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Everything Counts: 52 Remarkable Ways to Inspire Excellence and Drive Results by Gary Ryan Blair

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Foreword

What do Olympic Gold Medalists, Academy Award winners, and Nobel Laureates have in common? Answer: They all have a passionate obsession with excellence. They realize that the true genius and magic behind every great performance is always found in the smallest of details and as a result, they make everything they do count.

In writing Everything Counts! Gary Ryan Blair has given us a much needed blueprint for defining excellence while reminding us that small is indeed beautiful. This book brilliantly demonstrates how very small differences, when consistently practiced, can produce quality results.

What distinguishes Gary is this: passion, focus, and energy. He inspires others by setting high standards for himself. He despises mediocrity and continually seizes the opportunity to acknowledge, exemplify, and celebrate excellence. Gary is a beacon; he shows you that striving for excellence in all of your endeavors is a noble ideal.

Gary is more than a motivator; I consider him a friend. I had the pleasure of meeting him when he was the keynote speaker at a chiropractic seminar I attended in January 2004. Before I met Gary, I had set goals throughout my life, from achieving certain standards in high school and college sports to maintaining a level of academic proficiency through my years of education. However, I had never consciously considered just how important every little qualitative detail was when it came to performance excellence.

During that first lecture and in the years ...

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