Having grown his business to three profitable dental practices, Ammar Idlibi knows about working a lot. He came to the USA at the age of twenty-three as a young immigrant student and had to work very hard to receive medical degrees from some of the best schools in the US and build his businesses to where they are today.
Most dentists experience great conflicts between their commitment to their profession and personal aspects of their lives, such as family, marriage, community, and civic activities.
It is very easy for others to view an aspiring and focused dentist as a workaholic and accuse them of not paying enough attention to his or her spouse or family, neglecting responsibilities outside of the dental profession and practice, and being self-absorbed overall. It’s convenient for others, but way too simplistic and definitely not helpful.
In reality, a very busy dentist and entrepreneur is often happier than the loud critics. Most people hate their jobs, yet they continue working just for a paycheck day after day, month after month, year after year. They spend most of their time doing things they don’t like, but lack the willpower, intelligence, education, and resources to do anything about their situation. They only live for the weekend.
One solution would be to dismiss all the critics, but this would mean going through life married only to business and the dental profession. You need friends, family, and acquaintances. This is why you need to better understand yourself and others and make an effort to preserve the balance.
To preserve balance in his life, Ammar Idlibi keeps an active interest in religion and politics. He also has unique writing skills and authored a number of articles both in his professional field and in the areas of his non-work interests.