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. 
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 them or...

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...