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: Can I envision myself accomplishing this goal?
Gary Ryan Blair: Everybody, when you set a resolution, you really need to visualize what the outcome is going to be. The best way to describe vision is a desired future state.
A very good technique or just a metaphor to use is go into your kitchen and open up a cookbook and just pick one of those from Martha Stewart or Emeril Lagasse or one of these folks. What you will find is in a good quality cookbook you will see a gorgeous picture that jumps out of the page and that maybe a souffl, it maybe something as simple as a cupcake, but regardless of the picture or regardless of what it is you are trying to cook, that picture represents a desired future state. You can clearly see what you are trying to accomplish before it takes place. That's really what a successful resolution is all about. As you take the time to visualize where you see yourself to be? What you want to do? The things you want to require or the status if you will that you want to attain and you visualize that clearly before you even take that first step. I promise you there is not one astronaut who ever walked on the moon without visualizing walking on the moon. That's just the way that whole process works. There is not one athlete who has won an Olympic gold medal, who when they were 5,6 or maybe 15 years old did not visualize themselves on a medal stand with that gold medal. There is not one actor who has won an Oscar, an Emmy or a Golden Globe who has not seen another actor and projected themselves from that situation and who has given their Oscar acceptance speech. Maybe when they were 12 or 14 old because that's what their passion was. This works, we see it happen in sports, we see it in entertainment and it should happen in your life on a daily basis, especially when it comes your resolutions.