I recently watched the documentary “Jiro Dreams of Sushi“. It’s about an 85 year old Sushi chef Jiro Ono in Tokyo. The Japanese food writer Masuhiro Yamamoto in the movie summed up what it takes to be a great chef. I think the points apply to business as well.
- Always serious and focused on high performance
- Looking to improve their skills every time
- Impatience, stubborn and always needing to have things their own way
- And the above combined with great passion
And if you are not interested in what you are doing in business or life you can’t have a great passion for it. You have to focus on it. It really comes down to making an effort and repeating the same thing every day.
If you don’t have a passion for your business you won’t make it. You have a hobby. You can’t just focus on the “thing” you do. You have to focus on the business and actually making money. It’s mandatory you care about what the business provides, it’s critical actually. But you can’t just make the world’s best sushi and hope you make money.
Jiro loves everything about his Sushi restaurant. He’s passionate about sushi and providing the best.
The number one reason I wrote my book “Creating New Business Ideas” which steps you thru a system of how to create new business ideas based on what you love is because I saw so many unsuccessful people in business who were doing businesses that they didn’t love and then wondering why they were not successful. You must love your business so much that will it to thrive and will do somethings to be successful that you would never have thought you could do. And you’ll love doing it all.
Sukiyabashi-Jiro in Tokyo is now on my bucket list of great restaurants I want to eat at.