My review of Sacred Success: A Course in Financial Miracles by Barbara Stanny

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This post is related to the list of my top 7 financially inspiring books. I completely agree with Barbara’s statement that, “Wealth doesn’t come from what you earn. It comes from what you do with what you earn.” Barbara Stanny is a women’s wealth coach, who inspires, motivates and empowers women to take control of their finances, by earning more money and managing it wisely. She has experienced near-poverty due to her ex-husband’s gambling addiction. Even though she knew about his problem, she left him in charge of the household’s finances, as she felt clueless and was too afraid to take charge of them. After she finally left her husband, she asked her dad for money but he refused. It was then Barbara realised she had to learn about money and QUICK. Now she interviews other wealthy successful women and shares their advice with us, her readers. Check out her website as well for lots of free ebooks and information on her other publications.

For me, Barbara’s book, Sacred Success: A Course in Financial Miracles, is not the book for you if you are looking for practical strategies to start earning and saving more. It is more of a psychologically and spiritually inspirational book that aims to redefine the typical (seen as the male) version of success and make it more applicable to women’s sense of success. It has a “Chicken Soup for the Soul” feel about it, which I love. I believe it is important to take some time every day to read a positive story that illustrates human strength, endurance, success, and compassion, especially as we are surrounded by so much negativity, tragedy, and despair. Barbara’s book is an example of such a book. It renewed my sense of hope and I felt inspired by its stories of women overcoming huge obstacles in their lives and taking control of their lives. You can find it here:


Listen to a “Create Sacred Success” webinar with Barbara Stanny and Elizabeth Rider:

Here is a shorter interview with Barbara Stanny: