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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......

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......

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:......

Focus On How Much You’ve Grown

www.DarrylSpeaks.com You are growing and improving each and everyday. Don’t focus on how far you have to go in life, but...

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......

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 =......

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:......

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......

Turn Frowns Upside Down

Magic Happens When You Do! By Motivational Speaker and Smile Aficionado Darryl Davis The best way to deal with somebody who’s in a negative or nasty mood is to help lift them out of that mood—and the best way to do that is by giving......

Put It In the Rearview

Why It’s SO Important to Put the Past in the Past By Motivational Keynote Speaker Darryl Davis One of the things we absolutely need to do if we are to have a life worth smiling about is to FORGIVE more. We need to forgive ourselves......

Take the Wheel

How to Be the CAUSE in Your Life – Not Just Live with Effects By Motivational Speaker Darryl Davis One of the greatest motivational speakers, in my opinion, was Zig Ziglar. And one of my favorite quotes that Zig often used was, “When you point......

Words Matter

(Choose Them Wisely) By Business Motivational Speaker Darryl Davis INTEGRITY. When it comes to integrity, the language that we use is crucial. Our words matter. When we make a commitment and tell someone that we’re going to do something, we need to keep our word.......

Thermostat versus Thermometer

As the temperature continues to heat up across the nation, I thought I’d take a minute to re-post this video from last year. It’s all about the difference between a thermometer and a thermostat. A thermometer, as you know, takes its cues from the outside......

BEING vs. DOING

All About Action (Why Sometimes You Have to Get Your Head OUT of the Game!) By Motivational Speaker Darryl Davis To bring about the result you desire, your conviction has to translate into action. And your entire being, like that of Mr. Rogers, has to......

Check Your Lens

Are You Seeing Things Through Positive or Negative Filters? By Motivational Keynote Speaker and Smile Aficionado Darryl Davis Part of designing a life worth SMILING ABOUT is surrounding yourself with nurturing and supportive people. If you hang around negative people who are always complaining about......

Box Yourself In

Why It’s Sometimes the BEST Thing You Can Do By Motivational Speaker and Smile Expert Darryl Davis I know, I know… most people will tell you to think OUTSIDE the box. Don’t box yourself in! Make sure you have options! Don’t limit yourself. I get......

How To Not Let Negative News Bring You Down

Had it up to HERE with negative news? I get it. It’s a often scary world we live in these days. I was asked by a Facebook follower my thoughts on  how to stay positive in what feels like a very negative world. It’s true, that......

Switch Off Your Automatic Thinking

To Open Your Life to New Opportunities By Motivational Speaker Darryl Davis Last summer, while my son, Michael, and I were visiting my Uncle Jack down in Florida, we drove to get something to eat. As I was sitting at the drive-through window, I happened......

A Recipe for Getting Through Life

With a Smile! By Motivational Keynote Speaker Darryl Davis Life can throw some curveballs at you. That’s kind of what it does. How we act or react to those curves makes all the different. Once we understand that our thoughts will occur, whether we like......

Making Memories for Your Kids

By Motivational Keynote Speaker Darryl Davis I want you to think back to your childhood. If I were to ask you to share with me anything that you remember about growing up, you probably would start to tell me about a moment, an experience. You......

How to Recover From Stress Quicker

Here’s what I learned from two really smart people Tara Kraft and Sarah Pressman from the University of Kansas:  Smiling — through stress — helps you recover FASTER.  See, they did a study that took 169 people and put them through a series of multi-tasking......

How to Envision & Create a Successful Life

Your Vision, Like Magic, Begins to Make It Happen By Motivational Keynote Speaker Darryl Davis There’s a success story I heard about Roy Disney and the opening of Epcot Center at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. On the opening day, a newspaper reporter approached Roy and......

Smiling Helps You Live Longer

(And Enjoy the Time You Have) By Motivational Speaker and Smile Afficianado Darryl Davis Did you know? That smiling actually EXTENDS your life? It’s true. Let me share this with you… Ernest L. Abel and Michael L. Kruger at Wayne State University have found that the......

Life Does What Life Does

Sometimes life is great and sometimes it’s not. There are highs and there are lows. When something happens in...

The Botox Study

And the Studies Show… This week, I’m so excited to share with you some things I’ve learned from our friends in the science world. Did you know that there are 40 muscles in the face? And that 10 of them are used to smile? I......

Have Peace This Holiday

The holidays can be another source of stress, or even sadness for some of us. It’s important that we not...

