I Want This More than You Do

May 10, 2021
Executive Coaching

There is great reward (as an Executive Coach) when (after I explain a strategy to a client and the benefits it could offer) they say:

“I want this more than you do.”


The other day, I heard that statement from one of my young professionals.  I was explaining the value of doing an “Activity Analysis” (from my book PerfectTIMING). You may know the exercise as a time log or time study. It takes a look at an entire week’s activities to determine whether you are handling your time the best way you can.


I hope that when you hear an idea about something that might help you perform at an even higher level than you already do you have the passion this client did. His statement (“I want this more than you do.”) made it clear that he knew how valuable these lessons were going to be to him.


When you read about a new strategy that could help you how do you react?  Are you passionate about trying it or do you just assume your present way of operating is sufficient? 




  1. What is something that you really need to learn so that you can perform at a higher level?
  2. Do you understand the value it could give your life?
  3. Have you been setting time aside every day to learn it?
  4. If you try it and it doesn’t work, did you find a new way to approach it?
  5. Do you pat yourself on the back once you learn it?
  6. Do you check in once in a while to make sure that you are still performing at this new level in whatever area you chose?

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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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