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I’M        Focused, Man41 Hip Hop AffirmationsTM to Change Your Life          Inspired by the lyrics of Jay-Z              ...
Iʼm Focused Man:41 Hip Hop Affirmations to Change Your Life; Inspired by                  the lyrics of Jay-Z              ...
You have permission to post this, email this,    print this and pass it along for free to  anyone you like, as long as you...
This ebook was created to be shared. Hereare a couple of ways you can do that:1.Send this file to a friend2.Send them this...
This book is the first of many in a series leveraging hip hoplyrics as a form of personal and professionaldevelopment.The ...
that you will probably ask so let me answer them now soyou can fully enjoy your journey.1. Why Jay-Z?: It’s quite simple (...
through it and say, “You really like this Jay-Z guy.” It’s atthat point that I realized that his words has had a greatimpa...
long enough and have come to the simple answers to  the question, “Why did you write this book?”    1. I could not, not wr...
2. Why an ebook?    •I always want to be with you!: You can take these    words and use them whenever you need them.    Op...
page after page, when you know what you are in    the mood for, but just don’t know where to find it.Whatever you do, enjo...
AlbumREASONABLE DOUBT                    1996   I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
“Granted 9 to 5 is how yousurvive, I aint tryin to survive, Im tryin to live it to the limit        and love it a lot."   ...
“You aint havin it, good, meeither. Lets get together and   make this whole world         believe us.”              Can’t ...
“The youth I used to be, soonto see a million; no more,Big  Willy, my game is grown I prefer you call me William.”        ...
“I rather dieenormous than live    dormant.”                      Can I Live  Affirmation: I am focused on doing big things...
“As sure as this earth is turning,souls burning in search of higher    learning, turnin’ in every  direction, seeking dire...
Album:In My Lifetime, Vol. I                    1997   I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
“You only know what yousee, you don’t understand what it takes to be me”                     Lucky Me    Affirmation: I emb...
Album:Vol. 2: Hard Knock Life                     1998    I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
“Let the thing between myeyes analyze life’s ills, then  I put it down type real.”                      Hard Knock Life Af...
Album:Vol. 3. Life and Times of         S.Carter                      1999     I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
“Can’t explain it, God  given, I guess theresult of hard livin’ ”                The Things You Do   Affirmation: I embrace...
“I used to take it for granted, why I was placed on this planet. I would ask myself,while writing raps to myself, but righ...
Album:The Dynasty: Roc La Familia                        2000       I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
“I’m a hustler baby, I just want you to know, it ain’twhere I been, but where i’m        about to go.”               I jus...
“I will not   lose.”            Change the GameAffirmation: I am resilient and will win     I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffi...
Album:The Blueprint                 2001I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
“I ain’t looking at you  dudes, i’m looking      pass you.”        Heart of the city (Ain’t no Love)   Affirmation: My eyes...
“Just know I chose my own  fate; I drove by the fork inthe road and went straight.”                        Renegade    Affi...
“To try and to fail the twothings I hate. Succeed in  this rap game, the two   things that’s great.”                      ...
“You tryin’ to get them 1’s, i’m tryin’ get them M’s; 1million, 2 million, 3 millon,             4.”                     Y...
“Somebody would’ve told ‘em that Hov would sell clothing; not in my lifetime,wasn’t in my right mind. That’s anotherdiffer...
“Momma didn’t raise no fool, put me anywhere on God’sgreen earth and i’ll triple my          worth.”                    Yo...
“Yeah, you shinin’ but the  only thing you leavingout...you’re a candle in the           sun.”                        Hola...
Album:Blueprint 2: The Gift & the          Curse      I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
“I roll with the punches so I survive.  I bob and weave with my feet fromside to side, “I’m back” stronger than ever, “sur...
“I been real all my life, they confuse it with conceit. Since I will not lose, theytry to help him cheat. But I will not l...
