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An Interview with Mike “Ambassador” Bruny

Welcome to J. Benjamin Clothing Co.’s first installment of “insert name here” interview series sponsored by “insert sponsor here“.

Mike Buny - Author of Move the Crowd: 30 Days of Hip-Hop Affirmations to Change Your LifeIn our first success interview we picked the brain of Mike “Ambassador” Bruny of Run the Point Enterprises, Hip-Hop Affirmations, and author of the book Move the Crowd: 30 Days of Hip-Hop Affirmations to Change Your Life.

Hi Mike.  Thanks for participating.  Can you tell us a little about yourself?  Who is Mike Bruny?  What do you currently do or what are you involved in?

Mike Bruny is a Brooklyn guy.  No matter where I live in the world, I’m from BK.  I am a guy who is always discovering new things about myself and how the world works (my perspective and my experience anyways). Brooklyn Bridge

I currently work with young adults and professionals who want more out of life and themselves.  I use my life coaching skills to help folks gain clarity and match what they are with what they do on a day-to-day basis.  That takes place through my one-on-one coaching sessions, my book, my presentations, and my blogging.

My June tee release is titled “Recipe for Success”.  It’s my take on what it takes to be successful.  How do you define success and what do you believe it takes to achieve it?

I define success as doing the things you want to do and having the things you want to have.  What I believe it takes to achieve [success] is to know thy self.  Get to know what you are really about and what is important to you.  Not what your parents say, society or your boyz but what your heart says.  Once u take the time to discover (it’s already there man) that aspect you are on your way.  Discover then decide to take action.

You graduated from a 4-year school, got your Master’s, had some successful career positions, and even wrote a book.  Where do you draw your inspiration and motivation from to be able to accomplish such great achievements?  How do you use that to propel you to achieving your goals?

My greatest inspiration is curiosity and awareness.  Mix in the unbelievable people I’ve connected with and you’ve got your answer.  Oh my God, I almost forgot God *smile*.  I trust and believe in God and things bigger than myself to make things happen.  I’m just a guy with a few ideas who has access to a few folks who are doing even bigger things.

I’m actually inspired by things that seem somewhat impossible or difficult.  The more I do the more I can do.

You wrote a book titled,  Move the Crowd: 30 Days of Hip-Hop Affirmations to Change Your Life, that looks to help the reader dig deep within themselves and bring out the best in them.  Why do you feel Hip-Hop can be used as a successful tool to bring about success?  How has Hip-Hop helped inspire you to become successful?

I’m a very physiological person.  When words touch me or move me I literally feel it.  I feel Hip-Hop can be used as a success tool because I’ve used it.

To quote Emerson, “To believe what is in your heart is true for all man; that is genius”.  How many people do you know that have favorite quotes or quotes on their wall or screen saver?  Hip-Hop lyrics are just quotes that can be used to inspire and motivate people who resonant with it.

Some may use a quote that says true friends are with you before you are successful.  Me and my boy Annel would say back in college, “And when I blow up don’t try and kick it to me later” by Positive K.

You are the owner of Run the Point Enterprises as well at HipHopAffirmations.com.  Typically when you sign off, you tell each reader and listener to always “run the point from where you are with what you have”.  In one of my posts, “Six Not-So-Secret Tools for Success”, I in essence stress that “taking action” is the most important part to anyone becoming a success.  For someone who obviously doesn’t just sit on a dream or goal, what kind of suggestions can you offer for someone struggling to take action?

You already know my suggestion: run the point from where you are with what you have!  Surround yourself with people who are going to challenge you and support you to take action; pit yourself in a position where you have to take action by telling someone else what you are going to do and by when.  You can also take an action that if u don’t follow through on what’s needed u will lose the money you already invested.

I would like to thank you for interviewing with J. Benjamin Clothing Co.  We hope to see your book and seminars in the mainstream environment soon.  Until then, how can someone get in contact with you regarding your life coaching services or request more information regarding your seminars?

You can check me out at runthepoint.com or hiphopaffirmations.com.  Reach out directly at bruny@hiphopaffirmations.com. Mike Bruny's Hip Hop Affirmations


Lastly, what is one quote/lyric that you favorite that will get the readers fired up after reading this?

Got to go with Jigga and “I can’t base what I’m gonna be off of what everybody else isn’t…”.   Signing off your ambassador to your biggest dream….

We would like to thank Mike once again for taking the time to share with us about his thoughts on success.  We hope that you enjoyed our first installment of the success series interviews.  If you would like to be notified when more come out or when any other new posts are published please enter your email address to the right of the screen.  We have a lot more to come and hope to keep you guys inspired and motivated to keep following your own dream(s).

Remember, there isn’t a deadline on following your own dream.  Get out there and take action now.  Any movement counts.

John for J. Benjamin Clothing Co.

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  2. By Austin on May 10, 2010 | Reply

    dope interview. It’s good to see the people behind the project. I was really feelin the shirt but didn’t know there was a book behind it.

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