Don’t Be Afraid to Question Yourself

August 23, 2021
Executive Coaching

Jason Feifey, the editor of Entrepreneur magazine says that we should always be asking ourselves two questions:

1. Why am I doing this?
2. Can I do it better?

This makes sense to me. We follow certain procedures and systems that either we or someone else have put in place, yet don’t periodically ask ourselves whether they make sense.

Also, just because we do it one way doesn’t mean that there might not be a better way to do it.

Give Your Job a Quick Scan

1. Take some notes about what you do for the day (or for the week) and what you do that varies on any given day of the week.

2. After you record this information, take a highlighter and highlight items that don’t make sense or that you want to take time to think about.

3. Ask yourself what a better way would look like.

4. Write down any changes you want to make and how you would go about it.

5. Now work a week the “new way” and see what you think.

6. How did the “new week” feel?  

7. Check back in three months and see if you still like what you’re doing.

8. If you need to make adjustments to your new way—go ahead.

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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, 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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