Where does leverage come into the equation?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Goals expert Gary Ryan Blair discusses the importance of leveraging other people’s knowledge to help you achieve a goal.

    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: Where does leverage come into the equation?

    Gary Ryan Blair: Leverage is a fascinating concept and what you have to do is that you have got to remember these three letters, very simple, LAM. Leverage plus Acceleration, equals Multiplication. When a company goes public on Wall Street, what they do is they leverage money, other people's money.

    When you leverage other people's money, when you have more money, your acceleration rate, you go faster as a result, you multiply your performance. The two things that anyone could leverage and that is other peoples efforts. When you leverage other peoples efforts, it's one plus one, it's no longer just two, it's actually collectively, it's three, maybe four and five.

    So, when you leverage others people's efforts, you get more done, you move faster and you have a multiplication output. The other thing, which is key, also is, other people's knowledge and this is something that is often overlooked because most people have this attitude that they want to do it on their own.

    We have got to realize, there is really nothing new out there. If you want to run a race, a marathon, someone has already run it. If you want to raise a healthy self-confident child, someone has already done it, if you want to build a house, someone has already did it, you want to cut an album, it has already been done. The best thing for you to do is to tap and to leverage other people resources or knowledge base.

    As a result of that, you will save yourself a lot of aggravation, a lot of time, a lot of mistakes and as a result, he would get more done. So, leverage is a fabulous concept and unfortunately, it's a waste until you utilize one.