Are all leaders readers? The successful ones are. Increase your leadership development. Read Dale Carnegie’s principles…
As I mentioned in previous posts, one of my all time favorite books is How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie, and today’s principle is one of my favorites: Put a smile on your face. It can make a difference.”
“If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love.”
There are some obvious benefits and some surprising benefits to smiling. The first is that smiling makes us appear more attractive. When you smile, you’re more appealing to other people..
“A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.”
Second, smiling relieves stress. By forcing the muscles in your face into a smile, blood pressure and cortisol levels in your body decrease,and serotonin and dopamine increase. Smiling is like one of nature’s antidepressants. If you want to feel less stressed, smile more.
The great news is that you don’t have to smile in response to something good in order for these effects to take place. It can work in reverse. When you smile, you’ll feel good. When you feel good, you’ll smile.
“A simple smile. That’s the start of opening your heart and being compassionate to others.”
People who are smiling are seen as positive people, and other people want to be around them..
If you’re up for a challenge, comment below and send me a quick picture of you smiling. Then look in the mirror and say, “I’m in. I’m in for smiling today.”
“A smile is happiness you’ll find right under your nose.”
I appreciate you.
Until next week everybody, take care and make it a great rest of your day.
Again, here is a list of my “go-to” books for leadership growth: Best Books for Leadership Development
“Reading is still the main way that I both learn new things and test my understanding.”