The book by Jon Gordon mainly focuses on teamwork, but its principles can be applied to any problem or challenge. It beautifully illustrates how a simple ride on the bus changes the course of poor George, who has hit rock bottom in his miserable life. I really liked this fabled story of a bus representing life. Gordon effectively conveys his message of positive energy to fuel everyday life with passion through interesting examples and makes a dry book on business palatable.
- Your attitude is a choice, and it’s crucial to have a positive attitude to succeed in life.
- You can’t control everything that happens to you, but you can control how you respond to it.
- Focus on what you want, not what you don’t want.
- Choose to be positive and optimistic, even in the face of challenges and setbacks.
- Use positive self-talk to boost your confidence and resilience.
- Surround yourself with positive people who will support and encourage you.
- Build a positive team culture by setting clear goals, providing regular feedback, and celebrating successes.
- Take ownership of your life and your choices.
- Practice gratitude and appreciate the good things in your life.
- Embrace change and see it as an opportunity to grow and learn.
Overall, “The Energy Bus” emphasizes the importance of positive energy, attitude, and mindset in achieving success and happiness in life and work. It provides practical tips and strategies for cultivating positivity and resilience, both as an individual and as part of a team.
The Energy Bus Summary
It is a self-help book with a combination of fiction and a how-to manual on team-building that fuels you with energy in your personal and professional lives. It includes a foreword by Ken Blanchard. Gordon cites a scientific study that shows that our hearts have their own electromagnetic field that affects our actions and the people around us. Read through The Energy Bus Summary to get the main idea in the book.
George is a hard-working family man who has fallen on hard times with the looming prospects of a divorce and losing his job. His team at work is presently in disarray, and he has to meet the deadline for a product launch on time or get fired as a result. His life looks irredeemable, further pushing him into the darkness of a negative approach to life. Bad luck seems to haunt him. He is mostly blank at work. He has lost all his cheerfulness around his family while his wife threatens to leave him.
He is forced to take the bus at the start of yet another workweek. George’s car breaks down midway, and he meets his new mentor, Joy, a female bus driver. She is bubbling with energy and connecting positively with all her bus passengers. Joy tells George that she is CEO chief energy officer of the bus and her life. Joy notices his blues and wins over George through her persistent warmth and uncanny perception. She explains the law of attraction and persuades him to follow her ten rules to create positive energy for a fulfilling life. He reluctantly accepts and takes the bus for the next two weeks to learn joy’s ten rules.
Favorite Quote From Author
“You haven’t failed until you stop trying.”
Books like The Energy Bus
- The Power of Positive Leadership by Jon Gordon
- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
- The Culture Code by Daniel Coyle
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