You Miss 100% of the Shots You Don’t Take

November 30, 2020
Executive Coaching

You  may have heard that famous quote.  It’s one of my favorites.  It says so much.  It was made by Hockey Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky.  To me, it’s a great challenge.


You will find it used in motivational speeches, team leader quotes and others who want to challenge people to do some things that they perhaps have been hesitant to do.


Their hesitation may be because of fear.  It could also be because they do not have the gumption to give it all they’ve got.


Today, I would like you to think of three different things that you have thought about doing but have never tried.  Answer the following questions and then consider taking action:




  1.  What is it that you have considered doing, but have not tried?


  1.  What has been stopping you from doing it?


  1.  What could you gain if you did it?


  1. Would it be helpful to the organization, the team, customers or potential customers?


  1. What is the worst that could happen?


  1. If it happened, how would you course-correct to get things back on track?


  1. What’s the date you are going to take the plunge and do it?


  1. What would the Action Steps be?


  1. Who will be part of supporting you in the endeavor?

  2. How will you evaluate it to make sure it’s working? 

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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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