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.

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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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The start of Stillness

By |2019-10-01T09:33:47-06:00October 1st, 2019|Library, Quotes|

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 [...]

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

By |2019-08-12T15:39:37-06:00August 12th, 2019|Podcast|

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.  [...]

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

By |2019-07-11T13:34:54-06:00July 11th, 2019|Podcast|

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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CONTROL

By |2019-05-09T10:45:30-06:00May 9th, 2019|Video|

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.

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