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An Office Boy

A jobless man applied for the position of ‘office boy’ at a very big company.

The employer interviewed him, then a test: clean the floor.

“You are hired.” – the employer said. “Give me your email address, and I’ll send you the application to fill, as well as when you will start.”

The man replied, “I don’t have a computer, neither an email.”

“I’m sorry,” said the employer, “if you don’t have an email that means you do not exist. And who doesn’t exist, cannot have the job.”

The man left with no hope. He didn’t know what to do, with only $10 USD in his pocket.

He then decided to go to the supermarket, bought a 10kg tomato crate, then sold the tomatoes door to door. In less than two hours, he succeeded and doubled his capital.

He repeated the operation 3 times and returned home with $60 USD. The man realized that he could survive by this way, and started to go everyday earlier, and returned late. Thus, his money doubled or tripled everyday. Shortly later, he bought a cart, then a truck, and then he had his own fleet of delivery vehicles.

Five years later, the man’s company was one of the biggest food retailers. He started to plan his family’s future, and decided to have a life insurance.

He called an insurance broker and chose a protection plan. When the conversation was concluded, the broker asked him his email. The man replied: “I don’t have an email.”

The broker replied curiously, “You don’t have an email, and yet have succeeded to build an empire. Do you imagine what you could have done if you had an email?”

The man paused for a while, and replied: “An office boy!”

Author Unknown

Don’t be discouraged if something is not in your favor today. Better opportunities are waiting ahead.

{ 53 comments… add one }
  • Anu Bhardwaj June 4, 2021, 7:16 am

    Wow, what an inspiring story.

  • Maxry February 10, 2015, 4:20 am

    This is undisputeably good…it has touched my hrt

  • Stephen fokuo October 2, 2014, 1:49 pm

    I think this is the best advice for the young ones like me now, I was trying to put myself into it but this story is for me now to put myself into a business plan now. Thank you for changing my mind. God bless you. So I have now see that life is all abuot determination,.mmm

    • Sadhna Sindhu July 9, 2019, 3:41 am

      Heart touching story..//
      It means whatever you have, just beleive in those things and try to give your best.
      One day you ‘ll achive surely which you really wanted to achieve.
      Don;t feel bad for those things which are not in your hand, just believe in your self.

  • Sajid iqbal July 13, 2014, 6:36 am

    Nice dude

  • Saket June 17, 2014, 6:53 am

    nic one
    awsom dud
    keep writing
    u r d bst

  • vijayalakshmi April 16, 2014, 4:33 am

    send me such nice moral e-mails.

  • S. J. Raj March 10, 2014, 8:19 am

    Heart touching with a good moral.

  • Esther March 1, 2014, 6:09 am

    The story is encouraging. I love it!!!!!

  • Rakesh February 8, 2014, 12:27 pm

    I loved it! Simply amazing! It reveals the secret which delves in between our self-confidence and luck. I am aware of that thin line which connects our soul and mind, but never found any example to elucidate the same.

  • Phanivijay January 9, 2014, 9:07 am

    Very motivational ending.. Good read.

  • Tamaz December 24, 2013, 12:33 pm

    Being an office boy is nothing, we should think a lot do something by ourselves. This story is not only inspirational, but educational too.

  • Venkatesh October 30, 2013, 1:43 pm

    Nice, it’s so encouraging… all stories of this site are awesome to boost ourselves.

  • Kamalesh October 26, 2013, 4:43 am

    It’s a nice and thought provoking good moral story. Lesson for lazy people.

  • Gibson October 12, 2013, 6:01 pm

    Still believing is the only medicine to success.

  • Arun s Kumar October 11, 2013, 4:31 pm

    Short story, but lots to learn from.

  • P. Mitchell Mulbah,Sr. October 8, 2013, 4:27 am

    So encouraging I love it.

  • Mark pasquali October 7, 2013, 5:45 am

    I love this one… nice story.

