Moments of delight

When we were planning the first 48in48, I was convinced that our volunteers needed to have a great experience. After all, the volunteers are giving up an entire weekend to benefit nonprofits, so their experience should be top notch and a little fun. So I came up with...

When easy is dangerous

There is a church with a large parking lot across the street from my kids' school. To make drop off easier, each morning many parents will opt to park there and walk their kids to the door rather than going through the long carpool line. The parking lot is directly...

Be Early

One of the best things I came across in Pete Carroll's book is how he described the value of "be early" and the impact it has had on his team. At first, glance having a value of "be early" may seem silly, it did to me. But, as Pete described it I realized the immense...

Recognizing the last time

I often think about "the last time." As in, the last time I rocked my now 11-year-old as a baby, or the last time I can pick up my 9-year-old and flip him over before he is too heavy to lift like that anymore. Sometimes I look back at my kids and regret that I didn't...

The kind of man I want to be

Barnabas was my favorite Bible character during my formative years. He wasn't the main guy but was important enough to merit a few mentions in the best-selling book of all time, and that ain't bad. What I have always loved about Barnabas is what his name means, "son...

Why I never lead from a place of fear

I feel like fear is all over the news right now. Unfortunately, it also seems that decisions are being made for our country based upon fear as well. I don't write about politics, but as I have thought about all of this, I have begun to think through why I never want...

I fight for my tribe

My tribe is my people. My family, friends, and co-workers that form my inner circle. These are the people that get most of my attention and time. These are the people I'm with in the trenches and on the mountain top. And, if anyone messes with these people, I'm ready...

Trade-offs

It was a Tuesday morning. I was at the gym as usual, but it wasn't the usual scene. The same people were there, but we were all acting differently. Instead of working out on machines and with free weights most of the people were just standing watching the TV. The TV...

The Apps on my Home Screen for 2017

From time to time I like to reassess the apps on my phone's home screen. For an app to be on my home screen I either need to use it already every day, or want to start using it almost every day. My home screen apps reflect where my mind is, what my goals are, and how...

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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