to lose those extra pounds or save for that vacation, but no matter what our intention, we carry on with old habits and no change is made. Read more at

9 Mistakes All Entrepreneurs Should Avoid by All Means

Today, there are over 582 million entrepreneurs in the world and 62% of adults believe that starting an own business is a good career move. With the outbreak of COVID-19, when most employees are forced to work remotely, more and more people think about becoming entrepreneurs.

Obviously, entrepreneurship gives you freedom and a possibility of constant growth, but it’s also important to run your business carefully as there are many mistakes that can kill your business. No matter how experienced as an entrepreneur you are, you’d better know top 9 mistakes you should avoid by all means. It’s a proven way to stay one step ahead of your competitors and bring your business to the next level with ease. Let’s dive in! Read more at

4 Types of Entrepreneurship: Tips for Women to Succeed in Business

The past few years have seen an increase in entrepreneurial opportunities available to women who are looking to lead and succeed in their own businesses. According to American Express’s “2019 State of Women-Owned Businesses” report, the number of women-owned businesses grew 21% between 2014 and 2019, compared to 9% growth in businesses overall. Another encouraging sign: businesses owned by women of color grew by 43% in the same time period.

While this does not necessarily suggest a level playing field, it does make clear that, within the world of entrepreneurship, there is more room than ever for women spanning all vocational backgrounds and educational levels. Women hoping to succeed in business can help their chances by understanding the four different types of entrepreneurship. Read more at

Daily Message from Acceler8Success Founder, Paul Segreto

“Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip toe if you must, but take the step.”

Even one step forward is movement in the right decision. Just step forward each and every day will move you toward your destination, your goals. I think of the people walking across Mexico to the U.S. with hope of living the American Dream. Imagine… walking 20-30-40 straight days hundreds of miles for a better life and without really knowing how it’ll turn out or the challenges that lie ahead. But it’s their hope that is so strong they’re committed to follow through and complete their journey. And they do it, one step at a time. 

10 Essential Steps to Success to Actually Reach Your Dreams

What are the steps to success? Many people will say that it depends on your definition of success. However, a definition is not what you’re after.

You know what you want, and you’re interested in hearing exactly how you can bring your dreams to fruition.

Your primary problem is time and the demands of everyday life. For every person who delays their journey to success, there are bills to pay. Your invention goes uninvented, or your book remains unwritten because you have to pay the bills right here and now.

Once you’re done working, it’s hard finding motivation to work more on your dream; you’re tired, and you just don’t feel like it.

There is no one key to success—there are multiple keys to multiple doors, and multiple steps, each one leading to the next. Read more at

3 Dos and Don’ts of ROBS Funding

If you’re looking to start or scale a business, it’s important to have ample funding. 

Leveraging your 401(k)/IRA to start or scale a business is a valuable way to use your existing resources without saddling your venture with debt. But there are important dos and don’ts to the common business practice known as ROBS funding. What are they? How can you follow the rules while reaping all the benefits of ROBS funding? Read more at

6 Ways to Turbocharge Your Solopreneur Productivity

The following excerpt is from Money-Smart Solopreneur: A Personal Finance System for Freelancers, Entrepreneurs, and Side-Hustlers, out September 22 via Entrepreneur Press. Pre-order now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Bookshop | IndieBound.

Whether you leave a day job to dive into starting a business full time or dip a toe into a side gig, you’ll need to become a master of productivity. Here are some essential tips here that will help you establish good work habits and achieve a lot more for your business in less time, resulting in more profit-making potential for your solopreneur venture.

The three-minute rule is an incredibly powerful way to get small tasks off your plate so you can focus on bigger ones. The idea is to complete any task or chore if you can do it in less than three minutes. Read more at

9 Tips All Entrepreneurs Need To Hear When Starting A Business

If you’re looking for business advice, there are a lot of different places you could go. There are countless books and seminars that promise you success with your business, but many of them are built on the achievements of their creators. No two entrepreneurs or businesses are precisely the same, and because of this, their advice may not apply or resonate with you.

Yet, some advice is universally valid, no matter the industry, area of focus or target audience. Here, nine leaders from Young Entrepreneur Council talk about some of the best advice they’ve encountered throughout all their years as entrepreneurs and explain why any business founder could act on these tips to achieve success. Read more at

16 Podcasts for Entrepreneurs and Innovators

Podcasts can provide entrepreneurs with expert advice and practical strategies to launch, manage, and grow a brand.

Here is a list of podcasts for entrepreneurs and innovators. There are shows that provide skills, such as growing an audience and managing a team. There are also shows that profile established businesses, detailing their journeys and breakthroughs. All of these podcasts are free. And don’t forget our own podcast, “Ecommerce Conversations,” with host Eric Bandholz, the founder of Beardbrand. Read more at

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.” – Vince Lombardi

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