I would play anger music in my office behind closed doors.
I actually got in trouble for playing music like Linkin Park and Korn, just to name a few.
I stayed behind closed doors because of personality conflicts.
That changed when I started going to Breakthrough and listening to the training sessions.
I realized I had allowed the negative environment to take control of me. I’m learning how to build self respect. I’ve made a lot of changes.
First, I don’t play angry music in my office. My door is always open, unless I’m on a personal call.
I wear my “Be a Champion” wristband all the time. It keeps me on track, and I wear it with pride.
I was never a morning person, but I am today.
I love getting up in the morning and getting my workout in at Breakthrough!
I’ve changed my mindset to become a morning person instead of staying in bed.
It’s my time to face the day, and start off with a positive environment with some great people.
By changing my lifestyle, and eliminating negative attitudes and ways, I have more energy and less stress at work.
I have a more positive attitude at work, and I stay motivated and focused on my goals.
Don’t get me wrong, I still have my moments. But instead of shutting my door and listening to “Angry music,” I’ll just take a walk around the office and ask a coworker how their day is going.
I’m more approachable and less abrasive, argumentative, and boisterous.(Those were adjectives given by my coworkers that described me I’ve always felt like I don’t fit in but I’m good with that now.)
Recently, I was nominated by co workers for Employee of the Month!
It has been several years, since that occurred.
I know I’ve adopted changes in my life for the better.
I know a great deal of my attitude change is because of the staff and members at Breakthrough.
I know I’m not alone in this journey.
I’ve actually witnessed people cry, laugh, give hugs and say “Good job!”, “You got this”, or “WE’VE got this!”.
I have never been apart of something, or worked out somewhere, that I have been accepted for who I am.
My philosophy is “How can you feel like a loser when your surrounded by champions?”
I truly feel this way. I feel accepted and love the positive feedback from the Breakthrough family.