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Jiro Dreams of Sushi: How an 85-Year-Old Chef Made Me Want to Be a Better Athlete, Writer, & Coach

I’m normally a big budget, guns blazing, blockbuster, Hollywood action guy or a laugh your a$$ off, ridiculousness, Will Ferrell is the greatest of all-time/can’t wait for Anchorman II, dumb comedy guy.

This past weekend, however, I saw an independent documentary film about Jiro Ono, a legendary sushi chef in Japan.  The film explored his business, his daily routine, his work as a teacher, and his life, all of which are intertwined into one big devotion to a craft, to never settling for anything less than following your passion.

Before I lose you, don’t let the title mislead you.  I’m not writing about this move because of the sushi.  I’m writing about it because there are valuable lessons we can all learn from Jiro himself, regardless of our profession or chosen path in life.


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