Saturday is My Reinvention Day

September 14, 2020
Executive Coaching

Mediation and reflection is a big part of my morning routine as I swim and run each day. I have done it for years and it sets me up for success each day. Without it, I feel empty.


On the weekends I change things up a bit. For instance, Sunday is a day when I listen to some self-improvement, business or efficiency podcasts.


But the day I want to talk about in this blog is Saturday. That day is one when I take a pause and see how I’ve changed from the week before.


After all the mediation I have done, articles I have read, behaviors I have worked on—as well as client interactions I have had— what’s changed about me?


I believe in working toward self-actualization; that is, improving myself so that at the end of my life I’ve improved in every area and become the person I truly want to be.  This is why I call Saturday my “Re-Invention  Day. This is also the day I do a long  bike ride, so that it’s a different activity than the running or  swimming I do other days.  I want to be in a new area that’s different than every other day.


Throughout my corporate career, I moved to about twelve different properties, holding various management positions. The beauty of moving was that you could be a whole new person when you went to the new city.  No one knew you. You had a chance to re-invent yourself.


Not everyone has that opportunity, though, so they may have lived in the same place throughout their life. That’s okay. Why not blossom where you are planted and become everything you’ve ever wanted to be?


And if you were ever critiqued for trying to change into the “new” person you knew you could be, you might think about whether you want to be spending too much time with that person.

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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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