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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Getting uncomfortable is good

I train Brazilian Jujitsu with some friends two mornings a week. I'm not great at it, but I do enjoy the exercise and the strategy it involves. One thing that I'm...

On getting corrections

I had a conversation with my oldest daughter the other night that impressed me. I had picked her up from ballet, and we were chatting while driving home. I asked...

Leaders fall on swords

I admit that I'm wrong often. I'm ok with it, mainly because I'm wrong, often, there's no sense pretending otherwise. Being wrong doesn't bother me, it gives me the chance...

The value of one minute

I'm reading 15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management by Kevin Kruse and enjoying it. One of the first things Kevin talks about is the limited number of minutes in a day...

Help First

This morning my son went out to the chicken coop to get eggs (yes, we have nine chickens in your backyard). On his way back in, his hands full of...

Leaders do less

I have a habit of wanting to do more, take on more, conquer more, learn more, be more. I want to grow things, do things, and make a huge impact...

7 things I do today as a CEO that I didn’t do 7 years ago

I co-founded Sideways8 seven years ago. At the time I would have told you I knew what I was doing as a leader. Now, seven years later, I realize how...

This phrase is changing my perspective, and really everything

Lately, I have added a phrase to my vernacular. I repeat it in my mind and aloud. The phrase has become somewhat of a mantra and a mini-meditation of sorts....

Thoughts on Personal Branding (from the “Hat Man”)

I have been labeled (branded) the "Hat Man." If you go to my company's homepage and scroll down to the team section, you will notice that where a job title...