5 things you might not know about me

The other day I was a guest on a podcast and the interviewer asked me for 5 things most people don't know about me. Here is what I came up with: I used to be a certified rock climbing instructor, nationally certified by the American Mountain Guide Association I...

Success is often about context and timing

I have a workout app that I love. In fact, I have made it my app recommendation on my podcast because I'm impressed with it. But, I haven't rated it on iTunes and likely won't. Why? Because when the app asks me for a rating, it asks at the wrong time and in the wrong...

The importance of being known

When I was in college, I didn't know my professors. I was the kid that would sit in the back of the class, half listen to the lectures (because I preferred to read the material) and then leave without speaking to the professor after class. At the time this seemed like...

Perhaps the problem lies with me?

I have been struggling with the behavior of one of my sons for some time now. He is difficult, does things half way, bothers his siblings, is disrespectful, etc. I have tried different approaches to discipline, different ways of talking with him, increasing one on one...

Goal for today: Do Less

My goal for today is to do less but to make more impact on what matters. Increasing I'm aware of the 80/20 rule, how 20% of the things I do push my goals forward and 80% of what I do makes little difference. I think this rule wasn't always true, but in modern society,...

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...

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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