Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose by Tony Hsieh
I had read somewhere that you’re in your best negotiating position if you don’t care what the outcome is and you’re not afraid to walk away.
I was already helping run a company that I was excited about. It seemed kind of silly to sell a company that I was excited about in order to start another company to be excited about.
I made a list of the happiest periods in my life, and I realized that none of them involved money. I realized that building stuff and being creative and inventive made me happy.
I thought about how easily we are all brainwashed by our society and culture to stop thinking and just assume by default that more money equals more success and more happiness, when ultimately happiness is really just about enjoying life.