Monthly Archives: May 2011

Info Exchange – The Energy Bus

Welcome to the Loyalty Factor Information Exchange, a bi-weekly service providing summaries of major publications and books on various management and customer relationship topics. 

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Our information exchange this week highlights the book, “The Energy Bus” by Jon Gordon.


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

We all face challenges. Each and every single person, organization, company, and team has to deal with negativity and adversity. No one goes through life untested. To overcome all these tests we need positive energy, the kind of energy that consists of the vision, trust, enthusiasm and purpose that defines true leaders.

In The Energy Bus, author Jon Gordon provides readers with ten basic, simple secrets that aim to empower them to approach life and work with positive, forward thinking to lead to true accomplishment.


Rule #1: You’re the Driver of Your Bus

This is the most important of all the rules. If you don’t take responsibility for your life and control over it, then you simply can’t take it where you want to go.


Rule #2: Desire, Vision and Focus Move Your Bus in the Right Direction

First decide what you want to do. Then you can start creating it. Don’t let the world create you.


Rule #3: Fuel Your Ride with Positive Energy

We can’t control the events in our life, but we can control how we perceive them. Our perception and response to events determine the outcome.


Rule #4: Invite People on Your Bus and Share Your Vision for the Road Ahead

To convince them to do so, you must share your vision with them. Clearly communicate your vision of the road ahead – or no one will want to travel with you.


Rule #5: Don’t Waste Your Energy on Those Who Don’t Get on Your Bus

Some people will get on your bus and some won’t. No need to worry about those people who don’t get on your bus. Don’t waste your energy on them.


Rule #6: Post a Sign that says “No Energy Vampires Allowed” on your Bus

You have got to be strong enough to tell people that you will not allow any negativity on your bus. Tell them this is where we are going and to get there we need a positive and supportive team. 


Rule #7: Enthusiasm Attracts More Passengers and Energizes them During the Ride

When you are passionate and enthusiastic, people want to get on your bus.


Rule #8: Love Your Passengers

To really tap into the power of your heart and lead with positive, contagious energy, you must love your passengers – make time for them, listen to them, recognize them, serve them, and bring out the best in them.


Rule #9: Drive with Purpose

When you communicate your vision and purpose with your passengers, they’ll feel part of the bigger purpose and work harder and longer for you.


Rule #10: Have Fun and Enjoy the Ride

You only have one ride through life so make the most of it and enjoy it!


Energy Bus on Amazon