How to Keep Your Big Idea Alive

New ideas are emerging — ideas that take people, products and our planet beyond where they have been before. These ideas do not have to be complicated — most good ideas are not.

When we have a big idea whose time is coming – there is generally a resonating within us – a knowing. We may get goose bumps or chills or just want to jump out of our seat with excitement, it may bring tears to our eyes, or a catch in our throat.

I have experienced these ideas and witnessed those ideas in my clients as well.

Often, after the excitement wears off, there is a questioning that occurs — an inner doubt.

Is this really something I am supposed to do? Will people want it? Are they ready for it? If it is such a good idea why hasn’t someone else done it yet?

My friend Jonathan refers to this as “head trash”. It is all the doubts and all the reasons to keep playing small.

When self-doubt, business, procrastination, etc. set in, it is easy for our great ideas to lose their sizzle and fade into the sunset.

Don’t let that happen. Big ideas require commitment. Make a decision to go forward with your idea no matter what. To hold that vision even when others cannot see it. To hold it as something that has been given to you as a gift.

Do not take this gift lightly. Do not brush it off. Rather go forward with it one step at a time.

When we step into the next level on our path and in our business, every old pattern that no longer serves will likely step up to be seen and to be cleared. Look at this as an opportunity to step outside your comfort zone and s-t-r-e-t-c-h. Look fear in the eye and say “hello”. Do not try to squash it down as it will just get bigger.

As we move into this next level, it is likely also time to release old patterns that are holding us back, slowing us down or even making us sick. If you are on a spiritual path, then you may really identify with this. Some of these patterns are are ours and some we inherited from our family line or brought into this world when we were born.

Get support in releasing these old patterns with one or more intuitive strategy sessions.

Love and blessings,


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The vast majority of people have lots of patterns that are outdated.

Updating them divinely is the tricky part.

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The Most Extraordinary People Don't Fit In

contortion business manager in box ready to travelYou were not meant to be in a box and fit in.

You were meant to be uniquely you

And to make a splash in the big pond of life.

So splash away,

Be messy.

Allow it to cause ripples and waves —

We need more waves;

Different waves.

Waves from the heart,

Waves of  creativity,

Waves of love.

Allow it to pour forth from your soul.

And when you do

You will radiate your light into the world

And the world will be a better place as a result.

Have You Ever Been Told “You’re Just Too Sensitive?”

heartinhandsLet’s face it — being sensitive has never been highly accepted in a world that is not so sensitive.  I believe that is going to change. Actually, it is changing.  The energy in the world is shifting and sensitivity is heightened these days – even for those who have not previously considered themselves to be highly sensitive. We are going back to our true nature.

There are lots of terms for what I am talking about such as highly sensitive, empathy and super sensitive. None of them make me feel warm and cozy. And I actually didn’t put myself in this category until the past few years.    Expressing your feelings was not acceptable in my family and it certainly wasn’t the way to succeed in the blue collar printing environment in which I was a Vice President before starting my own business in 1995.

So why should you care if you fall into this group?

In part, it can explain some physical and emotional challenges you may be experiencing as things in our world continue to shift.  But it’s also a positive. It actually puts you ahead of the curve as we move into a world that values six senses and not just five.  If you are a sensitive person, you’ve already been using your sixth sense – your intuition  – as well as your highly receptive nervous system.

But are you using them in a way that really works for you?

That’s what I want to see happen for all of us.  I have seen a variety of statistics on the percentage of people who are highly sensitive. But my guess is that it is higher for those of you who have been drawn to this newsletter.

I am calling this group of people of which I am a member, Sentelligent ™. Because we have a level of intelligence – a uniquely perceptive sensory system – that is heightened and  very smart.  We just have to learn how to nurture, listen to and honor what it is telling us.

From that powerful place we can learn to be happier and more successful in our businesses and lives.

Here are some signs that you may be A Sentelligent Person.  See how many resonate with you.

(You may not resonate with all of them and a statement may not feel true 100% of the time. If a majority of the statements feel true to you, then likelihood is you are A Sentelligent Person!)

