I also did a digital detox – no internet, phone off, just BEING. It was a great call.
Also, a haircut. It’s gone from unpredictable yet interesting to really quite funky. I do love when a hairdresser manages to surprise me with awesomeness.
Later, drinks at The Attic (upstairs from The Black Pearl Bar) – which is so new it doesn’t even have a website yet. I was their fifth customer ever (yes, on 5/5). I mentioned that, & they gave me a free 23 yr old Ron Zacapa (which won the global rum awards five years in a row – until they created a hall of fame specifically for it, so it would stop competing & let some other rum win). It was like drinking malt extract, with a scrumptuous kick.
Unfortunately, I was so wowed by the immaculate service,and incredible interior to remember to take photos. Any bar that creates cocktails that require a blow torch (at the table) & fresh rosemary is all good by me though. Highly recommend, A++++ would visit again.
And the big lesson for the day seemed to be (although there was a ton of ancillary growth also):
Listen more deeply. Particularly, do not talk in order to:
- seem clever (think I’ve mostly already dumped this one, but still)
- try to gain approval from the other person
- try to control the conversation
- try to “help” (since this is typically just an ego based rationalisation for the first two)
- Or to tell them what you think they need. Just listen
All in all, not at all what I expected, but thoroughly great regardless.