Do you think you have unusual customs? Wait to see these people.
One thing is certain: the most successful people – in the arts, sports, politics and business – don’t like it. Perhaps that is why we should not be surprised when they have strange habits, but some people have never heard of it that makes us not surprised.
These are the strangest practices of successful people.
Get up early … VERY early
Margaret Thatcher, UK Prime Minister for 11 years, started her days not at 6, not at 5 … but at 4am! It is said that he only sleeps 4 hours a week. The question is, where did she get her strength to build the Iron Woman’s reputation?
Wear different socks
Seth Godin, an American businessman and top marketing The theorist, known for wearing brightly colored, all-shaped and distinct socks. He does it to illustrate one point: it’s not afraid to “get out of the mold”.
Offering your day to Buddha
Before starting his daily activities, Eric Ripert, French chef and owner of Le Bernardin, one of the best restaurants in the world, meditation for a few minutes and dedicate your day to Buddha. Ripert is a loyal follower of Buddhism and a follower of the Dalai Lama.
Wear an unusual office uniform
Suit, tie and briefcase? Bah: That uniform is for ordinary businessmen. Business tycoon Steve Jobs have challenged this rule by wearing jeans , a black turtleneck and New Balance sneakers for all his meetings and conferences.
Always wear the same clothes
Why are you wondering what to wear to work if you can always wear the same? This is the (weird) logic of Leo Widrich, a young businessman and co-founder of Buffer, a company corporate social network management . Leo likes to always wear the same shirt so he can focus his mind on “big decisions”.
Sleep in the capsule
No, that’s not sci-fi … Michael Phelps, an American Olympic medal-winning swimmer and swimmer, sleeps in an air control compartment that simulates some Height 2,700 meters. Target? Force your body to work even while you are sleeping to make more red blood cells and supply your muscles with oxygen.
Write thank you notes by hand
Not all CEOs are glued to their cell phones and tablets. Dave Kerpen, owner of Likable Local, a successful social media company, has a practice that allows him to have stick closely with its employees and customers: write thank you by hand. At least write three articles a day.
Lock yourself in a hotel room
To be more productive during the day, Maya Angelou – poet, novelist, activist, actress, singer, screenwriter and film director – locked herself in a small hotel room from 7 o’clock. In the morning to 2 pm, she brought a dictionary, a Bible, a card game. and a sherry bottle … to whet your creativity, of course.
There are rare habits, but certainly none as extreme as Yoshiro Nakamatsu. The 85-year-old Japanese, the inventor of the floppy disk, the karaoke machine, the grading machine, and the digital clock, used to submerge his head in the water until he was almost out of breath. His idea: depriving the brain of oxygen and “push it to the limit.” He claimed that near death, he envisioned his best inventions.
Work 130 hours per week
Marissa Mayer, Yahoo CEO, is known for her hobby – or rather addiction? – work. When he worked for Google, he used to spend 130 hours per week for the company (more than 18 hours per day, including weekends). It is said that, to cope with the work rhythm like that, he takes a week off every four months.