Worried about that first day on a new job?

Are we wondering whether people will like us? Are we a bit nervous and afraid everyone will notice?

As it turns out the simple act of smiling sends a message to our brain that we are happy. When we are happy our body sends out all kinds of feel good endorphins. Research also shows that smiling can make other people happy. When is the last time we saw a great big smile across our boss’ face. If we are smiling others may too. Smiling is a contagious behavior.

So we are in a new office and really do not know anyone. We are looking around to find someone to go to lunch with a we see Sally, an attractive woman with a gorgeous smile and beautiful white teeth We go up to Sally with a great big smile and ask her to lunch. She says, “Oh aren’t you the new guy? Sure I would love to get to know you.”

Dale Carnegie once said,

  • Your smile is a messenger of your good will
  • Your smile brightens the lives of all who see it
  • To someone who has seen a dozen people frown, scowl or turn their faces away, your smile is like the sun  breaking through the clouds.
  • So go home and SMILE now and make someone happy today!

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Posted by Mary Kuniski

Mary Kuniski is passionate about the Dale Carnegie principles delivered over 100 years ago and continues to experience success today by employing those ageless ideologies. Ms. Kuniski is a Dale Carnegie graduate of 2010 and since that time has coached four programs. She has over 35 years of management experience and has held an Executive level position for the past 20 years. Currently, Ms. Kuniski is the Director of Master Data Management at Overhead Door Corporation, a position she has assumed in June 2015. She spent the past 19 years employed by Michaels Stores, Inc as a Vice President of Vendor Management, where she managed supply chain optimization and quality assurance for the company. She oversaw a multi-million dollar budget and drove operational excellence for domestic and international vendor community of 800+ vendors resulting in a 99.84% shipment accuracy ratio. Over the course of her career with Michaels, Ms. Kuniski also held the responsibilities for Vendor and Facilities Management, Store Communication and Store Management. Ms. Kuniski received a Bachelor of Science degree in Fashion Merchandising from Penn State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.

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