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,...

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...

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. When we...

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 radiate your commitment....

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.