How I found the mentor who would change the course of my life.

Building my own business

Seven years ago I started my own business at the age of 27. I was fresh out of college and full of ambition, not hindered by any knowledge of running a business. We started with a team of 4 people. My dental clinic, Ardent, was born on the 22nd of October 2012.

Finding a mentor

Looking for inspiration I went to Romania, where I attended a course by a talented and charismatic young dentist who was taking the world by storm. His name was Florin Cofar and little did I know that he would inspire me to change the course of my life. His vision on dentistry, business and life made a lasting impact on me and made me realise that I had to take massive action to steer my life in a different direction.

“You are the average of the five people you spend most time with.”

-Jim Rohn

Choose your friends carefully

Knowing that you are the average of the five people you spend most time with really forces you to take inventory of the people around you. I knew that I needed to have Florin in my top five. And five years after meeting him, we’ve become great friends and I had the privilege to be one of his groomsmen on his big day.

finding friends in unusual places

Finding a mentor

Finding a mentor is not easy. In fact, when you believe you have found your mentor, it’s often very hard to get in touch with them and ask them to mentor you.

The top five

So who are going to be in your top five? Who are the people that you will surround yourself with? Go out there and explore, visit conferences and meetings. Look for friends in unusual places and explore the territories that are unknown.

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