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

Jon Gordon 2007
Read: 2022
Education/Leadership, Non-Fiction

This is a super fun book. Even though it was published before The Power of Positive Leadership, I read it afterwards. This is written as a fable – a tale of a bus full of positive people with positive energy and their impact on a rather negative man whose life is not going the way he wants it to. I smiled so often while reading it. It’s over the top in terms of of how positive the people on hte bus are, but the lessons are real.

I love rule #1: You are the driver of your own bus. I had a therapist tell me something like that: I am responsible for my own happiness. Victor Frankl figured that out in Man’s Search for Meaning, stating, “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” Joy, the bus driver in the book, works to help everyone realize that about themselves.

I won’t go into all 10 rules, but they all reinforce the idea that attitude matters. It matters for you, and for those around you. Every day, I aspire to be positive. I know those around me are better for it, but the secret is, I am way better for it.

I’m a fan of this book and recommend it highly.

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