How to Deal With Holiday Blues

If you’re having holiday blues, I hope this suggestion helps you as we move into the end of this year...

Increase Your Happiness Baseline

Have you ever gotten really happy and excited about something, then shortly after, you go back to where you were...

Live a Life Worth Smiling About

I’m excited to be delivering my SMILE Keynote for 120 State Tax Examiners in a couple of months. They admit,...

Video 100 Days to Greatness

www.DarrylSpeaks.com Here is the secret to making changes in your life for a new and improved you in 2016. #KeepSmiling 🙂...

How Great Can Be The Enemy Of Good

www.darrylspeaks.com Sometimes in the pursuit of greatness we forget to appreciate all the good we have in our life. Shout out...

Appreciate Anticipation

www.darrylspeaks.com What if I told you that actually achieving the goal is not as rewarding as the anticipation of the goal....

Video – Change the Channel

Happy Monday!!! I hope this video helps you stay FOCUSED on the correct channel in your life! #SMILEDOSE...

Video – You Are What You Think

A company did research on how to help their staff be more creative.You may be shocked with their findings #SMILEDOSE...

Change it Up

If you feel like you’re in a rut, doing the same things over and over again, try changing it up....

Get Rid of Your Baggage

When we hang on to the pains & hurts of the past, it kills off the possibilities that exist in...

Take a Step Back

Sometimes we are so close to our lives we can’t see things clearly, and because of that, when we are...

Video The Secret to Smiling

I figured out the simple secret to designing a life worth smiling about, and in this video I share the...

Reinvent Your Life

Saw a great Broadway Show, Kinky Boots. Of course I can never stop working because as I watch the show,...

Video – Accept the Gifts

The universe wants to give you gifts. Don’t be humble and reject them. Accept them with open arms #SMILEDOSE...

How to Melt the Stress Away

http://darrylspeaks.com/ If you are going through any stress right now, this simple powerful technique will immediately make it...

Appreciate the Moments

I was going through some old videos and came across this one of my son and I. I’m missing him...

Smile Moments in Business

Whether you are a business owner, employee, or salesperson, this video will help increase your revenue and/or job security....

Be a Single Cell Organism

I know this sounds a bit strange but we can learn something about achieving goals from a single cell organism...

Life Does What Life Does

The Longevity Project studied a group of people over their life to see if there are right & wrong choices...

Learn From Your Breakdowns

Challenges can actually help us get closer to our goals #SMILEDOSE #KeepSmiling 🙂 www.DarrylSpeaks.com...

Proper Planning Produces Progress

When we cut corners, sometimes it takes more time, steals our energy and robs our smile. #SMILEDOSE #KeepSmiling 🙂 www.DarrylSpeaks.com...

Oxytocin: The Bridge Between Human Connection and Happiness

When’s the last time you hugged someone? Do you remember how you felt after hugging them? Warm, fuzzy, and maybe even a little euphoric? It might be funny  to call “warm and fuzzy” feelings a scientific phenomenon, but the truth is that it is! The......

What Day Are People 10% Happier

Studies show this day of the week is when people are 10% happier. #SMILEDOSE #KeepSmiling www.DarrylSpeaks.com...

Why Your Brain Is the World’s Best Radio Station

David Guetta, Tiesto, Skrillex – what do these people have in common? They’re some of the world’s best DJs, of course! Well, what if I told you that you had something in common with them as well? You, too, are the world’s best DJ; however,......

Keep Smiling: How to Improve Your Life in 3 Simple Steps

There’s no right answer to the question: “How do I improve my life?” The tomes of self-help books on this subject are a testament to this, but what most people forget is that when it comes to your life, you are your own best resource.......

The Recipe for Success Begins With You

Imagine you’re told you need to make a lasagna. Sounds simple, right? Now imagine you’re told you can only use what you have in your fridge right now. You might be lucky enough to pull it off, but without the proper time and ingredients, it......

Spend Your Time Wisely to Achieve Happiness

How do you put a value on time? Time is certainly measurable, but it means something different to each person. Just as your own definition of happiness is a personal one, so is the value of the currency of your own time. I’m here to......

Dealing With Monday Morning Blues

Recorded this on Saint Patricks day but this video is to help deal with the Monday Morning Blues. Have a GREAT week and #KeepSmiling...

What Cats Teach Us About Smiling

I’m not a cat person (although I’m becoming one) but I have learned 3 things about having a life worth smiling about from my 2 cats. Hope you enjoy. #KeepSmiling 🙂...

