Be Sober-Minded, Not Sober-Faced. Smile More.

I travel a lot. As a Professional Speaker/Author, I probably meet more people in a few weeks than most folks meet in a year or more and I’ve noticed something over time. There’s a lot of men who look like they’ve been sucking on a lemon since they were three years old. What’s with the dudes? I don’t find this so often with women.

The Bible (Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth) says to be sober-minded, not sober-faced. Smile more. Dale Carnegie taught this as one of his thirty instructions in his timeless classic, “How to Win Friends and Influence People” back in 1936. Matter of fact, in HTWFAIP, all of his chapter summaries are written as simple sentences, and the only instruction he gives which is only one word is the instruction, “Smile”.

We tend to get what we give. Give a smile. It breaks the ice. And it usually leads to a relationship. And that’s what everyone needs more of in their business and personal lives.


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  1. Kevin Ramsay

    Awesome training:) The power of a smile coming from a powerful man! lovya Kev. Always grateful Kevin Ramsay 🙂

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