THE “COMFORT ZONE” HOSPITALITY CHALLENGE VIDEO!

Getting out of your comfort zone…yes right..
But how can we do it gradually and also with some fun?

Watch this video to understand how it works!

Yes, today I want to share with you a website that will help us to do just this!

The website is called “COMFORT ZONE CRUSHER

After you subscribe to the website, a 7-day comfort zone challenge starts!

You will receive an email every other day with the next challenges to overcome.

The email is very detailed and also includes a video to help us in this new task.

But don’t worry! It is not about Bungee Jumping or anything like this!

They are very simple but effective challenges!

Once you are part of the mailing list you will also join a Facebook group where there is a global community that addresses issues like self-esteem and comfort zone.

What’s the reason behind all this? Simply to become better people and better Hospitality professionals ready to deal with new challenges all the times.

I hope you will take the challenge and you find it useful!

Thank you all!


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The top 50 Bars in the world 2017 have been revealed!

The top global drinking destinations for 2017 have just been revealed at The World’s 50 Best Bars awards!

The World’s 50 Best Bars is the most authoritative international bar survey ever conducted.

This year we welcome votes from 55 countries and more than 500 influential cocktail mixologists, drinks journalists, bar owners, bar managers and ambassadors, from around the world (including ListenToTheIce of course).

Never before has a group of such quality, number and spread been assembled, resulting in a truly credible survey.

This year’s list includes bars from 24 cities in 19 countries.

Here’s the 2017 list:

1. American Bar, London
2. Dandelyan, London
3. NoMad Bar, New York City
4. Connaught Bar, London
6. The Clumsies, Athens
7. Manhattan, Singapore
8. Attaboy, New York
9. Bar Termini, London
10. Speak Low, Shanghai
11. Little Red Door, Paris
12. Happiness Forgets, London
13. High Five, Tokyo
14. Licoreria Limantour, Mexico City
15. Atlas, Singapore
16. Dante, New York City
17. Oriole, London
19. Candelaria, Paris
20. Himkok, Oslo
21. The Gibson, London
22. Black Pearl, Melbourne, Australia
23. Floreria Atlantico, Buenos Aires
24. Operation Dagger, Singapore
25. 28 Hongkong Street, Singapore
26. Trick Dog, San Francisco
29. Lost & Found, Nicosia
30. Baba Au Rum, Athens
31. Tippling Club, Singapore
32. BlackTail, New York City
34. Le Syndicat, Paris
35. Tales & Spirits, Amsterdam
36. Bar Benfiddich, Tokyo
37. Employees Only, New York City
38. Schumann’s, Munich, Germany
39. La Factoria, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
40. Quinary, Hong Kong
41. Aviary, Chicago
42. Mace, New York City
43. Nightjar, London
44. Linje Tio, Stockholm
45. The Baxter Inn, Sydney
46. ABV, San Francisco
47. Native, Singapore
48. Tommy’s, San Francisco
49. Lobster Bar, Hong Kong
50. Imperial Craft, Tel Aviv
Huge congratulations to everyone and to the Savoy Hotel Team for this incredible achievement!
For more information, visit worlds50bestbars.com

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1 SIMPLE (AND FREE) WAY TO GET NEW IDEAS..QUICKLY!

Google Alerts are emails that are sent to you when Google comes across your keywords of choice in web pages, newspaper articles, or blogs, without you doing…nothing!

 

How cool is that? This will help you – without any effort – to collect endless ideas and use it as a fantastic source of inspiration for articles, Brand or drink names, cocktail ingredients, cocktail competitions, workshops and other updates of your interest.
Click the image below to access Google Alerts!

GOOGLE ALERT You can customize Google Alerts to receive them as they happen, once a day, or once a week, and in no time you can sign up to receive multiple alerts for different keywords.

You can then create a folder in your e-mail system called “Web Tips” and storing all your tips there for easy access.

 

Let’s see some ways you can use this FREE GOOGLE feature:

WHAT THE WEB IS SAYING ABOUT YOU

Having Alerts on all variations of your name or your own Brand name will let you know whenever someone else mentions it. It lets you understand how others see & share info about you and it allows you to foresee issues before they become real problems by helping you track who mentions you or is linking to you from their blog, website, video, discussion group, etc.

