The Heroine’s Journey of Berthe Tanwo Njole

What is the best thing that I love about my work?  The fact that I have dreamed my life and now I live my dream. Not every day look alike…
What is my idea of perfect happiness?  Waking up each morning alive, having my family and true friends around me and having a roof and something to eat each and every day
What is my greatest fear?  Losing my loved ones
What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?  Impatience
Which living persons in my profession do i most admire? I don’t really have one in particular! It’s a mix of several influences (Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Alicia Keys, Michael Jackson, Beyoncé, etc…)
What is my greatest extravagance? When I went in L.A. 14 years ago and spent my last savings! First time I felt independent 😉
On what occasion would I lie? I would try not to
What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work?  When the phone stop ringing and that I have to depend on someone’s agenda…
When and where was I the happiest, in my work?  Every time I’m on stage, in front of a camera or in a studio
If I could, what would I change about myself?  Nothing 😊
What is my greatest achievement in work?  Releasing my first EP (6 tracks) last September
Where would I most like to live? Australia
What is my most treasured possession? Definitely my family
What is my most marked characteristic? My smile, my bold head and my sense of humor
What is my most inspirational location, in my city?  My home
What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city? Brussels: La maison des crêpes, Dimension Latina, Le Dakar, Music Village, L’ultime Atome. Antwerpen: Bocadero, Bar Noord, Smokey Jo’s Cantina, Captain’s Lounge
What books influenced my life and how? Le génocide voilé from Tidiane N’Diaye. About the Arab Trade Slave which lasts for 13 centuries! It talks about my roots: Africa
Who are my favorite writers? Harlan Coben, Maxime Chattam, Marc Lévy
You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? Kumbaya My Lord & Nkosi Sikeli Africa (South African National Anthem)
Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? Malala Yousafzai
Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime? The notebook by Nick Cassavetes
What role plays art in my life and work? Huge role as I’m a singer, songwriter, performer, presenter and actress
Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime?  
Greatest fan: Eva/ Sandrine
Sponsor: My sis Rolande and Nicole and Mum Christine
Partners in crime: Florence/ David
Whom would I like to work with in 2017?  Matthias Schoenaerts, Stromae, Natalia
Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2017? Stromae
What project, in 2017, am I looking forward to work on? Keep working on the promotion of my first EP
Where can you see me or my work in 2017?
Facebook: D-WA Artist
Website: http://d-wa.be
Instagram: princess_dwa
vi.be: D-WA ARTIST
Moonpeel: D-WA
SoundCloud: d-wa njole
What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? Always dream big and make the impossible possible
Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story? Constanza Guzmàn
How can you contact me?
What follows is a message of Peter de Kuster,  the founder of the Heroine’s Journey
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What is Your Story?

One Day Tour with Peter de Kuster  in the greatest bookstores of your favorite city. In Paris, Rome, Florence, Barcelona, Berlin, London and Amsterdam we offer this unique What is your Story? experience.  To (re) write your story about yourself and your work. In the process transforming your capacity to successfully have the creative life and work you love. 

In this journey, Peter de Kuster,  founder of The Heroine’s Journey explores with you the way we tell stories about ourselves to ourselves — and, most important, the way we can change those stories to transform our creative business and life.

“Your story is your art, your art is your story,” says Peter. As human beings, we continually tell ourselves stories — of success or failure; of power or victimhood; stories that endure for an hour, or a day, or an entire lifetime. We have stories about our creative challenges, our art, our clients, our money, our self promotion, our time, our families and relationships, our health; about what we want and what we’re capable of achieving. Yet, while our stories profoundly affect how others see us and we see ourselves, too few of us even recognize that we’re telling stories, or what they are, or that we can change them — and, in turn, transform our very destinies.

Telling ourselves stories provides structure and direction as we navigate life’s challenges and opportunities, and helps us interpret our goals and skills. Stories make sense of chaos; they organize our many divergent experiences into a coherent thread; they shape our entire reality. And far too many of our stories, says Peter, are dysfunctional, in need of serious editing. First, he asks you to answer the question, “In which areas of my creative life and business is it clear that I cannot achieve my goals with the story I’ve got?” He then shows you how to create new, reality-based stories that inspire you to action, and take you where you want to go both in your work and personal life.

Our capacity to tell stories is one of our profoundest gifts. Peter’s approach to creating deeply engaging stories will give you the tools to wield the power of storytelling and forever change your creative business and life.

Become a great Storyteller

That’s why I set up What is your Story? service in the great cities of the world and their great bookstores. A new way to use the power of your story.  To guide you to life-changing, eye-opening but often elusive works of literature, both past and present, the books of fiction that truly have the power to enchant, enrich and inspire.

In two days with Peter de Kuster you’ll explore your relationship with books so far and your unique story identity will be sketched. You will be guided to books that can put their finger on what you want to rewrite in your story, the feelings that you may often have had but perhaps never understood so clearly before; books that open new perspectives and re-enchant the world for you.

You will be asked to complete a questionnaire in advance of your session and you’ll be given an instant story advice and books to read to take away. Your full story advice and books to read list will follow within a couple of days.

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What Can I Expect?

Here’s an outline of the WHAT IS YOUR STORY? journey.

Journey Outline

OLD STORIES

  • What is your Story?
  • Are you even trying to tell a Story?
  • Old Stories  (stories about you, your art, your clients, your money, your self promotion, your happiness, your health)
  • Tell your current Story
  • Is this Really Your Story?

YOUR NEW STORY

  • The Premise of your Story. The Purpose of your Life and Art
  • The words on your tombstone
  • You ultimate mission, out loud
  • The Seven Great Plots
  • The Twelve Archetypal Heroines
  • The One Great Story
  • Purpose is Never Forgettable
  • Questioning the Premise
  • Lining up
  • Flawed Alignment, Tragic Ending
  • The Three Rules in Storytelling
  • Write Your New Story

TURNING STORY INTO ACTION

  • Turning your story into action
  • The Story Effect
  • Story Ritualizing
  • The Storyteller and the art of story
  • The Power of Your Story
  • Storyboarding your creative process
  • They Created and Lived Happily Ever After

RESERVATION AND FEES

The “What is your Story?” one day fee is Euro 995 excluding VAT per person

Questions? Contact Peter de Kuster at 0031 6 33661772 or mail him at peterdekuster@hotmail.nl

 

 

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