Would you want to do business with someone who looks miserable? Would you feel drawn to someone who looked grumpy? What about fed up or unhappy?
No, of course you wouldn’t, so the same goes for people wanting to do business with you or people wanting to get to know you. Make sure when you are out there doing your thing, whatever that may be, that you are wearing your smile. Even when on the phone a smile firmly planted on your face makes your voice sound different and more engaging.
There are so many good things about smiling. Firstly, when you smile at people it’s very hard for them not to smile back. That in itself is a positive. Just think how many people’s days you may have improved through that small act.
Also smiling makes us more attractive and who can knock that? The very act is a face lift (cheaper and safer than botox). This then results in people being drawn to you which is what we want when building relationships, attracting clients and going about our everyday lives.
If you’re feeling down or stressed, try smiling as it is known to lift your mood and it tricks the body making you feel better. It’s a natural drug increasing the endorphins in your body, relaxing you so that your blood pressure drops and your immune system works better. So, what’s not to like?
Fake it till you make it, although a good way forward, is not ideal as a true genuine smile is an automatic response. But as we’ve just heard the act of smiling makes us feel better, so I would think that the fake one becomes real pretty soon.
People tend to see smiley, happy people as fun and I don’t know about you but that sounds like the kind of person I want to be around.
In summary, if you want to stand out, attract others, live longer, make a difference and have fun, switch on that smile! Try it out as you walk down the street and see how people react.
And if you feel that life is not where you want it to be now, and there is not enough joy or fun or time to do what makes you happy, then let me help you put that smile back on your face more permanently. Book a call with me here and we can talk about the best approach for you.