Many people consider me to be the most passionate person in dentistry. My passion lies within the Tubules project. There are so many people who mention that the love my passion. When I talk or do interviews, the most common feedback I get is that they can see the passion in my eyes. Infact, of the 10 years that i have been the CEO of Tubules, for the first 7 years I was a one-man band (doing the job of 38 people), with no real pay and hardly any sleep (I got 2 hours a night!). I was investing a huge amount of my earnings and time into it while sacrificing everything else. I barely got time with my family. Yet I continued. Even when it seemed like I would fail I continued.
There were big questions I asked myself recently, which included many of the following:
- Why do I do this even in the face of such obstacles?
- Why do I do this when there are people who don't appreciate the effort?
- Why do I do what I do even when my health and finance can be at risk?
- A deeper question of why is it that there are some people who are ardent Tubules supporters and will follow us , support us and remain paid Tubulites?
- Why is it that the team continue to believe in the vision?
The answer lay in the vision and the passion to drive this. A passion to build something beyond ourselves, a passion to create something that is deeper than just CPD. A passion to help people through education, to inspire people through education and to connect like-minded passionate people. It was all about motivating them together. #Help #Inspire #Connect
Tubules is an organisation, that is building a community of passionate professionals - people who are so passionate about what they do - that they can do it in the face of any obstacle , in the face of all challenges - because they see something beyond themselves, they see something greater than the individual and because they too believe in a vision. Ultimately a group of passionate people, will unite better, be stronger and work for each other.
After all isn't that what I did for Tubules?
What makes you passionate? What drives your passion? Let us know below. What will you do to achieve your vision?
Next time, we talk about the picture slide of this blog. The characteristics of the passionate individuals