1.2.3 Putting Empathy Into Practice, Passing Judgement & GF Dough

THREE QUICK BITES FROM YOURS TRULY TO ENHANCE YOUR PIZZA GAME

ONE

Empathy: the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.

Empathy is an amazing thing to have, but not always the easiest thing to put into action. For friends and family, it’s easier to be there for them, feel with them.

It is much harder to be empathetic towards someone who is upset with you. Say for burning their food. People say a lot of crazy things when you fuck with their dinner. I’ve been called stupid, slow, and even had a pizza thrown at me.

It’s easy to get upset and defensive in situations like this. Luckily I have a pretty good understanding that I am not stupid, slow, or deserving of having food thrown in my face. I always try to level with people and give them the benefit of the doubt. I don’t know the day someone has had, who needed to be fed before bedtime, or just how this one burnt pizza was the icing on the shit cake of their bad day. All I can do is not react myself and try to listen. Putting empathy into practice allows us to see the other person’s view, to break down a wall, and not take anything personally.

Whether it’s an angry customer, a partner who is upset, or a team member that is hurting about something. I am working hard on trying my best at seeing through the lenses of someone else’s simulation. Not passing judgment, not thinking about my feelings, and really trying to understand where everyone else is coming from.

TWO

GLUTEN-FREE DOUGH?? I could never do that…

Oh, but you can… and you will!

Check out this video to help you maneuver through the muddy waters of gluten-free pizza dough!!

THREE

“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”  –Mother Teresa

 

I think we live in a world where judgment is prevalent. That it becomes second nature to just tear people down without even knowing it. The news does it, reality television gets ratings from it, and it’s all over the comment section on social media.

Judgment can be poisonous in the workplace. It’s very important to me to create a healthy work environment where there is no judgment, there is no gossip, or poison that gets in the way of a safe honest place to work. Judgment can be toxic and as Mama T said, it negates the opportunity for love!

 

EXTRA SLICECheck out these hippies. They may have been on to something.

 
Love, crust and pizza dust,
 
Alex

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