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 are the best types or rewards that people should set for themselves?
Gary Ryan Blair: There's a lot of different way to look at rewards. I recommend strongly, that you find rewards that are going to be functional, something that you are going to use, something that you are going to wear. They don't have to be expensive, but it could a very nice pen, maybe a cross pen, a mob long pen and every time that you put or should we say, write with that pen, you are going to remind yourself of work that you put into it. Maybe it's a nice suit, maybe it's a blouse, could be a tie, could be a pair of shoes, it could be anything along those lines and every time you wear and lace them off or put on that blouse or whatever, once again you are going to remind yourself of the feeling, you can't get away from it.
So, I believe that your reward should have highly functional value. Some, usability component to it. So, it's going to be continuous reminder that no one can ever take away from you and that really isn't. It's a wonderful thing for you to do for yourself.