Going for Greatness
Barbara Stanny helps women achieve not merely financial smarts, but sacred success.
By Molly Pennington, Ph.D.
Barbara Stanny was on a much-needed retreat when she heard a clarion call come out of nowhere, loud and clear. She caught three simple words: Go for greatness. The voice struck like a
lightning bolt, wise and commanding. It was a message that
would change her work and her life’s path.
“I was burnt out and exhausted. I’d lost my mojo. I was
just going through the motions,” Stanny remembers. She’d
been working on the book that would eventually become
Sacred Success: A Course in Financial Miracles (BenBella,
2014), but the project was at a standstill. She’d spent three
years interviewing high-earning women, some of them
millionaires, looking for their secrets to wealth. She aimed
to pass that knowledge to other women, but then she
noticed an inner restlessness.
Stanny knew she had to be quiet enough to hear what
was trying to come through. She was losing faith and
confidence—in herself and the project. So she took off for a
few days alone. Next thing she knew, dressed in a bathrobe
and walking across her hotel room, she heard the message