It’s the Little Things that are the Biggest

September 19, 2022
Executive Coaching

It was Friday and I was ready to relax. It was an especially long week and I was ready for my Friday Beach Day. First, though, I was unwinding from the week at my daily stop at my local coffee shop.


As I took some deep breaths to relax, my barista handed me my cup of coffee. On the lid she had written:

“Just for you Dan”.


Such a little thing, but it made my day. I smiled, thanked her, put it on Facebook and was in a great mood all day. I realized that life is not just about work, it’s about being part of the wonderful paradise we live in AND the great people that make our day.


What one little thing are you doing for all of the people around you? It could be your spouse, partner, other family members, team partners, manager or someone else.


Start today. Not sure of what to do? Just start of list of people’s names and then brainstorm about what you could do foreach one. Then, once the list is done, start checking off (on the left of your items) the nice things you are doing.


Don’t pressure yourself. Just do one a day. It will not only change some people’s lives, it will also change yours! You are becoming your very best you!

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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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