Let a Sparkling Smile be Your Superpower

There is a superpower that we all have easy access to every waking moment. Your shining smile. No, really, I mean it. People who smile more often really do rule the world. Smiling improves your health by lowering your stress, releasing endorphins, lowering your blood pressure, and gives a boost to your productivity. Researchers have even found a link between smiling and longevity. And who wouldn’t want to live a long life if you’re going to be so darned happy! I have a concrete example of how smiling may actually enhance your employment opportunities. Recently, we were interviewing for a…

Bumper Car

Are You Getting Taken for a Ride, or Are You in the Driver’s Seat? Everyone likes to be in charge of their own day, right? It’s nice to have certain parameters and expectations of what we’re meant to do each day, certainly; but having ultimate control over what you do can really make the difference between a great day and a day full of SMH. I love my job, and almost everything about it. I have a list of items I need to accomplish each day, while allowing for “new business,” things that crop up unexpectedly and must be dealt…

Trust Me On This

“Trust me. I’m in sales.” “The check’s in the mail.” “I won’t tell anyone.” “Don’t you believe me?” All of these statements and questions are asking others to put their trust in the person doing the asking. Why would one person trust another? Would you believe a stranger who walked up to the you on the street and asked you to trust him? I’m guessing not. Would you believe a close friend who had never steered you wrong in your long relationship? I’m thinking yes, you would. When you are not quite a total stranger to someone, yet not his…