Obstacles Into Opportunities

by Keynote Speaker and Coach Darryl Davis Obstacles in our path may be opportunities to improve our condition. There is an old fable that talks about a king in ancient times who purposely placed a boulder on a roadway. He then hid and watched to see...

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...

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...

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...

The Stress Reset

Endorphins: The Anti-Stress Chemical | Part Four in the D.O.S.E. chemicals series: (Dopamine, Oxytocin, Serotonin, and Endorphins) 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...

Serotonin: The Survival Chemical

Part Three in the D.O.S.E. Series: (Dopamine, Oxytocin, Serotonin, and Endorphins) 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...

Prescription for Feelings

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

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...