“Remind yourself,nobody built like you;you design yourself.”                         Dream  Affirmation: I have a choice in...
“Put us together, how they gonna   stop both of us? Whatever she lacks, i’m right over her shoulder;when i’m off track, mo...
Album:The Black Album                  2003 I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
“The Martha Stewart that’sfar from Jewish; far from a Harvard student, just had      the balls to do it.”               Wh...
Album:Kingdom Come                 2006I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
“I’m not afraid ofdying, i’m afraid of    not tryin’.”                        Beach ChairAffirmation: I use my talents to t...
“And I don’t surf the net, no I’ve  never been on Myspace, too busy letting my voice vibrate,    carving out my space.”   ...
“Son said, Hov how you getso fly? I said from not being  afraid to fall out the sky.”                   Beach Chair       A...
“No compass comes with this life,just eyes so to map it out you must look inside. Sure books can guide  you but your heart...
“And there’s much biggerissues in the world--I know,but I first had to take care of      the world I know.”                ...
Album:American Gangster                   2007  I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
“I’m trying to beatlife, because I can’t    cheat death.”                          Pray Affirmation: I focus on my circle o...
Album:   Blueprint 3                 2009I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
“I’m talking about progress,   I ain’t lookin’ back; youknow I run track, tryin’ not         to get lapped.               ...
“Can’t be scared to  fail in search of    perfection.”            On To The Next One  Affirmation: I move forward despite f...
“It’s all aboutprogression, loitersshould be arrested.”                 On To The Next One Affirmation: I am in motion; men...
“I’m on the practice field  running two a days, so Idon’t drop the ball when it’s      thrown my way.”                     ...
“The motivation forme, is them telling mewhat I could not be.”                 So Ambitious    Affirmation: I use obstacles...
“But i’m different; I can’tbase what I’m gonna be off of what everybody isn’t.”                       So Ambitious Affirmat...
“No vision, lack ofambition, so wack.”                    So Ambitious  Affirmation: I am full of vision and ambition      ...
Album:Lyrics from various sources (collaborations, mixtapes,            etc.)       I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmation...
“Everybody looking at youstrange, saying, ‘you changed;’like you work that hard so you      can stay the same.”           ...
“Life is a trip sosometimes we gon’    stumble.”      Power (remix) by Kanye West  Affirmation: I may trip but I keep going...
“But I can’t teach you my swag. You can pay forschool, but you can’t buy          class.”                 Swagger Like Us ...
“How could you falter whenyou’re the rock of Gibraltar.I had to get off the boat so I   could walk on water.” Diamonds of ...
The End....for Now(Bonus pages are next)    I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
Thank you page: “First of all I want to thank   my connects, the mostimportant person with all due           respect.”This...
Parting Notes:Thanks for checking out my first ebook. Your feedback isvaluable so please provide it on any of the mediums b...
