Start with trust

It was my first day of my senior year of high school. I was sitting in class, bored by all of that "here's what you can expect from this course" talk that seems to suck the life out of that first day. The class that likely has had the largest impact on my life had...

Have a team to laugh with

Last night our team from Sideways8 got together for drinks and food. It was a blast. What struck me most was the amount of laughter around the table. I haven't laughed that hard in a while. This got me to thinking, I love being a part of a team that can laugh...

The blessing of having 5 kids

When people hear that I have five kids, I get usually get a funny look. If I tell that to an audience where I'm speaking, I often get awkward laughs, with an ever so slight head shake, as if to say, "that guy is nuts!" The response I typically don't ever get is, "wow,...

Change your posture

Your posture affects how you act. I don't mean your physical posture (though that does affect you too), I mean your mental posture toward something, your mindset. Consider this for a moment, let's imagine you have a big task due on Monday. If you start Monday morning...

The things we don’t notice

There are things that I don't notice. As obvious as that is, it's something that I'm oblivious to most of the time. How do you notice the things that escape your notice? How do you see what you aren't inclined to see? And, how important are those things anyway? I had...

Great leaders bring others with them

Sometimes we are tempted to think of leadership as a silo and leaders as pillars that stand alone. I don't think that's true. In fact, I think a leader that stands alone is probably not a great leader, but just a person with power. Having power, wealth, and influence...

How I became a raving fan of a septic tank company

Having your septic tank pumped is a miserable experience. You know you need to do it, but then you don't want to do it because you don't know who to trust. A quick google search for septic tank companies yields a lot of results, but choosing a septic tank company is...

My view of myself may not be accurate

I am truly fascinated by the difference between how I view myself and how others see me. At one time I would have thought they were very similar, but increasingly I realize they are not. Two great examples of this: The first is the image above. My son drew this on my...

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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