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Welcome to Accelerate

 The sneaky little program to drive success.

Raise your hand if you’ve ever been in one of these situations:

  • You start your week ready to do great things! By the end of the week, you’ve been derailed.

  • You’re busy all the time, but don’t feel like you’re gaining traction on your goals.

  • You constantly fight fires rather than getting anything important done.

  • You’re not really sure that your hard work is moving your business forward.

  • It feels like you’re swimming in a pool of molasses. You’re putting forth lots of energy, but not making progress.

Leadership can be complicated. The higher you rise the more responsibility and less oversight you have. You now set the long-term goals. You choose the priorities. You need to get things done. Day-to-day accountability is a thing of the past. Now it’s all on your shoulders.


But no pressure, right?

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What if...

… there was a simple way to ensure that you’re working on what’s most important every day?


What if you could directly connect the dots between what you accomplish in any given week and the success of your organization? And what if you could accelerate your success, gaining traction and momentum so you could achieve more, faster?


Sounds almost too good to be true, doesn’t it? But it actually exists.

Hi, I'm John Barcanic.

I help entrepreneurs, leaders, and business owners achieve their goals.


I’ve trained leaders in Germany, Australia, Bangladesh, Venezuela, and 16 other countries on six continents.


I’ve started businesses, founded a nonprofit, and helped countless leaders attain consistently exceptional results.


But I’m not here to talk about me. I want to help you accomplish your goals.

Accelerate is designed for you.

It will help you...

  • Gain focus.

  • Set priorities.

  • Increase productivity.

  • Tie your day-to-day work to your most important business goals.

  • Ensure you’re working on your number one priority.

  • Understand what’s working and what’s not.

  • Accelerate your way to success.


That’s a lot to promise, I know. But I can back it up.

How does it work?

It’s a deceptively simple process, but I’ve used it to help hundreds of leaders like you achieve lasting results. It’s a method that’s been refined over more than two decades and is now being made available in a whole new format.


This is how it works: every Sunday evening, I’ll send you a short email. It’ll be waiting for you in your inbox Monday morning so it can be the first thing you deal with in your work week.


Inside this email, I’ll provide you with some inspiration and I’ll ask you some crucial questions like these: what did you accomplish last week? What are your objectives for this week? What impact will achieving those objectives have on your organizations? What are your top two frustrations at the moment?


Monday morning, bright and early, you reply to my email with your answers for me to read. Yes, I read every email, and I’m here for feedback. If you’re struggling with something specific, you can ask about it. I’ll respond.


You’ll be surprised at how quickly you will gain new momentum. Do it for a year and surprised won’t begin to cover how you feel about what you’ve accomplished.


Still sound too good to be true? This is why I call it a sneaky little program—it’s not complicated but it is powerful.


I’m interested. How much does it cost?

You can become a member of the Accelerate program for less than what you already pay for your daily Starbucks habit.


Or, to look at it another way: For less than you pay for lunch at the local deli once a week, you can transform your work. I don’t care how good that pastrami on rye tastes, it’s not going to fast track your performance.


An investment of $750 gets you access to a year’s worth of weekly inspiration and encouragement, gentle accountability, and strategic input that will increase your rate of success.


Okay, so what’s the catch? There’s always a catch, right?

Accelerate is a program that works. I’ve seen it again and again. But it only works for those who engage with it.


I can send you the most inspiring emails ever written by a human—the kind of things that would make Oprah Winfrey jealous—but if you don’t answer the questions each week, you won’t see results. That’s the catch. You have to do the work.


Think of it this way: when you hire a personal trainer, you see results when you show up and put in the effort. Skip more sessions than you attend? You’ll see little to no progress.


Which brings us to the fine print. There are no refunds and no pay-as-you-go options. Why? The smaller your ante, the less likely you are to follow through with things. You’re simply much more likely to experience the success you seek once you’ve made the financial investment. It’s part of that whole gentle accountability and motivation thing.


Got questions?

Shoot me an email at and I’ll do my best to answer whatever questions you have.

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