Mindful Bartending: Bartenders Changing the World
Changing the World
Bartenders can change the world. I believe that with all my heart.
You wanna know how? It’s pretty simple, actually.
When a guest come to your bar and she’s feeling down, maybe she and her boyfriend just broke up, or perhaps she lost her job, or had a row with a good friend, it’s up to you to try to make her feel better. It’s your job, providing you have time, of course, to give her a shoulder to cry on, to listen to her problems, and to react from a position of love when you point out that life will go on and she won’t feel this way forever. It’s your job to be of service to your guest, so that when she leaves your bar she’s happier than she was when she walked in.
If you achieve that, then you are changing the world. That guest will pass that happiness along to the very next person she meets, and it will get paid forward over and over again. Suppose you make ten people feel great on a Thursday night, and they pay that forward to another ten people? And suppose that 50 bartenders in your town do the same thing, and that 50 bartenders in 50,000 towns and cities each make ten people happy on that same night. In that scenario bartenders made TWENTY-FIVE MILLION PEOPLE happy on one single night.
Bartenders Will Have Changed the World.
Go to it.
Excerpted from The Cocktails in the Country Bartender Manual, 2015
by gaz regan
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