My dad had a paper route for two years when he was a boy, so naturally, I was going to work a paper route for three years. I worked that paper route every morning from age nine to age twelve. During my paper route years I learned how to use my superpowers to overcome obstacles. More importantly, I discovered my superpowers enabled me to help other people heal.
I learned that there are only two types of people we can be . . . givers or takers. We are not always consistently one or the other. As we age we learn whether our personal strength is derived from blessing or harming other people. My paper route taught me the important principles of persistence in noble work, personal economics, and how to be present in the moment. It allowed me freedom to explore, to take responsibility for my choices, and to have confidence in my decisions.
As a young man I earned an MBA from a top tier university. Over the past twenty years I have held many positions of responsibility in global corporations. My workplace is no longer a bicycle with newspapers swinging from my handle bars, but the lessons I learned as a boy taught me as much about success as my expensive MBA text books and business trips.
I look forward to giving back in a small way through this blog by sharing some of life’s richest lessons along my journey. I hope you will enjoy these:
MEMOIRS OF A PAPERBOY
Onward and upward.
– Zoomin Dave Newman
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