A Positive Outlook Will Fuel Your Success - Episode 61 with Richard McVay

May 2, 2022

Even if you are successful in a corporate life, sometimes you have the hopes to start your own organization and create your own success. Richard McVay has done that with two of his organizations that are all about fun!

I.  Making the Jump

    A.  Look over the options

    B.  If you are a prayerful person, pray about it

    C.  Look over the "cliff"

          1.  Either you jump or you don't

II.  What is your super power?  

    A.  Taking initiative

    B.  Positive attitude

    C.  You choose the direction you want to go

    D.  Keep moving forward

    E.  Good people skills

    F.  Keep it fun/ create fun

III.  Young people keep you going

    A.  They have the best new ideas

    B.  They have no filter

    C.  Listen to them

    D.  Have fun

IV.  Pay it forward

    A.  Ex.  They give away a free birthday party for every 10 parties they book

          1.  They partner with three agencies representing needy children

V.  Some good philosophies

    A.  Yesterday ended at midnight.  Concentrate on today.

    B.  Fight to be a positive person

    C.  Be open to learning and trying new things

    D.  Look for what's there, not what you want to be there

    E.  Wisdom can come from many others.  You never know where it might come from.

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Dan Chiodo

Passion. Charisma. Results. It’s those values and a desire to see others achieve them for themselves that led Dan to found iMPACT Training & Development, a firm which offers training to guide individuals into a higher level of performance through executive coaching, motivational speaking, staff training and organizational development.


As a Certified Mastermind Executive Coach, Dan teaches courses in leadership development, communication, sales, customer service and time management, with a focus on hands-on learning strategies.


Dan’s experience and interest in time management led to writing his book PerfectTIMING which is available on his website, as well as Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and other books stores.


Dan also serves as the Senior Associate to Dr. Bill Wallisch, founder of MAIN Point, which is a communications firm that specializes in strategic communication skills for organizations worldwide. Clients include astronauts and cosmonauts of NASA, Coca-Cola, Starbucks, General Mills and the White House. MAINPoint also prepares well-known personalities for appearances on national television programs, such as Today, Nightline, Good Morning America and Meet the Press.


Dan spent a great part of his career in the communications field, having served more than ten years as the President & Publisher of the Joplin (MO) Globe, which is one of the largest newspapers in Community Newspaper Holding’s (CNHI) groups of newspapers in the U.S.

Prior to that, Dan held several management positions with Ottaway Newspapers, the community newspaper division of Dow Jones, Inc. He has also worked at communications companies in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Minnesota and Missouri.


Dan graduated from East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania. He also attended the American Press Institute, Reston, Va., the management studies program at Kellogg University, Chicago, Ill., and Leaderpoint Management Development Institute, Overland Park, Ks. He also taught at the Bloomsburg Journalism Institute, Bloomsburg, Penn., and at Ashland Community College, Ashland, Ky. Dan was an instructor for the Xerox Professional Selling Skills program and administrated it for several Ottaway newspapers.


Dan’s assignments have taken him to countries such as Mexico, Panama, Australia, the UK and Dubai. He has also taught in the U.S. for companies such as General Mills, Nestle, Medtronic, Knutson Construction, the State of Missouri and Freeman Health System hospitals.


Dan is also on the John Maxwell Team of instructors and coaches, working with John to offer his courses throughout the country.

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