The Energy Bus

The Energy Bus
10 Rules to Fuel Your Life,Work, and Team with Positive Energy

The Energy Bus provides a fantastic process for using set principles to produce a powerful and entertaining read that will motivate you and team members with highly positive energy.

"Every morning you have a choice.
Are we going to be a positive thinker or a negative thinker?”

The Energy Bus

Understand that positive thinking automatically energizes you. When we get to work, we have another choice. We can catch people doing things right, or we can catch them doing things wrong.

Guess which of those two activities energizes people more?

Ken Blanchard, co-author of The One Minute Manager, said “If you want to fuel your family, your career, your team, and your organization with spirit, read The Energy Bus.

"You have only one ride through life so give it all you've got and enjoy the ride!"

The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive EnergyThe Energy Bus is great in the way it clarifies why so many executives are praising the power of positive energy – in classromms, board rooms and even locker rooms.

In the style of other best selling business fables, The Energy Bus takes readers on an inspiring journey that reveals ten secrets for successfully addressing life and work with a quality approach that ensures success.

In the book, managers are reminded that it is up to them to make certain team members understand who is driving the bus; where the bus is going; and what it takes to be permitted to remain riding on the bus.

In other words, each team member needs to determine clearly for his or her self, whether or not he or she is getting on the bus for the entire journey, or not.

Author, Jon Gordon, is a strong proponent that in order to ensure positive energy on the bus, the bus driver must make certain that the journey is “fun” for all its passengers. He provides a few key points to ensure a fun bus ride:

  • Always keep in mind that the journey needs to be a positive experience - your people should be having fun, in a way that excites them.
  • The journey does not always have to be so laborious that people perceive it to be painful or difficult.
  • Check in with your team often and ask them how we can maintain fun in the workplace but in a way that promotes increased production.
  • Ask team members what ideas they have for maintaining a fun and healthy work environment.
  • Be sure to continually remind yourself and the team that the ultimate win is to achieve the top priorities and goals while maintaining a smile on your face. It’s not just about achieving the goal, it's also about who you and your team members become in the process.

Managers must learn how to successfully navigate adversity and potholes along the way. Expect that every great team, including your own, will face adversity, challenges, and struggles along the journey. Every great team will be tested, but great teams don’t let flat tires stop them from reaching their destination.

The book is summarized very nicely with a complete list of “10 Rules For The Ride Of Your Life”. The rules include key points such as:

  • You are the driver of your bus
  • Desire, vision and focus move your bus in the right direction
  • Fuel your ride with positive energy
  • Invite People on your bus and share your vision for the road ahead.

One of the best rules mentioned includes Rule #5 - "Don’t waste your energy on those who don’t get on your bus", and Rule #6 – "Post a sign that says NO ENERGY VAMPIRES ALLOWED on your bus"

"People rarely succeed long-term unless they are having fun in what they are doing."

This is a key statement and an important expectation for every member of a team to fully understand. No one should be allowed to opt out, EVERYONE who gets on the bus, must be fully engaged and willing to participate 100%.

In a nutshell, the story is fun and enlightening, it is a fast and enjoyable read, and the lessons taught in this book are powerful and memorable.

"The world would be a much better place if we all focused on being positive. Gordon is ‘the Pastor of Positive Energy’ and I’m one of his believers."
- Danny Gans, Las Vegas Entertainer of the Year.

"Gordon so inspired our sales professionals with his postive energy that they were asking for more. Now, here is his philosophy in a book we can read and quote – and we will!"
- Linda H. Sherrer, President and CEO of Prudential Network Realty

We encourage our readers to add The Energy Bus to their personal leadership library.

Author Bio:

Jon Gordon, author of The Energy Bus, is a leading authority on developing positive, engaged people, leaders, businesses, schools, and teams. Jon and his energy solutions have been featured in CNN’s American Morning, NBC’s Today show, Men’s Health, Forbes, and Positive Thinking.

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