Turn Spare Moments into Golden Time

May 25, 2020
Executive Coaching

Q:  “I just don’t have time to get everything done.  I’m working as hard as I can.  What could I do to be  more efficient?


A:  “Think about using spare time (when there are no interruptions) to crank out priority items.”



It took me two years to write my book PerfectTIMING . My goal was to provide useful information that would help people gain at least two hours in their day.  After I wrote the book, I started to use it to instruct groups and help my clients in how to use their time more effectively and get better results.  


What’s interesting,though, is that every day I learn something new that saves a little more time or makes me more effective in  my own time management.  Here’s an idea I wanted to share that might be helpful to you:  


The other day was my wife’s birthday.  After we enjoyed a celebratory lunch she visited several shops where we were to purchase a few items.  As I sat on the park bench outside the outside stores, I realized I didn’t have my pen and paper to do some work. At first I thought that I would have to wait until I got back to my office.  


Then I thought of a time saver:  I used the speech-to-text feature on my iPhone to create a report to for client, write my blog for the week, write a newsletter article for a local Chamber and finish the outline of a new seminar I would be doing.  I did all of this in about 45 minutes.  I was far ahead of where I thought I would be, giving me a beautiful jump on the nex tday.




1.   What are some things you could do to save time?


2.   Do you understand the value of what you want to implement and what it could do for your life?


3.   Who is really good at handling their time that you could learn from?


4.   Are you prepared to stick with this strategy long enough to see if it has real value?

Subscribe to the Level Up podcast on YouTube to keep up with the latest episodes!

Keep up with the latest podcasts and blogs.

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
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.

Stay up-to-date on your favorite platform.

Related Posts