Having coffee and reading a book before going to the office had been my morning ritual when I worked in Japan. One of the reasons is to leave a safety margin. Another reason is that a day starting with work and ending with work sucks; I want to start a day with something meaningful event though it is only a little more than a few minutes. Now I have worked for one week in Canada, and this is my morning ritual again.
Now I read Innovation and Entrepreneurship by Peter Drucker, dreaming that I will make it happen in the future. The current job is not creative at all, and it is quite difficult to avoid getting discouraged without dreaming.
I like the idea of starting the day off with coffee + book. I want to incorporate this into my morning routine. How’s the book? I will be looking for another book to read after I finish Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell (looks at case studies of people who made it to the highest level in their industry and factors that contributed to their success).
Hi Eric. I highly recommend the morning ritual, if you can be an early bird. Now I really enjoy reading Innovation and Entrepreneurship. It was written many years ago, but everything Drucker tells is still so true. You can probably enjoy it as a practical textbook and/or as an encouraging story. I will include Outliers to my wish list.