The Hero Journey in Money: Your Sixth Sense

Money is like a sixth sense without which you cannot make a complete use of the other five – W. Somerset Maugham

Bruce Willis starred in the movie The Sixth Sense and trusted his intuïtion when he took a pay cut to play the part and instead took a percentage of ticket sales. The picture made more than $650 million, and Willis made millions too. Your intuïtion is like having your own Yoda. The force is IN you. Trust your inner directors. Advisors are helpful, but ultimately decisions about what to do (and not to do) with your money are yours and yours alone. Once you tap into this source of knowledge, it is easier to make decisions. It is like having an inner compass.

The Sixth Sense is by far Bruce’s biggest career payday. For the film he took an upfront salary of $14 million plus a large percentage of the gross receipts. In total he ended up earning around $100 million from the movie.

About Peter de Kuster

Peter de Kuster is the founder of The Hero’s Journey & Heroine’s Journey project,  a storyteller who helps creative professionals to create careers and lives based on whatever story is most integral to their lives and careers (values, traits, skills and experiences). Peter’s approach combines in-depth storytelling and marketing expertise, and for over 20 years clients have found it effective with a wide range of creative business issues.


Peter is writer of the series The Heroine’s Journey and Hero’s Journey books, he has an MBA in Marketing,  MBA in Financial Economics and graduated at university in Sociology and Communication Sciences.