    1. You have been told at some point in your life that you were “too sensitive” or scorned or mocked for “over-reacting” to

    2. You feel emotions deeply.  You may feel as if you “wear your emotions on your sleeves” but not necessarily. Men and those of you who are still in the corporate world may feel things but not show emotions due to cultural training that it is not okay to do so.

    3. You may be aware of the emotions of people around you.

    4. An insult or unkind remark will affect you deeply.

    5. Sights, smells, sounds, touches, changes in temperature and tastes may come through at heightened levels.

    6. You feel deeply for others’ suffering or connections. You may cry at Hallmark commercials or when others cry or when you connect deeply with someone.

    7. May suffer from recurrent depression, anxiety or other psychological disorders.

    8. You may be keenly aware of and affected by beauty in art, music and nature. In this group are the world’s greatest artists and art appreciators.

    9. You may be prone to stimulus overload. That is, you don’t like large crowds or hectic environments. You feel overwhelmed and depleted by too much stimuli.

    10. You were a sensitive child.

    12. You sometimes feel animosity toward  your sensitive nature. Most sensitive people whole-heartedly wish they were tougher and more thick-skinned. They feel like their sensitivity is a weakness. Therefore some sensitive adults have learned how to hide their sensitivity from others.

    13. You may use words like I “sense things”, “feel into” things or are “moved by” things.

    14. You flow with your feelings – laugh out loud or cry when a line in music touches you.

    15. Your sensitivity seems to grow as you grow older or lose weight or from other changes in the body or environment

    16. You may have a good time in social gatherings but then feel tired or not so good the next day ( even if you didn’t drink)

    17. You may “just know” things that other people don’t seem to know.

    18. You may have physical ailments that are not easily explained or healed by traditional or non-traditional medical practitioners. (including but not limited to fatigue)

    19. You may have unexplained mood swings and unable to determine why you suddenly feel sad or angry.

    20. You are a good listener and people tell you their secrets

    21. You feel stress and excitement in heightened ways

    22 You have a deep need for fulfillment and meaning in your life

    23. Feel like you are different than others – don’t fit

    24.  May handle stress well in the moment and then feel badly later

How many did you resonate with?   Scroll to the comments section below and  let me know what you see for yourself.

If you would like to know more about how to manage your heightened sensory receptivity, claim your power as a Sentelligent Person, make a difference with others and create a success that is sustainable for you, click this link to attend my F’REE teleseminar where I’ll be sharing specific secrets for creating sustainable success especially for those of you who are sensitive. You’ll learn why it is important to run your business differently than many of the business gurus tell you.  Once you know what these secrets are,  you can take control of your business and create success in a way that nourishes you and amply provides for your and your family.

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The Spiritual Evolution of Solo-preneurs

The two biggest things that get in the way of both the inner peace and the growth of an entrepreneur are fear and self-doubt.

Now there are many ways to deal with fear and self-doubt and generally I use energetic tools such as those in my Life Transformation Tools program to help me and my clients get out of our own way.

Today I want to talk about this on other levels as well.  It is no secret that there is a shift happening on our planet now — a change in consciousness. It is time to raise our vibration. But if we are in fear of moving forward with our business or doubting ourselves and our expertise, then we are holding our vibration down and there is resistance.

I know it is hard to trust when often times it feels like chaos is all around us. Yet if we do not trust ourselves, our intuition, our brilliance and the Universe, then we go nowhere.

So what if you looked at your business as a playground for your spiritual evolution?faith

Actually I have come to believe that it is. Everything that we create in our lives is an opportunity for us to learn and move forward on our spiritual journeys — and being peaceful is part of our spiritual journey.  (I am not referring to religion here, but a more global spirituality that is common for all of us regardless of individual religious beliefs).

So if you try something new in your business and it takes off like a rocket, you learn how to deal with it both from a business systems perspective as well as from whatever spiritual lessons you needed to learn (perhaps how others relate to you and you relate to others’ from this place).

If you send out a new promotion and there is little or no response, you learn things both from a spiritual  and a marketing viewpoint. That’s not to say you won’t be disappointed or perhaps obsess a bit about what you did wrong (ugh!).

