PPP #81: Talk to the caveman

PPP #81: Talk to the caveman
Pip’s Practical Prompts Newsletter
Sent by Charles Burdett


Talk to the caveman

Ask yourself: would a caveman understand the story I’m telling?

The best stories, no matter how complex, speak of our primal urges, such as hunger, fear of death, and need for belonging.

Think of what the primal piece of your story is.

(Share this on Twitter)


Free your team

A sense of freedom can be more powerful than monetary incentives.

This is why Google lets employees use 20% of their time on side projects.

Let your team be the brilliant people that they are, and you will see great things happen.

(Share this on Twitter)


Surf the urge

Distractions occur when changing from one thing to another.

It’s easy to go on a YouTube binge because you’re scared of starting a new task.

“Surf the urge” - notice the need to distract yourself, ride it like a wave, but don’t act on it. The feeling will go away. 

(Share this on Twitter)


Level up your career with Pip Club

Join 100,000+ leaders who get unique tips every week on storytelling, leadership and productivity - plus exclusive how-to guides, first-dibs on upcoming Pip Decks and our very best discounts.

No spam, no email sharing - ever. Privacy Policy

One of the few newsletters I look forward to.
— Dave Cunningham, Head of DesignOps @ NHS