Circa 1645, famed samurai Miyamoto Musashi wrote The Book of Five Rings, a text on kenjutsu and the martial arts in general. Within that book, he wrote of nine principles one can practice and embody to achieve the success that comes with grace and excellence. This is the ninth and final post in a series where I interpret each one with the lens of a creative entrepreneur.
Today’s principle is:
Do not engage in useless activity
I’ve heard it said that time is money. Therefore, if you engage in useless activity, you are wasting and/or losing money.
When it comes to business, focus on the activities that you do best. Hire out the rest. Evaluate all that you do in your business and if any activity does not contribute to your bottom line or happiness in your business, it needs to go or be hired out.