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: What's more important, being right or being decisive?
Gary Ryan Blair: In life, you are going to have a couple of different choices. Some people are going to suffer from a perfectionist mentality and they are going to be, want to be right, but if you weigh that against being decisive which you have got to realize very simply, is it is more important for you to be decisive than it is to be correct for this reason.
You will never know if a decision is correct and if it is perfect, until you make it. So, there is always going to be an element of doubt, what you do is, you have to do as much research, do as much planning is possible and then ultimately, you have got to make a decision. Which you will find as soon as you start to take action, you will get feedback and you will get feedback almost instantaneously, if it was the right action, right decision or not and then you just make corrective action.
A very good way of making a comparison is looking at your computer, next time you fire it up and you'll notice, especially if you have windows, a little bubble that pops every couple of days and it probably says you have updates. Well, this is the classic case of political spin and the way it works and this is a very good way with which to -- to put this is in your mind to organizers, is the entire technology industry is driven by four words, implement now, perfect later.
You have to get to a certain point in time, where you have invested millions of dollars in this product, we have to get it in the market place and then based on feedback, based on failures, based on just customer complaints sometimes, what we will do is we will create a patch, we will find a way with which we will be able to repair that. Well, life is very much the same way, we have to get to a certain point in time, where we have to implement, where we have to make that decision and get in the game and then you make corrective action as you are through, there is no other way.