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Smile and Move: A Reminder to Happily Serve

Web Editor | July 10, 2011 | 3:16 PM

What is the book about?
Smile and Move

is a great reminder to work hard, but have fun doing it. It is an easy read, and written to entertain you visually, as well as feed your brain with small reminders to serve one another.

What did you like about the book?
What I really liked were the little reminders about the things in life that we start to take for granted. Smile and Move is a wakeup call to refocus and create new challenges in our lives—to complain less and smile more. The book is so small you can almost put it in your pocket and carry it around. It is one of those books you can reread whenever you need a pick-me-up.

What was the biggest takeaway message for you?
Smile and Move presents a message to stay humble and enjoy your work. If you visit the book’s website,, there is a great three-minute video that totally explains the book. I watch it regularly.

What idea did you implement into your personal or business life?
The book gave me a great idea for our business. At one of our locations, the hosts answer the phone with, “How can I make you smile?” We started this a month ago, and our clients love it. We are going to implement it at our second location this month.

Why would you recommend the book to other professionals/clients?
I feel that any professional can take much information from this book to use in any business environment. It’s a book of consistent reminders.

“Going beyond expectations is where wonderful starts.” —Sam Parker

Smile and Move: A Reminder to Happily Serve
By Sam Parker
Published by: Give More Media
Reviewed by: Todd Grubbs, co-owner of Twist Salons in Virginia Beach and Chesapeake, Virginia

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