After nearly 20 years of practicing dentistry I have finally taken the plunge;I've sold my dental business and started my landscaping one.This was not a spur-of-the-moment decision but rather something I've been contemplating for a long,long time.Alot of people think I'm crazy and want to know why I would want to leave a business where I could make so much money.The answer is simple: BECAUSE I HATED IT!! I feel strongly that if you are not happy with your work and if it does not interest you very much,you should move on and do something else.Why?Because there is strong evidence to support the fact that job dissatisfaction is one of the main reasons why people die prematurely.Over the years I not only spent alot of time working in my own yard but did landscaping work for some of the neighbors.I couldn't wait for Fri. afternoon to arrive so I could put on my old clothes and go to work outdoors.Does that mean that landscaping is the right thing for me to do?No,but I at least have SOME reason to believe that it may be something I will enjoy and be successful at. A dental practice is at least somewhat similar to a landscaping business.Most dental customers are seeking quality work from competent individuals who will treat them with courtesy and respect,and the majority are willing to pay a premium for good service.Like the landscaping industry,the dental profession is becoming more and more saturated with providers and "lowballing"(e.g.,high volume clinics that do inferior quality work) exists as well. My goal is to provide quality service at a fair price and treat people like I would want to be treated.While I'm sure there are landscaping customers out there who ONLY want the lowest bidder to do their work,I believe these people are in the minority and most care more about quality and service.It's the same way in dentistry. Anyway,that's my story.Since discovering this website I have learned a great deal about this profession and met some very,very nice and helpful individuals.