But if that disappointment is disproportionately strong or you can’t let go, then it is a sign there are old patterns and memories to release and this thing that we called “failure” is actually perfect because it triggered something we needed to release for our spiritual evolution that will bring us to a place of peace. I experienced this firsthand recently.

Sometimes we don’t know what the lesson is or what there is to do. That is the time to get quiet … to be curious and allow the answers to show themselves or to get support from a spiritual business coach or healer in letting go of whatever is in our way.

As we move forward let’s  look for the gem in each situation that allows us to evolve spiritually. I know sometimes,  it can be difficult and we may want to scream and that’s okay too. But as we evolve,  I believe our businesses will  grow in new ways or get re-designed –such that they fit like a glove for our new way of being.  And from this place ,  I can only think that  “success” will be a given.

I welcome your comments.

Are the glitches disrupting your peace of mind?

peaceful entrepreneur ripples

It is not uncommon to find glitches in our systems, in our program, in our lives.  We like everything to run smooooothly.  And many times it does.  And sometimes, it doesn’t.  So what to do when it happens?  Do you let this disrupt your peace of mind? For how long?

Today I was looking at my sign ups for my newsletter and one thing led to another. For whatever reason, I decided to sign up for my Living Your Dreams newsletter at the landing page of The Dream Movie and found that after I confirmed my subscription, it took me to a blank page that said something like “nothing here.”

My initial go to place was minor “panic”.  As entrepreneurs, I am sure you have heard the saying that the money is in your list.  Sounds a bit harsh. The truth is this is the main way I communicate with people who are interested in what I do.

I sent my assistant an email to look into it, but then my problem-solving mind wanted to figure it out.   After researching it and testing it for about 15 minutes, I am still puzzled as it appears to be set up correctly.

But I have other priorities for the day. I had to remind myself that all is well.  People are still signing up everyday.  Approximately 200 new people opt to receive my Living Your Dreams newsletter through that particular movie every month. They are still getting their confirmation email.

This is not worth disrupting my peace of mind or my productivity.

After all I had a blog post to write 🙂  and a speech to prepare for. And a full slate of  coaching clients today.

So did this glitch disrupt my peace of mind? Did it disrupt my productivity?  Yes, but just slightly and for a very short period of time. I have delegated it and it will get fixed.  All is well.  And I had good fodder for my blog post.

How about you?  How are you dealing with the glitches in your systems? We can intend for things to run smoothly and that will help. But when glitches do happen, take a deep breath or better yet, do the OMM.  It will provide the space so you can see that the setbacks are temporary, they will get fixed and you don’t have to be the one to fix them. Then take a look and  see how you can make lemonade from it.

Let us know how you are dealing with glitches as they occur in your life.

PS.  If you are ready rise about the glitches and align with the clients and business you desire for the rest of 2009 and into the new year,  grab a copy of my free Client and Sales Attraction Accelerator Kit which includes audio and transcript of 24 of my best ways to align with your desires now.  It’s my gift to you.

The Peaceful Entrepreneur Project is born

peacefu entrepreneurI have been posting albeit, somewhat irregularly about the Peaceful Entrepreneur. Well the time has come for me to write more regularly on this all important topic and I’ve decided to create a Peaceful Entrepreneur Project. I invite you to follow my posts and interact with me on it as your opinions and thoughts on this subject matter very much to me.

Many of you participated in my Peaceful Entrepreneur Survey and told me what was in the way of being peaceful for you and how that affected your business.

This project is about going to the next level for all of us. I have some ideas and tools that help me with being more peaceful as an entrepreneur such as The One Minute Meditation and Life Transformation Tools and aligning with your Big Yes program and I have a whole lot more tricks up my sleeve that I will share. But I will be the first to admit that don’t have this whole peaceful thing mastered. Egad — it’s true.

And so I have decided to make it a project. I tend to make myself a guinea pig, do research and try out various tools and techniques and then share what works with my clients anyway. I will share with you things that I find that work for me and my business and those that don’t and I will also talk about my perception of how these things affect both the peace I feel related to my business as well as the actual impact this has on business – i.e. results.

