We had the good fortune of connecting with Madison Surdyke and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Madison, what is the most important factor behind your success?
I stopped playing not to lose and started playing to win. 5 years ago I was working as an actuary and was absolutely miserable…I had severe anxiety, eczema, major disordered eating issues, slept only 2-3 hours a night, had chronic back pain and was anxious 24/7.⁠ I went to a “good” college. I got “good” corporate job. I did everything I was “supposed to”…so why did I feel so stuck and unfulfilled? It was because I was playing not to lose. Every decision in my life was made in an attempt to avoid failure. To avoid making the wrong decision. To avoid rejection.

When I finally started to play to win, everything in my life shifted. I aligned my thoughts, energy and actions with the life I ACTUALLY wanted to be living. I listened to my intuition even when it made no logical sense. I kept going even when it looked like things weren’t “working”. I took action even when I “had no idea what I was doing”. I stopped letting my past dictate what was possible for my future. My anxiety, eczema, back pain and sleep issues DISAPPEARED. I started my coaching business and was able to leave my corporate job in just a couple years, manifested getting engaged to my soulmate, completely healed my relationship with food and so much more! You are the creator of your life. You have the power to create, be, do and have anything your heart desires. There is NO limit to the power within you. And this power within you gets activated when you play to win. When you go all in on YOU and your goals and dreams. When you stop letting your fears and doubts keep you stuck. When you take charge of and invest in your life, your healing and your growth. When you choose to believe anything is possible, despite what your current reality is showing you. If you knew anything was possible, what would you do? If you knew you couldn’t fail, get rejected, make the wrong decision, etc, what would you do?

If you’re ready to start playing to win, feel free to message me on instagram @magneticallyyou – I’d love to help you figure out your next step.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I’m a Mindset & Energy coach and the host of the Magnetically You Podcast. I teach others how to manifest a life they’re completely in love with using the power of their mind, energy and intuition! I’m on a mission to help you tap into the infinite magic within you because when you do, you become magnetic to more success, abundance and freedom than you ever thought possible.

I got where I am today by choosing to believe in possibility even when my goals seemed impossible and even when I felt like I’d tried everything and still wasn’t seeing the results I wanted. I kept going anyways, always. Most of us want to get our belief from something happening. we wait on the results in order to believe.⁠ ⁠ Once i make $100k, then I’ll believe I’m a successful business owner⁠ Once i meet my soulmate, then I’ll believe they exist and i am worthy of their love⁠ Once i get promoted, then I’ll believe I’m good at my job⁠ ⁠ But it’s the belief that makes it happen. ⁠Imagine you’re driving down the road and it’s dark outside. You’re heading to California but you can’t see California yet. you can only see the 200 feet in front of you lit up by your lights. even though you can’t see California, you trust that’s where you’re headed. You keep going and letting the path unfold before you.⁠ ⁠ What if you could have the same level of trust in the unfolding of your life? ⁠ ⁠ What if you could believe AHEAD of time?⁠ ⁠ What if you didn’t have to see it YET in order to believe what you want is possible for you and already on its way to you? When you believe it, you’ll see it. Keep going, keep trusting. ⁠

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?


  • LDU – hands down best coffee taste/quality
  • Window Seat – great coffee and good place to work remotely
  • Magnolia Sous Le Pont – favorite oat milk matcha latte


  • Mi Cocina (highland park) – favorite “fancier” Mexican restaurant, the sunset enchiladas are the BEST and it’s fun to grab drinks at the bar called Monkey Bar on the 3rd story before dinner
  • Campuzanos – favorite “divey” Mexican restaurant, you have to get the chicken fajitas Paradiso – best patio, amazing for brunch or dinner or just happy hour outside
  • Sixty Vines – burger is life changing
  • Eatzi’s – you must get their salad/sandwich bar for lunch
  • Thai Thai – hole in the wall Thai spot that is BYOB and food is amazing
  • Cafe Madrid – best tapas


  • Revelers bar on Sundays – they have the same live Jazz band every Sunday and people get HYPE for it, there’s such an electric, high energy here
  • HG supply – great fun rooftop Bowen House – cutest romantic cocktail bar and date night spot
  • The Henry – amazing dirty martini, rooftop is really nice

Other things:

  • walk around white rock lake

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
5 years ago, I met a full time food blogger who was making over 6 figures doing what she loved on her own terms. The day we met was the day I decided to start my business. I’m beyond grateful for that coffee date with Kate Kordsmeier and for her showing me it was possible for me too. I hardly recognize that version of me or my life 5 years ago now. Everything has shifted in massive positive ways and now I get to be that person for my clients who shows them their dreams are possible for them too. I’ve also invested over $36,000 in coaching and other tools to constantly grow, learn and uplevel in my own life. I LOVE working with coaches and always have a coach myself.

This is part of why I love coaching my clients too – because I’ve experienced how life changing coaching is myself. It’s seriously the best thing ever to invest in yourself and blow your own mind by what you’re capable of.

Website: https://www.magneticallyyou.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/magneticallyyou/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCco001MLwfrQtjqUAU9WMIA
Other: Podcast: iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/magnetically-you/id1509449257
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5uxUofzhU4lXTk3JpCLg1D?si=q6WIRZXjQC6_jXqHmZbdCw

Book a free consult with me https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=17188465&appointmentType=17919066

Image Credits
Image with me in prayer hands is from: Angela Hays Photography All other images are mine

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