Researching statistics for a new presentation, I came across the following statistics: Typically a woman smiles 62 times per day, a man averages 8 times per day and children smile/laugh anywhere from 300 – 500 times daily.
Naturally life becomes more serious as we grow up. We have bills, we have responsibilities, we have worries, we have dependents, we have spouses, we have jobs…this doesn’t mean we should have less fun.
Those who find themselves successful in life aren’t always the individuals netting the highest incomes, but rather those who find joy in the little things, seek a career that envelops their interests, and make it a personal goal to find happiness.
Smiling releases endorphins. It builds trust with those whom we interact. It’s contagious.
I challenge you to Smile. Find a reason. Or for no reason. Beat the statistics. One way or another, you’ll reap the benefits!
Dianne Durkin is president and founder of Loyalty Factor, a specialized consulting and training company that enhances employee, customer and brand loyalty for some of the nation’s most prominent corporations and many smaller businesses. Durkin has over 25 years experience in finance, direct sales, international marketing and training and development.
Dianne’s proven expertise lies in helping companies quickly get to the core issues and outlining their impact on the organization’s profits, productivity and people. She authored “The Loyalty Factor: Building Employee, Customer and Brand Loyalty,” and the newly released “The Power of Magnetic Leadership: It’s Time to Get R.E.A.L.”