Mindful Bartending: Making Connections

by Gaz Regan · Friday, April 17th, 2015 · CitC, Mindful Bartending

Making Connections

“A bartender’s job is to make connections. You develop an instinct for it. You start to know when one person would do some good for another.”  Jeff Jeff MagillMagill, Billy Goat Tavern, Chicago. Lifted from an article by Tom Chiarella in Chicago Magazine, February, 2015.

The Voice Inside Your Head

Excerpted from The Cocktails in the Country Bartender Manual, 2015
by gaz regan

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How do you know if the voice inside you head that’s telling you to make this decision or that decision is truly intuition, and not just your ego telling you what you want to hear?

This is a tricky question, and only you can answer it honestly.  Fact is that if your ego interferes with this process, somewhere in the deep recesses of your soul, you’ll know that to be true, but how do you spot the difference between your intuition offering you good advice, and your ego which will go out of its way to steer you in the wrong direction.

This is a tough question to answer, and the best possible answer just might be the same solution to the age-old question asked by tourists in New York City:

Q         How do you get to Carnegie Hall?

A         Practice.

It won’t take too very long for you to learn the difference between ego and intuition.  Just listen very carefully indeed, and you will be guided.

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