Focus is amazing

Recently I have been using a timer to keep me focused on tasks. For example, currently my timer is set for 30-minutes, and the only thing I will do during that 30-minutes is write. I have shorter timers for other things like reading and longer timers for things like...

3 things I wish I had known at 18

The other day someone asked me what I wish I had known at 18. I wish I had known a lot! But, a few things immediate sprang to mind. Have a long term plan. When I was younger the sky was the limit and looking back on that time I realize that I really didn't think very...

Why I no longer use the word busy

When you say to someone you are passing in the hallway, "hi, how are you" how likely are they to respond, "busy, but good!" That's how I used to respond too, until I realized that I'm actually not busy. That's why I dropped the word busy from my vocabulary. Don't get...

The Power of a Predetermined Decision

Have you ever had a door to door salesperson pop up at your door at just the wrong moment? And, worse than that, the person pops up offering something that you may actually need, but haven't considered recently. Those door to door sales people are tricky, they usually...

Start with trust

It was my first day of my senior year of high school. I was sitting in class, bored by all of that "here's what you can expect from this course" talk that seems to suck the life out of that first day. The class that likely has had the largest impact on my life had...

Have a team to laugh with

Last night our team from Sideways8 got together for drinks and food. It was a blast. What struck me most was the amount of laughter around the table. I haven't laughed that hard in a while. This got me to thinking, I love being a part of a team that can laugh...

The blessing of having 5 kids

When people hear that I have five kids, I get usually get a funny look. If I tell that to an audience where I'm speaking, I often get awkward laughs, with an ever so slight head shake, as if to say, "that guy is nuts!" The response I typically don't ever get is, "wow,...

Change your posture

Your posture affects how you act. I don't mean your physical posture (though that does affect you too), I mean your mental posture toward something, your mindset. Consider this for a moment, let's imagine you have a big task due on Monday. If you start Monday morning...

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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