Hi, I'm Adam

I'm a Husband, Father of 5, Thinker, Doer. Wearer of fedoras. I work in Digital Marketing at Sideways8 & support nonprofits at 48in48.

Here I blog about productivity, leadership, habit building and random stories from my crazy life as a dad of five.

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When its ok to be unkind

Last Valentines Day my wife and I went out to dinner. I think it might have been the first time in 17 Valentines Days together that we had actually gone...

Get up early, get more done

The best thing I have ever done for my productivity is consistently get up early. But, let's not start there. Let's start with the fact that I'm not naturally an...

The things I hope for my kids

As I watch my kids grow up, their struggles and triumphs, I can't help but think about my own life, make some comparisons and draw some conclusions. Lately, I have...

The 3 mindsets that make me more productive

I think and talk a lot about productivity. I'm in the middle of preparing a talk on the subject as well. As I have been thinking about this talk, I...

Micromanagement Kills Creativity and Productivity

My teams (48in48, Sideways8, and my kids for that matter) know that I hate micromanagement. I don't want to be micromanaged, and I don't want to micromanage someone else. I...

What growing two organizations at once is teaching me

In January of this year, I started on staff at 48in48 as the Executive Director while also remaining on staff at Sideways8 as CEO. This means that in 2018 I'm...

My 5/5/5 Method for Productivity and Focus

Near the end of last year, I had a realization. Early in the year I had set out goals and mapped out the strategies I would take to meet those...

My Setup to Create a Great Meeting

I have a lot of meetings each week. From lunches to coffee meetings to calls, my goal is to have about 15 to 20 meetings per week to connect with...

Use your calendar as your main task list to get more stuff done

For years I heard the idea of scrapping your task list and using a calendar as your task list. As a task list junkie, this sounded nuts to me, until...