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Motivational Minute: The Power of a Smile

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What do Vladimir Putin, Kanye West, and Bill Belichick (the coach of the New England Patriots) all have in common? They never smile.

In this week’s Motivational Minute, motivational speaker and author Vince Reardon, explains how you can attract positiveness in your life with one simple expression.

Vince explains that Putin’s, West’s and Belichick’s lack of smiling makes them seem unfriendly, aggressive, and more importantly, dominant. While this is why they  do it it probably isn’t going to work for us.

Psychologists say that smiling is universally considered a sign of personal happiness. If you want to attract people into your life on a professional, personal, or romantic basis, smile at them!

The remarkable thing about a smile is that when you give it to someone, it causes them to smile back.

A Swedish researcher showed 120 volunteers pictures of angry and smiling people and found that even when volunteers were instructed to control their facial expressions, most mirrored the expression of the people they were looking at.

If you want to receive a more positive reaction from others, in your next job interview, your next sales meeting or negotiation, or you next date, remember to smile!

 


Vince Reardon will continue to share his wisdom with us all in a two-part video series. The first is The Motivational Minute and the second is Insider Tips from The Pocket Mentor, which will air on Thursdays.

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