The best of The Hero’s Journey condensed into one unforgettable week.
The Hero Journey is a global organisation dedicated to teaching skills not covered by the regular education system – skills that develop storytelling intelligence and encourage psychological well-being for creative professionals. The Hero’s Journey brings together the very best in our storytelling.
We will cover such themes as how to make money doing what you love, how to promote your business, which is you, how to choose our partners more wisely, how to make relationships last, how to find and create your dreamjob by meeting your rolemodels and making testdrives, how to manage your time and organize yourself creativitely, how to focus on our creative goals, how to have the financial freedom to create and how to more regularly experience creative flow and happiness.
You’ll embark on a rich and enlightening voyage, discovering how to make lasting, meaningful change across every aspect of your creative life. By working within a fixed group led by Peter de Kuster, you’ll dive deeper than would be possible in any single daytrip. You’ll be challenged to think deeply about the issues that matter most, and provided with a space to share your thoughts, ideas and experiences.
The Hero’s Journey is ideal for those seeking a more meaningful, transformative vacation and for those wishing to save time in the long run by working through the dilemmas of creative life, business, passion, and your own story in a single, high intensity day.
Blending tuition, exercises, meeting with stories of rolemodels, and discussion in journeys in a world city, each part of the Hero’s Journey will equip you with tools and strategies to help you find answers for your creative life’s big questions.
Join us for a truly transformational vacation for the mind in Rome.
Ticket costs Euro 1295 excluding VAT per person
You can reach Peter for a skype meeting about questions you have by mailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org
09.40 Tea & Coffee on arrival
10.00 Morning Session
13.00 Lunch Break
14.00 Afternoon Session
Read on for a detailed breakdown of the Hero’s Journey itinerary.
The Hero’s Journey has only one goal: making the best ideas of the most important creative professionals of past and present directly available and applicable to all participating creative professionals, entrepreneurs and coaches.
Part I. The Hero’s Journey
The hero’s journey is about saying ‘yes’ to yourself and in so doing, becoming more fully alive and more effective in the world…The quest is replete with dangers and pitfalls, but it offers great rewards: the capacity to be successful in the world, knowledge of the power of the story you tell yourself and the opportunity to find and express your unique gifts in the world.
In this bold and original journey Peter de Kuster shows that the hero’s journey isn’t just for certain women under special circumstances. Exploring the many hero’s paths available to each of us, at every point in our lives, this innovative journey enables us to live heroically by activating and applying twelve archetypes in our lives.
‘These archetypes are inner guides that can help us:’
• prepare for the journey, by learning how to become successful members of society
• embark upon the quest, by becoming initiated into the power of the story you tell yourself about yourself and your creative business; and
• return with your new story to transform our lives as a result of claiming our uniqueness and personal power
The Hero’s Journey is for individuals seeking to realise their full potential and professionals engaged in empowering others, Peter shows how hero’s journeys differ by the age, gender, and cultural background of the seeker, and how archetypes contribute to awaken the story you tell yourself and enrich the story you tell others. An unique story tool, the Hero’s Story Index, and exercises are included to help us understand and awaken our inner guides.
Part II. 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 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. 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 the footsteps of great heroines 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 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 Time for Heroes!!! Peter 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.
About Peter de Kuster
Peter de Kuster is the founder of The Heroine’s Journey & Hero’s Journey project, a storytelling firm which helps creative professionals to create careers and lives based on whatever story is most integral to their lifes 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.
What do you get out of The Hero’s Journey?
In The Hero’s Journey Peter offers professional, personal and financial perspectives on how to create a life and work you love. How to turn your creative career into your dream job.
By following this practical and encouraging self-discovery The Hero’s Journey you will gain a better understanding of who you are now; what fulfills you both personally and professionally; how to get from Point A to Point B on the road to your dream job; or perhaps satisfy your curiosity and gain a deeper appreciation for where you are now in your life and your career.
To book your place in The Hero’s Journey mail peter at email@example.com. The Hero’s Journey in Rome is organized four times each year.