The need to stay humble

Life requires taking risks, is full of unexpected turns, uncertainty of situations and black swans, as @nntaleb would point out.

Working as a warehouse & driver’s helper for a luggage company has been a learning & rewarding experience. The opportunity to interact with shop owners who share valuable insight to small business survival is priceless.

Small shops catering to local folks and tourists are scattered all over New York City from Canal St. in the heart of China Town, to College Point and along Jamaica Ave. in Queens.

Deliveries take you to through narrow city streets and the Midtown/Lincoln/Holland tunnels going in/out of Manhattan, seeing endless crowds of people and going over the scenic George Washington, Tappan Zee, Verrazano-Narrows & Throgs Neck bridges.

Despite getting berated a few times by moody customers, product fall-outs from the hand truck and my personal backpack stolen by a thug in Brooklyn – these random experiences has taught me the need to stay humble, calm and collected.

All photographs on this post were taken with an iPhone 4S by @danskoya