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Your not-so-secret super power and why you should use it more!

What if I told you that you have a not-so-secret superpower, one that you were born with, that can change someone else's physiology without you even needing to touch them?

Sounds awesome right?

Let me cut to the chase, you aren't the next Superman or Wonder Woman (I'm sorry). But you do have a tool, a power as such, that can be used to incredible affect. A tool that can not only make others feel physiologically better but also make them more willing to listen to, respect and support you.

Pretty powerful stuff!

If you hadn't figured it out yet. This dog is using that power too right now.

I'm of course talking about...

Your smile.

(Bare with me on this one)

We are all told that we should smile more. In fact, smiling has been scientifically proven to have major health benefits: 

'The act of smiling activates neural messaging that benefits your health and happiness'. - Psychology Today

Equally, people who smile don’t just receive a personal benefit. In fact, this is where your superpower comes into play.

‘Because smiling is evolutionarily contagious we have a subconscious innate drive to smile when we see one' - Eric Savitz, Forbes

Not only do you get a lovely physiological boost when you smile, so do those around you. This can, in turn, quite easily impact their willingness to listen to, respect and support you. 

Smiling is powerful.

So there you have it, your not-so-secret latent superpower. A superpower so simple and innate that you sometimes completely forget to use it.

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