Why should I care about this? Quite frankly, I don’t think it is worth having a business if we cannot be peaceful with where we are in it more often than not. Stress kills and that’s a fact. At the same time I don’t want fear to stop you or me from taking on bigger projects and impacting more people. This is not about staying in your comfort zone.

I want for us to stop putting pressure on ourselves to do things that don’t feel good in our body. I want all of us to be confident in what we bring to the world, okay with our failures and our wins and everything in between. I want entrepreneurs to make a big impact in the world that aligns with our soul but in a way that works with our soul. Most of us don’t play nearly as big as we could.

Does this resonate with you?

I am not talking about a business that is void of ups and downs, joy and sadness or excitement and disappointment. These are all part of being human and as entrepreneurs we are very human. I am talking about being being in a place of acceptance about where we are, knowing that what we are feeling is always temporary. And when we can be in the now while working towards our goals and dreams, there are less ups and downs and more peace and joy.

I plan to talk about the whole gamut of things that affect us as entrepreneurs from spirituality to marketing and from technology systems to support teams and everything in between. It is about the inner work AND the outer work (i.e. action steps) . This blog will evolve naturally so it may end up looking entirely different than what I said today but my intent is that it be relevant and helpful to us all.

So here goes . . .

Join me in this interesting and hopefully, fruitful journey for us all.

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Working Too Hard for Too Little Money?

Nearly one-third of the respondents from the Peaceful Entrepreneur survey said they were working too hard for too little money.workhardformoney

So let’s take a look at what this is about.

There is a tendency for people who are just starting in business to undervalue their services and their worth. As you grow your business, confidence builds and some people raise prices accordingly but some never do or lag behind.

And now on top of that, with the downturn in the economy, many entrepreneurs have assumed that people will not be willing to even pay their regular price.

And certainly there was a period of panic, when some people just stopped buying anything they considered unnecessary.

Therefore, some entrepreneurs decided they better lower their prices. Good idea or bad idea? If you did that, is it working for you?

Whew! I did it for a short time but found it was a bad idea for one-on-one services. That will definitely lead to working too hard for too little money.

What worked better was doing the exact opposite. I created a higher end program that offered more value and more focused and strategic time with me for a premium price. So now I am contributing more value and making more money with fewer clients thereby saving me time and energy. And I got more bites than when I lowered my price.

Surprised? Well the truth is there are always people who have money to spend 1000dollarsand they will spend it when they believe they will get good value. My higher end platinum coaching package is an extremely good value and people get that. And they are getting fabulous results in part, because there is a higher level of commitment on their part and on mine.

Now I know you are probably thinking, ‘I can’t charge more.‘ And ‘what about the people who can’t afford it?‘ I know because I had some of those thoughts initially too.

So here’s a couple of counter arguments to that persistent mind chatter.

1) When you charge more and attract the higher paying clients, you then have money to spend which will boost the general economy.

2) When you start making more with fewer clients, you have more time and creative energy to create groups, products and programs that will also serve those who cannot pay the higher dollar amount. ( i.e. my I’ll Pay You To Be Quiet Contest is free – well actually I am paying you. I couldn’t be doing that if I did not have the increased space in my life. I will also be creating other group programs soon. Group programs are another way to leverage time.)

3) End result is serving more people, making a bigger impact and positively impacting the economy.

Oh, but let me know forget the self-worth issue. Most of us have nagging mind chatter about our worthiness – especially women. I had to clear some issues around that before I was able to comfortably raise my prices. I used some of the tools I teach in my Life Transformation Tools & More Program to do that.

Are you tired of working too hard for too little money? It is in your power to do something about it. What are you willing to do ?

Can You See ME?


You probably know about cover-ups from your experience with others and from what you are doing in your own life.

When a big name person or big company get’s caught in a cover up, we are all pretty quick to critique and condemn them for not being more forthright, honest or fair. Examples of this include…Martha Stewart, Watergate, lots of CEO’s and politicians I don’t want to name as they will bring up anger and that is not the point.

