Ludvig started meditating around five years ago and saw some great results. Then after about a year and a half he added power napping into his daily schedule, for around ten minutes at a time, sometimes multiple times a day. After this he noticed a big difference in his life, which manifested itself in two ways:
- he was able to work in spurts with intense focus, which was followed up by a period of rest and recuperation making him able to repeat the cycle;
- he was able to keep his focus more consistently throughout the day.
Meditation helped Ludvig to ignore the unnecessary and irrelevant things in his life so that he could better focus on the task at hand.
Since then, he also began writing down his “daily lessons” every night. This took less than ten minutes (usually around five minutes), but he found it extremely helpful.
It’s a good habit because it forces him to think about what he’s learned every day. He firmly believes that if you’re able to accumulate many of these small positive habits then they’ll all add up to big things! Just taking a few minutes out of his day to practice these habits has made Ludvig more productive, focussed, rested and therefore successful.
Nowadays, Ludvig Sunström is an entrepreneur and author (he published Breaking Out of Homeostasis in December 2017). Together with European Hedge Fund Manager of the Decade, Mikael Syding, he hosts the popular Swedish business podcast “25 Minuter,” which has been ranked #1 on iTunes several times. His content has been read and listened to by millions of people. His blog is at www.StartGainingMomentum.com
Eighteenth century German Friedrich Schiller was a man of many professions. Most notably, Schiller was a poet, though he was also a philosopher, historian, playwright, and a physician as well. Schiller is one of the most famous and respected members of Germany’s literary elite to this day, and was close friends with Goethe, another leading German writer.
Though Schiller’s family was often poor (his father was a doctor who often demanded no payment), he had a happy childhood. In later life he married and had children, and by all accounts had a productive and satisfied life, not at all the biography of a tortured artist. He is, however, known to have had one very strange habit.
Schiller’s secret to success was inspiration. He could only work when he was inspired. This seems logical, but Schiller’s method for becoming inspired was perhaps less orthodox. He could only write when he was surrounded by the odor of rotting pears.
As strange as it might seem, Schiller’s habit certainly worked, as his books are still sold in their thousands to this day.
Those are just a couple of 99 stories that will be included in the book titled “99 Habit Success Stories.” I work on it with Jeannie Ingraham and it will be released at the beginning of 2018. Stay tuned.