Who is the Caveman?
Stand by for the big reveal… It is me!
Yes, I am the Caveman and my name is Carl Rosier-Jones. In case you need a tad more detail, I am based in Swindon, Wiltshire and have been running my Caveman Principles business for about 18 months. Wow this is going to be a very boring post if I don’t explain why I am blogging these facts which involves me, my new show and the comedian Jon Richardson (from 8 out of 10 cats does Countdown).
To get you up to speed, I have to start back a little way to add a bit of context to the last week, as these last few days have been the most exciting, challenging and explosive week (since the book launch) that has ever happened here at Cave HQ and it would not mean a lot to you if I just went on about the last few days.
For the entire of 2017 we have been planning, writing, and practising for one evening, that is the Wednesday, 8th March 2017. This date is important as this was the very first planned ‘live’ Caveman Principles show that our Caveman (me) presented. It was titled “An evening with The Caveman.”
There were a number of ‘firsts’ that happened on the 8th, we were the very first ‘official’ show at a brand new Swindon venue, The Bohemian Balcony, Jennings Street, Swindon and it was pretty cool. The turn-out for the show was better than we ever expected, being the very first one and all.
To quickly cover the show – The show started and the first half went well, as The Caveman (dressed in a smart tailored suit) presented the Stress Principles which were are all from the published book, taking people through daily stress management, dealing with stupid people and stopping ourselves form being too hard on ourselves.
The second part of the show was another ‘first’ – The Caveman was in his signature outfit and presented the brand new R.E.S.P.E.C.T. principles, finishing the show with a question and answer session and closing just after 10pm. The Caveman remained and chatted to the audience after the show for a little while and was then booked to deliver another Caveman talk in September. Everyone left that night very happy mammoths but I was walking on air, it was a truly wonderful evening.
Now we roll on to the evening of Friday 10th March when I (The Caveman) had a night off and attended the Jon Richardson comedy show “The Old Man” at the Wyvern Theatre, Swindon. It was a good show, until half way through the first half when Jon decided to make comment about his use of Twitter and who had mentioned they were going to the show. From the stage he calls out “Where’s Carl… The Caveman?”
The whole audience started to look around and I (The Caveman) took a big gulp and called out “Yup” in a rather shaky but meaningful tone, knowing there was a good hours worth of comedy with my name in a comedians hands. Jon was great, he said that he had trawled the Caveman’s twitter account @carlrosierjones and was interested in the book! How great was this? Then he wanted to know how to buy it as he said he suffered from stress.
On top of that I (The Caveman) was able to announce to the whole theatre the workings and content of the book as he asked more questions and this could not have been at a better time, as it was only 2 days since I had run an entire show about it!
Jon carried on with his show but kept asking about the book and then he took a much needed break for which I was very thankful, so that I could get my thoughts back in order. Then to top of the night, throughout the second half Jon referred to me as, Carl the stress expert in the audience on more than one occasion!
Up to this point, I did not think things could get better, I left Jon’s show a very happy caveman. The whole audience had been introduced to The Caveman and the book, hence this blog!
Even though I thought this was enough, to add even more to this story, the very next day (Saturday) some very kind soul who had come to my Wednesday evening show as an audience member at The Bohemian Balcony decided that they would take the time and write a review about my show. It was published in the local newspaper. You can read it here –
OK, I felt like I needed to stop as I was about to burst or as my wife said, my head would not fit through any doorways… but I could not stop as the local ‘Haydon Wick Living’ magazine comes out the very same weekend and an interview I did with a local counsellor at the end of last year, is printed in the middle of the magazine!
It goes to show when you believe in your business and you are willing to promote and put yourself out there, in a very hard arena to try and make a difference in people’s lives, things can suddenly start to happen.
I am proud to be The Caveman and I am proud for what we stand for here at Cave HQ. We believe we can change the world and if this last week has anything to go by, it might be happening quicker than we think!
As always, I would love to hear your thoughts about all this and will wait to see if there is going to be a follow up story, as we are not sure what else is coming from around the corner because we did not see this week panning out to be quite so exciting.