Mr. Paddy McCarthy Episode #33

By Andrew Marotta

#ELB Education Leadership & Beyond is a high energy, leader-based podcast that shares ideas, thoughts, and tips about becoming a better leader in all areas not just education. Andrew has on guests from a wide range of fields including education, public speaking, gov’t, medical, etc just to name a few. Tune in live on voicEd radio, facebook, ITunes, and on the socials. Andrew laughs, cries, shares, and obviously talks with his guests about education, life, leadership and being your best self. If you want to be a better leader, this podcast is for you!

Sunday, January 21, 2018…

Education Leadership and Beyond: Surviving & Thriving with Andrew Marotta.

Podcast #33 – aired Saturday 1/20/18…
9am live or on the app anytime country 107.7 WDLC, 106.9 WYNC, Wall Radio, & Pocono 96.7.

O+A= R

Opportunity + Action= Results….Think about all the opportunities that come to us each and every day. Not all are good, but there are many things that come at us daily that we can jump on that will help us get better. Do you want to get better? Are there areas in your life that you want to improve upon? Then, you have to start to take advantage of the opportunities that come our way each day.

I learned this formula from my friend & mentor Dr. Rob Gilbert. Here’s your first “O”—Call his hotline daily! # 973-743-4690. It is free and it is awesome.

This concept reminds me of the story of the man caught in a flood. He prayed and prayed for God to save him. There was a knock at the door—It was EMS workers offering to assist him with evacuating. He said to them—”God will save me.”
Two hours later…
The water then flooded up to the second floor of his home. Boats were in the streets rescuing people. They called out for the man, but he yelled back: “God will save me!” The water continued to rise…He now was on his roof. Finally, a helicopter with a basket offered a pickup to safety. The man yelled back: “I have faith—God will save me!!!!”

Sadly, the man drowned. As he was entering the gates of heaven, God was there greeting people. The man looked at God angrily and said, “I trusted you and put my belief in you to save me!” God replied: “Yes Son. I tried three times to save you and you declined my help!!!!!”

Take advantage of the opportunities that come your way …Opportunity + Action= Results…O+A=R

Today on the program we meet Padraic McCarthy, science teacher at Port Jervis HS. I selected this concept because Paddy alway provides me and those around him opportunities to learn everyday. Paddy introduced me to podcasts some years ago sharing concepts and ideas that he learned on his way to work each day. Specifically, he shared with me about the Dad’s Edge podcast with Larry Hagner @gooddadproject. I took the “O” & put it into “A”—downloaded the podcast and made time to listen…This produced “R” in my life as a father and husband. Larry offers great advice, guests, and perspective on being a father, man, and good person in 2018! If it weren’t for Paddy and his daily “opportunities”, I may never have found this great resource.

Paddy shares his experiences as a teacher, father, and adventurist—Teaching in the Dakotas, raising pigs and bees, and being an overall super guy: tune in here: Show #33 with Paddy Mccarthy

Book recommendation: Sleep Smarter by Shawn Stevenson

Quote: “I remind myself every morning: Nothing I say this day will teach me anything, so if I am going to learn, I must do it by listening.
Larry King

Next week’s guest is author, entrepreneur, keynote speaker, specialist on ADD/ADHD & “worldwide connector” Peter Shankman

Go out and change the world for the better.