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…

TRUST IS THE HARDEST THING TO FIND AND THE EASIEST THING TO LOSE

According to Forbes magazine, trust “enables people to do business with one another.” That is a fascinating concept. In fact, there is a percentage value associated with trust…99.5%. This means that for every dollar you or your firm sells or raises, more than 99 cents comes from the fact that someone trusts you. https://www.forbes.com/2006/09/22/trust-economy-markets-tech_cx_th_06trust_0925harford.html THIS IS A VERY POWERFUL CONCEPT This statistic may not be totally accurate; however, even if it is partially true, this factoid should give everyone pause. Think about your friends, business associates. Those whom you respect. Is trust tied into any of these choices? Yes, it…

DON’T MAKE PROMISES YOU CAN’T KEEP

My husband and I “speak” for our dogs. You do that too, right? “Wolfie says pass the chicken.” “Sarge says he thinks you forgot to feed him dinner.” Stuff like that. The other day, after coming home to find some papers ripped up by a bad doggie, I found myself hearing, “Woody says he’ll be a good boy from now on and won’t destroy any more items that don’t belong to him.” Yea, right. Which got me thinking about promises, especially those that won’t be kept. At work, how many times do you hear promises from coworkers, clients, vendors, that…