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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February 14, 2019

Slowing down improves perspective

Perspective / Productivity

Slowing down makes me better


Seeing People


The Power of saying “No Matter What”

This morning my alarm went off at 4:30 am. Did I want to get up? No. Do I ever want to get up at 4:30 am? No. But I do it...

3 chance meetings that changed the course of my life, and helped me win an award

Last night I was humbled to receive the Marketing for Good Award at the 2018 Amy Awards put on by the Atlanta Chapter of the American Marketing Association. I was honored...

Do 2-minute tasks now

I read David Allen's book Getting Things Done probably ten years ago. One of the things he talks about in the book is doing a two-minute task immediately. Creating this...

When its ok to be unkind

Last Valentines Day my wife and I went out to dinner. I think it might have been the first time in 17 Valentines Days together that we had actually gone...

Get up early, get more done

The best thing I have ever done for my productivity is consistently get up early. But, let's not start there. Let's start with the fact that I'm not naturally an...

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...

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...

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...

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...