Podcast #538



You can be happier and feel more successful today, right away, right now. This podcast episode will give you an identity boost – and some power thoughts – to help you step more fully into a confident, happy, successful mindset where you feel good based on your thoughts, not on your circumstances. This is a must-listen for anyone who wants more joy and to feel better about where they are on the journey of their goals.

In this episode of The Confidence Podcast, we’re talking about:

  • Creating your own luck and your own happiness
  • Happiness responsibility
  • How to create secure confidence in believing in your success potential and happiness potential


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We have a HAPPINESS CHALLENGE happening next week in the College of Confidence.

Not yet a member of the COC? 

 It’s happening March 20th-24th

 It’s time to join in on this:




“Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them.” – Steve Maraboli

“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” – Jim Rohn

“Happiness is a state of mind. It’s just according to the way you look at things.” – Walt Disney 

“Happiness is not something that someone else can give you or take away from you. It’s something you have to create for yourself.” – Unknown

“You are responsible for your own happiness. If you expect others to make you happy, you will always be disappointed.” – Unknown

“Happiness is a choice, not a result. Nothing will make you happy until you choose to be happy.” – Ralph Marston


Decide to.

Here are 5 steps on how to create your own luck:

Take Action: Luck often comes to those who take action towards their goals. Instead of waiting for opportunities to come to you, take initiative and create your own opportunities by putting yourself out there and pursuing your goals with determination.

Build Relationships: Networking and building strong relationships with others can increase your chances of being in the right place at the right time. Attend events, engage with people in your industry, and be open to collaborations and partnerships that can lead to new opportunities.

Be Open to Change: Be open-minded and willing to adapt to change, as this can lead to unexpected opportunities and new paths to success. Be flexible and willing to pivot when necessary to take advantage of new opportunities.

Focus on Your Strengths: Understand your strengths and focus on developing them further. When you leverage your strengths, you increase your chances of success and create more opportunities for yourself.

Practice Gratitude: Cultivate a mindset of gratitude and positivity. This can help you see opportunities in every situation, even when things don’t go according to plan. By focusing on the good in your life, you attract more positivity and increase your chances of creating your own luck.

Here are 5 steps on how to create your own happiness:

Define What Happiness Means to You: Take time to reflect on what happiness means to you and identify the things that bring you joy and fulfillment. This will help you create a personalized plan for creating happiness in your life.

Cultivate Positive Habits: Incorporate positive habits into your daily routine, such as practicing gratitude, meditation, exercise, and spending time in nature. These habits can help increase your overall well-being and happiness.

Focus on the Present: Avoid dwelling on the past or worrying about the future. Focus on the present moment and enjoy the experiences and opportunities that are right in front of you.

Surround Yourself with Positive People: Surround yourself with people who uplift and support you. Being around positive, like-minded individuals can help you maintain a positive mindset and create more happiness in your life.

Pursue Your Passions: Pursue the things that bring you joy and make you feel fulfilled, whether it’s a hobby, a career, or a personal project. By doing what you love, you can increase your sense of purpose and create more happiness in your life.


“Happiness is a choice. You can choose to be happy. There’s going to be stress in life, but it’s your choice whether you let it affect you or not.” – Valerie Bertinelli

Here are three ways to be responsible for your own happiness:

Take Ownership: Take ownership of your own happiness and understand that it is not someone else’s responsibility to make you happy. You have the power to control your thoughts, emotions, and actions, and can choose to focus on the positive aspects of your life.

Practice Self-Care: Prioritize self-care by taking care of your physical, emotional, and mental health. This can include regular exercise, healthy eating, quality sleep, and engaging in activities that bring you joy and relaxation.

Cultivate a Positive Mindset: Focus on the positive aspects of your life and practice gratitude for what you have. Avoid dwelling on negative thoughts or situations, and instead, focus on solutions and opportunities for growth. Surround yourself with positive people and engage in activities that bring you joy and fulfillment.

What keeps us from happiness?

  1. We think other people contribute to it
  2. We think that it is connected to circumstances
  3. We think we need to make other people happy
  4. We think that it’s too good to be true (scarcity)
  5. We think we don’t have control over it or time to work on it 


  • Identify as a happy person.
  • Identify as a successful person.

Have definitions for yourself of what that means to you – and spend time envisioning yourself as both. 

What you think is possible, is.

Spend time being and thinking about your future self, or your 2.0 self.

Spend time dismantling your happiness blockers 

Happiness Blockers:


Scarcity mindset

Time lack

Misaligned priorities

Mismanaged thoughts

No clear goals 

Success Blockers:


Scarcity Mindset

Isolation / Not getting coached 

Time lack

Misaligned priorities

Mismanaged thoughts

No clear goals


Thanks so much Trish for these much-needed reminders. I have been struggling emotionally with my mom’s passing in October.  So, receiving these reminders and confidence boosters has helped so much. 

I am happy to report though, that my weight is now 152.3 pounds.  Down from 231 pounds when I had my gastric bypass surgery on February 3rd, 2021.

Keep up your great work and I look forward to continuing my journey with you. 




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