COMPETITIORS

Another idea is to set up Alerts for your competitors’ businesses, products, or services so you are aware of who they are serving, how they are advertising or what they are doing.   It’s always very helpful to know what’s going on in your industry. 

YOUR FAVOURITE AUTHOR

This can be a quick way to distill all the places your favourite author is being talked and his latest writing…you could use this to also track Drink Contests judges’ bio and preferences..shhhhh, I didn’t tell you this one!

A CAREER TOOL

 Let’s say you are interested in a Bartender/Manager/Waiter job in your city or abroad, you could set up Alerts to always stay in the loop!

 INDUSTRY TRENDS

How about being alerted when the latest Hospitality or Bar Trend you are interested in, gets published? Cool AHH?

By putting your keywords in quotation marks (like this: “Cocktail Book”), you will be alerted when an article contains your exact keyword (this saves you from getting alerted when Goggle finds Cocktail OR Book individually in its search)!

 


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10K FOLLOWERS on Instagram thanks to all of YOU!

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After nearly 10 years of sharing with (and caring about) our readers, we have reached a milestone of over 10k followers on our Instagram account! Woohoo!

All credit goes to you, our wonderful, supportive, and amazing Hospitality professionals for support our website and help it become a very popular resource for our industry, with the goal of providing all colleagues and people in the Hospitality world who put heart and professionalism into what they do with useful information, recipes, videos, links and very interesting researches as well as updates on workshops, Bar Shows and new business trends.

Today, we are not only grateful to our Instagram followers, but we also toast everyone who follows us on Facebook, YoutubePinterestTwitter and LinkedIn

Not a member yet? JOIN THE TRIBE HERE

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Max La Rocca nominated at Tales of The Cocktail!

WOW!! Max La Rocca had been nominated in these past editions:

– Nominated at Tales of The Cocktails 2015 in New Orleans amongst the 10 BEST INTERNATIONAL BRAND AMBASSADORS of the Year

– Nominated at Tales of The Cocktails 2012 in New Orleans amongst the 10 Best International Bartenders of the Year

It’s the journey, not the destination.
Above I created a little map of the precious work done over many years with respect and humbleness.

Max La Rocca

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Cinco de Mayo – Seed of Gratitude Cocktail

Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone!
Enjoy this light and refreshing signature recipe with your friends, family and loved ones
30 ml. Don Julio Blanco
10 ml. Ramazzotti
15 ml. Lime Juice
15 ml. Cinnamon Syrup
20 ml. Rosemary fast-infused Yellow Chartreuse
Swizzle with crushed ice
Garnish with caramelized Kumquats, sprig of Rosemary and Rosemary-smoked Pop Corn
SALUD!

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Ben Reed Cocktail Conversations: The Samurai

The cocktail world is full of characters, from bartenders to bar owners, to night party crowd, but if you look more deeply you’ll see a greater variety of different characters with truly inspiring stories.

The amazing Ben Reed goes through the top 3 insights from ‘The Samurai’ to help sharpen the mind of drinks industry professionals in this video.

1. LIVE YOUR LIFE ON PURPOSE

The real ‘Way of the Warrior’ means loyalty, integrity, courage, endurance, frugality, sincerity and respect for learning. It’s a ‘way of being’ aimed at strengthening the mind that governs one’s entire life.

“This dude is an actual proper Samurai (the only non-Japanese Samurai for 400 years. His sword is made in 1400’s. No biggie). Thanks for bringing him to London, Cocktail Credentials!” Alex Kammerling, Founder, Kamm & Sons

2. DO ONE THING AND DO IT PERFECTLY

Specialisation, repetition and refinement are the keys to mastering one’s profession. The term “Shokunin Kishitsu” or the ‘craftsman’s spirit’ is the personal characteristic which implies not just the acquisition of technical skills but also pride in what you do for your own benefit and the wider community.

