Do you have an Energy Bus?
I recently read The Energy Bus – 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work and Team with Positive Energy by Jon Gordon. The book was tremendous and short simple read with huge impact. Below I captured the 1o Rules with several quotes/thoughts I found helpful. If you want better results in life, work and family it will require a positive attitude and approach. Life is too short to be negative!
- 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.
- Don’t waste your energy on those who don’t get on your bus.
- Post a sign that says NO ENERGY VAMPIRES ALLOWED.
- Enthusiasm attracts more passengers and energizes them during the ride.
- Love your passengers.
- Drive with purpose.
- Enjoy the ride.
“More people die Monday morning at 9 AM than any other time.” - Most people work jobs that are not energizing or purposeful.
“You cannot go somewhere if you don’t have a vision of where you want to go.”
“Thoughts are magnetic. What we think about, we attract.” Remember – http://bible.us/Phil4.8.ESV
Formula – E + P = O or Events in your life + Perception of event = Outcome of event. You can control the way you perceive events. Either positively or negatively.
“Positive energy and positive people create positive results.
A man goes to a village and visits a wise man and says, “I feel like there are two dogs inside me. One dog is this positive, loving, kind, and gentle dog and then I have this angry, mean-spirited, and negative dog and they fight all the time. I don’t know which is going to win.” The wise man thinks for a moment and he says, “I know which is going to win. The one you feed the most, so feed the positive dog.” This is very true of the spiritual battle.
“It is physically impossible to be stressed and thankful at the same moment.”
“Gallup Poll estimates that there are 22 million negative workers in the United States costing around $300 billion in productivity a year.”
What would you add to the 10 Rules? Which quote or rule was most helpful for you?