The Hero’s Journey

About ‘The Hero’s Journey 

There is so much great literature for creative professionals around about entrepreneurship, money management, time management and self promotion.                But you just don’t have the time to read all of it. Or focus it to your creative life and business.

Good news: In The Hero’s Journey with Peter de Kuster will be your travel guide in a world city rich in stories of great creative professionals who went before you in making money doing what they love.

Peter has read and analyzed all these great stories of creative rolemodels in art, music, film, literature, design, architecture. In Paris, London, Rome, Berlin, Barcelona, Hollywood, Amsterdam, Florence, Venice he will inspire you to create your own legend.

In One Day 
These key insights for creative professionals are packed into one thrilling seminar: The Hero’s Journey in One Day: 8 meters of stories about creative entrepreneurship in just 8 hours! The Hero’s Journey in One Day includes the stories, ideas and insights of the greatest creative role models of all times.

Stories + Insights + Impact = The Hero’s Journey 
The Hero’s Journey in One Day seminar presents an unbelievable number of eye-openers in a very short time. The Hero’s Journey in One Day is inspiring, passionate, involving and very energetic. All participants are on the edge when travelling a world city with Peter as their guide, from the beginning until the very end!

The goal
The Hero’s Journey has only one goal: making the best ideas of the most important creative professionals about making money doing what you love directly available and applicable to all participating creative professionals and entrepreneurs.

The Travel Program

Part I.  Making Money Doing What You Love 

Attention all artists, musicians, filmmakers, designers, actors, and anyone working in creative fields — even if your chosen profession is not the most traditional one, cultivating and growing a successful, financially rewarding career is still your goal. In The Hero’s Journey, Peter de Kuster provides you with expert advice on overcoming some of the specific challenges faced by right-brainers who want a career that is both satisfying and successful.

Freelancers, those thinking about changing careers midstream, and even creative people working in corporate environments need a set of skills that will turn their passion into a viable career. These skills include:
* How to chose the career that best suits your talents
* Setting realistic goals using right-brain techniques
* How to avoid the pitfalls that ruin a creative career
* How to schmooze your way to success
* How to create a business plan when you are the business
* How to be disciplined when you are your own boss

When you find an outlet for your creativity in the form of a career, you’ll discover a freedom in your working life that you can live with for the long term. You can follow your passion, build a brilliant career, and have financial security — if you know which skills to use. Let Peter de Kuster show you the way.

Part II.  The Financial Freedom to Create

Don’t Let Money Stall Your Creative Career!

Ask an artist, a musician, an actor, or a graphic designer, and each and every one will tell you the same thing: To have the money to create, you have to be creative with your money. If you’re lucky enough to have found the perfect career for you, one that lets you showcase your talents and keeps your creative juices flowing, congratulations! However, Peter de Kuster knows the dirty reality most of you are all too familiar with: Even when your creative juices are really flowing, that doesn’t necessarily mean that money is pouring in at the same pace. In The Financial Freedom to Create, Peter de Kuster offers you in one unforgettable day in the footsteps of great heroes in a world city a myriad of valuable advice for doing just that, including:

• How to know which of your creative talents are the most marketable and can earn you the most money
• How to take the “free” out of freelance and charge what you’re worth
• Why you should avoid the pitfalls of accumulating too much debt in
a lean time—and should always remember the importance of saving in a boom time
• Remembering that you can succeed in your endeavors without selling your creative soul
• How to find the funds to finance your dreams

Full of eye-opening facts, instructive anecdotes, and real-life stories of creative heroes in a world city, The Financial Freedom to Create is your guide to getting a financial life—so you can maintain your creative one.

Part III.  Self Promotion for Heroes

Are you a creative person who desperately wants to tell the world about your talents and your art but lacks the time, money, and know-how? Self-Promotion for Heroes  is full of clever and creative ideas you can use to successfully get the word out about who you are and what you do quickly, easily, and cheaply.

Everything you need to know about marketing yourself is included in this journey with Peter de Kuster as your guide. Self-Promotion for Heroes is packed with proven techniques that will work for you whether you are an author, actor, artist, or accordion player who wants fresh, off-beat, and cost-effective ways to build a business or develop a successful and fulfilling career.

Full of winning strategies, innovative ideas, and proven sales and marketing techniques, Peter de Kuster will show you how to go from starving artist to superstar status with smart advice, including:

* How to market without money

* How to create marketing materials that will sell you even when you’re not around

* How to build a buzz using word of mouth

* How to use the Internet in ways you never thought of to promote yourself

* How to get the leaders in your field to endorse and help you

Self-promotion is one of the most difficult things a creative person must do. It is also the most critical. Participate in this journey and chances are you will find something that can help you overcome this hurdle and get the attention and recognition you and your talents deserve.

Part IV.  Time for Heroes

Creative folks often know all too well that the muse doesn’t always strike when you want it to, or when the deadline for your next brilliant project is creeping up on you like an ill-fitting turtleneck. Originality doesn’t follow a time clock, even when you have to. While conventional time management books offer tons of instruction for using time wisely, they are traditionally organized in a linear fashion, which just isn’t helpful for the right-brain mind. In The Hero’s Journey in One Day Peter de Kuster offers real advice for using the strengths of artistic folks—like originality and resourcefulness—to adopt innovative time-saving solutions, such as:

* Learning to say no when your plate is just too full
* How to know when a good job, not a great one, is good enough
* Making “to do” lists that include fun stuff, too—that way you won’t feel overwhelmed by work
* Time-saving techniques around the house that give you more time to get your work done and more time to spend with your loved ones
* The keys to clutter control that will keep your work space and your living space neat

With these and lots of other practical tips, Peter de Kuster will help anyone, from the time-starved caterer rushing to prepare for her next party to the preoccupied painter who forgets when the electric bill is due, make the most of their time and turn the clock and the calendar into friends, not foes.