Do What Makes Your Heart SOAR

And a Life Worth Smiling About Will Fall into Place By Motivational Keynote Speaker and Smile Aficionado Darryl Davis The most important element of creating a Next Level life and career -- is that putting your time and energy into something that makes your heart sing –...

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 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 the brain as opiate drugs do and produce a euphoric feeling...

Serotonin: The Survival Chemical

Prescription for Survival 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 to seek elevated status (Serotonin = Status). It’s...

Prescription for Feelings

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

Firing Up the Chemicals That Create Feelings

What's In Your Smile DOSE? By Motivational Keynote Speaker Darryl Davis For the next few posts, I want to talk about the chemicals in our bodies that produce our feelings. They facilitate the messages that are sent to the rest of our body when we are happy,...

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,...