Attention all artists, musicians, filmmakers, designers, actors, bloggers, and anyone working in the creative economy – 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 Heroine’s Journey Making Money Doing What You Love, Peter de Kuster provides you with stories of creative heroes in world cities on overcoming some of the specific challenges faced by right-brainers who want a career that is both satisfying and successful.
Creative professionals, entrepreneurs, 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 be your travel guide.
Introduction The Heroine’s Journey | Your Quest 6 Chapter 1 The Creative Heroine 14 Chapter 2 The Great Traits of Creative Heroines 22 Chapter 3 Motivated to be a Creative Heroine 30 Chapter 4 Your Heroine’s Journey 38 Chapter 5 What’s Your Story 50 Chapter 6 For Love and Money 60 Chapter 7 The Myths about Creative Heroines 72 Chapter 8 Life is a Pitch 84 Chapter 9 Be Your Own Heroine 94 Chapter 10 Meet Your Own Heroes 110 Epilogue The Power of Your Story 120
The challenge of this journey is, that the creative business is very different from other businesses. To get ahead, you sometimes have to zigzag to the top. Let the stories of creative heroes and heroines show you when to zig and when to zag, to make the most of the opportunities out there. ×