Saba Tekle is a Publisher, Mentor, Huffington Post Contributor and an Award Winning Best-Selling Author. As the founder of 7 Publishing, Saba has worked with over 100 authors nationwide and internationally. 

She is also the creator, co-author and publisher of best-selling book series, "20 Beautiful Women." This compelling series of books inspired the #20beautifulwomen challenge (in which over a million women participated) and is now a blog section in The Huffington Post. Since the release, Saba has received an invitation to deliver a TEDx talk, she has been featured in the Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, HLN's The Daily Share, All Africa, D-List Magazine, Afro Newspaper, and The Portland Observer. 

Currently, she is publishing another Volume of, "20 Beautiful Women" and mentoring women worldwide. 


I am Happy when …

I see other people happy especially when it’s someone from my family.


How do you define your happiness?

Happiness to me sometimes is a fleeting burst of feeling really good, other times it prolong state of bliss.


How did you invest in your happiness last year?

I went on spritual trips, I did naam yoga, I listened to crystal bowls and tibetan gongs live, and Kundalini. But most of all what made me happy this year was putting out another volume of, ’20 Beautiful Women’


What is that one special thing (event or experience) that makes you happy when you think about it?

Right now it’s a documentary I am working on and it’s an event I putting on in Feb and in Atlanta.


What was your happiest moment in your 2016?

When I surprised my mom in Seattle. She makes me the most happiest.


What is the thing that get you excited?

Expanding, growing and evolving both in my personal life and business.


What scent, texture, color makes you feel happy?

The texture of my moms clothes and perfume my mom wears I smell when I hug her makes me happy and any color she has on too.  


If your happiness was a colour, a place, a meal what would it be?

Happiness is being a home with my family in Seattle, eating Ethiopian food cooked by my mom but also with a return ticket back to LA.


One thing you achieved last year (big or small) that makes you happy and proud 

I won an award for best script at the New Media Film Festival.


What is your favourite quote that makes you smile?

‘No one is you and that is your power.’


What song makes you happy right now?

24k Magic and Caroline (especially when I found out the artist is Ethiopian).


What is your quality/skill you've improved and makes you happy?



What are the things you do to make yourself happy? 

Things like this – doing interviews, spreading the word about my book and author of ’20 Beautiful Women’ and traveling as well as progressing.


What is the best choice you have made in 2016?

Going to Joshua Tree and Sedona for a much need spiritual trip.


What are the 3 things you ticked off your bucket list this year?

Made my goals and my mom proud and traveled.  


What are you grateful for?

Everthing, my mom, new partnerships and still being in business.

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What are your hopes and dreams for 2017? 

My dreams are to start a production company, produce my 1st documentary, move back to Atlanta and keep traveling.


Thank you Saba for sharing your Secret of Happiness. Follow Saba on her platform for more Happiness and Success 





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