Issue 5

June 22, 2023

Rosemary Morretta


Welcome to Issue 5 of our weekly TLC newsletter! We’re thrilled to have you here as we delve into an invigorating theme that lies at the heart of every entrepreneur’s journey: Happiness.

In this edition, we will explore the profound impact of happiness on both your personal life and business ventures. Happiness isn’t just a fleeting emotion; it’s a powerful force that fuels creativity, resilience, and overall success. We believe that cultivating happiness within ourselves and our entrepreneurial pursuits is not only essential but transformative.

Join us as we dive deep into the strategies, insights, and practices that can help you infuse happiness into every aspect of your life as an entrepreneur. Discover how to find joy in the day-to-day grind, nurture a positive mindset, and foster a work-life balance that brings harmony and fulfillment

Get ready to ignite your entrepreneurial spirit with the transformative power of happiness. Let’s embark on this exciting exploration together!

Wishing you joy, fulfillment, and success,

Featured Article

Cultivating Happiness for Entrepreneurial Success: Strategies, Insights, and Practices

In the fast-paced world of entrepreneurship, happiness often takes a backseat as we prioritize business goals and overcome countless challenges. However, neglecting our own well-being can have detrimental effects on both our personal lives and professional endeavors. In this article, we will explore the profound impact of happiness on the entrepreneurial journey and provide you with practical strategies, insightful perspectives, and transformative practices to infuse happiness into every aspect of your life as an entrepreneur. By discovering how to find joy in the day-to-day grind, nurture a positive mindset, and foster a harmonious work-life balance, you can create a foundation for long-term fulfillment and entrepreneurial success.

Finding Joy in the Day-to-Day Grind

Amidst the hectic nature of entrepreneurship, finding joy in the daily tasks is essential for sustaining happiness. We’ll delve into the power of gratitude and mindfulness, and explore practical techniques to cultivate appreciation and presence. Discover how embracing small moments of joy, celebrating milestones, and reframing challenges can shift your perspective and bring a renewed sense of fulfillment to your entrepreneurial endeavors.

Nurturing a Positive Mindset for Resilience

A positive mindset acts as a catalyst for success and resilience in the face of adversity. We’ll explore the profound connection between happiness and resilience and provide you with tools to overcome obstacles with grace and optimism. Learn how to embrace failure as a stepping stone to growth, practice self-compassion in times of difficulty, and develop a growth mindset that fosters continuous learning and innovation.

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Ask the Expert Q&A

In light of our newsletter’s focus on happiness this week, I wanted to share a recurring question that I’ve received from many of my small business clients throughout my years of coaching.


Lately, I have been grappling with a persistent state of being overwhelmed and stressed, which has led to feelings of melancholy and a general sense of low mood. I’d like to explore ways to bring more happiness into my daily routine. How can I cultivate joy and contentment amidst the challenges I’m currently facing?


Finding happiness while running a business and leading a busy life can be challenging, but it’s essential for your well-being and success. Start by incorporating small moments of joy into your daily routine, such as taking short breaks for self-care activities or practicing gratitude. Prioritize tasks that align with your passions and values, and delegate or outsource non-essential responsibilities. Embrace mindfulness techniques to stay present and manage stress. Remember, setting boundaries and carving out time for activities you love outside of work will help foster a healthier work-life balance. Cultivating happiness is a journey, so be patient and kind to yourself along the way!

I hope that answer resonates with you and provides some guidance on how to infuse happiness into your entrepreneurial journey. Remember, finding happiness is a personal and ongoing process, and it’s important to explore various strategies that work for you. In addition to the suggestions mentioned earlier, consider incorporating a daily gratitude practice. Take a few moments each day to reflect on the things you’re grateful for, whether it’s your supportive network, a successful client interaction, or even a beautiful sunrise. Expressing gratitude has been shown to enhance happiness and overall well-being. So, give it a try and see how it positively impacts your mindset and outlook on life.”

Recipe of the Week: Eat Yourself Happy

Serotonin Sunrise Delight


  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup fresh berries (blueberries, strawberries, or raspberries)
  • 1 cup spinach or kale leaves
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Unsweetened coconut flakes (optional)
  • Ice cubes (optional)


  1. Peel the banana and place it in a blender.
  2. Add the fresh berries, spinach or kale leaves, almond butter, almond milk, honey or maple syrup (if desired), and vanilla extract.
  3. Blend all the ingredients until smooth and creamy.
  4. If desired, add a few ice cubes and blend again until well incorporated.
  5. Pour the smoothie into a glass.
  6. If desired, sprinkle some unsweetened coconut flakes on top and enjoy!

Happiness-Boosting Ingredients and their Benefits:

Banana: Rich in tryptophan, an amino acid that supports the production of serotonin, the “feel-good” neurotransmitter. It also contains vitamins B6 and C, which help regulate mood and reduce stress.

Berries: Packed with antioxidants that combat inflammation and oxidative stress, berries contribute to brain health and enhance overall mood. They are also a great source of fiber, which promotes gut health and indirectly influences mood and well-being.

