There Is Nothing More Beautiful Than Running Out of Money

I’m turning on the blog feature RIGHT NOW, with no content and no subscribers because I have got to share this with you, with every writer who has ever wondered what it would be like to quit her job, with every freelance writer who’s ever felt ashamed at “having” to take a job, with every writer who’s ever thought that his low bank balance was a sign of low self-worth.


Read it. ^^ That^^ right there. Click and read. Here’s my favorite bit:

[At that point] …you will have only one choice… land your plane on the wild, abandoned air strip called Bank Balance: Fourteen Dollars. And this will be the LAST PLACE you ever thought you’d crash land, because didn’t you pass this test on No More Sephora Island?


The good news is this is a rite of passage that will launch you into the League of Business Badassery in which, once you are out of the money hellhole, you will be unstoppable. You’ve been to the baddest prison there is, you looked down the barrel of your worst fear, and you stood your ground. You didn’t quit. You got up the next day, and you wrote your next post, created your next offering, and answered the email with zero dollars in your bank account.

There is nothing more beautiful than running out of money and realizing that you are doing your work because you’ve got the guts to stand above proof, and push through your worst fears when there is no evidence of security.

There is NOTHING more beautiful than that, my friends.

What are you waiting for? Get up and fly.

Fen Druadìn Head
Fen Druadìn Head is an award-winning freelance writer and coach. Her work can be found all over the internet in publications as diverse as Redshift Magazine and Grit. Fen's fiction is represented by Ethan Ellenberg.

2 thoughts on “There Is Nothing More Beautiful Than Running Out of Money

  • Love your style and wit. Just starting out in this industry and looking forward to the ride. The first post I read of yours hooked me and has me thinking about my reality about my relationship with money! Never really cared about it until it wasn’t there and ready to turn that around doing something that I love…

    • Hi Kimberlee! Thank you so much for your kind words. I’m in this training right now where we’ve been talking about our belief systems, and how they limit what we accomplish–especially our beliefs about money! Our culture definitely glamorizes this idea of the starving artist, while setting it up in opposition to the “soulless money-grabber.” First step in taking charge of our lives is freeing ourselves from the chains of that belief system. I’m excited to have you along for the ride!

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