Book Deals for Everyone!

In retrospect, Andrew Cuomo’s five million dollar book deal with Crown Publishing for American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the Covid-19 Pandemic may seem like a publisher’s worst nightmare. The Penguin Random House subsidiary, however, has doubled-down on some other incredible author advances.

I’m a HUGE reader….and I’ll be looking for these titles at book stores everywhere:

Winning: Leadership Lessons from the Detroit Lions by Sheila Ford Hamp

Practice makes Perfect by Allen Iverson

The Complete Idiots Guide to DIY Projects around the House by Ryan Sederquist

Playing by the Rules by Lance Armstrong, forward by Bill Belicheat

How to Come When they Call by Izzy and Ajee Sederquist, forward by Tessa Sederquist

TESSA NO! Leadership Lessons on Living with Cats, by Tessa Sederquist

Eat Less, Lose More: A Champion’s guide to dieting by Joey Chestnut

Keep the Jet, Lose the Carbon Footprint: Leadership lessons on Living with Less by John Kerry

10 Steps to a Better You by Joe Exotic

No Looking Back: Leadership Lessons on Moving on from Sports by Tom Brady

Look Back: Leadership Lessons on Moving on from Sports by Brett Favre

Watch Your Back: Leadership Lessons on Moving on in general by Aaron Rodgers

“Quick to Listen and Slow to Speak,” a pragmatic approach to Biblical humility by Don Trump

The New World Order Farmers Almanac by Bill Gates

How to sit still by That toddler who sits behind you in church

Flying 101 by Buzz Lightyear

Slow Down! by Eliud Kipchoge, forward by Usain Bolt

Everything in Moderation: Leadership Lessons on Achieving Balance by Ryan Sederquist

Grip Wax Tips for All Conditions by Ryan Sederquist

Grip Wax Tips Part 2: Just Double Pole by Ryan Sederquist

The History of Mankind by Mrs. Johnson’s Third Grade Class


Published by rsederquist

My name is Ryan Sederquist.  I am a man of many passions and dreams, and this website is the outlet for many of them. I am currently teaching 5th grade remotely in the Adams12 school district in Colorado. I have been an elementary music teacher in Alamosa, Colorado, as well as a 7-12 band director at Lake County High School in Leadville, Colorado. I am also in the final, final stages of acquiring my M.S. in Exercise Science from Adams State University. In 2018-2019, we spent a year in Presque Isle, Maine as I coached the UMPI Nordic ski team. I currently live in Leadville, Colorado with my wife Christie, a special education teacher, and our border collie-German shepherd mix, Ajee. Even though it is not my full-time job, ever since I was a child, I had the desire to do one of three things professionally - pro sports, writing about pro sports, or being a radio talk show host. This website is where I pretend to do the latter two, and when I'm out pretending to do the former, I listen to podcasts, think about topics, and pursue my wild dream of someday, at some event, in either running, biking, or skiing, wearing a team USA uniform. This website contains articles, podcasts, pictures, and journal entries that have to do with my passion and involvement in endurance sports. Our flagship project is the Seder Skier Podcast, which talks mostly about nordic skiing and attempts to interview influential individuals in the ski world. I also rant about the Big 4 sports, with a lean towards Minnesota teams (Vikings, Twins, Twolves, and MN Distance Running). I sometimes try to write Sports Illustrated like 'feature' articles about athletes as well. In addition to a focus on sports, you will find the occasional article or show that discusses the intersection of theology and society ...which is ...obviously everywhere. We place these in our Skieologians podcast. The heading at the top of my homepage reads, "Search for Truth. Play with purpose. Strive for success." It is the underlying theme for my coaching philosophy, which can be downloaded from this site. Basically, I'm always looking to search for the truth in my pursuit of knowledge, whether that is knowledge regarding the best methods for waxing skis, training a quarter miler, or defending my Christian apologetic. Searching implies a dedicated pursuit for knowledge, and that is what I'm about and what this site is about, even if it is simply for providing viewers with an accurate description of a product. Play with purpose has to do with living out our passions because they are fun. I ski because its fun. I play music and teach young kids because there is joy in it. This blog is about celebrating the joy and fun that inherently exists in the pursuit of excellence and in the activities themselves. Finally, strive for success is built on the principle that true success is the realization that we gave 100% effort to become the best that we could possible be. It requires 100% in preparation, competition, reflection, mental effort, etc. If something is worth doing, I believe it is worth doing with that level of effort. Someday, I hope to race the Visma Classics - the entire season, wear a Team USA singlet, and have a job that involves writing or talking about sports or theology all day. If you know of any body I can reach out to to help me accomplish these goals, please email me at

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