On Reflection...

5 Mins. @ Sunset: BUILD UP

By Tony McLean Brown | September 1, 2020

Humility, Appreciation, Love, Forgiveness, Hard Work, Efficiency, Generosity https://youtu.be/fq6hxAGJ8zsHere is the full length video. Transcript follows below. Thanks! 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…

5 Mins. @ Sunset: CHANGE

By Tony McLean Brown | August 19, 2020

https://youtu.be/me4VTD5r1wI5 Mins @ Sunset: CHANGE with Tony McLean Brown 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…

QUINCY JONES: HAPPY LIFE

By Tony McLean Brown | August 13, 2020

5 Traits to Celebrate and Emulate for YOUR Career Development 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,…

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

By Tony McLean Brown | June 24, 2020

#Heard. Tweet 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. Mad, sad, angry, embarrassed, disappointed, guilty, confused, defensive, and at times … hopeless. My friends, co-workers and clients know me for my old school real talk…

WOMEN IT’S TIME. LEAD US. Are you ready?

By Tony McLean Brown | June 10, 2020

Last week I was on a ZOOM call with CARE.org.  A quick video took us through the history of CARE.org that dates to humanitarian aid after WWII.  Recently, PCG/PPL/HappyGuide joined forces to help send out over 20k CARE packages to Frontline Heroes during COVID crisis here in USA. 20k CARE packages All good … right?…

TIRED OF THIS Bullsh*t? Ready to Give Up?

By Tony McLean Brown | May 27, 2020

5 Marathon Tips to Help Get You Back to the Office Without Quitting Let’s all agree this COVID thing feels like a marathon. A very stressful and challenging marathon. It’s been so damn demanding and mind numbing, the “sheltering in place” feels more like an Ultra-Marathon. The daunting thought of “will this ever end” just…

Enough is Enough

By Tony McLean Brown | May 23, 2020

Enemies will prevail against reactionary, “one size fits all” defenses. Don’t Let COVID Crisis Kill Your Career Don’t start with me … I’m not smart enough to say when NYC should go back to work.  Anybody and everyone with a mic or a keyboard has an opinion.  All I know for sure is I hate…

So You Hated the Book?

By Tony McLean Brown | May 1, 2020

Folks let me be clear … I understand that at least 50+% of the readers of “Happy Guide to a Short Life” absolutely hate it.  Did it make you mad as hell?  Well take comfort in knowing that my oldest son’s Division 1 Basketball Coach climbed into the stands to tell me how much he…

Are You Happy Now?

By Tony McLean Brown | April 22, 2020

A Happy Guide to a Short LifeTony McLean Brown With COVID-19 Crisis, we’ve found a reason to leverage the “awareness and fund-raising” capacity of a book I published in 2007 (with the kind consent of Ms. Quindlen) entitled, “A Happy Guide to a Short Life.”  We brushed up the website and sent it out to…