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Trent Hamm on Haircuts and Frugality

I don’t really think it’s “cool” to go to a salon or a barbershop and wait for long periods. I don’t think it’s particularly “awesome” to spend $15 minimum to have someone else use a pair of scissors when I’m fully capable of doing it myself.

As a fully functional human being, I’m quite capable of standing in front of the bathroom mirror and using hair clippers and scissors to make my hair look decent.

Not what we believe in.

Capability and competence are two different things. The purpose of delegating, or outsourcing, is to free up time and energy to focus on what makes you awesome.

P.S. To be fair, Trent is not alone in his way of thinking. I leave you with my all-time favorite Dwight Schrute quote:

Why tip someone for a job I’m capable of doing myself? I can deliver food. I can drive a taxi. I can, and do, cut my own hair. I did however, tip my urologist, because I am unable to pulverize my own kidney stones.

[via The Simple Dollar » Some Thoughts on Haircuts and Frugality.]

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