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 Hero’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 Hero’s Journey | Your Quest 5 Chapter 1 The Creative Hero 13 Chapter 2 The Great Traits of Creative Heroes 21 Chapter 3 Motivated to be a Creative Hero 29 Chapter 4 Your Hero’s Journey 37 Chapter 5 What’s Your Story 49 Chapter 6 For Love and Money 59 Chapter 7 The Myths about Creative Heroes 71 Chapter 8 Life is a Pitch 83 Chapter 9 Be Your Own Hero 93 Chapter 10 Meet Your Own Heroes 109 Epilogue The Power of Your Story 119
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 of The World show you when to zig and when to zag, to make the most of the opportunities out there. ×