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.

Anxiety and Social Media

By |2021-01-23T10:13:55-07:00January 23rd, 2021|Stories|

This video is a few years old, but the message is just as applicable today as both political tensions and COVID have anxiety at increased levels.  In what many view as an escape, they dive into their devices, engage in social media, and try to artificially find happiness.  Instead [...]

What started with a worm farm…

By |2020-12-26T12:50:35-07:00December 26th, 2020|Stories|

We are nurtured to have heroes, and we all choose our heroes for the qualities that they have that speak to us directly.  Our heroes to us often fit the narrative that we want them to fit and like us, our heroes are flawed, and that's ok.  Because from [...]

That reason to get started

By |2020-12-15T10:13:25-07:00December 15th, 2020|Video|

We all need that reason to get started.  DocMorris.de put together this great 2-minute ad to remind us of that why.  To remind us that what starts out as hard, quickly becomes routine and then a habit.  Created for their #Herzensangelegenheit campaign (translated to "Affair of the Heart"), the [...]

Gerry Andros on career loss and resilience

By |2020-05-07T09:55:12-06:00May 7th, 2020|Stories, Video|

Jim Zasowski and Z1 CarrerZone sponsored Gerry Andros to speak on career change and dealing with upheaval in the workforce.  Z1 CareerZone as part of its Career Recovery Sponsorship Program is providing an industry expert webinar series. Gerry Andros is a Commercial Vice President at Bio-Techne Corporation.  Gerry is [...]

Be Strong, Ask For Help

By |2020-02-26T12:27:18-07:00February 26th, 2020|Stories|

As many of you know, this past November, the Wolfpack Family was directly impacted by the loss of a coach, mentor, friend and father to suicide. This act resulted in the coming together of our Kalispell community to offer support for the Avery family, Glacier staff and students. On behalf [...]

Coach Buzz Williams on Maturity

By |2020-02-24T10:28:25-07:00February 24th, 2020|Stories, Video|

It is said that Generation Z is the generation with the most anxiety.  Coach Buzz Williams of Texas A & M does a very good job of laying out that anxiety and maturation.  This is worth the listen - making transformational change is hard unless you are surrounded [...]

It’s not about balance – Simon Sinek

By |2019-12-03T10:13:29-07:00December 3rd, 2019|Video|

It's not about balance, it is about boundaries.  We are all so connected, to the point, that being disconnected makes us uncomfortable.  The airplane lands, or sometimes is about to land, and how fast can we get our phones out of airplane mode so that the endorphins can reach the [...]

Play Hard, Play Smart, Play Together

By |2019-11-08T12:56:48-07:00November 8th, 2019|Articles|

Play Hard, Play Smart, Play Together by Coach Dean Smith Playing Hard: Maybe a player wasn’t the fastest, the tallest, or the most athletic person on the court.  In the course of any given game that was out of his control.  But each of them could control the [...]

Forgivness, where to start

By |2019-10-04T10:54:36-06:00October 4th, 2019|Stories, Video|

Photo Credit - Tom Fox / Dallas Morning News I absolutly love this piece on forgiveness by Harry Smith of NBC.  There are no happy endings to this tragic story, but none the less, it has moved me.  Days before the verdict, Allison Jean was asked what her [...]

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