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

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"Jon's book The Energy Bus and his talk to our team have been very useful tools in helping us build a positive team and culture where our players overcome negativity and challenges to perform at their highest potential."
Mike Smith, Head Coach of the Atlanta Falcons

"Given the challenges and adversity we face in business and life today, Jon Gordon provides a clear road map to navigate the negativity and pitfalls that ...

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Overview

Praise for The Energy Bus

"Jon's book The Energy Bus and his talk to our team have been very useful tools in helping us build a positive team and culture where our players overcome negativity and challenges to perform at their highest potential."
Mike Smith, Head Coach of the Atlanta Falcons

"Given the challenges and adversity we face in business and life today, Jon Gordon provides a clear road map to navigate the negativity and pitfalls that too often sabotage individual and team success as he shines a light on the truths that define great leaders, great teams, and great energy. I especially loved the part about leading with purpose. I consider this a valuable book for anyone looking to bring out the best in themselves and their team."
Tom Gegax, founder of Tires Plus

"Purpose, vision, enthusiasm, and spirit are all critical elements for individual and team success. The Energy Bus does a masterful job of weaving together these principles to create a dynamic and entertaining read that will infuse you and your team with positive energy. Get on the bus and enjoy the ride."
Pat Williams, Senior Vice President of the NBA's Orlando Magic

"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 positive 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

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Editorial Reviews

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‘…there is some great stuff in this book – good ideas, pithy quotes and punchy one-liners which invite you to write them down and recall them at the appropriate time.’ (Edge, May 2007)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470100288
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/22/2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 9,744
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Jon Gordon
Jon Gordon is a speaker, consultant, and international bestselling author of The Energy Bus and The No Complaining Rule. Jon and his books have been featured on CNN, NBC's Today Show and in Forbes, O Magazine, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. Clients such as the Atlanta Falcons, PGA Tour, Northwestern Mutual, Publix Super Markets, Campbell's Soup, and JPMorgan Chase also call on Jon to bring out the best in their leaders and teams.
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Table of Contents

Foreword vii

Acknowledgments ix

Author's Note xiii

Introduction xvii

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

Share the Energy! Get Your Team on the Bus!! 166

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2010

    Get up and Go!

    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!!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2011

    Totally inspiration!

    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!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 2, 2009

    A MUST READ FOR EVERYONE! THEN ENERGY BUS WILL FIND THAT SPARKLE IN YOUR LIFE THAT MIGHT BE MISSING!!!

    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 www.JonGordon.com - A book that brings JOY in the word ENJOY!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2009

    Great Motivational material

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2013

    Most encouraging book ever!!!!!

    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!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2013

    Very Inspiring

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2012

    Very powerful!!

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2012

    Makes you think....

    I was told about this book by my supervisor. Not only is it a great resource for the workplace, it really has made me think overall about my life and my outlook on life. Its an uplifting, quick read. Easily on my top ten influential books that I have ever read.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 27, 2011

    Simple to implement

    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!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 26, 2011

    Makes You Look at Life from a More Positive Angle

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 18, 2010

    It's a Full Bus

    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!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 5, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Great book to decide what's important!

    Easy to read and excellent for team building. Quick read that will help to clarify priorities in your life and business.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 25, 2010

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    Reinforcing

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 23, 2010

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    SIMPLY WONDERFUL & DEFINITELY "NOT BORING" - THIS BOOK IS MEANT TO BE READ WITH YOUR HEART AND AN OPEN MIND!!

    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!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2010

    The Energy Bus

    Good Motivation and Uplifting!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 27, 2009

    Energy is key

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2014

    Energy bus!

    Great read. Very motivating. This is one ban wagon to jump on.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2014

    Uplifting

    I was given "Soup" by a friend, it was great. I had to read the Energy Bus and told my husband to read it as well. It is a great perspective on life and how to handle situations.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2013

    Neko

    (>-_-)> ...stop breathing flight lol

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2013

    Flight

    Okay. There, I said it. Democracy is hidden form of Communist government, as in all democracies erode to communism eventually. The US will be the Socialist States of America sooner or later, thanks Obama. Communism works. I think absolute freedom is too much, and tha the US needs a government like the USSR's.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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