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What 2018 Taught Me and How to Handle 2019

I felt writing a blog post that really reflected how I am feeling as we enter the dusk of 2018.

For many years, I never thought I would make it to 45 years old (but I did back in February) as my mum never made it past that age – so for many years let’s say I just had a few “issues” feeling that I had to pack as much as possible into my life whilst I was alive and kicking!

And that’s what I did in 2018, and will continue to do in 2019 and beyond until the curtain calls.

Pack it in

These are 3 words that really resonate with me and I know my children are pretty much exhausted with both Smita and me and our constant seizing opportunities that life has to offer!

The true highlight of 2018 was welcoming Teddie (our 1-year-old Cavapoo) into the family, and since then it has been pretty much dog-mad in our household.

Holidays and weekends away have all involved Teddie coming with us (it’s a new phenomenon to have a dog sleep on you in a campervan – as if one can sleep in a campervan and then to have a dog sleep on top of you!!!)

Ageing parents

Whilst Teddie brought joy, sadness was very much evident too, with deaths abound and ageing struggling dads. The cycle of life can be so cruel.

Whilst it was a “tough” year, I am very grateful for all the family, friends and clients and the opportunities that came my way. Very grateful and humbling indeed.

2019

With the news still dominated with our divorce from Brussels, its now more important than ever to keep pushing forward, whatever the outcome may be.

The media is embracing negativity, I am personally favouring to ignore the negative news and focus on one’s own actions.

Yes, economic uncertainty appears to be unravelling as we speak, and the marketplace appears to be getting more competitive, yet buying a dental practice still is wishful thinking for many, as prices remain high.

Yet experience has taught me when confronted with a challenge, an opportunity is never far behind.

Challenges always bring another way to think about things, and how to tackle them. Don’t shy away from problems, in fact embrace them in 2019, you will surprise yourself and grow broader shoulders whilst taking on the world.

You just have to possess the right frame of mind, attitude and the ability to see through the fog that is currently around.

2019 requires us to be flexible, adaptable, and a willingness to continue taking bold steps, even when others around are fearful.

That’s when you will grow, and succeed.

On that note, I am off to France for the beginning of the ski season, wish me luck, and I do hope it won’t be a whiteout on the slopes or in 2019 for you or me.

For my ideas and views on what you need to do in 2019 in your business take a watch of the video below:

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Christmas Opening Hours

Please note our offices are closed over the Christmas period and we will be back in the office on the 2nd January!

Finally a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New 2019 to you and your loved ones!!

See you in 2019!

2018-12-17T16:47:04+01:00

About the Author:

Arun Mehra
Arun is the founder of the Samera Group, starting the business with just one client sitting at his father’s dining table. Fifteen years on, Team Samera now service hundreds of Dental clients across the globe, by helping clients start, scale, sell and succeed in their dental businesses.