I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
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  1. 1. I’M Focused, Man41 Hip Hop AffirmationsTM to Change Your Life Inspired by the lyrics of Jay-Z by Mike “Ambassador” Bruny I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
  2. 2. Iʼm Focused Man:41 Hip Hop Affirmations to Change Your Life; Inspired by the lyrics of Jay-Z --by Ambassador Bruny Rev.1 Published by RTP Publishings Copyright by Run the Point Enterprises Created December 4, 2010 Hip Hop AffirmationTM is a trademark of Run the Point Enterprises I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
  3. 3. You have permission to post this, email this, print this and pass it along for free to anyone you like, as long as you make no changes or edits to its contents or digitalformat. In fact, I’d love it if you’d make lots and lots of copies. The right to bind this and sell it as a book, however, is strictly reserved. I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
  4. 4. This ebook was created to be shared. Hereare a couple of ways you can do that:1.Send this file to a friend2.Send them this link: http://bit.ly/focusedman1 ( so they can download it themselves3.Print out copies and give them away as gifts4.Share, bookmark, talk about this link on all your social media sites (facebook, twitter, youtube, tumblr, Brazen Careerist, etc.) I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
  5. 5. This book is the first of many in a series leveraging hip hoplyrics as a form of personal and professionaldevelopment.The first ebook is focused on 41 lyrics from Jay-Z’s library ofalbums. Each lyric has an original affirmation for you torecite out loud(use it or feel free to create your own.)I have always been a lover of quotes and a lover of hiphop. It was only natural for me to combine the two andbring you content that can have a positive impact onyour life. There are a couple of fundamental questions I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
  6. 6. that you will probably ask so let me answer them now soyou can fully enjoy your journey.1. Why Jay-Z?: It’s quite simple (in my mind at least); besides the accolades and us both being from Brooklyn there is something more organic that happened and I just decided to pay attention and act on what was going on. In my first book, “Move the Crowd: 30 Days of Hip Hop Affirmations to Change Your Life,” 11 out of 30 (37%) lyrics used were from Jay-Z. I did not plan it that way, but that is the way it played out. I did not notice at first, but then people who knew nothing about hip hop would grab my book, flip I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
  7. 7. through it and say, “You really like this Jay-Z guy.” It’s atthat point that I realized that his words has had a greatimpact on me and many of the people I collaboratedwith to create my first book. Two years later afterlistening to all of his albums and pulling out the lyricsthat moved me, I decided to create this ebook--despite the cry of some who felt having the book focuson one artist would not fly. To those who are/wereopposed, I thank you for the fuel and the reminder,“The motivation for me, is them telling me what Icould not be, (so ambitious)” and that I must trust thelittle voice that says, “move forward.” I have delayed I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
  8. 8. long enough and have come to the simple answers to the question, “Why did you write this book?” 1. I could not, not write this book. 2. I refuse to die with my music inside me. 3. I hope it inspires and enables others to trust themselves and share their gifts with the world.The words in this book will impact you in some way. Loveor hate the man (Jay-Z), you will see that the words in thisbook will inspire you, it will invoke confidence in you, it willforce you to answer the question, “What the hell are youwaiting for? (encore). I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
  9. 9. 2. Why an ebook? •I always want to be with you!: You can take these words and use them whenever you need them. Open it on your phone, iPad or any other electronic device. The words can serve you before a meeting, a presentation, on vacation, just hanging out. Whenever and wherever needed, we are ready to serve you. •Find whatever you need fast: You can use ctrl + F (on your computer) or the search feature on your mobile PDF reader (example: ibooks) to search for particular words, instead of manually flipping through I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
  10. 10. page after page, when you know what you are in the mood for, but just don’t know where to find it.Whatever you do, enjoy it and share it.Your Ambassador,Bruny*super important note: The information in this book, by noway or means indicates Jay-Z or his company hasendorsed this book. The affirmations do not express howhe intended his lyrics to be used, but is an interpretationof the author(that’s me) and those who he worked with. I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
  11. 11. AlbumREASONABLE DOUBT 1996 I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
  12. 12. “Granted 9 to 5 is how yousurvive, I aint tryin to survive, Im tryin to live it to the limit and love it a lot." D’evils Affirmation: I live to the limit and love it a lot I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
