Designing your perfect week

Years ago a mentor asked me to do an exercise to plan out my perfect week. If I could have meetings anywhere I wanted and chose any schedule I wanted what would that look like? This perfect week had to include all of my normal job and family responsibilities, but the...

Focus on the main thing

Recently I stopped by a local gas station to fill up. I stopped up the pump, got out, and was ready to swipe my card when I realized that I couldn't read the screen to follow the "card swiping instructions" to pay for the gas. So, I hopped back in my car and pulled up...

Attitude affects outcome

Of all of the kitchen chores that my kids hate, it's sweeping that they hate the most. What's funny is that sweeping is probably the easiest one, but they all seem to have a mental block regarding it. I️ will ask one of them to sweep and they will spend 15-minutes...

Building Communities

I love how communities pop up in different areas of my life. Right now my girls are in the midst of performing in seven Nutcracker ballet shows over four days. While the girls are performing, my oldest son and I work the show building props and working backstage...

Don’t be an unintentional a-hole

Years ago my company worked with a client that I believed was a good guy, but my entire team thought was an a-hole. When I worked with this guy, I saw his intentions and tried to always look at his heart and understand where he was coming from. My team saw his...

Building Personal Discipline

I taught Sunday School this last weekend, and the bible verse was Luke 16:10, "Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much..." I was thinking about how this applies to so many things. It applies to handling money, building trust, growing a...

Don’t trust your future self

It's early morning, and the alarm goes off. A million thoughts stream through your mind as to why you don't need to get up yet. It's too cold to run. You don't have what you need to get your task done. You didn't sleep well last night because a kid/animal/person/noise...

Getting uncomfortable is good

I train Brazilian Jujitsu with some friends two mornings a week. I'm not great at it, but I do enjoy the exercise and the strategy it involves. One thing that I'm reminded of over and over is the need to get uncomfortable to learn and grow. For those that might not...

On getting corrections

I had a conversation with my oldest daughter the other night that impressed me. I had picked her up from ballet, and we were chatting while driving home. I asked her how the class went. She said, “it was great, I got a lot of corrections!” I asked, “and corrections...

Leaders fall on swords

I admit that I'm wrong often. I'm ok with it, mainly because I'm wrong, often, there's no sense pretending otherwise. Being wrong doesn't bother me, it gives me the chance to improve. Being wrong means I'm taking risks that have the potential to grow me and the...

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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