“I wish he could have gone to Ben Reed’s latest ‘Cocktail Conversations’ event with the Samurai. Perfection in movement doesn’t have to be complex (it takes two years to learn to correctly sheath your sword), it just has to be perfect.” Michael Butt, Founder, Soulshakers

3. FIND THE RIGHT TEACHER

Our Samurai holds a teaching licence from Japan’s premier classical combat school where the teaching runs an unbroken line from the Samurai battlefields dating back 1000 years. No pupil of this school has ever died in combat. So the knowledge of the masters is still alive but you have to go to the origin to find it and the tradition itself must take great care in choosing its followers.

“It’s totally relevant because hospitality – serving people – is what we do. I’m going to go back and take my team through this.” Sly Augustin, Director, Trailer Happiness

To find out more about ‘Cocktail Conversations’ live events taking place in top bars with exceptional characters, sign-up at cocktailcredentials.com

Thank you so much Ben for your amazing contribution to the Bartending World!

Original source & Creditscocktailcredentials.com


 

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TO COMPETE OR NOT TO COMPETE IN WORLD CLASS?

Dear Bartenders, colleagues and friends,

do you want to get booked for seminars, presentations and workshops all over the world, get amazing career opportunities and have your profession really sky rock?

But I have to warn you! You might run the risk of HAVING TO TRAVEL THE WORLD..that’s what happened to me after I won WORLD CLASS

The way I experienced it, World Class has never been a competition but an OPPORTUNITY TO GROW – It is only about the thinking!

Start changing your thoughts, as different thoughts will lead to different actions, that will lead to different results, the right results you ask of yourselves!

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IF YOU’RE THINKING…..”I DON’T FEEL READY”..

I don’t remember ONE situation (AT LEAST ) in my life where I was COMPLETELY..100% ready for something, DO YOU??

When I competed in World Class, it was my very first competition and I came 3rd in the world, and also for a lot of World Class winners, it was their first competition ever.

You never know what my happen if you don’t try it.

I didn’t compete only for myself but for my team, for my Bar and for my guests, I owed them this.

So..in the game of life, do you want to be only a SPECTATOR or do yo want to be A PLAYER??

My favourite quote is “JUMP AND THE NET WILL APPEAR”

Maybe some of you are thinking something like “even if I go through the Country Finals, am I going to be good enough to win it Globally”?
 
Let me mention, as an example, the great Bartenders in the picture above, who have had amazing results through perseverance and desire to grow both personally and professionally, they have also competed and believed in World Class and although these incredible persons have not necessarily won a Global Final, their World Class experience, alongside the opportunity to share with others and the chance to be part of a great community, have all been precious things that have opened a lot of doors and also contributed in a way to achieve incredible results, in their bars, with their teams and for their customers.
 
So as you can see, World Class really IS a journey and not just the final destination, it’s not only about winning but about LEARNING & GROWING !

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The World Class People who kindly agreed to share  this message with you all, are (from top left to bottom right of the picture above):
Simone Caporale, Alex Kratena, Monica Berg, Sean Muldoon, Ryan Chetyawardana, Jimmy Barrat, Andrew Nicholls, Dennis Zoppi, Max La Rocca

If you’re question now is..what do I win?
Here’s a list of the amazing prizes that are waiting for you:
IF YOU BECOME THE WORLD CLASS WINNER 2017 FOR YOUR COUNTRY YOU WILL GET:1. Luxurious hand made Trophy – symbol of guarantee of high quality standards

2. A one-year contract to inspire your peers and guests alongside with the WORLD CLASS Team in events, workshops and bespoke activities

3. An amazing PR plan to promote your win and give you massive visibility

4. Access to the European WORLD CLASS 3-day Bootcamp to help you prepare for the Global Finals

5. Flight to Mexico to represent your Country in the Global Finals

6. Trip to Schiedam to the Ketel One distillery

7. A Bespoke Whisky trip to Scotland

 

IF YOU GO ON TO WIN THE GLOBAL WORLD CLASS FINAL YOU WILL:

8. Become a Global Ambassador of the WORLD CLASS programme, travelling the world, educating and inspiring new talents.


9. Support as judge and mentor in future Global Finals editions

10. Get the global superstar status!
So as I said before..start changing your thoughts, as different thoughts will lead to different actions, that will lead to different results.
Take action now and subscribe to WORLD CLASS 2017 on
https://www.theworldclassclub.com/enter-competition

 

TO YOUR SUCCESS!

Max La Rocca

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