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.

Dear Boy, a mother’s legacy

By |2019-04-23T09:57:42-06:00April 23rd, 2019|Stories, Video|

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 [...]

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

By |2019-04-18T12:58:40-06:00April 18th, 2019|Podcast|

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 [...]

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

By |2019-04-11T08:17:23-06:00April 11th, 2019|Podcast|

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 [...]

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

By |2019-04-02T00:10:05-06:00April 2nd, 2019|Podcast|

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 |2019-05-09T11:12:44-06:00March 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 [...]

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Resolving to Do Less in 2019

By |2019-01-05T16:10:49-07:00January 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.

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

By |2019-05-09T11:20:25-06:00November 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 [...]

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