Money Drunk Money Sober : an inventory of my assets

Our new couch
the first 100% new furniture I ever purchased.

For this time period, I am working through Julia Cameron and Mark Bryan’s book Money Drunk, Money Sober before I work through the Prosperous Heart. The following blog entries are in response to prompts and experiences from the book. I see this as an extension of my Artist’s Way work. Some of my entries are jarring and highly personal – any program of sobriety and self-improvement demands admitting dysfunction both personally and in family, and it also calls to admit some painful truths. While not everything I work on appears here, a number of realities do. I have a genuine body of work thanks to my work on the Artist’s Way program, and I can’t ignore the changes the continual commitment has brought about. Because of that, I also can’t ignore what going further into the harder aspects of the program – like facing money issues – has the potential to improve.

I actually have very few assets. My essential oils might be sold off (maybe?) but I don’t want to do that. I joint-own the almost paid-off car… oh, and I have $113 in an IRA that just sort of sits there. In terms of stationary assets, that’s about it. Fat Chic was valued by some random blog service at $3K, which sounds about right for the work I do – I certainly know the $300 offer I got for it this year was patently insulting. (I do NOT make 3K/year off of it, however. That’s total web property. I generally come in under $500/year, including product samples.)

My most valuable asset is attached to my body – it’s my research skills. My single most marketable skill is in lead generation and research.