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...

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 a smile....

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 and even...

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 your finger...

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...

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 it. I...

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 watching the news these days can make anyone want to find ways to feel better. First, I'd say I don't think turning off some of that news is a bad idea. It's not head-in-the-sand -- it's taking care of yourself and your mindset.