The start of Stillness

By |October 1st, 2019|Categories: Library, Quotes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Moments ago I started reading the much anticipated book Stillness is the Key by Ryan Holiday.  It is a book that I have anticipated for a long time, being a big fan of Holiday's past work, Ego is the Enemy.  While I read the book, my goal is to [...]

Every Day, Getting Better Podcast – Episode 5 – The Builders Project – Rusty Hagenbuch

By |August 12th, 2019|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Every Day, Getting Better, Episode 5, Ryan sits down with Rusty Hagenbuch for the next branch in the Builders Project. Rusty was named in Episode 3 as the Builder of Jesse Trout.  Today, we explore why Jesse chose Rusty.  We also get to learn about Rusty as a coach, parent, and boss.  [...]

Every Day, Getting Better Podcast – Episode 4 – Coach Andy Towers

By |July 11th, 2019|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Every Day, Getting Better, Episode 4, Ryan sits down with Coach Andy Towers from the Premier Lacrosse League and Head Coach of the Chaos Lacrosse Club Coach Towers shares his lockerroom philosophy and his transition from coaching collegiate lacrosse to professional lacrosse.    This conversation visits a few different topics, [...]

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By |May 9th, 2019|Categories: Video|Tags: , , |

CONTROL by Robbie Auchincloss This short video was produced by Robbie Auchincloss, who is one of the most underrated great thinkers out there. If you enjoy this video and want to learn more about Robbie, subscribe to his newsletter The Weekly here.

Dear Boy, a mother’s legacy

By |April 23rd, 2019|Categories: Stories, Video|Tags: , , , , , , |

I loved Amy Krouse Rosenthal books, ever since my wife brought them home for my boys to enjoy.  That's how you know good children's literature, the adults enjoy them as well. As many know, Amy passed away from ovarian cancer in 2017, but her books continue to amaze.  Prior [...]

Every Day, Getting Better Podcast – Episode 3 – Jesse Trout and Mindful Life Coaching

By |April 18th, 2019|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Builders Project, Episode 3, Ryan sits down with Jesse Trout from Mindful Life Coaching.   Jesse is the first branch of The Builders Project and we hope to explore his tree in future episodes. This conversation visits a few different topics, starting with accountability, transitioning to life coaching, Authentic [...]

Every Day, Getting Better Podcast – Episode 2 – The Builders Project Introduction

By |April 11th, 2019|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , |

We were built.   None of us have done it alone.  No matter how fortunate or tragic your upbringing was, somewhere, someone along your path helped you.   We are not self-made people, I believe that is a fictionalized concept that doesn’t really exist.  Sure, some of us displayed more [...]

Every Day, Getting Better Podcast – Episode 1 – Jocko Willink and Leif Babin

By |April 2nd, 2019|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Ryan sits down with Jocko Willink and Leif Babin the authors of the best selling book Extreme Ownership, Jocko Willink, and Leif Babin and has the pleasure to visit with them about their new book; The Dichotomy of Leadership.  The conversation about their new book visits a few different topics, [...]

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Character Conference 2019

By |March 18th, 2019|Categories: Stories, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Last week I was able to attend the Character Conference 2019 at Glacier High School in Kalispell, Montana. This is the second year of this event and while my son went last year, I was not able to attend. Why did I go this year, one, because he wanted to [...]

Resolving to Do Less in 2019

By |January 5th, 2019|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , , |

Well, it’s that time of year to make – and possibly break – resolutions for a fitter, smarter, and better version of you. Even now, most people I know are scribbling down new diets, new exercise regimens, new goals, new plans, and new commitments to a happier, healthier, and more successful version of themselves. Unfortunately, most of those resolutions will be broken within two months for a variety of reasons.

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Kyrie Irving – “My dad is the reason I wear #11”

By |November 23rd, 2018|Categories: Video|Tags: , , , , , , |

This Nike commercial dropped on Thanksgiving day and what a great way to give thanks.  Drederick Irving was a single father raising two young children.  Drederick had NBA potential, even having a tryout with the Celtics in 1992, before the loss of his wife, Elizabeth, changed everything.  Like any father would, he put [...]

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Dear Basketball – Kobe Bryant with animation

By |January 28th, 2018|Categories: Video|Tags: , , , , |

Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film, Dear Basketball takes the letter that Kobe Bryant penned on the eve of his retirement announcement and mixes it with the magic of a custom John Williams score and legendary animator Glen Keane. The letter by itself is amazing, but [...]

What’s Important Now

By |October 3rd, 2017|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Former Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz loves to use the acronym of WIN. For Holtz, WIN stands for; What's Important Now I am pondering that quote as I just returned from a leadership summit for a preeminent collegiate leadership group.   Out task from my division in preparation for the next [...]

A leadership tweet from Mark Cuban

By |September 24th, 2017|Categories: Quotes|Tags: , , , , , |

Leaders don't conform to the consensus.  They create a consensus to their vision and goals. Leaders don't change their positions mid-debate.  They welcome scorn from the masses because it creates the opportunity for dialogue. Leaders don't look backwards to condemn what has already been done, they look forward to create [...]