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: Is it ever all right to quit?
Gary Ryan Blair: So is it ever all right to quit, to walk away, to say no marks, I give up? Well, the answer is yeah. There comes a point of time when say an 0:11 may be the best thing to do, but under certain circumstances and we need to practice that. You shouldn t quit because it's difficult; you shouldn t quit just because it was inconvenient or you got embarrassed. That's just part of the process. Every single resolution, like any single goal, needs to be exposed to the elements just the same way that a tree is going to be exposed to rain, sleet, wind and snow and everything like that.
You need to expose your resolution to challenge, adversity, difficulty. That s just part of the process. You can t get away from that. However, circumstances do change, that there are health issues, there re relationship issues. People get sick; circumstances change and everyone s circumstances from time, to time changes and they have to say, you know what, right now, I need to walk away from this. This is not appropriate. It's not timely; I need to put my priorities in another place. But, I want to make sure, yes there is a time instead of circumstances when walking away and saying, 1:15, was probably the best thing, but again not because it got difficult just because circumstances changed.