Author Spotlight: Guidelines for Designing an Extraordinary Life

Gary Ryan Blair is The GoalsGuy, an internationally recognized authority on goal setting and personal strategic planning. Through his speeches, books, and seminars he teaches individuals and organizations how to set goals and design strategies for goal-setting and meaningful lives and legacies.

Blair believes that everything counts. Everything you do today, every decision you make, every thought you have, every action you engage in, has some kind of consequence somewhere in your future. Without measurable, specific goals for each important area of your life, these decisions, thoughts and actions become nothing more than a random exercise in futility.

He encourages you to make conscious decisions today to take control of your life. Instead of maintaining a habit of procrastination, he suggests developing a bias for action! He reminds us that goal setting is not about timing; it's about decisions. It's not about luck or chance; it's about determination and hard work.

In Goals—Guidelines for Designing an Extraordinary Life, Blair outlines how focused goals can unleash potential. His 15 guidelines will help you focus on your goals and energize you to propel your life forward, while the interactive "goals workshop" will help you create a step-by-step pathway for building a life filled with balanced goals and a strong sense of purpose.

The model has proven effective for evaluating the elements which require definition as you prepare your life's plan, and takes just 30-60 minutes to complete—a small investment!