Success is about grit

When I was in college, I lived with a friend. My friend was constantly going, he was either at school, at work or studying. He never seemed to be going out for fun or dating or watching TV; he just worked hard. He got good grades in college, got promotions at work and...

Step 1 – Be the Best

I recently finished reading Arnold Schwarzenegger’s autobiography, Total Recall. It was fantastic! I learned a lot and was very motivated by it. One of the most fascinating things about what Arnold was able to accomplish was how he was able to do so much in many...

My  best and worst recent sales experiences

I recently had two very different sales experiences. One was fantastic, just perfect for me and resulted in a sale. The other was misery, and though I was interested in the product, will not be signing up. Here is what happened. Let’s start with the amazing...

5 ways to recognize when someone is being the B word

Bullies. We dealt with them as kids. It was the mean kid on the playground. The kid who called you names on the bus. It was the kid that talked about you at lunch or threatened you in the hallway. We all dealt with them in some form or fashion. Bullies are all the...

Usually your limits are in your mind

I’m listening to the book Total Recall on Audible right now. It’s the autobiography of Arnold Schwarzenegger. I’m still in the first part of the book that is mostly about his body building career. In there he tells an interesting story about how when...

Tell your kids you are proud of them today

I was listening to a podcast the other day, and the host asked his guest, “if you could talk to anyone living or dead and ask them a question, who would you talk to and what would you ask?” The response, “I would talk to my dad and ask if he is proud...

The Golden Rule+

Recently I have become friends with Daniel Roberts, the CEO of Friendly Human (a persuasive storytelling agency here in Atlanta that specializes in video and other media). One of Friendly Human’s core values is called the Golden Rule+ which means that you should...

Assuming is the enemy of empathy

Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another person. It’s getting on their level and seeing the world as they see it. Assuming is supposing that something is the case without any proof. With empathy, you see through another...

I’ve been married 4,828 days

Recently I was having coffee with a new friend that is a little older and wiser than I am. He was telling me about how he likes to celebrate each day that he is married and can tell you how many days it’s been. As of this writing, I’ve been married to my...

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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