  • Raji October 7, 2013, 5:38 am

    Really inspiring story 🙂

  • Manju Nair October 6, 2013, 6:02 am

    Nice one, simple but highly effective…

  • Khuphil Tualzapau October 3, 2013, 10:08 pm

    What a nice story. I will forward to my all friends.

  • James Serengia October 3, 2013, 9:07 am


  • Therese Audris October 2, 2013, 11:06 am

    Wow. . . this is really encouraging!

  • Barney Wilson October 1, 2013, 8:14 am

    Really awesome… (y)

  • Sunday Daniel September 25, 2013, 10:07 am

    There’s a Gold yet to be refined in everyone’s life. Discover yours. No one will discover it for you because it’s in you.

  • Rita September 24, 2013, 9:52 pm

    Determination and being persistent work hard you will get very far never give up.

  • BAKAM Armstrong September 24, 2013, 5:30 pm

    Wow! A very inspiring story!!!

  • BAKAM Armstrong September 24, 2013, 5:27 pm

    Wow! What an inspiring story!!!

  • Mosopefoluwaah September 22, 2013, 2:57 pm

    A wonderful piece

  • Shardul September 22, 2013, 4:34 am

    A nice story with an encouraging moral.

  • Santosh September 21, 2013, 10:06 am

    It’s an amazing story. I like it.. 🙂

  • Sagay September 21, 2013, 7:03 am

    Really thought provoking story. Thank you for sending. Sagay

  • Soumita Nandy September 21, 2013, 1:29 am


  • Ravi September 20, 2013, 11:36 am

    Wow wonderful and inspirational story. Great.

  • Sujit Kumar Biswas September 20, 2013, 11:14 am

    Moral stories are unique… I like it.

  • Himanshu September 18, 2013, 11:08 am

    Amazing!!!.. Indeed Inspirational…

  • Camilia September 17, 2013, 1:03 pm

    Wonderful story, God bless.

  • From Iran September 17, 2013, 7:24 am

    Nice. I’ve not read any story as inspiring as this one. +1 like.

    (: (: (: (: (: (:

  • Jerome Joseph September 17, 2013, 7:17 am

    You will surely get the reward if you work hard irrespective of luck…Always try to meet the Goal…Good one…

  • Nitin Dumasia September 16, 2013, 11:55 pm

    Never never never never Give Up…..!!!

  • Lea September 16, 2013, 9:11 pm

    Oh yeah!!! Ganbatte!!!

  • Messal September 16, 2013, 10:41 am

    I like this story very much.

  • Srinivas September 16, 2013, 10:37 am

    It seems to be a true story, by this we can learn one thing… end of the day money matters..

  • Ezekiel Mudi September 16, 2013, 10:27 am

    That’s why it is said we miss opportunities because they are dressed in dirty overalls in form of work. You only fail to succeed when you fear to fail.

  • Emmh September 16, 2013, 10:06 am

    Oh office boy!

  • Manoj Sharma September 16, 2013, 7:23 am

    I have read this inspirational story concerned with an office boy wow it was heart touching. Please do keep going.

  • Awuni Clement September 16, 2013, 4:06 am

    This is very very true. Never give up irrespective of your condition today.

  • Mayuri September 16, 2013, 3:20 am

    Really inspiring….

  • Carter Anmol September 16, 2013, 2:44 am

    I am a young guy and for me it’s really very Interesting to hear this kind of Motivational Story. Thanking You!!!

  • Pranitha September 16, 2013, 2:21 am

    Amazing!!! Highly motivational and highly recommended.

  • Cynthia September 15, 2013, 11:45 pm

    Simple, yet so inspiring. Such doses of inspiration are so necessary in my life!

  • A.Bhatia September 15, 2013, 9:40 pm

    Nice story, and the message conveyed works. Every one has great potential.The determination to succeed, is the key element in the progress.There are many examples like this, to confirm the workability of the message of this story.

  • Nancy P. Basia September 15, 2013, 9:28 pm

    Nice! It’s encouraging.

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