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Podcast Re-Launch Featuring Best-Selling Author Jon Acuff

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THIS MONTH ON TRIBECast we interview New York Times Best Selling Author, Jon Acuff.

Our interview with Jon covers the overarching ideas highlighted in his latest book “Do Over” which include not only Prioritizing, Grit, and a Career Savings Account™, but the path that led him to those topics.

Here’s a short description of the book from Jon himself:

“It took me sixteen years to write this book.

That breaks down to a brisk twelve words per day. But it wasn’t the writing that took so long. . . . It was the working.

I had to work at big companies and small companies. I had to get hired and fired several times. I had to find my dream job, then walk away from it. But after all that, I can now say the following with absolute certainty:

You already have everything you need for an amazing career. In fact, you’ve had it since day one.

“Brimming over with sound, practical advice, this book will benefit individuals looking to take charge of their careers at any stage.” ~ Publishers Weekly

Starting on the first day you got paid to scoop ice cream or restock shelves, you’ve had the chance to develop the four elements all great careers have in common: relationships, skills, character, and hustle. You already have each of those, to one degree or another.

Now it’s time to amplify them and apply them in a new way, creating a Career Savings Account™. This unique approach will give you the power to call a Do Over—whether you’re twenty-two, forty-two, or sixty-two. You’ll have the resources to reinvent your work and get unstuck. You’ll even rescue your Mondays as you discover how to work toward the job you’ve always wanted! Just as a bank account protects you during a financial crunch, a Career Savings Account™ protects you during a career crunch.”

Do Over – Book Preview from Jon Acuff on Vimeo.


We also interview a Owner/Manager of our Iron Tribe Fitness On Ponce location in the heart of Atlanta, Ben Davis, as he talks about his mission to change over 2,000 lives in the metro Atlanta area while growing the Iron Tribe presence with excellence.



We’d like to thank our Title Partner, Isagenix, for ensuring our athletes get the best products available for health and recovery.


Click Here to learn more about Iron Tribe’s Tribal Wars, Powered By Isagenix, mentioned in this episode. The event is slated for Saturday, June 20th. Get your tickets before they sell out!

For older episodes:

Episode 3: Tribal Wars 2014

Episode 2: Formerly, The Lab

Episode 1: Who We Are

Journal, Perpsective, Seven Takeaways

Failing To Succeed

In my Goal Setting Workshop that I hosted for 60 Iron Tribe athletes from our five local Birmingham gyms, I taught a formula to review the previous year to help set a plan for the best year ahead that you can envision.

Reviewing the previous year is where you have to begin, though. List at least five or more Accomplishments from the previous year and then list five or more Lessons Learned from the previous year.

The key is to ALWAYS start with Accomplishments and really take the time to name at least five – you’ll be amazed at what you’ve forgot you’ve done. From there, you’ve surely learned things in the previous year, that will only make you wiser for the year ahead.

So what are YOUR Accomplishments and Lessons Learned from 2014?

OK. I’ll start… Here are 7 of my Accomplishments and 7 of my Lessons Learned;

  1. Completed 100 Day Strength Program
  2. Joined Aspire Movement Board / Began Mentoring Sixth Grade Boy
  3. 30+ Date Nights w. my wife Yazmin / 3 Concert Trips w. Yazmin (ALONE 🙂 )
  4. My 12 year old, Savanah, averaged 4 A’s & 1 B+ in fifth grade and continues this in sixth grade.
  5. Iron Tribe was Inc. 5000 #602
  6. Three Family Vacations (NY/Adirondacks + Charleston/Beach)
  7. Published my first book (No B.S. Brand Building) with Entrepreneur Press

*Reached 11 goals from 2014 (out of 31 = 35%)

Lessons Learned
  1. Being the leader (husband/father) of a wife with three kids is very hard – I am not above this.
  2. My time with my Iron Tribe brand, is most valuable if I lead then do, NOT do first.
  3. If I am poor steward of my gifts and/or money, I can undermine any of my successes.
  4. You cannot plan everything, nor can you equate all success on planned items – sometimes you have to let go.
  5. My faith is my only hope – when left alone and not pursuing Him daily, I am hopeless.
  6. Even when I think I am being a good leader of my house, I might not be doing so in the eyes of my wife and kids.
  7. I cannot afford to put myself in tempting environments where I am simply relying on my own self-control.

In this Goal Setting Workshop video, I share my entire Goal Setting Formula and The Fuel source for which you can stick with it.

This is the Goal Setting Exercise that goes along with the video, should you want to completely review 2014 and set your 2015 Annual Plan per the formula I taught – Click Here to Download – It contains a special bonus piece on The Fuel behind your Formula, which will help you stick with your plan for 2015!


You hear it all the time… “I want to change the world!”

But is there a formula behind it? How can you truly make a lasting impact? How can you leave a legacy, if you will, that will change things for others who live on this earth far after you’re gone?

This month’s essay quickly went from a written piece to a video diary. I simply couldn’t capture my thoughts as good in text, as I felt I would be able to on camera.

It’s the first in a series of essays and videos, coming your way in the next few months, on the topic of TIME. It is this topic that will be the centerpiece for my TEDxBirmingham in March 2014, when I am the final speaker at this day long event that will take place at the Alys Stephens Center, on the campus of the University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB).

There are several components that make up the beginnings of the formula I share in this video.

Establishing YOUR purpose (Pu) – your ultimate reason for being here on earth, something that you can’t actually finish yourself, but what you hope to do that can live on after you’re long gone.

Creating a vision toward YOUR purpose (Vi) – what has to happen in the next years to come, to be closer toward your purpose before you leave this earth.

YOUR values (Va)  – these are non-negotiables that are at the heartbeat of who you are.

Setting YOUR goals (Go) – without the above, you cannot set goals within the context of what you actually want your life to stand for.

VARIABLE #1: PEOPLE (Pe) – who are you going to make an impact on, through your relationship with them? The more who you affect with your purpose, the more lasting effects you leave on this earth after you’re gone.

VARIBALE #2: TIME (Ti) – neither of us are promised tomorrow, let alone the 80 or so years we all expect to live on this earth. Thus, how can we steward the time we are given, in the wisest way possible?

The formula for maximum INTENTIONALITY is;

(Pu+Vi+Va+Go)Pe / Ti