Nothing Ordinary Adam
Why sell gear? I want people to experience nothing ordinary. It isn’t confined to kitchens & baths & wherever spaces. It’s so much more pervasive, like a mission statement for life. It summons us to be and move and strive.
Be around the light bringers,
The magic makers, the world shifters.
The game shakers
They challenge you, break you open,
Uplift and expand you.
They don’t let you play small with your life.
These heartbeats are your people.
These people are your tribe.
NOTHING ORDINARY LIVES IN THESE PEOPLE. THEY ARE NOT MODELS. JUST REGULAR PEOPLE WHO HAVE THIS LIGHT. THEY INSPIRE ME SO I JUST HAD TO SHARE THEIR STORIES WITH YOU.
THE NOTHING ORDINARY COLLECTION IS MADE UP OF COMFORT-DRIVEN GEAR TO LIVE IN. THE KIND OF STUFF YOU CAN’T WAIT TO GET HOME FROM WORK TO SLIP ON. GEAR YOU DEFINITELY WANT TO SPEND YOUR WEEKENDS IN.
Adam is our Wendy’s husband. They have two very tall almost adult boys and love to listen to live music and camp. He is also affectionately known as “our granite guy!”
I would say Adam certainly challenges me. We come at most profound discussions from divergent planets. But somehow we remain good friends, are respectful of each other’s limits and make endless attempts to listen to one another’s point of view. This is really quite spectacular given how intensely demonstrative we both can be. He is in active pursuit of the live music experience. He rides his mountain bike (that does not have gears) all over the Midwestern woods and backcountry. He reads Steven King and Hemmingway and Bradbury (someday I will get him to read my favorite) but also finds The Onion a good read. Here is Adam in all his complexity, in his own words:
Me: “Do you have a favorite saying or motto that drives you?”
Adam: “I have some favorite quotes from Tolkien, Seuss or Twain…”
“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”
“All that is gold does not glitter; all who wander are not lost.”
“The crownless again shall be king.”
Q. Describe the most recent picture you’ve taken on your iphone?
A. NKBA group planning session meeting Global Brew while eating Katies Pizza, fun group!
Q. What questions do you dislike being asked?
A. I don’t like to asked my age or where I went to school, high school or really anything else by anyone at any time.
Q. What is the best compliment you’ve ever received from someone?
A. I would say receiving the compliment of being a good father putting in the time and financial commitment to making sure the boys played the sports they wanted attending the best colleges we can get them too, traveled when the could. I think that is the most important task I have accomplished.
Q. What do you do for exercise? Describe 1 or 2 things in your exercise training routine that’s the key to your success.
A. Free weights daily and cycling, both mountain bike and road bike, indoor trainer all obsessions helps me relax and sleep, I like routines and goals. Strength and knowledge are keys to me. They are the only things I really respect in others.
Q. How do you set goals? Do you set Goals? Do you like goals?
A. I like to set physical goals such as beating PRs on my bikes or weights using Strava those are important to me, sales related goals are also important, I check my monthly and yearly averages to push myself
Q. Who’s been your most powerful mentor in life? Why?
A. Not sure I have a mentor.
Q. Do you have a favorite saying or motto that drives your daily inspiration?
A. Not really but I have some favorite quotes most are from Tolkein Suess or Twain, “don’t cry because its over, smile because it happened” (Suess); “all that is gold does not glitter; all who wonder are not lost” (Tolkein) “the crownless again shall be king” (Tolkein), etc.
Q. What do you love to practice? Why?
A. Mountain biking, practicing natural obstacles its confidence, strength and skill. Ive also started dabbling in meditation thru Head Space which has helped me somewhat, learning to relax the mind.
Q. What do you find funny?
A. I like The Onion, SNL, rom coms of all sorts depending on my mood
Q. How do you want the world to be different because you lived in it?
A. Not sure the world can be different because of one person, but perhaps my sons can make a difference or maybe someone will be inspired to become more fit or more knowledgeable because I inspired them.
Q. What are you passionate about? Why?
A. Fitness (I like to look good and I am pretty sure I will live to a 1000), reading, music, family.
Q. What does #NothingOrdinary mean to you? (not related to Karr Bick because clearly we rock the #NothingOrdinary..hehehehe I like to make funnies)
A. Northing Ordinary to me says differentiating yourself or your product or your cause from the norm.
Q. What should have Jenny asked you?
A. What are you currently reading or what are the last five books you have read?
The Sun Also Rises Hemingway
The Bone Labyrinth James Rollins
11/22/63 Stephen King
1491 Charles Mann
Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury
Current book is Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates Tom Robbins
And/or The Guns of August by Tuchman bc Caleb wants to read it so im browsing thru it again before i give it to him
Q. What is your super power?
A. Mind meld, speaking with owls, I can also predict what sports announcers are about to say during broadcasts