On Reflection...

5 Mins. @ Sunrise: Be Positive

By Tony McLean Brown | January 18, 2021 |

Hello, this is Tony Brown and welcome to 5 Mins at Sunset.  This episode is entitled:  “Be Positive (B+),” and we are going to talk about three things:  Negativity surrounding all this COVID crap, a seminar I took about a book entitled “Positive Intelligence“, and one of our favorite singer/song writers Ms. Maggie Rose. Maggie…

Happy Holidays @Home!

By Tony McLean Brown | December 17, 2020 |

3 Tips for Remote Thriving in 2021 Before we get started today … from our home to yours … Happy Holidays! Be safe, be healthy, and most importantly be happy! Today’s topic is Remote Thriving in 2021. None of us wants to just survive … most of us wanna thrive. Time is a wastin’ ……

Albert Einstein “Do You Believe in God?”

By Tony McLean Brown | October 19, 2020 |

When Einstein gave lectures at U.S. universities, the recurring question that students asked him most was: “Do you believe in God?” And he answered, “I believe in the God of Spinoza.” Baruch de Spinoza was a Dutch philosopher considered one of the great rationalists of 17th century philosophy, along with Descartes. Here are thoughts by…

5 Mins. @ Sunset: R U Sad?

By Tony McLean Brown | September 20, 2020 |

If you believe your career should be an integrated part of your life, then reflecting on how happiness and/or sadness affects your performance is good professional development. If you are sad, it is likely you can not optimize your humanity … much less whatever you do to earn a paycheck. Let’s go to work. HERE’S…

5 Qualities of Great Leaders

By Tony McLean Brown | September 10, 2020 |

I got a computer-generated SPAM email from Susy Jackson, News Editor for LinkedIn, and she asked me two very specific questions related to Leonard Mlodinow’s post about his friend Stephen Hawking’s thoughts on great leaders: “Is the ability to pivot or change course critical to being a good leader?” “What qualities do you think make…

5 Mins. @ Sunset: PLAN

By Tony McLean Brown | September 9, 2020 |

Plan Your Work, Work Your Plan Make Sure You End Up Where You Want to Be! This week’s episode is about Plan Your Work, Work Your Plan. We’re here at Penley Produce where I first learned about the fundamentals of work planning. I work here on this family farm with my granddaddy (Mr. Lloyd Adam…

5 Mins. @ Sunset: BUILD UP

By Tony McLean Brown | September 1, 2020 |

Good evening and welcome to 5 Minutes @ Sunset. I’m Tony McLean Brown and thank you for joining us for another beautiful sunset and a quick chat. If you like the energy or if I hit a nerve, please feel free to post your comments. Appreciate you. Now, let’s go to work. This week’s episode…

5 Mins. @ Sunset: CHANGE

By Tony McLean Brown | August 19, 2020 |

Well, I think what we’re going to talk about is the idea of change, and as we reflect on change there’s two types. There’s the type that you adapt to because it’s happening to you and you make that adjustment. There’s another type of change where you say, “I need to evolve” to what’s coming…

QUINCY JONES: HAPPY LIFE

By Tony McLean Brown | August 13, 2020 |

5 Traits to Celebrate and Emulate for YOUR Career Development I don’t care if you like Quincy Jones (Q) or not. I don’t care if you like his lifestyle, music, religious beliefs, or politics. Hell … I don’t even know or care what they are, but I do know this: Quincy Jones has been prolific…

HERE TO LISTEN & LEARN. I’m uncomfortable. Are You?

By Tony McLean Brown | June 24, 2020 |

If you have watched the YouTube series “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man,” then I expect you will find it to be as impactful as I do. My friends, co-workers and clients know me for my old school real talk and sincere conviction to real action. But I here I sit … I got nothing…