February 4, 2019

A key ingredient for good stories

Linzi and Hugo were away for a few days last week. Leaving me all alone at home on my lonesome.

(Can you hear that tiny, tiny violin?)

What do you think I got up to?

Was I looking at the front door, pining for them to return? I’ll give you a second to mull over the possibilities…

On Wednesday I went to… the theatre.

Imagine that – the theatre! Can’t remember the last time I went to the theatre. Certainly pre-baby. I saw a play called The Department of Distractions, which I enjoyed.

On Thursday I went to… the spa.

The spa! I kid you not. I sat in a steam room all afternoon contemplating my own existence.

Other than that I’ve been riding the tram around, drinking posh espresso.

Basically I’ve been living the sweet life for a few days.

Linzi and Hugo are back now, and I’m glad. Daddy Day Care is open again. But I’ve come to the assessment that to be a good storyteller, you also have to carve out some time for you. Regardless of how busy you are, and how many commitments you have.

It’s a bigger deal than it sounds. Otherwise, what will you ever write about?

Rob Drummond

Rob Drummond runs the Maze Marketing Podcast and Maze Mastery. Rob specialises in content production, ad creation, storytelling and CRM systems. He has two published books, Magnetic Expertise and Simple Story Selling, affordable on Amazon.