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: Why is it setup as 1,3,5?
Gray Ryan Blair: The reason why it is setup as 1,3,5 is for the same reason why a recipe has a set of instructions. You need a system, you need some type of a format that's easy to remember. But it is very simple to state that for every one goal you need to have multiple reasons why. For the same reason if you look at your automobile again and you will notice your gas gauge probably has a quarter half a tank three quarter and full. Just look at this as you want to have three whys. You want to have much gas in the tank as possible. Then the action step for a small intermediate type of a goal. You want to be able to identify exactly what the steps are going to be in writing. So the 1,3,5 concept what it does more than anything else it just gives you a frame of reference with which to box it in and have a written strategy. Now this could be done on the back of a napkin, it could be done by just pulling out a white paper if you will. But if you follow the system and pay attention to it what you will find is that systems work and I have seen this work thousands of time and I know it will work for anybody at any time and at any age.