How DOES Madonna do it? (and how can you?)

By Boni Lonnsburry

Madonna has sold more than 300 million records worldwide and is recognized as the world’s top-selling female recording artist of all time by the Guinness World Records. At 53 years old she continues to amaze people on stage and off – last night’s Super Bowl performance case in point.

We all could learn a thing or two from her; no matter who we are or what we seek to create. No, you don’t want Madonna’s life (really, you don’t).

What you do want though, is your life (a life that is perfect for you) to manifest with grace, ease and spectacular success, like hers does.

How can you do that?

By realizing beneath every phenomenal success or dismal failure lies exactly the same causative factor. Beliefs.

How do I know what Madonna’s beliefs are? While I may not know every belief exactly, her reality shows what she must believe. For no one can create what is not within their belief system.

One of the ways you can discover beliefs is by the words you speak. And Madonna is no exception.

Here is what she says about her success and the nature of reality:

“I’m tough, ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay.” And:

“That consciousness is everything and that all things begin with a thought. That we are responsible for our own fate, we reap what we sow, we get what we give, we pull in what we put out. I know these things for sure.” And:

“Never forget to dream.” And:

“I am my own experiment. I am my own work of art.”

Are those the words of someone who believes she is a victim? Or powerless? Or undeserving? Absolutely not.

And here is what she says about her continued success despite her age:

“I am a survivor. I am like a cockroach, you just can’t get rid of me.” And:

“I feel just as hungry today as I did the day I left home.”

Of course it isn’t just positive beliefs that create her reality.

About relationships:

“I’m anal retentive. I’m a workaholic. I have insomnia. And I’m a control freak. That’s why I’m not married. Who could stand me?”

Madonna’s beliefs create her reality. Yours do too.

What do you believe about success? Love? Money? Health? Relationships?

Clue number one in discovering your beliefs:

What do you say about what you desire and about you?

I listen to people talk about themselves and their reality in disparaging terms all the time. Some of them know about conscious creation, others do not. And their very words are creating struggle, hardship, disappointment and pain.

Are yours?

Your Inner Assignment:

Take stock of what words you say (or think). Anything less than wonderful, write it down. Uncover the underlying belief. Then change it.

Extra credit:

Assign a close friend to call you on your words which are not in alignment with your desires. And write them down. Discover the belief, and change it.

Remember…“Nothing changes – until you do.” ~ A well known and under-understood quote by my dear friend Lazaris.

Good wishes, my friends and fellow creators.

In joyous creation,



Boni Lonnsburry is the author of three books including The Map - To Our Responsive Universe, Where Dreams Really Do Come True and the founder of Creation School, a place to develop conscious creation skills into artistry.

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  1. Sally Robertson

    Thanks for all the information and insight into being a millionaire! I had an interesting experience last week. On our health website we sell nutritional supplements. Our very biggest orders run in the range of $400-$500. Last week we received an order for ten times that much from a stranger in Hong Kong. It was exciting, but a challenge. Suddenly we could not just accept a credit card (which could be “chargebacked”) but needed to set up a wire transfer from out of the country, we had to rush products in from the manufacturer in order to ship, we had to find a faster, more reliable way to ship. It was a fine look at how having more money means being responsible for more. I notice you and Madonna are willing to be responsible for many complex things!

    • Boni

      Hi Sally!

      Thanks for your comment… and congratulations on your success!

      You are right, having more power (in the form of money, love, health, success etc) does mean taking on more responsibility. However, remember, it is your choice as to how that extra responsibility affects you.

      You can choose to grow the dream with ease, elegance, success and at the perfect pace for you. You can ask for the information, resources and people to assist with your new challenges. You can hold the intention for the growth, success and/or changes to come more quickly or more slowly.

      I think we all fear success more than we fear failure. And fear of the consequences is the top reason. Thanks for bringing this up so I could touch on the topic!!

      much love,

    • Boni

      Absolutely Nanette! But we are ALL gifted!! The trick is moving forward into creating a life we love with those gifts!!



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