The Slowdown

The Slowdown

By Adam Walker
Busyness isn’t real, so let's slow down. Life doesn’t have to be hectic and overwhelming.

I’m Adam, a husband and father if 5. I’m growing 2 companies, 4 podcasts, and 1 blog, and I’m not busy!

This podcast is about my journey into a peaceful and meaningful way of living without feeling busy and overwhelmed all the time. I'll also talk about productivty and leadership within the context of being less busy.
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15 Experiments to Run on Yourself to Make Your Life Better
Have you ever thought about running experiments on yourself to improve your life? I hadn't either, until now. Now I want to run two-week experiments to see how I can make minor improvements to my life and world. And, you can too.
October 10, 2019
Mean People are Trees
My kid taught me that mean people are list withering trees. Best avoided and stuck in their place.
September 12, 2019
A fresh start to slow down
Getting a fresh start is an amazing way to slow down and reassess priorities.
August 8, 2019
Mobile Freedom
Setting myself up for mobility gives me a freedom to work and to move and enjoy the spaces that I find myself in. It allows me to get work done but it also allows me to slow down.
July 23, 2019
The best 2-minutes rules to get things done and slow down
These are my favorite two-minute rules for getting things done and slowing down.
June 26, 2019
Networking makes life better
We build networks every day as we make connections with the people around us. What we sometimes fail to realize is the value of those networks and how much quality they bring to our lives.
June 18, 2019
Embrace the suck
Sometimes we have to do things that suck. Rather than avoiding them, or seek to lessen the suck, we should embrace it. Embracing the suck helps us to conquer it, moving past it and toward our goals.
June 15, 2019
Do more by doing less
How many of your meetings and tasks last week really moved you toward your goals? It’s time to slow down, do less, and get more done.
June 12, 2019
Let’s rethink our defaults to slow down
When was the last time that you thought about your defaults? Do you automatically schedule meetings for one hour? Do you automatically say yes when you shouldn’t? Do you go to lunches, groups, or other meetings that really aren’t helpful for you? Taking time to rethink those defaults in our lives can help us to slow down.
June 9, 2019
Busyness isn’t real
When you were in grade school did you feel busy? How about in middle school, high school or college? Were your busy when single? How about when in a relationship? Were you busy when you had no kids? One kid? Two kids? Busyness fills up the space in our lives that we give to it, and it isn’t real. We don’t have to be busy all the time. We can chose something else. We can choose to slow down!
May 29, 2019
How to slow down and start the summer right.
It’s Friday afternoon on the first weekend of summer break. What am I doing? Planning! I’m planning next week so I can slow down this weekend and really enjoy my time!
May 24, 2019
Waking up early as a way to slow down
I get up at 5am to slow down. It’s my time to be me for me, not the me other people need. It’s my time to care for myself and proactively prepare for my day. It’s my slow down.
May 23, 2019
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