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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Adoption / Personal / Perspective

A-Bomb Summer and The Value of Embracing Change

August 15, 2019
Perspective

What I’ve Learned from Doing Good

Business / Personal / Perspective

A fresh start, grand horizon, and lack of tunnel vision

Business / Personal

My next step professionally

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Crushing Busyness – Part 4 – The 2-Minute Rules

Two 2-minute rules are critical to my productivity. The first is from the book Atomic Habits by James Clear. James talks about creating habits that are less than 2-minutes long....
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Networking makes life better

Want to listen to this post as a 1 minute 28 second podcast? Yesterday evening I realized I needed a pressure washer for a project. I asked a few neighbors...
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We are adopting again! Here’s why.

Eight years ago, we started our adoption journey. We had heard about the need of orphans in China and knew we could make a difference for one child, so we...
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Become who you want to be in your mind first

I've always thought of myself as a writer. It's why I started blogging. It's why a kept blogging when my readership didn't grow very much. It's why I continued blogging...
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Embrace the Suck

When my alarm went off this morning, I didn't want to get up. I texted my workout partner, saying, "I am strongly considering trading sprint day for more sleep." Pretty...
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Crushing Busyness – Part 3 – Do Less Stuff

How much of what you do in a day is effective? All of us have daily tasks, meetings, habits, calls, etc., that aren't moving the ball forward. Part of crushing...
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Crushing Busyness – Part 2 – Rethink Your Defaults

Do you think about your defaults? These are your automated systems and responses that come up over and over. For example, when someone says, "how are you?" do you automatically...
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Crushing Busyness – Part 1 – Change Your Perspective

I recently wrote that busyness isn't real. It's a mental state that seeps into our lives, filling the gaps of free time and inundating us with "the stuff" we feel...
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Busyness isn’t real

When I was single I was busy; then I got married. When I was first married I was busy; then I had a child. When I had one child I...