Don’t Take Things for Granted

I was a little cranky while I was food shopping and I had a realization about looking at our lives as if everything is a miracle....

Be a Single Cell Organism

I know this sounds a bit strange but we can learn something about achieving goals from a single cell organism 🙂...

Transform Your Weaknesses Into Strengths

Your Perspective Dictates How You Deal With Challenges You’re the star player of your high school’s basketball team, the score is tied, and the seconds are ticking down. Just as you’re about to make the winning shot, you slip on your shoelace and collapse onto......

Smile Moments in Business

Whether you are a business owner, employee, or salesperson, this video will help increase your revenue and/or job security....

Appreciate the Moments

I was going through some old videos and came across this one of my son and I. I’m missing him while he’s at college so I thought I would post it again 🙂...

How to Melt the Stress Away

If you are going through any stress right now, this simple powerful technique will immediately make it go away!  ...

Why A Real Smile Begins in Your Brain: An Introduction

There’s an art to determining whether someone has a genuine smile or is simply faking it. Most sources will tell you to look for wrinkles around the eye – if the wrinkles are there, the smile is real. However, the art of determining whether or......

Change it up

Sometimes we can get in the habit of doing things the same way over and over again. Although there are some benefits to this, it can also “kill off” new ways that could even be better....

Don’t Let People Hold You Down

As you grow as a person, the people closest to you sometimes can hold you down. It’s not because they are necessary a bad person, but it could be from something deeper than that. Hopefully this video will give you a better understanding of it....

Reinvent Your Life

Saw a great Broadway Show, Kinky Boots. Of course I can never stop working because as I watch the show, I started thinking of this video for you 😉 I hope it helps....

This is not my hula hoop

My cousin Nina Repeta gave me this analogy on how not to get crazy with problems or other people. Shout out to my favorite hooper, Rachel Lust 🙂...

How To Not Let Negative News Bring You Down

I have a secret…I am not only Mr. Smiles 🙂 So let me share just a couple of things you can do to SMILE more, even when you don’t feel like it. #KeepSmiling 🙂...

Keep the Butter Separate From The Sugar

There is the problems and then there are our thoughts and feelings about the problems. Hopefully this video will help you in keeping them distinct which will help you in having a breakthrough in your life. #KeepSmiling 🙂...

Appreciate Anticipation

What if I told you that actually achieving the goal is not as rewarding as the anticipation of the goal. While there is actual studies done on that and I hope this video inspires you to have more anticipation in your life. #KeepSmiling 🙂...

How Great Can Be The Enemy Of Good

Sometimes in the pursuit of greatness we forget to appreciate all the good we have in our life. Shout out to my friend, Jim Marks who help bring this to the surface for me. #KeepSmiling 🙂...

Remember The Alamo

If you ever have a tough day, don’t ever let it get you down. Remember, that if you lose the BATTLE, doesnt mean you lost the WAR. So keep on pressing on… #KeepSmiling 🙂...

The Secret to Smiling

I figured out the simple secret to designing a life worth smiling about, and in this video I share the 2 parts to this secret… #KeepSmiling 🙂...

Your Thoughts Create Your Actions

Your thoughts are the genesis of any actions. Whatever you do, any action you take, is spurned by a single thought. These thoughts – simple, sometimes complex –are what lead to the actions that define your life. Even the inactions – those things you don’t......

You Too Are a Motivational Speaker

The words we use are very much like the sun. The sun hits the petals of a flower, encouraging it to open up and bloom, bringing out the best and the beauty that exists as it unfolds. The words of encouragement we receive in our......

Your Character Hasn’t Been Written Yet

Hey I'm Darryl Davis, coming here to talk about designing a life worth smiling about. So I'm at a conference here, I found an empty room where I can scoot in here to do this video for you. ...

Lower Your Stress & Increase Your Joy

It’s scientifically proven how important it is to our happiness that we have healthy relationships and positive interactions with others. Hope this video helps. Thanks for watching and sharing 🙂 Keep Smiling 🙂...

Recipe for a Successful Life

I was at a friend’s restaurant (Ciao Baby Restaurant – awesome food) and Chef Franko showed up 🙂 Hope you enjoy it. #‎KeepSmiling smile emoticon...

You Have Superhero Vision

There may be an area in your life that you feel you’re not strong at…but that weakness also gives you strength in someway. If you were to find the positive from your weakness, what would it be? Focus on that strength…that positive…and not the weakness.......