Hip Hop Affirmation of the Day#177


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Affirmation of the Day: “I remain true to who I am, wherever I am.”

Live from L.A. is your Hip Hop Affirmation for the Day!  The Ambassador is on the road going from coast to coast.  As I travel from place to place (Amsterdam is less than 5 weeks away) I take in where I am and respect the culture and differences.  The one thing that does not change is who I am at my core.  When I start to get out of my zone, something just doesn’t feel right internally. Here is what I mean…

I have worked as an Operations Manager in a manufacturing setting.  I quickly noticed the dynamics between managers and the workers.  When I interacted with many of the people who worked for me, I could sense that they felt I did not have their best interest in mind.  I felt like I was being placed in a box (I was just my title–manager.  I could not afford to make a mistake.  I was not viewed as someone with feelings and a life outside of the role, “manager” or management as we were so often clumped into one box.  On the other end I noticed I started to believe that my workers had the worst intent and could not be trusted and were lazy.  Which came first the chicken or the egg? Was it the way some managers treated and perceived their people that started the disconnection or was it the way the technician viewed “management,” whether it be carried over from different jobs that soured relationships?

I started to fall into the trap of my environment, but began to realize that that was not the way Ambassador Bruny wanted things to be.  I worked hard to just be myself; to smile more, to connect with people more on a personal level so we could understand and forgive each other easier. It’s a work in progress, but it is slowly working!  The key is communication and a willingness to bring your assumptions to the table and a willingness to have what you were thinking be wrong.

Are you up for the challenge in your own relationships?

Question of the Day: Is your environment ruining you?

Action of the Day: Check-in on one assumption you have about someone and see if you are right or wrong.

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

Your Ambassador,

Mike Bruny