Speak Up! The Willy Way

Three things have happened in my life to generate this Happy Guide blog post: 1 Kelli and I just read “The Tao of Willie – A Guide to Happiness in Your Heart.” 2 Roe vs Wade was overturned by the Supreme Court while NC State University just celebrated 50 years of Title IX 3 I…

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Happy Patriots’ Day

When quitting is not an option… How I Celebrate Patriots’ Day All month long, it has been fun and warming to learn of the traditions of PCG folks all around the world.  April is one of the best holiday months of the year starting with April Fools’ Day, including several religious days, and many other…

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3 Mins @ Sunset: Happy Endings

To watch this blog Click Here Back in the early 1990s, I wrote a children’s book entitled:  Farmer Lloyd & Grannie’s Big Farm in the Mountains.  The last sentence of the book reads, “And everyone lived happily ever after – (all good bedtime stories end that way.)” This blog is NO bedtime story. Most of…

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5 Mins. @ Sunset: Ur Happy Dance

Your Happy Dance Hello, I’m Tony McLean Brown and welcome to another Five Minutes at Sunset. Here’s the link to YouTube for visual learners. Please note: the transcript below has been heavily edited to clean up all my “ughs and hums” and grammar mistakes that come from growing up on a farm in the mountains…

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Hitsville’s Happy Mojo

Happy Guide to Motown   Top 5 Things You Need to Know About the Motown Magic If happiness is important to you, your family, or your co-workers, then you must watch the documentary about “Hitsville – The Making of Motown.” It’s an amazing story about a TON of amazing people who have forever changed our…

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5 Mins. @ Sunrise: Be Positive

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. Hopefully,…

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Happy Holidays @Home!

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! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0-bS5hdB7UVideo Credit: Kelli Darlin and @tony-mclean-brown Today’s topic is Remote Thriving in 2021. None of us wants to just survive … most of us wanna…

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Albert Einstein “Do You Believe in God?”

When Einstein gave lectures at U.S. universities, the recurring question that students asked him most was: “Do you believe in God?” from Google images 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…

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5 Mins. @ Sunset: R U Sad?

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. Mrs.…

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5 Qualities of Great Leaders

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…

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