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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The things I hope for my kids

As I watch my kids grow up, their struggles and triumphs, I can't help but think about my own life, make some comparisons and draw some conclusions. Lately, I have...
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The 3 mindsets that make me more productive

I think and talk a lot about productivity. I'm in the middle of preparing a talk on the subject as well. As I have been thinking about this talk, I...
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Micromanagement Kills Creativity and Productivity

My teams (48in48, Sideways8, and my kids for that matter) know that I hate micromanagement. I don't want to be micromanaged, and I don't want to micromanage someone else. I...
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What growing two organizations at once is teaching me

In January of this year, I started on staff at 48in48 as the Executive Director while also remaining on staff at Sideways8 as CEO. This means that in 2018 I'm...
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My 5/5/5 Method for Productivity and Focus

Near the end of last year, I had a realization. Early in the year I had set out goals and mapped out the strategies I would take to meet those...
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My Setup to Create a Great Meeting

I have a lot of meetings each week. From lunches to coffee meetings to calls, my goal is to have about 15 to 20 meetings per week to connect with...
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Use your calendar as your main task list to get more stuff done

For years I heard the idea of scrapping your task list and using a calendar as your task list. As a task list junkie, this sounded nuts to me, until...
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The secret to success

I believe the secret to success is simple to understand and hard to execute. Simply put, the secret to success is never to stop. Never stop pushing. Never stop trying....
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Designing your perfect week

Years ago a mentor asked me to do an exercise to plan out my perfect week. If I could have meetings anywhere I wanted and chose any schedule I wanted...