For most business leaders it is the profitable trading each month that leads to happiness and when results are poor this can lead to depression. My wife reminds me of my years as a managing director and how she knew the quality of the P&L by the shape of my face when I returned home after work the day we held the board meeting!
And yet I now understand that this is the wrong way around. The joy we get out of doing our job and working well as a team is the thing that leads to good results. Focusing on the results doesn’t create a profitable business – it is focusing on the joy of creation that produces painless profits.