Do What Makes Your Heart SOAR

And a Life Worth Smiling About Will Fall into Place By Motivational Keynote Speaker and Smile Aficionado Darryl Davis The most important element of creating a Next Level life and career -- is that putting your time and energy into something that makes your heart sing –...

Expect the Best…

And You Create Success By Smile Expert and Motivational Keynote Speaker Darryl Davis You know what is AMAZING? That we can control the direction of our futures by controlling the influence on our thoughts and minds. From the time we’re little – until we are done our...

Mistakes Make Amazing Teachers

Don’t Be Afraid to Take ACTION By Motivational Speaker and Smile Expert Darryl Davis There is an old adage that goes, “Success is the worst teacher because you learn only from your mistakes.” Most of us look at mistakes and challenges as a bad thing, when in...

The Strength from the Struggle

A Little Lesson from Mother Nature By Business Motivational Speaker and Smile Expert Darryl Davis I talk to a lot of people who are eager for the “easy way” in life. Everyone wants to take a shortcut past struggle and a beeline for the best the world...

Be Careful of  Stinkin’ Thinkin’

Turning Adversity Into Opportunity By Motivational Speaker and Smile Expert Darryl Davis The extraordinary Zig Ziglar once said, “We all need a daily check-up from the neck up to avoid stinkin’ thinkin', which ultimately leads to hardening of the attitudes.”  Of course, he was right on the...

Three Strategies to Live with More Integrity

Creating Mini-Miracles in Your Life By Motivational Business Speaker and Smile Expert Darryl Davis One: Stop doing what you don’t want anybody to know about. How does that saying go? “Everybody’s got dirty little secrets?” Consider this: There are two things you can’t hide from: yourself and...

The Stress Reset

Endorphins: The Anti-Stress Chemical By Business Motivational Speaker and Smile Expert Darryl Davis Endorphins are the chemicals that are responsible for what we call a “runner’s high.” When released, they act on the same receptors in the brain as opiate drugs do and produce a euphoric feeling...

Serotonin: The Survival Chemical

Prescription for Survival By Business Motivational Speaker and Smile Expert Darryl Davis When you think about our limbic system and how it is concerned with our survival, you could say that serotonin is the chemical force that drives us to seek elevated status (Serotonin = Status). It’s...

Prescription for Feelings

Oxytocin: The Love Hormone By Business Motivational Speaker and Smile Aficionado Darryl Davis Last week I shared little bit about what chemicals in our body fire up our good feelings and help us design lives worth smiling about.  In that blog, we talked about Dopamine: The Motivational...

Firing Up the Chemicals That Create Feelings

What's In Your Smile DOSE? By Motivational Keynote Speaker Darryl Davis For the next few posts, I want to talk about the chemicals in our bodies that produce our feelings. They facilitate the messages that are sent to the rest of our body when we are happy,...