Lady Gaga as Deliberate Creator

June 18, 2011 | 17 Comments »

Stefani Germanotta aka Lady Gaga as Master ManifestorWhether or not Lady Gaga knows about the law of attraction, it’s clear she has a good handle on the process of deliberate creation.

In a 60 Minutes interview with Lady Gaga Anderson Cooper says part of the appeal of Lady Gaga’s work is not just her music, but also her uplifting mantras of self empowerment and self acceptance.

Gaga told Cooper she believes we all have the “freedom to pull the superstar out” of ourselves that we were born to be.

It seems she’s good at practicing what she preaches.  In an earlier interview (on the record with fuse), she revealed her process of using mantras to bring her dream to life.  Here are the words she shared:

‘Music is my life.  The fame is inside of me. I am going to make a number one record with number one hits.’

And it’s not yet; it’s a lie.  You’re saying a lie, over and over again.  And then one day, the lie is true.

One of the ways Gaga released her insecurities was by changing her name from Stefani Germanotta to Lady Gaga.  She said the new name freed her to become a superstar by getting rid of massive insecurities associated with her old identity.

(Harrison Klein would likely approve of this bold step to adopt a new identity!)

Plus she titled her debut album “The Fame.”  Which kind of reminds me of Kid Rock releasing his song about “going platinum” long before he was anywhere near achieving that kind of success.

But Gaga’s most telling signs of deliberate creation were revealed in this Costco Connection interview:

What I’ve learned is that you really don’t need to be a celebrity or have money or have the paparazzi following you around to be famous. Me and my friends just simply declared fame on our own … It was our confidence and our conviction and our abilities … and having that be in every fiber of our being.

In response to whether she ever felt despair about her career, she said:

Of course … but a record deal doesn’t make you an artist; you make yourself an artist. If you only believe that you’re an artist when you have a big advance in your pocket and a single coming out, I would say that’s quite soulless. You have to have a sense of your own greatness and your own ability from a very deep place inside you.

She’s also reported to visualize her concert performance before she takes the stage, but my favorite inspiration from Lady Gaga might actually be when she played a bit of her soon to be released next song for Anderson Cooper:

Here’s this song playing that no one’s ever heard, that she doesn’t have any idea how it will be received, but she treats it like it’s a hit already.  She dances to it like everyone knows and loves it.  (Which soon proved to be true.)

Gaga made her fame and fortune by believing in it and herself; by investing the energy of success in her work, and loving her material before anyone else did.

I can’t imagine a more powerful example of deliberate creation than that.

Anyone else got any examples or inspirations from Lady Gaga to share?

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17 Responses to “ Lady Gaga as Deliberate Creator ”

  1. Lisa on June 18, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    Hey Jeannette — Thanks for sharing this — I agree — I think Gaga is very savvy on the laws of attraction — deliberate or not!

    She did an interview with Good Morning America a week or so before the 60 minutes one aired which was so real and authentic, I was mesmerized: http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/lady-gaga-interview-gma-concert-dream-true-13701895?tab=9482930&section=3140317&playlist=3186738

    She’s all about empowering her fans and encouraging them to have pride in who they are and what they do encouraging them to step out and dream in a big way. When asked what she would be doing if she was a famous singer — she said, I would still be singing I just wouldn’t be famous — the power of doing what you love.

    She also talks about bullying and on the flipside encouraging her fans to spend time with those who might not fit in at school, give them a chance and be their friends.

    What struck me the most about this interview was her ability to remain very centered and grounded in front of more than a million fans while sharing vulnerabilities but also daring to be bold with her style and what she says. Its a rare combination that is incredibly inspiring.

    Go Lady Gaga!!

  2. Good Vibe Coach on June 18, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    I LOVE that Lisa! (If I weren’t a famous singer, I would still be singing.) That’s a sure sign of someone plugged into their passion.

    Thanks for sharing the interview link – will be checking that out!
    :)

  3. Dawn on June 18, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    I liked what she said during this concert too. She mentions having been told “you’ll never do this or that” but she didn’t really take it to heart. I was going to just quote her, but this video is better because it’s just funnier coming from her.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gofiPLwHPg

  4. Good Vibe Coach on June 18, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    You’re right, Dawn, it was great to hear it from her!

    She is pretty amazing. Really nice to hear her telling that story in front of that crowd. lol

    Thanks for posting, Dawn! :)

  5. Janette on June 18, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Yes yes yes!

    I saw Gaga interviewed recently on the UK talkshow, the Graham Norton Show, and was surprised to find that she also has a fabulous sense of humour about her own fame. Yes it’s real, yes she’s totally committed to it; and she also doesn’t take herself too seriously.

