Finding Happiness and Focusing on Market Problems

Morning beehiivcommunity! This newsletter leverages our experience and other experts’ insights. Building the resilience needed for long-term success requires some happiness, so this week looks at that. 


  • Last week’s newsletter:  The Introverted Founder and Facing Anxiety

  • Recommended Book: Dove Self-Esteem Project. Yes, this is an ad. But it confronts both unreasonable beauty expectations and the expected ubiquity of AI in a clear, direct, and positive way.

  • Poll Results:  Last week, we asked you to pick your favorite way to mitigate anxiety. 57% of you thought deep breathing and relaxation were the best ideas, with one person sharing, “I have practiced meditation for several years, and I have found it especially important in bringing my center to calm.”

Over the last few weeks, we covered five areas where introverted leaders could adapt and learn while embracing their strengths. Which topic interested you the most?

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The Introverted Founder and Finding Happiness

"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful." — Albert Schweitzer

Being a founder comes with many challenges. The series covers being an introvert across selling, networking, leading, facing anxiety, and finding happiness.

Countless meetings, events, and presentations can burden any startup founder, particularly introverts who recharge best when alone. To build the resilience needed for success requires a dash of happiness. For some founders, that’s a crucial ingredient.

This post covers tips and strategies for finding happiness as an introverted founder, such as embracing your nature, seeking like-minded individuals, and finding activities that bring you joy.

Expert Tips for Startups

This section calls on other experts to offer quick, valuable insights into startups.

Focusing on Market Problems Enhances Wellbeing and Innovation

Obsessing over a broad market problem rather than a precise solution offers founders several benefits. The devotion preserves our mental health amidst the intensity of building a startup since it becomes a cognitive buoy during the inevitable, distracting surge of highs and lows in startup life. Focusing on resolving the problem also opens our minds to various possibilities and drives the quick release of better products to address the issues.

Henry Woodbridge is the Founder and CEO of Mapt, an app that obsesses over helping families discover their best college options.

Founder Tools

As a startup founder, it's easy to get bogged down in the day-to-day instead of focusing on the big picture. Build Scale Grow helps you streamline operations, scale efficiently, and increase runway.

For insights right now, here are some tools:

Scale: Reach Your Peak with over 130 business topics to lead holistically.

Startup Diagnostic Assess and prioritize your business quickly.

Productivity Hacks Reach your goals faster.

Facing Your Fears Convert fear into success.

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