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...

The value of one minute

I'm reading 15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management by Kevin Kruse and enjoying it. One of the first things Kevin talks about is the limited number of minutes in a day and how that is one of the only things that you have that you can never get back. He...

Help First

This morning my son went out to the chicken coop to get eggs (yes, we have nine chickens in your backyard). On his way back in, his hands full of eggs and struggling not to drop them, he got to the back deck and (in a typically 10-year-old-boy agitated fashion)...

Leaders do less

I have a habit of wanting to do more, take on more, conquer more, learn more, be more. I want to grow things, do things, and make a huge impact on this world. And, as a part of that desire, I'm learning that I must do less to do more. Leadership, at its core, is about...

7 things I do today as a CEO that I didn’t do 7 years ago

I co-founded Sideways8 seven years ago. At the time I would have told you I knew what I was doing as a leader. Now, seven years later, I realize how little I knew. Reflecting on that time and comparing it to now, here are seven things I do today that I didn't do then....

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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