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Cigar Guide - Most important thing I learned smoking cigars

10th May 2021

Hi, and welcome to another episode of Mondays with Mardo's. I'm Gerard. In today's episode, I am going to talk about what is the most important thing I learned by smoking cigars but before I get going, let's click on that subscribe button, click on the bell to be notified every single week on Mondays with Mardo's.

All right, so one of the most important things or the biggest thing that I have learned by smoking a cigar is social skills. So in many different ways. Going to a cigar lounge that I've never been there before, extending my hand out, introducing myself to the owner, to some of the guys that are regulars there, always being very, very ... How should I say, polite, asking questions, observing, getting to see if there is any antics or any rules in that cigar lounge because you got to remember those guys are regulars there and they have their comfort zones. What TV programs they like to watch, not mess with their remote control on the TV of that lounge and just having that etiquette has helped me a lot outside of the cigar lounge. In the real world, there is a saying it's not what you know it's who you know so not that I'm saying I've had huge leg-ups in life because I got to know some good people but I've definitely put in the work and little pat on the back because I knew some certain peoples has helped me a lot in life and this all happened because I met them at a cigar lounge or we met while smoking a cigar somewhere and just all barriers broke down, became friends.

Also another thing I learned is to be a very, very good listener and only speak when I'm asked to talk basically. Another saying that has really helped me is a wise man talks because he has something to say, a fool talks because he always wants to say something. So that's helped me just sometimes when I look to new settings and I've never met these guys and I'm in a circle of new people, I don't really talk much. I don't really voice my opinion a whole lot. So these are the kind of things that I learn by smoking a cigar in reality.

It doesn't sound like that's something that could be learned in a cigar shop but getting in this industry at the age of 19, I'm 45 years old so I've been around a lot of cigar lounges, a lot of groups of men, and it has really, really influenced me in learning how to have good social skills and today when we deal with customers, it's very important to listen and I do my best. Don't get me wrong, I'm not a perfect individual but it's really, really helped me and man I'm sure you guys got a lot of comments to say about what is the most important thing that you've learned in the cigar industry but as I'm talking to you right now it's just like I'm feeling very vulnerable, very transparent. My heart is so open, I always kind of get emotional because again I started smoking cigars at 19, today I'm 45 and where it's taken me in my life just because I smoke the cigar with a few people here and there and the bond that we've created is ... Words cannot put description to it. I can't even talk right now.

So anyways, thank you so much for watching. This is probably the most emotional video I've ever made or done but let me know in the comments what you guys think about this video and I'll see you guys next week. We're headed to the TPE on Tuesday and we're very excited about that. Anyways, follow us on Instagram, like us on Facebook, remember to tell your to your friends to subscribe to our YouTube channel. See you.