What’s on Your Bucket List?

March 15, 2021
Executive Coaching

Today I want to tell you about “Virginia’s Bucket List”.  Virginia was my mother-in-law and she lived to be 93 years young. I say young because she always looked toward the future.  She worked hard and smart to make great things happen not only in her life, but in the lives of her family members and all of her friends.


During the last month of her life, though, she received a bad health report and knew she had limited time on this earth.  


I found it interesting that during her last month, she started to talk about things she wished she would have done. So many of those things were things we encouraged her to do, but she never ventured out to try some of those things.


Sometimes when we get a bad health report or think it might be bad, we think about all we want to accomplish before we’re no longer here on this earth. This isn’t just for an older person to think about.  We could be given bad health news at any age.


Think about what would be on your Bucket List.  Those things make up our Bucket List.




For you, dear reader, there is still time. In fact, this is a good time of year to start your new Bucket List. Don’t just look at the list. Make it happen so that you die with no regrets.  After all, life is far more important than just work—even if you enjoy what you do. What’s on your list:







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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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