Put a pencil or pen lengthwise in between you teeth.
It may not be the most sanitary thing you do today but look in the mirror and see what happens – you’re smiling!
And if you are not a germaphobe it illustrates my point well – smiling begets smiling.
When you smile, it makes me want to smile.
When you smile, it makes you look more attractive – well maybe not with the pen in your mouth, but you know what I mean.
When you smile you are more approachable.
When you smile you look happier, friendlier, more welcoming.
When you smile, it makes to want to get to know you better.
Never mind the expensive make up or cologne, put on a smile, it’s the easiest, cheapest thing you can do to improve your looks and our world a better place.
Stephanie Staples, CSP* is the author of When Enlightening Strikes – Creating a Mindset for Uncommon Success, an internationally acclaimed motivational speaker, and the recipient of the 2014 Manitoba Woman Entrepreneur Award for Contributions to Community. Stephanie empowers audiences & clients across North America to bring their ‘A’ game to work and to life. Stephanie has a special interest in working with and empowering nurses and healthcare providers. She happily calls Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada home. You can get loads of complimentary resources to help with issues such as work/life balance, wellness, stress management and happiness in general, as well as find out more information about her coaching and speaking services at http://www.YourLifeUnlimited.ca.
* Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), conferred by the National Speakers Association is the speaking profession’s international measure of professional platform proficiency. Less than 10 percent of speakers have earned this credential and are recognized as some of the best in their fields. Stephanie was one of only five professional speakers in Canada (and the only woman) to attain this designation in 2013.