How to Set & Achieve Important Goals

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Goals expert Gary Ryan Blair discusses the 10 commandments of goal setting and the importance of working with a good team.

    Gary Ryan Blair

    Gary 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.

    Gary Ryan Blair: Hi, my name is Gary Ryan Blair. I run a company by name of The Goals Guy. Well, our goal is simply to help you, achieve yours. What we are going to do over the course, in next few minutes, I am going to explain to you exactly how to set and achieve a goal, explain you why goal setting is important.

    I am going to walk you through the ten commandments of goal setting and explain in order, decisiveness, focus, the importance of written goals, why you need to surround round yourself with a good team, the imperative to have motivational fuel, something thats compelling that will drive you, that the establishment of rewards and recognition and why it is so important and we are going wrap up with the importance of commitment and follow through, and I promise you are going to love it.

    Before we get into that, what I want to do is, tell you little bit about my background about the company. As I mentioned, the company name is The Goals Guy, and, this was set up approximately about ten years ago and my intention very simply was to create methodologies to help people ,to really get control over their lives and their businesses, and I am happy to say, over the course of last ten years, we are now doing business of more than 60% of Fortune 500, but I have worked with a number of professionals, sports teams and entertainers, that the materials that I have created, books and seminars and so forth. I know a number of books that are in multiple languages, the biggest one, biggest seller is, What are your goals which is in 14 languages and collectively theres more than four million books all worldwide . We are pleased with the success of our experience but more importantly the impact that we had on the people lives.

    My background, I went to school with Turkish University. My initial intent was to play a professional football, thats what, my dream was going to be, and that didnt work out just for physical reasons, bad knee happened to me, but what I did do is, I focused in on starting a business and over the course of a number of years, I started and sold a few entrepreneurial enterprises, and eventually it led me to realize truly where my strengths and where my passion were, which was understating strategy, implementation plans and finding effective ways, which you share them with people and organizations worldwide.

    That being the case, I think you can enjoy, we have got to share with you, and as I said before, my goal is very simple, is to help you, achieve yours.