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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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....