What is the action stage?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    President of The GoalsGuy Learning Systems, Gary Ryan Blair, discusses how to what the action stage is.

    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: What is the action stage?

    Gary Ryan Blair: The action stage of resolution is obviously where the rubber meets the road. This is when you get busy and start taking action. A very smart approach is the process of what s called small incremental wins, is that you want to start fast, which you want to start small. So essentially, what I am saying is the double-entendre in a positive way, is that you want speed is a competitive advantage. You want to get things done fast, but you want to make sure that there are series of small things that you can collectively build on and build momentum, build excitement, build passion, and most importantly build your confidence.

    Good example would be this. If you wanted to, let s just say, lose 20 pounds over the course of 90-day, maybe a six-month period of time, one of the smallest things you can do is break that down into a very small process and may be the first thing is just to create a list of all activities. Once that s done, gives you a feeling of victory. Second thing is put the arm engaged in your first installment, if you will, your exercise program. Go for that workout. Know that you are on target. If you create a plan, you know what the individual steps are and if you accomplish each one the same way that you would rung a ladder or 1:13 rungs in a ladder, you would eventually meet with the victory that you are looking for, same exact process works.