On Friday we will release the 50th episode of The Assistant Principal Podcast! To celebrate, we have chosen five of our favorite moments to share with you this week. Part of what makes these moments powerful is that they transcend education and are applicable to all leaders. We hope you enjoy the series!
E53 Who are you with Craig Martin (Unreleased)
MVP: Every day we have opportunities to help people… every single day!
Craig Martin is the Executive Director of the Bridge Boston Charter School in Roxbury (Boston), Massachusetts. He is also an incredible inspirational speaker. At the end of our interview, I asked him if there was anything else he wanted to say. Thankfully, his answer was yes…
“Stay connected to what it is that’s your calling, your passion, your zeal. Do it in ways that are graceful and exciting and inspiring for you as well as those around you and enjoy the journey, the highs and the lows, cause all of this is a gift, every day, every interaction, every moment is gift, regardless of whether or not we can recognize it like that.”
Oh, this says so much! It is especially applicable to the times we live in, times that can feel overwhelming and dark. Craig offers us the way out and the path to staying joyous. Every day, regardless of how we feel, we have opportunities:
We have that opportunity every day, good days and bad days.
Sharing our gifts is a choice we make every day. The danger is in not making the choice intentionally!
[You may have noticed this excerpt is from Episode 53, which has yet to be released. If you connected with Craig Martin's words, keep your eyes and ears peeled for this episode, releasing next Tuesday, August 23 at 3PM EST!]