Spinach or Kale: Leafy greens are abundant in folate, a B-vitamin that plays a crucial role in serotonin synthesis. They are also rich in magnesium, which helps relax the muscles and supports a calm state of mind.

Almond Butter: Contains healthy fats and protein, providing sustained energy and promoting satiety. The presence of magnesium and vitamin E in almond butter contributes to brain health and emotional well-being.

Almond Milk: Fortified with vitamin D, almond milk helps regulate mood and supports cognitive function. It is also a dairy-free alternative, making it suitable for individuals with lactose intolerance or dietary preferences.

Honey or Maple Syrup (optional): Natural sweeteners like honey or maple syrup can provide a gentle boost of energy while adding a touch of sweetness to the smoothie. The sweet taste can trigger the release of dopamine, a neurotransmitter associated with pleasure and reward.

Vanilla Extract: Known for its soothing aroma, vanilla has been linked to reducing stress and anxiety. Its scent can have a calming effect on the mind and promote relaxation.

By combining these ingredients, you create a delicious smoothie that not only tantalizes your taste buds but also nourishes your body with nutrients that contribute to happiness. Sip on this happiness-boosting smoothie to kick-start your day with a positive mindset and elevated mood!

Quote of the Week

“Happiness is a choice we make every day, even in the face of adversity. It’s what empowers us to thrive as entrepreneurs.” – Melinda Gates

These words from Melinda Gates resonate deeply with me, as I navigate my own entrepreneurial journey. I believe that happiness is not something that is solely dependent on external circumstances but rather a conscious choice we make every day. It’s about finding joy and fulfillment in the present moment, embracing challenges as opportunities for growth, and staying true to my passion and purpose.

Making the choice to be happy requires a proactive approach and a shift in mindset. Here are a few tips that have helped me on this path:

Practice gratitude: Take a few moments each day to reflect on the things you’re grateful for. It could be as simple as appreciating the support of loved ones, the progress you’ve made, or the lessons learned from setbacks. Gratitude cultivates a positive outlook and helps us focus on the abundance in our lives.

Happiness Journaling: Journaling can be a powerful tool to enhance happiness and self-reflection. By incorporating journaling into your routine, you create a space for introspection and self-expression.

Embrace self-care: Prioritize self-care activities that nourish your mind, body, and soul. Whether it’s taking breaks, practicing mindfulness, engaging in hobbies, or getting enough rest, self-care replenishes your energy and enhances overall well-being.

Surround yourself with positivity: Surround yourself with supportive and uplifting people who inspire and motivate you. Seek out communities, mentors, or like-minded individuals who share your values and entrepreneurial spirit. Their positivity and encouragement can have a profound impact on your happiness and success.

Focus on purpose and passion: Align your entrepreneurial endeavors with your purpose and passion. When you’re engaged in work that aligns with your values and brings you joy, it becomes easier to choose happiness. Find ways to infuse your passion into your daily activities and prioritize projects that make a meaningful impact.

Happiness is a journey, and it’s not about striving for constant elation but rather finding contentment and fulfillment amidst the ups and downs of entrepreneurship. By consciously choosing happiness and implementing these tips, you can create a foundation for a joyful and successful entrepreneurial journey. Embrace the power of your choices and let happiness be your guide!

Weekly Meditation

Welcome to the Happiness Guided Meditation.

Link to Audio

Find a comfortable position, close your eyes, and take a deep breath in, letting go of any tension or worries. Allow yourself to fully immerse in this present moment as we embark on a journey to cultivate happiness within.

Imagine yourself standing in a beautiful garden filled with vibrant flowers and lush greenery. As you take in the scenery, notice how the air feels crisp and invigorating. With each breath, you inhale positivity and exhale any negativity, letting it melt away.

As you continue to explore the garden, you come across a small, serene pond. The water is clear and calm, reflecting the sunlight. Sit down by the edge of the pond and observe its gentle ripples. Feel a sense of peace and tranquility washing over you.

Now, bring your attention to your heart center. Visualize a warm, golden light glowing within your chest. With each breath, this light expands, spreading throughout your entire body. Feel the warmth and radiance filling every cell, bringing a profound sense of contentment and joy.

Allow your mind to wander to moments in your life that have brought you immense happiness. Recall the feelings, the sensations, and the people who were present. Bask in the glow of those memories, savoring the happiness they evoke within you.

Now, shift your focus to the present moment. Acknowledge and appreciate the blessings and joys that exist in your life right now. Reflect on the achievements, relationships, and experiences that bring you happiness and fulfillment.

Take a moment to set an intention for your future happiness. Visualize the path ahead, filled with opportunities, growth, and moments of joy. Embrace the belief that happiness is your birthright and that you are deserving of a fulfilling and joyful life.

As we bring this meditation to a close, gently bring your awareness back to your breath. Feel the rise and fall of your chest, grounding you in the present moment. Gradually open your eyes, carrying the feelings of happiness and contentment with you.

