9 unusual work habits of historical figures
Strange habits happen. All of us have some weird things we like to do. However, we are going to speak about unusual work habits that helped famous people become widely recognized and admired. Who knows, maybe these 9 strange habits are just for you. Check them out!
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Let’s go back to the weirdest work habits of historical figures.
#1 Ludwig Van Beethoven
He created his music only while on the move. Every day Beethoven took long walks or paced around his room. If his inspiration didn’t come, he poured cold water on his face and hands.
#2 Thomas Edison
He created the “Salt Test” to test his candidates for the position. Thomas Edison wanted to hire people who would test their assumptions before acting on them. That’s why he would never hire anyone who added salt to their soup without tasting it first.
#3 Charles Dickens
The writer was full of bizarre work habits. Here are some of them:
- he wrote his books only between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.;
- Dickens worked in total silence;
- the writer arranged his pens, ink and a small collection of statuettes on his desk in a special way;
- he moved furniture in hotels to recreate his study;
- he only slept facing north.
#4 Bill Gates
The entrepreneur got his unusual habit while his college days. His roommates said that Bill Gates liked to rock in his chair in both moments of intensity and when he needs to disconnect and focus.
#5 Yoshiro Nakamatsu
The inventor of the floppy disk believes that the best ideas come to him when he is 0.5 seconds before death. That is why he dives underwater to be close to death.
#6 Marcel Proust
He had the most pleasant work habit ever. The writer never woke up until 3 or 4 in the afternoon. After his breakfast, he worked right in his bed with several fluffy pillows. It seems he was the first true freelancer.
The philosopher and writer drank copious amounts of coffee. Voltaire is said to have drunk between 40 and 50 cups of coffee a day. Despite his doctor’s warnings, he lived to the age of 83.
#8 Salvador Dali
His unusual work habit helped him to find inspiration for the surrealistic paintings. When Salvador Dali was napping, he held a heavy key over a tin pan. As soon as the painter fell asleep, the key fell into the tin pan producing loud sounds. Dali woke up and depicted strange images that he saw in his dreams.
#9 Steve Jobs
The entrepreneur was famous for his crying profusely. He would cry in quite a number of instances. According to his authorized biography, this included both tears of joy and tears of frustration.
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