  13. 13. “You aint havin it, good, meeither. Lets get together and make this whole world believe us.” Can’t knock the hustle Affirmation: I partner with determined people I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
  14. 14. “The youth I used to be, soonto see a million; no more,Big Willy, my game is grown I prefer you call me William.” Can I Live Affirmation: My game is grown I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
  15. 15. “I rather dieenormous than live dormant.” Can I Live Affirmation: I am focused on doing big things I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
  16. 16. “As sure as this earth is turning,souls burning in search of higher learning, turnin’ in every direction, seeking direction.” Regrets Affirmation: I gather advisors so I make smart moves I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
  17. 17. Album:In My Lifetime, Vol. I 1997 I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
  18. 18. “You only know what yousee, you don’t understand what it takes to be me” Lucky Me Affirmation: I embrace my complexity I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
  19. 19. Album:Vol. 2: Hard Knock Life 1998 I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
  20. 20. “Let the thing between myeyes analyze life’s ills, then I put it down type real.” Hard Knock Life Affirmation: I analyze situations & move with confidence I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
  21. 21. Album:Vol. 3. Life and Times of S.Carter 1999 I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
  22. 22. “Can’t explain it, God given, I guess theresult of hard livin’ ” The Things You Do Affirmation: I embrace my God given talents I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
  23. 23. “I used to take it for granted, why I was placed on this planet. I would ask myself,while writing raps to myself, but right thereunder my nose was the flow of all flows; not a demon, but a rose in the cement.” The Things You Do Affirmation: I love myself I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
  24. 24. Album:The Dynasty: Roc La Familia 2000 I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
  25. 25. “I’m a hustler baby, I just want you to know, it ain’twhere I been, but where i’m about to go.” I just want to love you Affirmation: It’s all about where i’m about to go I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
  26. 26. “I will not lose.” Change the GameAffirmation: I am resilient and will win I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
  27. 27. Album:The Blueprint 2001I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
  28. 28. “I ain’t looking at you dudes, i’m looking pass you.” Heart of the city (Ain’t no Love) Affirmation: My eyes are focused on my goals I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
  29. 29. “Just know I chose my own fate; I drove by the fork inthe road and went straight.” Renegade Affirmation: I choose the road less traveled I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
  30. 30. “To try and to fail the twothings I hate. Succeed in this rap game, the two things that’s great.” Izzo Affirmation: I am successful at what I love I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
  31. 31. “You tryin’ to get them 1’s, i’m tryin’ get them M’s; 1million, 2 million, 3 millon, 4.” You Don’t KnowAffirmation: I get exactly what I aim for, so I aim high I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
  32. 32. “Somebody would’ve told ‘em that Hov would sell clothing; not in my lifetime,wasn’t in my right mind. That’s anotherdifference that’s between me and them. I smarten up, open the market up.” You Don’t Know Affirmation: What I believe is what I can achieve I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
  33. 33. “Momma didn’t raise no fool, put me anywhere on God’sgreen earth and i’ll triple my worth.” You Don’t KnowAffirmation: Put me anywhere and I’ll triple my worth I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
  34. 34. “Yeah, you shinin’ but the only thing you leavingout...you’re a candle in the sun.” Hola HovitoAffirmation: I understand what is going on around me I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
  35. 35. Album:Blueprint 2: The Gift & the Curse I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
  36. 36. “I roll with the punches so I survive. I bob and weave with my feet fromside to side, “I’m back” stronger than ever, “surprise, surprise.” They tryto take me out the game but I’s alive.” Some People HateAffirmation: I roll with the punches and only come out stronger I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
  37. 37. “I been real all my life, they confuse it with conceit. Since I will not lose, theytry to help him cheat. But I will not lose for even in defeat, there’s a valuable lesson learned so it evens it up for me.” Blueprint 2 Affirmation: F.A.I.L means: From All I Learn I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
  38. 38. “Remind yourself,nobody built like you;you design yourself.” Dream Affirmation: I have a choice in who I become I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
  39. 39. “Put us together, how they gonna stop both of us? Whatever she lacks, i’m right over her shoulder;when i’m off track, mommy keeping me focused.” ’03 Bonnie and ClydeAffirmation: I work with people who have complimentary skills I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