But the real lesson comes from looking inside. You see they are just a reflection. Maybe you didn’t skim money or take an insider tip or do what they are doing on a big level, but what are you covering up?

As a society, we have all been taught to put our best foot forward and I certainly agree with that. And we all have a dark side and it is not that we want to spew that all over other people either. So what is the middle ground? How can we put our best foot forward in our businesses and be really authentic at the same time.

People want us to be more authentic – they can relate to us as human beings that way. I think all of us have our authenticity sniffers turned way up these days. We don’t want to be taken for a ride anymore. We want to work with people who are genuine, and can truly help us get through these challenging times so we can thrive again but in new and different ways. Thriving doesn’t necessarily mean what it used to mean. It’s about thriving on life! And money to buy what we desire is also part of the equation but not the whole enchilada.

What does it really mean to be authentic? I am hearing that word being tossed around a lot these days by a lot of big name internet entrepreneurs?

Were you taught to look like you have it all together? I can remember my dad taking my hand one day and pointing at a woman and telling me, “don’t ever let yourself look like that.” I don’t remember what she even looked like but the directive stuck with me and I made it mean probably a lot more than he intended.

Anyway, I don’t have all the answers to today’s question but I thought I would start by telling you some things about myself that you probably don’t know. People do this a lot on Facebook and since many of you are not on Facebook yet, I wanted to share myself with you first.

Here are some things you probably don’t know about me:

  • I was born in NYC and have one older brother. From there I moved to Jacksonville, Florida and moved to Atlanta after going to college at Tulane. Okay, that’s the boring stuff.
  • My full name is Len Stacey Mayo although my parents always called me Stacey. In the 4th grade, I decided I wanted to be called Len and after my brother teased me and called me Leonard and I received mail from the army, I switched back to Stacey.
  • When I went to college, I thought I would become a social worker and join the Peace Corps – kind of ironic for a gal who doesn’t like to camp.
  • I majored in Business and have combined my love of making a difference in people’s lives with building businesses that make an impact.
  • My last soirée with politics was as President of my Freshman class in college, where I learned that I had no power to get us new washing machines and dryers in the dorms.
  • I stole a Coke from a crate outside a vending machine in camp when I was 7 years old. Luckily I got caught which ended my life of crime.
  • I love music but am not very musically inclined. I have fun singing with my hubby though.
  • I have always been a beach person until the last year or two when I got drawn to the mountains. Now I love both the beach and the mountains.
  • I created The One Minute Meditation™ to help me get peaceful and deal with stress during the day. I don’t remember to do it every hour either.
  • The photo you see on my website and newsletter was taken approx 12 years ago. Oops. Well, you can see the current me on my videos for now.
  • I get to stare at a beautiful 9 foot waterfall out of my office window every day that my husband built.
  • I’ve had my share of challenges – physical and emotional – which is why I am so passionate about helping others. I am not done with my challenges and share as I can of what I learn with my clients to make their lives better.
  • My first marriage (many moons ago) was pretty unhealthy and was to someone who had an alcohol addiction.
  • I have more wrinkles around my eyes than I like and wish I didn’t care. When I shoot videos in the right light, they are not so visible.
  • I am passionate about Peaceful Entrepreneur because I know there are better ways to do things for me and for you and I keep learning and sharing. I don’t have it down pat yet, but it’s a great future to live into.
  • I just read these to my husband and he told me he didn’t know some of these things either.  Amazing.

Would you be willing to share yourself with us too? Under the comments section, feel free to share something about yourself that others don’t know. Don’t use it to pitch – just share yourself authentically.

One step at a time, consider uncovering that which people may not know and see what starts to happen in your business and life. Note this does not mean telling us all your dirty laundry. It is just about being real. Find the balance that works for you.

We might call it the Authentic Experiment 🙂

Oh and speaking of authentic. Another reason I want you to practice coming out and be seen for who you are is because of my upcoming video contest where you could win $1000. So get your video camera ready and stay tuned. This will be easy. (Where’s that easy button when I need it?)

Is There An Invisible Barrier Stopping You?

