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 ways I can involve my family and friends with my resolution?
Gary Ryan Blair: Are there that you can involve family and friends in resolutions? Without a doubt, and one of the best ways to do it really is to look at this from a standpoint of creating a cause. What I mean by a cause is that a cause-inspired vision is something that gets a group of people, a large magnitude of people. Let me give a couple of examples; there is lot of people walking around with these yellow wristbands. This obviously is from Lance Armstrong talking about his causes to help find a cure for cancer and he is raising money. You look at the gentleman by the name of Jerry Lewis, who is so much involved in muscular dystrophy that is his cause. Mary Kay, a woman who passed away a few years ago, was so interested in the cause of empowering women, to provide economically for their family and give them the business. Henry Ford was -- he was driven by a cause-driven vision, if you will, of democratizing the automobile, and if you take the time to look around you, what you ll realize is that a cause-driven vision -- in this case a cause-driven resolution is something that can inspire the masses, your family, your friends, and other people. So, what you need to do is you need is you need to take your resolution and find a way to turn it into a cause that s bigger than yourself. Turn it into some type of way that s going to impact the world, impact your family that in some way should you perform, everyone is going to benefit and a good example is, if you have a family and everyone has diabetes or perhaps is overweight or has a smoking issue, look for a common element and that they re all suffering from or repeating yourself and turn the solution of that into your cause-driven resolution.