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 would be a simple but effective implementation strategy?
Gray Ryan Blair: An effective implementation strategy would look like this. You would phrase it out and you will probably see over here this what I call the anatomy of a goal where you see a triangle. There are three components to it, there is what, there is the why and there is the how. The what we have discussed already, that's the goal, that needs to written in specific measurable and time bound language. Now the system I am going to share with you it was actually called 135 goal. What should you do you should always identify what. Very simple, one goal, fix the criteria that it's specific, it is measurable and it is time bound. Example would be I will weigh 165 pound and have a 28 inch waist by June 15th my birthday this year. That is stated. Another way of looking at it, if you are in a sales profession I will increase by 17% this year, and the net benefit will be and my income would be a $20,000 increase by the end of the calender year. Specific, measurable and time bound. So one what, then we have 3 whys. Identify 3 motivational reasons why. So it is not just because I want to make more money, I provide food for my family but three compelling emotional reason why that will sustain you and drive you. Then you need five hows. Five hows are individual action steps. Now each one of these action steps needs to written in specific, measurable and time bound language as well. So you have to identify exactly what you are going to do in order to achieve the goal. So a quick review, one what three whys, five hows. So 135 goal setting system is a very effective implementation plan.