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 their circumstances,...

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. 
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 to notice...

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...

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 probably...

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 said to...