Dr. Mark Frankel Episode #35

By Andrew Marotta

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Sunday, February 18, 2018
Education Leadership and Beyond: Surviving & Thriving with Andrew Marotta.
To Do What I Do with my Guest Dr. Marc Frankel.

Podcast #35- aired Saturday 2/3/18.
9am live or on the app anytime country 107.7 WDLC, 106.9 WYNC, Wall Radio, & Pocono 96.7.

I love country music for several reasons…one is I can understand the words and hear the stories being told. Well, one of the best storytellers and country music singers is Alan Jackson. Here are the lyrics to his song “To Do What I Do”:

I’ve been a waiter, a roofer, a clerk
I’ve shoveled manure till my pride hurt.
When you’re starting out, it’s all part of the work
To do what I do.
I’ve been evicted for not making rent
Made my Daddy wonder where my good sense went.
For the price of a dream, my years have been spent
To do what I do.
So I stand here tonight with this six string guitar
To be something I’ve always been in my heart.
Just for the chance to play you my song
The thrill when I hear you singing along.
It’s been worth everything I’ve been through
To do what I do.
I’ve played for empty tables and chairs
The drunks that don’t listen, the crowds that don’t care.
Been told countless times Boy you ain’t goin’ nowhere
To do what I do.
So I hope the critics and skeptics alike
All bought a ticket to this show tonight.
And they’ll see firsthand that I have survived
And what doesn’t kill you makes you more alive.
And I’m one of the fortunate few
To do what I do.
There’s so much joy this music can bring
So I count my blessings when I step up to sing.
Cause they’re so many people who would give anything
To do what I do.
And I thank you.

I can do what I do!

So what is the story that Alan is telling? What is he trying to say? It’s hard!!!!! He busted his a*& to get where he is. Whatever it is you are doing, you have to work at it. The big shots were not always a big shot: they started somewhere. I can relate to the song very much. I’ve done a lot: newspaper carrier, handyman, pumped gas, painted houses, worked in my Dad’s pharmacy, worked at basketball camps, waited tables, bused tables. etc etc etc. All of these jobs have been part of the process to get me to where I am today–a HS Principal, an author, a college basketball official. Add in the guidance from my parents, I learned. Waking at 5:30am on a Sunday morning after having a basketball game the night before on a cold, rainy morning to deliver the Sunday papers when I’m 13 years old–that’s a life lesson. Who was right along side of me driving me in the mini-van most Sundays?–my Dad…guiding me along the way. #enjoy the journey. All of these steps have been part of the process….#to do what I do!

This week we meet Dr. Marc Frankel, podiatrist, from Milford, PA. Doc has an amazing bedside manner and connect wonderfully with his patients. He is authentic, kind, and compassionate with his patients. He also has put in a lot of time “to do what he does!” We discuss life, leadership, & FEET!

Book recommendation: The Jerk Whisperer by Dr. Stephen Birchak

Quote: Be nice to people on your way, because you might meet them again on your way down. Wilson Mizner, american playwright.

Next week’s guest is: Jason Brenner, attorney for RiverBank Conservation and my college roommate!

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