In honor of the Year of the Pig: Resolutions for the newly resolute, a bit of trivia about pigs and a few tips to get your 2019 off on the right foot
1. Don’t make unreasonable resolutions! And whatever you do, if you do make a resolution (or worse, a whole list of them, like the overachiever you are), don’t tell anyone. The last thing you want is for half the office to be asking you, “How’s the new you doing?” But if you must tell the team something, tell them you’ve made a resolution to finally have the courage to fire employees who annoy you.
2. Embrace the Year of the Pig. According to a Chinese restaurant takeout menu taped to our office door and a cursory Google search, 2019 is the Year of the Pig. Come on, doc, this is your year! Easy, we’re not insulting you. In the Chinese mythology, pigs have beautiful personalities, are not wasteful, love learning, are realistic and have motivation to work hard. Recent Years of the Pig are 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007 and, according to your spouse, whatever year you were born.
3. Put the “die” in diet. One of the most popular and often failed resolutions is to lose weight, but dentists are in a unique position to embrace a diet fad that’s getting a lot of traction. Intermittent fasting is an eating style where you only scarf food within a specific window of time. The rest of the time is spent starving. Sound like what you already do? We thought so.
4. Townie Meeting. Yep, this is where we shamelessly self-promote! Come celebrate the 20th anniversary of Dentaltown in Scottsdale, Arizona, with us from March 20–23! The event offers golfing, casino gaming, more than a dozen CE courses ... and Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran has promised to go streaking across the field at a spring training game! To learn more (and to see which of these items might not be 100 percent truthful), head to towniemeeting.com, where we’ve extended a great deal on the price.