How you do anything is how you do everything

I first heard this quote on "The Go-Giver Podcast" and am taken with it. How you do anything is how you do everything. It's a simple idea, but profound. If I do basic tasks, like sweeping the floor, half way, I will be more prone to do everything that way. The same is...

To be a good leader, start by saying no

I don't like to say no. In fact, one of our new team members at Sideways8 has taken to calling me the "yes" man and my business partner as the "no" man. I love to say yes because I'm a people pleaser by nature and I want people to like me. But, saying yes is...

How certain do you need to be to jump?

How certain do you need to be to take a risk? Do you need absolute certainty, say 95% chance that it will succeed? Do you need minimal certainty, say 25% chance that it will succeed? Or, do you need something in the middle? This is a question that has fascinated me...

Do it now

You know that hard phone call you need to have? Do it now. You know that chore you have been dreading? Do it now. You know that line you have neglected to stand in? Do it now. Doing something now is so much better than doing it later. Every once in a while I will have...

How I like my eggs in China

Almost four years ago my wife and I were in China to adopt and bring our son home. There are a lot of fun, funny and sad memories from that trip. It was amazing and life changing in so many ways. One of the funnier moments was when I was trying to order my eggs. We...

Innovate or Lose

I'm a bit of a productivity nerd. I think about how to be productive a lot. I have also, from time to time, been a bit obsessive about productivity software. About eight years ago I was using a productivity software called Things. I really liked it. It was well...

My Greatest Fear

Lately, I have been thinking about my greatest fear and how it motivates and shapes my life. My greatest fear is a lack of significance. I'm terrified by the idea of one day leaving this world having not made a significant impact on others, improving their lives and...

Doing what’s uncomfortable makes me better

This morning on the elliptical was different. I go most work mornings and work out on the elliptical for about 30 minutes, and it has become a little easy and a little routine, but not this morning. Why not this morning? Well, last night I finished a podcast from...

Finding Flow During Show Choir

You might not have guessed it, but yes, I was in show choir in high school. Sometimes when I tell people that they don't know what to think, so I just tell them to imagine the show Glee, but with more Disney tunes, bow ties and sequins. I'll always remember a moment...

What having 3 jobs and 2 kids taught me

It was the fall of 2008, and my dream of being a Church Planter was winding down quickly. I had been on a journey to start up my dream church in my dream town, Decatur Georgia, but the dreams weren't working out. So, as the church wound down with little hope of...

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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