It’s Never Too Late to Discover Your Purpose

April 13, 2020
Executive Coaching

Although I’ve always thought about my purpose and how to discover it, it never came as clearly to me as it did about two years ago when (as the doctor said) I “died twice”. I was in a restaurant and coded. Luckily a nurse who was in our group performed CPR. After they put me in the ambulance I coded again. It turns out I had a splenic aneurysm. The doctor said not many people live through it, so he told me to go out and enjoy life.


It took about three months to get back to normal and I really wasn’t thinking about “purpose”. But the more I recovered, the more I started to think about my purpose in life. In fact, people would ask me what I thought I was put on this earth to do now that I had a new chance.


So it’s never too late to discover your purpose, but I believe it’s important to think about it. Some people call it the “why”. Why was I put here on earth? What is it I should achieve in my career? What should I be doing for my family to support them?


For me, I discovered that I have two purposes. My LIFE PURPOSE was to let my wife know how much she means to me and that I want to spend as much time as possible with her on cruise ships to have the time of our lives. My CAREER PURPOSE (as an Executive Coach) was to help my clients go deep so that they realize the full potential they could reach.





So now I ask you: What is your LIFE PURPOSE?


It may involve a gift you have, a strength people tell you they notice or something else that stands out. And if you are still working, perhaps you have a CAREER PURPOSE, too.


Today, ask yourself what you WHY or your PURPOSE is here on this earth.

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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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