Category Archives: Hip Hop Affirmations

Hip Hop Affirmations: The Only Time We Got Is The Time We Make

The only time we got is the time we make
And that time could never be replaced
Frozen~

Jared Evans 

Affirmation of the Day:
The only time I have is the time I make

Have you heard the saying, “If you want something done, give it to a busy person.” Why is that?  It doesn’t seem to make sense on the surface, except for the fact that the busy person will make the time, get things done and move on.  The person with time on their hands may run into the temptation to procrastinate.  Oh, I speak from experience: When I was a student-athlete everyday was filled with some kind of practice or game to be played.  I was able to manage my time to include my athletics, my academics and my extracurricular activities such as my fraternity and peer counseling.  You would think once the athletic season was over and I now had an extra free 2hrs a day I would get more school work done…that wasn’t the case.  I found ways to procrastinate and waste those 2hrs a day.  When I was busy I did not have the luxury of procrastination.

You can beat procrastination by getting things done right away.  Adopt the, “I do it now!,” Philosophy. You can also create deadlines for yourself so you stay on track.  Now quit reading and get to work <with love> 

Question of the Day:
What have you been putting off?

Action of the Day:
Check out the book “Getting things done” by David Allen for a good time management system.

Run the Point from where you are, with what you have!

Your Ambassador,

Mike Bruny

Mike Bruny is a certified professional life coach and author, helping ambitious professionals gain clarity for life/career decisions. Reach him at bruny@hiphopaffirmations.com. His book  “Move the Crowd: 30 Days of Hip Hop Affirmations to Change Your Life.” is availible at www.Amazon.comhttp://tinyurl.com/movethecrowd

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Hip Hop Affirmations – We’re All Self Conscious

We’re all self conscious
I’m just the first
to admit it” ~
All Falls DownKanye West

Affirmation of the Day:
 I openly confront the things that may stop me from being as great as I can be.

“I’m so dumb, ugly, fat, etc.” These are the kind of things that we are secretly worried about.  The kind of things that we work overtime on to cover-up.  We pray the outside world won’t know our little secret about how we truly feel about ourselves.  We can go around and help so many other people, but it can sometimes feel difficult to help ourselves.  Don’t get too down in the dumps.

Despite your self-doubt, you can still make great things happen.  A pretty cool methaphor I like to think about is being a wounded healer.  Sure we have baggage, but that does not mean we can’t still be helpful and have a hugh impact on this world.

Question of the Day:
What don’t you like about yourself?

Action of the Day:
Take your list of things you don’t like about yourself and next to each item write, “and I can still…”  Fill in with what you can still do.

Run the Point; from where you are with what you have!

Your Ambassador,

Mike Bruny

P.S.: Hurry up, the world is waiting on your greatness.

Mike Bruny is a certified professional life coach and author, helping ambitious professionals gain clarity for life/career decisions. Reach him at bruny@hiphopaffirmations.com. His book  “Move the Crowd: 30 Days of Hip Hop Affirmations to Change Your Life.” is availible at www.Amazon.comhttp://tinyurl.com/movethecrowd

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Hip Hop Affirmations: Dreaming About Getting Paid


‘Cause I don’t like to dream about getting paid.” ~RakimPaid in Full

I like to dream about getting paid…but I also like to take action to get paid.

When I was an intern following graduate school and could only afford to buy sunflower seeds and quarter water, I would dream about getting paid. I created a list of ways to make money. One young lady at the job would say, “Bruny, you are always up to something;” she was right. I did not like trying to figure out what my future wife and I could do with only enough money for train fare.

So I decided to create my get paid list. I was hungry (figuratively and literally) and let everything around me inspire what went on my list. I was sitting at my internship one day and the candy machine guy came by–”Oh” I thought, “I could own candy machines.” My list included everything from painting houses to buying candy in bulk and selling it at a marked up price. My list has evolved over the years to include selling books, presenting and consulting. The key is to get an early start on learning how to make money so it feels easy and natural over time.

Affirmation of the Day:
I am a money making machine

Question of the Day:
What unique talent can you use to generate income?

Action of the Day:
Create a list of your hobbies and places where you can get paid doing what you love.

Run the Point; from where you are, with what you have!

Your Ambassador,
Mike Bruny

Mike Bruny is a certified professional life coach and author, helping ambitious professionals gain clarity for life/career decisions. Reach him at bruny@hiphopaffirmations.com. His book  “Move the Crowd: 30 Days of Hip Hop Affirmations to Change Your Life.” is availible at www.Amazon.comhttp://tinyurl.com/movethecrowd

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Hip Hop Affirmations: What Are You Looking For?


