Severless stack guide issue: "Serverless: DOTENV: Could not find .env file."

I just started the serverless stack guide for building a serverless app here:

When I try to run

AWS_PROFILE=(name hidden for privacy) serverless invoke local --function create --path mocks/create-event.json

When I try to run
I get a “Serverless: DOTENV: Could not find .env file.” error

Any help/tips would be greatly appreciated!