Creating a Strategy to Get Shit Done - Episode 34 with Dustin Storm

February 3, 2020

Get serious about your goals. Have a real strategy so that you accomplish more than you ever thought you could. This episode is called: Beyond Goal Setting: Creating a Strategy to Get Shit Done. This strategy can apply to both your business and personal goals.

Getting Shit Done

I.  Goal Setting can be easy

      A.  Business goals seem to be easier to achieve than personal

      B.  It's easier to set sub-goals and achievement steps for business

II.  Plan to Achieve is harder

      A.  Set checkpoints or milestones to reaching the goal

      B.  Then set tasks within the milestones as sub-goals

                1.  What do you need to do to get to the goal

                2.  This keeps you feeling that you are achieving rather than feeling the goal is too hard

      C.  Take a high-level approach:  look for the big things

                1.  Where am I now

                2.  Where do I need to be

      D.  Many use a Vision Board to keep goals at top of mind

III. Sticking points

      A.  Can get overwhelmed by not being there yet

      B.  Have a plan or steps lets you feel more successful and able to reach the goal

IV.  When setting goals, create your own movie

       A.  What would happen?  

                1.  Write your script, your goals, and live it

                2.  Give yourself the flexibility to be able to edit as you go

V.   Use WHAT IF thinking

        A.  Prepares you for obstacles, for what can happen

                 1.  IF the obstacle occurs, you will know WHAT to do

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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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