Remember that happiness is a choice that you have the power to make every day. By nurturing a positive mindset and cultivating gratitude, you can invite more happiness into your life and radiate it to those around you. May this guided meditation serve as a gentle reminder of the abundance of happiness that resides within you.

Affirmation of the Week

“I choose happiness and infuse it into every aspect of my life and business.”

How to benefit from this…

Start each day by reciting this affirmation and carrying it with you throughout your entrepreneurial journey. Use it as a guiding principle to consciously choose happiness in every decision, interaction, and task.

Embrace the power of positive thinking and approach challenges with a solution-oriented mindset. Seek opportunities to infuse joy into your work, whether it’s through celebrating accomplishments, fostering a supportive work environment, or pursuing projects aligned with your passions.

Remember that happiness is contagious, and as an entrepreneur, you have the ability to create a ripple effect of positivity within your team and business. Share this affirmation with your colleagues and encourage them to embrace the happiness mindset as well.

Embrace this affirmation as a reminder that happiness is not just a fleeting emotion but a conscious choice. By embodying happiness in your life and business, you can create a harmonious and fulfilling entrepreneurial journey. Let this affirmation guide you to infuse happiness into each day, inspiring yourself and those around you to thrive and flourish.

New Content Recommendation

Introducing the Happiness Journal: Unleash the Power of Positivity for Entrepreneur Success!

Get your FREE Happiness Journal here.

As entrepreneurs, we often find ourselves caught up in the hustle and bustle of business, overlooking the importance of self-reflection and personal well-being. That’s where the Happiness Journal comes in—a powerful tool that can transform your entrepreneurial journey by cultivating gratitude, mindfulness, and self-awareness.

By dedicating just a few minutes each day to jotting down positive experiences, reflections, and moments of gratitude, you can create a profound shift in your mindset. The act of keeping a Happiness Journal allows you to focus on the bright spots in your life and business, even during challenging times.

The benefits of maintaining a Happiness Journal as an entrepreneur are numerous. Firstly, it helps you appreciate the progress you’ve made, celebrate small victories, and acknowledge the lessons learned along the way. This practice fuels motivation and encourages a growth mindset, fostering resilience and the ability to bounce back from setbacks.

Additionally, the act of writing down positive experiences and expressing gratitude rewires your brain to notice and appreciate the good things in life. It cultivates a sense of abundance, contentment, and optimism, which are crucial for entrepreneurial success. As you train your mind to focus on positivity, you’ll attract opportunities, forge stronger relationships, and make more confident decisions.

So, why not grab a FREE Happiness Journal today and embark on this transformative journey? It’s a sister product to the Happiness Bundle I contributed to the Better You Bundle. See Promotions below for how you can get your hands on it.

Remember that as an entrepreneur, your happiness matters. Make it a priority, and watch how the simple act of keeping a Happiness Journal transforms your mindset, enhances your business, and brings you one step closer to the fulfillment and success you deserve. Happy journaling!

Get the FREE Happiness Journal here.

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It just means making the best use of our time and getting energized.

My contribution to this bundle is Navigating the Challenges of Being a Solopreneur. The eBook provides strategies to overcome self-doubt, optimize performance, and create a productive workspace. You’ll also learn how to cultivate a growth mindset and unleash your creativity.

Whether you are into the woo or more pragmatic, the Summer Sales Giveaway has multiple awesome products for you to access today!

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Get access to my contribution, the Happiness Bundle, created for entrepreneurs who understand that true prosperity encompasses more than just financial achievements. The Happiness Bundle includes a Happiness Mini Course in video and audio formats as well as a 12-Week Happiness Workbook packed with thought-provoking exercises, actionable steps, and practical tips that empowers you to implement powerful habits and embrace a happiness mindset.

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Wrapping Up

Congratulations on reaching the end of Issue 5 of TLC! We hope this edition has been a source of inspiration and practical guidance on cultivating happiness as an entrepreneur. Throughout this issue, we explored the profound impact of happiness on both your personal life and business ventures. We discussed the power of happiness as a force that fuels creativity, resilience, and overall success.

In case you missed it, make sure to download the Happiness Journal, a valuable tool designed to help you discover your path to happiness. Additionally, we’d like to remind you to check out the Summer Sales Giveaway, where you can find my contribution, Navigating the Challenges of Being a Solopreneur. It’s packed with insights and strategies to overcome the hurdles of running a business on your own.

If you’re looking for a more comprehensive approach to happiness and personal growth, don’t miss my Happiness Bundle in the Better You Bundle. It’s a collection of resources, including my contribution, that will support your journey towards a better and happier you.

Thank you for being a part of TeamSelfCare and embracing the importance of happiness in your entrepreneurial life. Remember to prioritize your well-being, nurture joy, and celebrate your successes along the way. Stay tuned for the upcoming issue of TLC, where we’ll continue to explore topics that empower and uplift our community of entrepreneurs. Until then, keep chasing happiness and success on your journey.

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