For most of us, there is an invisible barrier – an inner shield that keeps us from making the kind of impact we were meant to make in the world. Generally that shield is trying to protect us from something. It is rarely logical which is why we can’t use the left side of our brain to plow through it. (as much as we would like to).

And actually plowing through it can lead to dis-ease because the body is trying to protect you from something and it will start out whispering and then get louder and louder if you don’t pay attention. An example of this could be mild gastric distress that turned into a stomach ache and then into ulcer or irritable bowel syndrome. Another example would be mild fatigue that eventually turns in chronic fatigue.

Allergies are another example. I recently learned that my sensitivity to petroleum was due to taking on other’s people sludge. I have cured my sensitivity to perfume and insect bites by looking at what my body was trying to tell me as well. I cannot claim that 100% of dis-ease is due to not listening to what our bodies are trying to tell us – but it is a very big part.

Many people do not try to plow through their invisible barrier – it is too uncomfortable so they just avoid it. They don’t really try to make a bigger impact and settle for playing small. They can justify their playing small with a lot of statements such as:

  • If I grow my business, I’ll have to give up time with my family – not if you learn to do it smart
  • I can’t charge more because I want to make my services available to everyone, it’s the spiritual thing to do –  you can have different levels of services or product packages for all income brackets
  • I have to work with one person at a time to make a real impact – you would be surprised at the little things you do that make a real impact everyday
  • I can’t start my own business right now, because… the list of possible reasons is endless

The list of justifications for playing small or procrastinating goes on and on. None of the above statements are true. They are simply a belief that is likely covering up an invisible barrier that keeps you from making the kind of impact you were meant to make.

What is it YOU want to attain and what is the reason you tell yourself you can’t?

Being a Peaceful Entrepreneur is not about staying in your comfort zone. Rather it is about moving forward toward your goals, learning to do it smart, noticing what comes up that makes it uncomfortable and finding tools and people to help you release those blocks so you can move forward from a peaceful place.

The most interesting thing I’ve learned over the past 6 months is that it may not even be our own issues that are causing the invisible barrier to block us from having, doing and being our best. It can be from taking on other people’s energy (i.e. emotions, beliefs, etc).

If you are empathic like me you can take on someone’s stuff when you pass them in the grocery store if you don’t know how to protect yourself (more on that later). Even if you are not an empath, we frequently take on the energetic belief system and patterns of our parents and ancestors.

I have found that my invisible barriers have been a combination of other people’s energy, ancestral patterns, my own stuff and even stuff that I brought into the womb.

No wonder it is so hard to pinpoint what is in the way.

Sometimes we can pinpoint what is in our own way and sometimes we need help. I am more adept at seeing what is in the way for other than for myself and so I have a couple of people I call on when I don’t know what is at the root of what’s stopping me. Notice I said root. It is easy to get at the surface issue but then it just comes back again. It is time to get at the roots. That is when big change can and does happen.

Hopefully you saw some things for yourself from this article. This will resonate with some of you more than others. And some of you will want more help than I am able to provide in an article. If you are ready to make a bigger impact and plow through your invisible barrier, I have just a couple of slots left for my Intuitive Brainstorming Sessions. In these sessions, we don’t stop at discovering what is in your way, we clear it.

To sign up or ask questions, contact my assistant at info @ or to schedule a time directly with me, click here

About Stacey Mayo

Stacey Mayo is a successful Master Level Healer, Medical Intuitive and Coach and has been in business for over 25 years. She teaches people how to be very successful entrepreneurs in their chosen field and attunes people to be amongst the top in their field. Mayo has been training and certifying people to be Master Level Medical Intuitives and Healers for over 15 years. She has supported thousands of people in achieving better health and living out their dreams. She is an award-winning author and has appeared on the CBS evening news segment, Confident Women, and is a popular public speaker. She has appeared in Forbes, Newsday, the Wall St. Journal, Atlanta Sports & Fitness, Atlanta Woman and Woman’s Day. She is a former Medical Intuitive columnist for the Sedona Journal. She has been featured a number of times in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, including the piece, ‘Midlife,’ which engages people in considering how they can stop deferring their dreams.

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