Should people have a one dimensional focus?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Goals expert Gary Ryan Blair discusses the importance of being a specialist in the business world.

    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.

    Host: Should people have a one dimensional focus?

    Gary Ryan Blair: So, should companies and people organizations, should they have a one dimensional focus, what kind of a line of sight should they have? Absolutely, I do believe that people need to be specialist. The specialists are where the money is made, specialist truly is where you can focus on your time for this reason. We live in a world of limitation and we have very little control over that, there is limitations of time, there is only 24 hours in a day. There is limitation of knowledge, there is only so much that anyone of us know. We have limitations of contacts in terms of the number of people we can communicate with. There is limitations of money in terms of how much we have access to at any given moment of time, sometimes it is just whatever is in our pocket, that's just the way that it works.

    Because there are limitations, inherent limitations that we truly do not have control over on situations by situation basis. It's imperative that we find a way to identify the thing that we excel at, that being our core competency and throw everything we've got at it. You can't afford to spend time trying to over compensate for weaknesses and do things that you are trying to make up for -- surround yourself with people who have strength in those areas where you are weak. But yes I do believe in that and I do believe in the idea of follow one course until successful, pick your spot and move forward. Now for some this would be controversial, but that's the way that works.