How do they do it?
At some point in our lives, we’ve all wondered how successful individuals proposer, and most importantly, how we too can bask in such glory. There are those who argue it’s not what you know, but who you know, while others believe knowledge ignites success. One thing is for sure—once victory is obtained, maintaining it is a shared ambition for most. Could it be that the key to success hangs in your closet?
This notion isn’t too far-fetched, as world-famous successful people like Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Simon Cowell of America’s Got Talent, and the late co-founder of Apple Inc. Steve Jobs, are all known for sporting everyday casuals in the workplace. That’s right. These million and billionaires’ work clothes typically consist of a simple t-shirt and blue jeans. For Mark Zuckerberg, wearing a plain grey t-shirt generally is part of his daily attire.
Zuckerberg believes that maintaining a uniform look each day helps to minimize small decisions so that he can focus efforts on more important matters. Simon Cowell often wears a V-neck t-shirt as part of his everyday outfitting whether he’s being a brutally honest judge of talent or relaxing at home. The go-to outfit for Steve Jobs included a long sleeve, black turtleneck and jeans. In addition to convenience, maintaining a uniform look helped Jobs to create a signature style for him and the Apple brand. While t-shirts and jeans don’t meet most corporate dress code standards, for Zuckerberg, Cowell, and Jobs, the casual look help support their hard work and dedication.
Key to success
According to successful businessman John Carmack, “focused, hard work is the real key to success.” Carmack’s logic gives strength to Zuckerberg’s reasons for wearing the same shirt to work every day. Fortunately, wardrobe rituals aren’t exclusive for the rich and famous. In fact, t-shirts are worn by many for good luck, from the diehard football fan who dresses in the same shirt for game-day luck, to the weekend gambler who wears a vintage tee for extra mojo. By the way, if you’re this guy or girl… more power to you!
So what makes a shirt a “Special Tee” for success? Styles that are comfortable and easy to pair offer the best fit. T-shirts that look and feel great not only provide a winning look but can also boost self-confidence. Getting ahead and sustaining success depends on several factors. It just so happens that wearing a grey tee is key to Zuckerberg’s approach to decision-making and his billion dollar success. Hmm, go figure.