Shullman Orthodontics - July 2017

July 2017

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Find Time

for Family This Summer

With the summer here, many of our young patients will be headed to camp or starting their first summer jobs. I did both of those things in my youth, starting with sleep-away camp in North Carolina when I was about 10 years old. I still remember sleeping in the cabins with all the other kids. The first week of the first summer, I was pretty scared, but after that, I had a blast. I loved all the outdoor activities, and who can forget the anticipation of waiting for care packages? The month or so I spent at camp was always one I enjoyed, and one I remember well to this day. When I got a little older, I stopped going to summer camp and entered the workforce instead. I still remember my first “real job,” working at a yogurt store called Hooked on

Yogurt. Although I worked at that job during the school year as well, I still remember hot summer afternoons serving up frozen yogurt and learning some valuable lessons along the way. I already knew how to show up on time and work hard, but the responsibility of opening or closing the shop was a good one to have. Plus, I’m still a real whiz at self-serve yogurt and ice cream stations. It’s a skill set my kids appreciate. Lots of kids had summer jobs like mine, but I was an industrious youth long before I started my own dental practice. Summers were the time for my entrepreneurial spirit to shine. Not too many 16-year-olds have a business partner, but I had a good buddy who used to help me run a yard service cutting lawns. We also sold

Krispy Kreme donuts in the early morning. We’d call up the main bakery the night before and order 100 or 200 dozen donuts. Then we’d get up at 4:30, drive out to the bakery, and pile all those donuts into a car. We’d hit the busiest intersections in town during the morning commute, walking between cars at red lights and selling donuts. We’d tack on a buck or two to each box, and by 10:30 we’d be out of donuts and a couple hundred bucks richer — not bad for a couple kids! I’ve taken that drive and passion and turned it into a real way of life here at my own business. I hope this newsletter finds you well, and I hope you have a great end to your summer. – Dr. Howard Shullman • 561.868.5050 • 1

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