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

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

by Jon Gordon, Ken Blanchard

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The Energy Bus, an international best seller by Jon Gordon, takes readers on an enlightening and inspiring ride that reveals 10 secrets for approaching life and work with the kind of positive, forward thinking that leads to true accomplishment - at work and at home. Jon infuses this engaging story with keen insights as he provides a powerful roadmap to overcome adversity and bring out the best in yourself and your team. When you get on The Energy Bus you’ll enjoy the ride of your life!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470893319
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 06/03/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 31,723
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

JON GORDON's bestselling books and talks have inspired readers and audiences around the world. His principles have been put to the test by numerous NFL, NBA, and college coaches and teams, Fortune 500 companies, school districts, hospitals, and nonprofits. Jon invites you to visit and connect with him at Follow him on Twitter @JonGordon11.

Table of Contents

Foreword vii

Acknowledgments ix

Author’s Note xii

Introduction xv

1 Flat Tire 1

2 Good News and Bad News 9

3 The Long Walk Home 11

4 George Wakes Up 15

5 No Joy on the Bus 17

6 The Rules 19

7 You’re the Driver 25

8 It’s All About Energy 33

9 George Shares His Vision 37

10 Focus 41

11 The Power of Positive Energy 45

12 George Takes a Walk 51

13 One Great Golf Shot Theory 53

14 Bus Tickets 55

15 A Very Long Weekend 61

16 Who’s on the Bus 63

17 The Enemy Is Negativity 67

18 No Energy Vampires on the Bus 73

19 The Ultimate Rule of Positive Energy 77

20 George Takes Control of His Bus 81

21 George Has a Dream 89

22 Better Today than Yesterday 91

23 Feeling Good 95

24 Lead with Heart 99

25 Chief Energy Officer 103

26 Love Your Passengers 113

27 Love Rules 121

28 Fear and Trust 125

29 The Next Day 129

30 The Team Gets Inspired 135

31 Game Day 139

32 The Presentation 147

33 Joy 151

34 It’s More Fun on the Bus 155

The Energy Bus Action Plan 159

Bus Tickets 165

The Energy Bus Training Program 166

Other Books by Jon Gordon 167

Index 169

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The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 106 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is wonderful. I took a seminar for work and it was based on this book. As soon as I left the seminar I ran out and got the book to get the whole effect. I really liked how they put this concept in a story line. It made it feel like it is something I could do and work on. I actually gave the book to my daughter; who is in college and told her to read it so she can see how different people in the work place effect others and how her role in the workplace effect other people. This has helped me realize what I do and how I do it effect the people around me. I am determined not to be an "energy vampire". To find out what that means read the book; you will start figuring out who is the "energy vampires" in your life. Enjoy!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow. This book was extremely encouraging for me. It gave me a totally new outlook on life! It also gave me some very useful strategies for everyday life. What an amazing and outlook changing book and story! Read it if you get a chance. Its a really fast read too!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the book after hearing the author speak at a conference. I couldn't put it down. I read it again and now I have made it mandatory reading for managers and our sales teams. In these negative media driven times this book reminds us that we can only control ourselves and our immediate surroundings but in doing so as detailed in the book we are more productive and it is easier to take on the negative elements we are all dealing with.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm in Tupperware and this book was talked about so much I had to read it... Once I started, I couldn't stop! Really makes you look at your situations and reevaluate! VERY GOOD - RECOMMEND TO ALL!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had the opportunity to see Jon speak at our company's year beginning meeting this year. I read the book Soup first & just finished The Energy Bus. Im so excited to introduce these bullet points to my team at work. Ive shared a few things already such as The Positive Pledge & Im having my team to sign off as a commitment to the pledge. Highly recommended to anyone wanting to see a difference in your team's performance & attitude.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book! We are reading this book at work. It is a great motivation for both: personal and work life. Absolutely recommend it for everybody interested in enhancing their life, attitude and well-being.
ParkerPen27 More than 1 year ago
The book pulls you in right from the beginning. You learn to place situations that are happening in George's life into yours. It also mkes you see that everyhing happens for a reason. I really liked the way that this book was written in more of a storylike perpective rather than a textbook style.
Bus_driver More than 1 year ago
This was a great book. If you are looking for you a spark in your life to wake youself, this story hits home. You have to beleive in postive energy and what it can do. But for me once I picked it up I didn't put it down until it was complete. The first time I read a book from this author and have already downloaded the next book from him. Enjoy the trip!!!!!!!
Phillip_Winter More than 1 year ago
Easy to read and excellent for team building. Quick read that will help to clarify priorities in your life and business.
lemme14 More than 1 year ago
Did I learn anything that hasn't been published in other business and motivational books? Probably not. A quick scan through similar books will give similar stories told only in a different manner. However, this book is excellent and its purpose: inspiration and motivation. A great read. Jon Gordon is also a great speaker. I saw him at a conference recently and it was well worth it.
KansasCityTina-2010 More than 1 year ago
I came across this book for the first time last year when I saw Jon Gordon live in Dallas. Jon's passion and positive energy resonated with me more than any other motivational type speaker I've ever seen. The simple concept of surrounding yourself with people (whether it be in your personal life or at work) who have positive energy and who are willing to open up their own eyes/hearts to staying positive is an incredibly energizing philosophy to me. Since reading this book and applying the "Get on the Bus" mentality in my work and in my personal life, I can definitely say that it has made a huge difference in my day to day life. In my opinion, Jon's work is meant to be read with your HEART and with an open mind... THANKS JON!!
Jholder More than 1 year ago
Harnessing our energy is key and Gordon does well in this book to illustate this point. To enhance your energy at work, I would also recommend Dr. Steinberg's new book, Full Throttle.
ForestHillMarylandFamily More than 1 year ago
I heard about THE ENERGY BUS at the Re/Max Interntional Convention this year so I got a copy as soon as we got home. Read it in one sitting (an easy read with such a HUGE message)! I now give a copy of the book to all that can benefit by a little positive energy and I ask them not to keep it in their library but to share the message from THE ENERGY BUS in hopes that more JOY can be spread. I recommend everyone to sign up for Jon Gordon's Newsletters too! at - A book that brings JOY in the word ENJOY!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's a really good book 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A much needed lift in this day and time where life can suck the energy right out of us.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read. Very motivating. This is one ban wagon to jump on.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After being forced to listen to the whole book at school i found this book uninteresting. Everytime i tried to listen i found myself falling asleep. The book was too boring and cheesy for a 12 yer old. I reccomend tgis book for depressed adults and young adults.
GaPower More than 1 year ago
I really liked this efficient little book. It was straight-forward, and an easy quick read. I have found myself using the message(s) from the book often in my everyday interactions. This philosophy of positive thinking and intention etc is near and dear to my heart...the book had enough spirituality (not religion) to keep me intrigued. Useful and fun!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good Motivation and Uplifting!
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librarythingaliba on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I just remember this felt a little too "fluffy".
jpsnow on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Upbeat allegory through the story of a failing manager who happens upon an energetic bus driver and her team of passengers, which transforms his mindset. I heard nothing new here, but the telling is novel. It's a worthy and catchy reminder about adding positive energy to the mix, and leveraging it for success.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read two times. I have to remind myself who is my driver I am This book says it all in simple things on how you are in control
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't seem to put this book down! I wanted to see where the bus was going next, what is the next rule, what's going to happen?Very enjoyable easy read and full of the energy I needed