The impression you leave

I was at the baseball field last week watching my son's game when I heard a voice from behind me say, "Excuse me?" I turned around to see a man I vaguely recognized flanked by a boy I did not. He said, "You coached soccer a Mt. Zion right?" I quickly cataloged my...

My Strange Path to Entrepreneurship

Yesterday, I took a walk with my friend Jeff to get some advice. During the walk, he asked me about my job history and seemed fascinated by some of the twists and turns I have taken. His response to my story was, "You need to blog more about that!" so I am. I thought...

How you do anything is how you do everything

I first heard this quote on "The Go-Giver Podcast" and am taken with it. How you do anything is how you do everything. It's a simple idea, but profound. If I do basic tasks, like sweeping the floor, half way, I will be more prone to do everything that way. The same is...

To be a good leader, start by saying no

I don't like to say no. In fact, one of our new team members at Sideways8 has taken to calling me the "yes" man and my business partner as the "no" man. I love to say yes because I'm a people pleaser by nature and I want people to like me. But, saying yes is...

How certain do you need to be to jump?

How certain do you need to be to take a risk? Do you need absolute certainty, say 95% chance that it will succeed? Do you need minimal certainty, say 25% chance that it will succeed? Or, do you need something in the middle? This is a question that has fascinated me...

Do it now

You know that hard phone call you need to have? Do it now. You know that chore you have been dreading? Do it now. You know that line you have neglected to stand in? Do it now. Doing something now is so much better than doing it later. Every once in a while I will have...

How I like my eggs in China

Almost four years ago my wife and I were in China to adopt and bring our son home. There are a lot of fun, funny and sad memories from that trip. It was amazing and life changing in so many ways. One of the funnier moments was when I was trying to order my eggs. We...

Innovate or Lose

I'm a bit of a productivity nerd. I think about how to be productive a lot. I have also, from time to time, been a bit obsessive about productivity software. About eight years ago I was using a productivity software called Things. I really liked it. It was well...

My Greatest Fear

Lately, I have been thinking about my greatest fear and how it motivates and shapes my life. My greatest fear is a lack of significance. I'm terrified by the idea of one day leaving this world having not made a significant impact on others, improving their lives and...

Doing what’s uncomfortable makes me better

This morning on the elliptical was different. I go most work mornings and work out on the elliptical for about 30 minutes, and it has become a little easy and a little routine, but not this morning. Why not this morning? Well, last night I finished a podcast from...

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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