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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Personal / Perspective

Who Pushes You?

September 12, 2019
Adoption / Personal

Thankful for Unexpected Help

Leadership / Perspective

The OODA Loop I’m teaching my kids… and myself

Personal / Perspective

Mean People are Withering Trees

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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...

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...
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3 Things Meditating for 30-days Taught Me

I've always been a little skeptical of meditation. It felt like mumbo jumbo, touchy-feely stuff, until I tried it. What I learned early on is that meditation is about training your mind,...
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3 ways I’m slowing down today

My theme for this year is "slow down and simplify." As I'm walking through that process, I'm trying to find ways to change the pace of my days. I'm finding...
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Want to be luckier?

I'm currently reading The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor. In it, Shawn talks about a study done by Richard Wiseman on how luck affects our lives. Wiseman conducted a study that went...
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Slowing down improves perspective

This morning I sat quietly for ten whole minutes. I know, crazy right? Who does that? It's hard to sit and do nothing. But, it's also amazing. As I sat,...
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Slowing down makes me better

My theme for 2019 is "slow down and simplify." I tend to move fast, and often too fast. I know I'm moving too fast when my communication is poor, or...