  40. 40. Album:The Black Album 2003 I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
  41. 41. “The Martha Stewart that’sfar from Jewish; far from a Harvard student, just had the balls to do it.” What More Can I Say Affirmation: I use my determination to succeed I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
  42. 42. Album:Kingdom Come 2006I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
  43. 43. “I’m not afraid ofdying, i’m afraid of not tryin’.” Beach ChairAffirmation: I use my talents to the best of my abilities I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
  44. 44. “And I don’t surf the net, no I’ve never been on Myspace, too busy letting my voice vibrate, carving out my space.” Beach Chair Affirmation: I am creating a unique space in this world I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
  45. 45. “Son said, Hov how you getso fly? I said from not being afraid to fall out the sky.” Beach Chair Affirmation: I am a high flyer I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
  46. 46. “No compass comes with this life,just eyes so to map it out you must look inside. Sure books can guide you but your heart defines you.” Beach Chair Affirmation: I look inside for the answers I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
  47. 47. “And there’s much biggerissues in the world--I know,but I first had to take care of the world I know.” Kingdom Come Affirmation: I start by taking care of the world I know I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
  48. 48. Album:American Gangster 2007 I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
  49. 49. “I’m trying to beatlife, because I can’t cheat death.” Pray Affirmation: I focus on my circle of influence I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
  50. 50. Album: Blueprint 3 2009I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
  51. 51. “I’m talking about progress, I ain’t lookin’ back; youknow I run track, tryin’ not to get lapped. What We Talkin’ About Affirmation: I am fully engaged and looking forward I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
  52. 52. “Can’t be scared to fail in search of perfection.” On To The Next One Affirmation: I move forward despite fear I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
  53. 53. “It’s all aboutprogression, loitersshould be arrested.” On To The Next One Affirmation: I am in motion; mentally and physically I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
  54. 54. “I’m on the practice field running two a days, so Idon’t drop the ball when it’s thrown my way.” We Off That Affirmation: I am prepared for opportunity I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
  55. 55. “The motivation forme, is them telling mewhat I could not be.” So Ambitious Affirmation: I use obstacles as fuel I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
  56. 56. “But i’m different; I can’tbase what I’m gonna be off of what everybody isn’t.” So Ambitious Affirmation: I trust that I have my own path to follow I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
  57. 57. “No vision, lack ofambition, so wack.” So Ambitious Affirmation: I am full of vision and ambition I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
  58. 58. Album:Lyrics from various sources (collaborations, mixtapes, etc.) I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
  59. 59. “Everybody looking at youstrange, saying, ‘you changed;’like you work that hard so you can stay the same.” Most Kings Affirmation: Change is a natural part of life and i’m ready I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
  60. 60. “Life is a trip sosometimes we gon’ stumble.” Power (remix) by Kanye West Affirmation: I may trip but I keep going I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
  61. 61. “But I can’t teach you my swag. You can pay forschool, but you can’t buy class.” Swagger Like Us Affirmation: I am myself in every situation I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
  62. 62. “How could you falter whenyou’re the rock of Gibraltar.I had to get off the boat so I could walk on water.” Diamonds of Sierra Leone (remix) by Kanye WestAffirmation: I take risk to move my cause to the next level I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
  63. 63. The End....for Now(Bonus pages are next) I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
  64. 64. Thank you page: “First of all I want to thank my connects, the mostimportant person with all due respect.”This is for the folks who responded to my last minute call to be part of this project by providing, selecting their top Jay-Z lyrics or giving feedback. “THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, YOU’RE FAR TOO KIND.” Josh Hernandez, Jude Bernard, Scott Rossow, Elliot Darvick, Angel “the Bridalbff” Babbit, Jesse Rowell, Jr., David Lapedis, John Southee, to be continued... I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
  65. 65. Parting Notes:Thanks for checking out my first ebook. Your feedback isvaluable so please provide it on any of the mediums below:Email: Bruny@hiphopaffirmations.comBlog: www.hiphopaffirmations.comFacebook: www.facebook.com/mikebrunyTwitter: @hiphopaffirmsTumblr: www.ambassadorbruny.tumblr.comYoutube: www.youtube.com/ambassadorbruny I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
  66. 66. I’m Focused Man - www.hiphopaffirmations.com
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