Time Management, Lessons from Perfect Timing - Episode 30

September 2, 2019

Become the best time manager you know by learning a basic concept Dan created in his book PerfectTIMING.  It's called PORE.  Learn how to Prepare for your day, Operate at your highest level, Refresh yourself regularly and Evaluate every single day.


Time Management, Lessons from Perfect Timing by Dan Chiodo

I.  The PORE method

    A.  Prepare

         1.  Great preparation sets you up for success

         2.  Most of us don't .  We come into the day like it's new

         3.  We should prepare AHEAD for the day, the day before

         4.  Questions to ask yourself:

               a.  Are you fully prepared?

               b.  Do you have all the reports ready?

               c.  Is your desk cleared?

                    i.  A clear desk leads to a clear mind

     B.  Operate

          1.  Focus only on what you are doing

               a.  How long can you do this?  90/60/30 minutes?  Plan ahead

          2.  Focus items out to be in your schedule, not just meetings

     C.  Refresh

           1.  Take time to pull away

           2.  You get more done when you take short breaks and/or vacation

     D.  Evaluate

           1.  What went right today

           2.  What went wrong today

           3.  What should be changed for tomorrow

II.  Obstacles

      A.  Some items are not taken care of because we feel we have no control

            1.  Think like an owner

      B.  Schedule time in your calendar for you and your tasks

            1.  Value yourself and your time

            2.  Control your time

                 a.  Spend it on the right things and situations

                 b.  What could possibly happen

                 c.  Don't let someone else steal your time

III.  Thought for the month:

         If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.

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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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