The Hero Journey (Intro) In Paris By Peter de Kuster The One Great Story of Paris about Making Money Doing What You Love Introduction This travel guide is for anyone who has been asked “Why don’t you get a real job?” and replied, “Never” There is such thing as a Midnight in Paris. And there ’s certainly such a thing as a perfect career for you. There are a lot of people who don’t believe this, and it’s sad. Because there are plenty of rewarding, challenging and fulfilling career opportunities that allow creatieve heroes to use their gifts and be rewarded handsomely for their efforts. Those who settle for less than the best simply haven’t found the right job – yet. You can have it all when it comes to a creative career – if you know how. The fact is that most people hate their jobs. They would rather be doing something else – anything else. It doesn’t have to be that way. What if I told you that you would never have to work another day in your life? Would you be interested? When you find the right fit in a career, it no longer feels like
work. You wake up every day excited about how you make your money doing what you love. This perfect harmonizing of your talents, skills, personality and work style creates a passion and a desire as well as a felling of contentment that is worth more than gold. It can be all yours, if you read this travel guide in Paris with stories of heroes and heroines who went before you. And apply its principles in your own life story. The challenge is that creative people are very different from other people. To get ahead you sometimes have to dance your way in the rain. Let me show you how in Paris and how to make the most of the opportunities out there. Finding contentment in your career is a lot like looking for a treasure. A Jules Verne experience. Using a map, you embark on a journey to an unknown island, an adventure in search of yourself. The thing is, there is no pot of gold or treasure waiting for you when you get on the spot marked X on the map. The buried treasure is within you. The pursuit of the gold (or the gold) or the revenge (the Count of Monte Christo) is the reward.
Because, when it comes to a career, there is no “there” there. It is all a search. Enjoying the search is what success is about. This is the age of opportunity for the creative person. Imagine what if heroes and heroines of Paris through the ages had your opportunities. Innovation and ideas are gold. The work environment and job market are changing, and they are changing for the better – for you. Are you ready for the exciting journey ahead? This travel guide of Paris will put you in a position to prosper.
What parents, teachers and bosses might see as problems (sloppiness, habitual tardiness, short attention span, nonconformism) can actually be hidden assets in the search for work in a rewarding and interesting creative career. Intuition, emotion, divergent thinking, daydreaming, thriving on chaos, big – picture thinking, cleverness, open – mindedness, and an ability to play and have fun are virtues in the right setting. Even so, it’s not exactly easy to build a creative career. You have to be able to deal with heaping helpings of rejection. It is part of everyday life for the creative person. There is also that funny feeling that you don’t quite fit in – and you don’t. Merci Dieu! An unconventional person with unconventional ideas you are often seen as immature, temperamental, moody, difficult, distracted, irresponsible and irrational. The truth is, you can be your wonderful self and still get ahead in the corporate world – or work for yourself, as many creative people do. Whichever you choose, this travel guide of Paris will help you manage your career using a story approach that takes advantage of the way you are, with
stories of heroes and heroines of past and present how show you how it works. The Hero’s Journey It’s time to move on, move up, and move out with a new mission. This travel guide of Paris is about taking charge of your destiny so that no one but you can control your fate. This Hero’s Journey in Paris starts from the famous Hotel du Louvre There has never been a better time to strike out on your own and make your own way as an entrepreneur (or freelance your way to success). This is your time to shine as a creative person. The future looks bright. Many of the current trends favor your preferred way of travelling: self – reliance, rapid change, multitasking, chaos, adaptability, intuition, training and re – training. This travel guide of Paris will show you how to find your career niche and then how to earn a living doing what you love. You will learn how to overcome the challenges the right – brainer faces, and how to make your nature and your creativity work for you. You’ll learn how to market yourself
and your creations even in a crowded marketplace. How to take the ‘free’ out of “freelance”, rise to the top without stepping on too many toes, and use your natural abilities to find a perfect pitch and harmony in your work world. Catherine Deneuve – regular visitor of Hotel du Louvre – finds a perfect pitch. The Hero’s Journey is about “life management”. There is a direct undeniable correlation between your career and your life. It’s less about what you do for a living than what you can live with doing. Finding fun and fulfillment at work spills over into the rest of your life. Without it, your health will suffer, your creativity will suffer – and so will everybody around you. You don’t need to live that way.
If you are thinking of giving up on a creative career and getting a “real” job, stop right there. When you settle for less than what’s best for you, you instantly get less than you settled for. Don’t sell yourself short. The regret will eat you up inside. Don’t miss your chance; it may be right around the corner. Instead, get going and go for it – be bold. Use the strategies and techniques of the heroes and heroines of Paris in past and present like Catherine Deneuve, Gerard Depardieu and Juliette Greco and many, many others to give you a leg up. The Taste of Happiness. Making Money Doing What You Love. Gerard Depardieu. Actor and Entrepreneur. Don’t let others push obstacles in your path and fill your head with factoids like “most businesses fail in the first year”, “it’s too competitive out there”, “there are NO jobs”, “you don’t have enough experience or talent,” “you have no agent”. It’s bad enough that tese insecure and misinformed people are telling you why you can’t succeed. It’s worse if you believe the. Don’t let anyone talk your dreams down.
This travel guide of Paris is for creative people in all walks of life – composers, writers, advertising, design, DJ, waiter/actor, movie director, entrepreneur, musician, architect, coach, leader, painter, poet, inventor. It isn’t meant to apply to just glamour jobs; whatever form your creativity takes, you can apply this journey. For everyone who tells you “you can’t make a living doing what you love” there are hundreds of examples in Paris in past and present of creative people who found a way to run something they thought was fun and would even do for free into a fullfilling career. I will help you take your powerful creative energy and harness it in this journey through Paris, and you will beat the odds, making a living doing what you love to do. Your life becomes a magic parisian work of art.
Creating your own story while meeting heroes and heroines Few people know what they want to be when they grow up, and even fewer creative people want to grow up. Maybe you won’t discover your true calling until you test-‐drive your dreamjob in a city like Paris with several heroes and heroines as your mentors – your rolemodels. Isn’t it better to testdrive them in your head or in real life through working with them and using that incredible imagination and experience of yours, than waste years on a dead – end job? The Paris of Fitzgerald. One of the key things you’ll work on while you are in Paris is telling your story about what you want to do (not for the rest of your life, but what you want to do now), and eliminating the careers that aren’t a fit. The choices that lead to a life of creative expression and financial security are there for the making. The catch is that creative careers are often unconventional and in some cases completely uncharted. The challenge is that there are a million different things you could do.
The key to success in any career is the clarity of your quest – your story – about your hero’s journey. Becoming clear about who you are and what you want is the first part of this travel guide. Then how to get what you want is covered in great detail. It’s hard work, but this is your chance to reinvent yourself. Don’t let it pass you by. Have your own Midnight in Paris.