As sure as this earth is turning,
souls is burnings
in search of higher learning
Turning in every direction
seeking direction”

– Jay-Z
Regrets

What are you looking for? The 3 years following grad school, I had 4 jobs as I tried to figure out what I wanted to do with my life. What did I discover? Sometimes you have to jump around in order to find what you are truly seeking. It can take a lot of guts to leave a situation that is not right for you, especially if you are fighting the pressures from voices around you telling you what you should be doing and that, “you are lucky to have a job.”

Some people think a little differently. They feel that the job is lucky to have them. They understand that they may not be in the ideal situation, but they continue to use their “off” time as “on” time. Time to get on to discovering what they are really passionate about. In my search I’ve done many different things including a stint in a Multi-Level Marketing company. Some may cringe or turn their nose up at that opportunity, but I can tell you first hand that my experience sparked a desire to focus on personal development.

I recommend self-discovery to everyone. It doesn’t matter how old you are, it’s never to late to figure out what you want to be when you grow up.

Two books recommended by Ambassador Bruny for Self-Discovery:
-The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren
-What Color is Your Parachute by Richard Bolles

Affirmation of the Day:
I love all the unanswered questions I have about what I want to do with my life. It shows that I care about my impact on this world

Question of the Day:
What do you want to be when you grow up?

Action of the Day:
Find 10 minutes to focus and journal your answer to the question of the day

Run the Point; from where you are, with what you have!

Your Ambassador,
Mike Bruny

Mike Bruny is a certified professional life coach and author, helping ambitious professionals gain clarity for life/career decisions. Reach him at bruny@hiphopaffirmations.com. His book  “Move the Crowd: 30 Days of Hip Hop Affirmations to Change Your Life.” is availible at www.Amazon.comhttp://tinyurl.com/movethecrowd

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Hip Hop Affirmations: How Many Styles Do You Have?


“This is just one style out of many;
like a piggy bank, this is one penny”

Boogie Down Productions
– My Philosophy  


Affirmation of the Day:
I am so versatile and have range

So you have your foundation down; what do you do next?  Diversify while keeping a core element that allows people to know it’s still you.  My example is around what I learned with having a good fit with my clothes.  I let that and the fact that the Ambassador Bruny brand is a classic one serve as a base.  I added my bow tie as my signature look and we build everything else around those elements (still a work in progress by the way).  Maybe fashion is not your thing; that’s okay.  It’s just a metaphor for all of life.

You may be asking, “How do I apply this to my work or school life?”  Great question and here are a couple of suggestions for you:
Keep your foundation which can act as an anchor for who you really are.

As things change, including yourself, you need to be able to learn new skills in order to adapt Exposure, Exposure, Exposure.  Get out there and see and experience new things.  It allows you to create things that others with limited exposure cannot fathom

Question of the Day:
How has versatility been an asset to you?

Action of the Day:
None for today.

Run the Point, from where you are, with what you have!

Your Ambassador,
Mike Bruny

Mike Bruny is a certified professional life coach and author, helping ambitious professionals gain clarity for life/career decisions. Reach him at bruny@hiphopaffirmations.com. His book  “Move the Crowd: 30 Days of Hip Hop Affirmations to Change Your Life.” is availible at www.Amazon.comhttp://tinyurl.com/movethecrowd

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Hip Hop Affirmations: Don’t Sweat The Details….yet


“I could use a dream or a genie or a wish to go back to a place that is much simpler than this.”
B.O.B
Airplanes

Affirmation of the Day:
I believe in magic

Let me pretend for one moment that I know all the steps involved to accomplish all the wonderful things I want to do in this world–if I waited for that statement to be true, I would never take action.  For as long as I could remember I was a dreamer.  I was a kid with a vision (not necessarily the step by step plan to accomplish it) and at times some well wishing adult or peer would try to get me all tied up in the details and knowing all the steps to accomplish the goal/vision or suggest I move on to something else.  So, what has changed for this kid who grew up on Hawthorne Street in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn?– yes, sunflower seeds, quarter water, and Mr. Softee ice cream trucks where staples of my yout (sic.) <in my best Jamaican ascent>

I’m much lighter with it now.  I stay with the vision, but I don’t try to kill it with the details of how it’s going to get done.  I have learned to share my vision and ask for thoughts and assistance.  I’ve also learned to trust myself so I can take feedback and input, but stay true to my vision.

Question of the Day:
Do you believe in magic?

Action of the Day:
Put logic aside for a second and see what is possible.

Run the Point from where you are, with what you have!

You Ambassador,
Mike Bruny

Mike Bruny is a certified professional life coach and author, helping ambitious professionals gain clarity for life/career decisions. Reach him at bruny@hiphopaffirmations.com. His book “Move the Crowd: 30 Days of Hip Hop Affirmations to Change Your Life.” is availible at www.Amazon.com.

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