About Ryan Wakefield

Ryan is Chief Editor at Every Day, Getting Better. Ryan has been a basketball coach for over 20 years. Having coached at both the high school and middle school levels, Ryan felt it was time to pass on the stories and quotes that he has used to help motivate his teams. Ryan also contributes to the leadership development programs for the Sigma Chi Fraternity.

Character Conference 2019

By |2019-03-18T11:03:39-06:00March 18th, 2019|Stories, Video|

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 |2019-01-05T16:10:49-06:00January 5th, 2019|Articles|

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.

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

By |2018-11-23T06:26:05-06:00November 23rd, 2018|Video|

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 [...]

Perseverance of the baby bear

By |2018-11-23T06:28:37-06:00November 5th, 2018|Video|

Hat tip to @carsondaly for posting this on the @todayshow. The concept is easy, life is hard.  Watch as the baby bear tries so hard to climb the steep snowy mountain, and fail, over and over again. The bear doesn't give up, and the momma-bear up top paces back and [...]

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