Gary Ryan BlairGary is the President of The GoalsGuy Learning Systems, a highly focused training organization whose mission is to help their clients build and sustain superior performance. They accomplish this objective by helping their clients increase their sense of direction, confidence, and capability in all areas of their personal and professional life.
Gary believes passionately in the enormous, untapped potential that resides within each person and is committed to providing individuals and corporations with tools of knowledge and skill they can use to unlock this potential. He has developed an entire library of world-class training programs, books and learning resources like the Personal Strategic Plan that are designed to make the heart sing, the mind expand and the spirit soar!
To support his belief in the importance of goal setting and focus, Gary has established and sponsored two nationally recognized events: Youth Goals Education Week, a unique opportunity for kids and teens to learn about goal setting and its influence on their future, and New Year's Resolutions Week, an insightful series of activities designed to encourage people to set goals for their lives.
Gary believes that life will not go according to plan, if you do not have a plan. He shares this belief and his unique strategies with school systems and companies around the world such as IBM, NASA, General Electric, Federal Express, Ford and many others.
In addition to The GoalsGuy, Gary has created the wildly successful got goals?® campaign. It's mission is to inspire people to Be More, Do More and to ultimately Have More from life.
His personal philosophy can be summarized into two words: Everything Counts!™ He believes in sweating the small stuff, and teaches that every action, word and thought either moves you toward or away from your goals, mission and ultimate legacy; that every moment offers an opportunity for advancement or retreat.
When Gary speaks and writes, he does so from the heart, with warmth and humor. His unique gift is to speak to an audience and communicate with the heart of each person as if they were alone having an important, intimate conversation. A polished storyteller, he has a way of making the seemingly complex, easy to understand.
Gary, his wife Erika, son Ryan, and daughter Libby live in Tampa, Florida with their two wonder-dogs Beefcake and Pork chop.
Host: Are there any resolutions I should consider that I might not be thinking about?
Gary Ryan Blair: See, maybe you re wondering, are there any other resolutions you might want to consider besides for what comes to mind, maybe those Top 10 of losing weight and yeah, it could be summarized in really just one word, closure and let me explain to you what I mean by that.
Everybody in life has what I call unfinished business. We have books that we have started, we haven t finished. We have photos next to a photo album that we have been meaning to put away for years that are still not done. We have boxes that when we moved into our house three-years-ago, that are still unpacked. We have relationships that have ended, but they are still not over. We have degrees with which we had started to work towards and then walked away from. So whole series of different things; there is household projects that people start and the room is 90% of the way done and they just didn t finish off that ground molding or that painting or anything along those lines.
This is what you call unfinished business and when closure comes in, is that you should resolve to have closure in your life. What you want is you want to take and you resolve to take that entire list of unfinished business and you knock it off as fast as you can, going into the New Year. That s really this modest way and for this reason. It's already started; it's probably not going to require all that much more energy in order to get it done. You just got to make a decision and set a deadline in order for to take place; but you do not want to have a ball and chain of a whole list and let me -- of unfinished projects and relationships and things. Close them up; close the doors; close the windows and free yourself of anything that s lingering around. Those are great resolutions to set as well.