Trade-offs

It was a Tuesday morning. I was at the gym as usual, but it wasn't the usual scene. The same people were there, but we were all acting differently. Instead of working out on machines and with free weights most of the people were just standing watching the TV. The TV...

The Apps on my Home Screen for 2017

From time to time I like to reassess the apps on my phone's home screen. For an app to be on my home screen I either need to use it already every day, or want to start using it almost every day. My home screen apps reflect where my mind is, what my goals are, and how...

The best thing I learned from my mom

When I was a kid, I remember going on road trips with my mom. Of course this was before the days of GPS and smartphones, so she had to know where she was going in order to get there, only sometimes she didn't. I remember one time being on one end of a city and mom...

What my kids see

I've been thinking a lot about what my kids see when they look at me. When they walk into a room, do they see me reading, working, or playing on my phone? When they want my attention, do they see me as attentive to them or as distracted by a device? When I'm watching...

Behind or Ahead, you must choose

I'm reminded again today that we are always either behind or ahead. We are reacting to our situations, or we are proactive with them. If someone asked you, "Would you rather be behind or ahead?" What would you say? Ahead right? We all say that, but then we do things...

The one thing I will focus on in 2017

The book The Power of Habit talks about creating a keystone habit. This is a habit that, if created and maintained, will help all of the other pieces of your life fall into place. An example of a keystone habit is daily exercise. If someone wants to get healthy, lose...

Consistency and productivity

I realize more than ever that my productivity is strongly correlated to the consistency of my routines (habits). A couple of weeks ago my family and I took a fantastic trip to Universal, threw my routine out the window in the process. Since then, I have struggled with...

Give a tough task two minutes

As much as I obsess about productivity, I confess I can still procrastinate. I realize that procrastination is insanely unproductive, but it seems like a battle I have to fight over and over. Often when I feel like I want to put something off, I tell myself to just...

Showing frustration equals losing

Today we took the boys to a new place to get their haircut. The lady finished cutting Ethan's hair, and Ethan came out to get mom's approval. The problem was that the top was still really long and it didn't look like it had been cut. Mom approval denied. Jess...

Adam J. Walker

Adam J. Walker

Thinker, Doer, Learner, Life Adventurer

Husband, Father of 5, Thinker, Doer. Wearer of fedoras. I work in Digital Marketing at Sideways8 & support nonprofits at 48in48.

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