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 top New Year s Resolutions?
Gary Ryan Blair: So, what are the top New Year s resolutions you might be asking. Well, at the GoalsGuy, we have done a few surveys over the last few years and more than 300,000 people surveyed throughout this process told us this, that losing weight, number one; paying off debt, credit cards, number two. Some people in which -- really quite interesting, some moving up in the scale was to do some type of charitable work, to start giving and making a contribution finding other ways with which to be a value to society, which is very nice and you started to see organizations, basically, spring up on the Internet in lot of other ways that provide people with creative ways with which to give and contribute.
In addition to that, stop smoking, learning a new language is big and that they were seeing that simply because there is a big change in geopolitics, obviously an expansion of the Spanish language in the U.
S. China obviously opens up some of the very, very big markets and I think people are seeing the reality of what the future is going to look like and the same thing with India and Russia as well. So, those are things that are becoming more and more paramount and then you have your standard stuff of just getting back in shape and then you have your loved ones. People who are looking for the soul mate and that s been an old standby for years and we ve been doing this for quite a while and that one hasn t changed, but those are the dominant ones that we see year in and year out.