What is an effective step by step planning methodology?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Goals expert Gary Ryan Blair discusses how to use the question words – who, what, when, where, why, and how– to plan out your goals.

    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.

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    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.

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    Gary, his wife Erika, son Ryan, and daughter Libby live in Tampa, Florida with their two wonder-dogs Beefcake and Pork chop.

    Host: What is an effective, step by step planning methodology?

    Gary Ryan Blair: A very good system to use for planning is just use your six best friends, who, what, where, when, how and why? You just change the questions up a little bit. What is the goal? Make sure it's written in specific measure on time about language. Why do you want it? Identify what the motivators are, very simple. Put them down on paper.

    Clearly, clearly make sure that they are compelling reasons why, then what you want to do is ask where am I starting form right now. We all have a current reality, what are your strengths? What are your weaknesses? What are your opportunities? What the current situation is in relation to towards this goal? When, when are you going to achieve it? What date are you going to arrive? Then most importantly, is how? What's your plan? What are the steps you are going to take in order to achieve that?

    You follow that system, and if -- I probably forgot that who, but that's alright. What you do there is you also identify, who is going to assist you, because no goal is achieved in a vacuum. So, it's important for you to put your team together as well, but if you just write down that who, what, where, when, how and why? You would be able to box in and have a really good clear plan. For just about anything, that you want to achieve.