    She reminded me of the great G K Chesterton quote – “the reason angels can fly is because they take themselves lightly”.

    Isn’t that ability to laugh while we’re true to our passion the best kind of detachment double act? Love it!

  6. Good Vibe Coach on June 18, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    “… they take themselves lightly.” Wow, really nice reminder for all of us, huh, Janette?

    It’s also very interesting to see Gaga mastering the art of fame. And sharing so transparently (apparently) about it.

    Nice to hear from you on this one, my friend. Thank you!

  7. Jacqueline Gates on June 18, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    Absolutely, she’s a Master Manifester!

    I did a blog post about her ~ http://www.jacqueline-gates.com/what-has-lady-gaga-got-that-you-dont/

    My passion is the Power of Self-Labeling and that what you Call yourself, you become,

    And Lady Gaga is the epitome, the absolute bestest, most luscious example of this.

    Bliss-ings,
    the goddess known as Jacqui

    PS It’s such fun to be visiting you here ~ I was listening to you today on my iPod!!

  8. Good Vibe Coach on June 18, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    Ex-opera singer?! I never knew that about you, Jacqueline! How cool!

    Loved your post – especially the part about consciously choosing her name and her identity. Thanks for the link, my friend!

  9. Flavia on June 18, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    You found the Costco interview online-Yay!

    Here’s another one I like just for fun
    “I had a boyfriend who told me I’d never succeed, never be nominated for a Grammy, never have a hit song, and that he hoped I’d fail. I said to him, ‘Someday, when we’re not together, you won’t be able to order a cup of coffee at the fucking deli without hearing or seeing me.” (she said that in 2008)

    And some more inspiring ones

    “I used to walk down the street like I was a f****ing star… I want people to walk around delusional about how great they can be”

    “If you dont have any shadows you’re not in the light”

  10. Good Vibe Coach on June 19, 2011 at 10:55 am

    Wow, Flavia! Each one of those quotes gave me goosebumps!

    She is something else!!

    And yes, it was your reference to that Costco interview that was the tipping point for writing this post. It’d been bubbling up for a while, but after you mentioned it when we were talking I was like, “Ok, Universe, I’m on it.” lol

    Thanks for sharing the inspiration, Flavia! :)

  11. mango on June 19, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    She’s also said before: ‘I’ve always been famous, you just didn’t know it’

    That’s one way to live your life “as if!”

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/rockandpopfeatures/7221051/Lady-Gaga-Ive-always-been-famous-you-just-didnt-know-it.html

  12. Good Vibe Coach on June 20, 2011 at 10:57 am

    Agreed, Mango!! ha ha

    That virtually requires Universe to respond, doesn’t it?!

    Very cool chick. (Both of you.) :)

  13. Julie B on June 23, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    I love Lady Gaga! I’ve always thought she was good, but weird. Then I saw her video “Born This Way” and realized she is a PHENOM. My good friend’s daughter is crazy for her too and now I get it. I think she is just awesome and is definitely a LOA savvy girl. Thanks for sharing this Jeannette!

    xoxo
    Julie

  14. Jessica on June 23, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    That’s pretty incredible. Thanks Jeanette.

  15. Sarah seidelmann on June 24, 2011 at 5:52 am

    She is one of my favorites- from a Shamanic standpoint she is full of power- a strong ego ( I know who I am and where I am going) combined with humility (this fame , my music and my greatness is bigger than me- I am being “done” by this greatness)

    She is absolutely insanely great in concert and clearly has been put on this planet to empower creatives(or you might say deliberate creators) and eccentric and those who feel they do not belong ( transcended, bi, gay, bohemian) I love that!.

    We all belong:)

  16. Lin E on June 25, 2011 at 4:03 am

    I have written down so many quotes from this post and the comments section I’m going to have to print the whole thing. Won’t be the first time!

    LOVE this Jeannette… love Lady Gaga, she’s a great inspiration for my kids and I’ve been encouraging them to follow her. How nice, as a mom, to be able to finally say someone famous (more than)qualifies as a role model. There aren’t many times I am able to do this, sadly.

    Great post!

    ps: Janette… your quote about the angels took my breath away. I’m considering having that one tattooed somewhere… lol

  17. Barbara on June 30, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    Wow! All of these quotes give me goosebumps! Thanks for sharing!

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