I am a husband, father, son, brother, uncle, craftsman, task master, servant leader and professional agent of change.
“To know that we know what we know, and that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge." - Confucius
FROM "THE CARPENTER" by Jon Gordon
There's no such thing as an overnight success. The way to success is the way of the craftsman, where you work really hard for years. You show up every day. You do the work. You see yourself as an artist dedicated to your craft with a desire to get better every day. You put your heart and soul into your work as you strive for excellence. You desire to create perfection, knowing you'll never truly achieve it but hoping to get close to it. You try new things. You fail. You improve. You grow... And the world says, 'Where have you been?' And you say, 'I've been here all along, and hopefully getting better day by day.'
I was selected and had the honor of joining my Principal at Westmoreland School for a trip to Florida to attend the National Leadership Conference hosted by Josten’s. I was enlightened by so many educational leaders, authors, and speakers. Mark Scharenbroich inspired me with his humor, wit, and his presentation on making meaningful connections.
Fast forward several years, I reached out to Mark for an interview. As an educator, I adopted the “Nice Bike” principles and applied them to my daily routine. In return, I have found my work to be rewarding and fulfilling. I would like to thank Mark for taking time to do this interview with me.
The following link is my interview with Mark, via his website blog: An Interview with Mark - Nice Bike