The Energy Bus

I just finished another non-optometry book that I would like to share with you.  It is called The Energy Bus by Jon Gordon.  I just bought a copy for every member of my team.

I get asked a lot how I keep my team caring, enthused, happy and motivated.  It is a difficult question to answer, but the simple answer is to never stop trying.  This book does a great job of helping give the answer.

The Energy Bus is about George who is having another really bad day.  He has it pretty tough.  His marriage is crumbling, he is close to getting fired at work and now his car is in the shop.  So George has to take the bus to work for while but he is lucky enough to find himself on ---- The Energy Bus.

It is a good read for anybody who works as a part of a team.  It is essential for anyone who struggles to keep that team moving in a positive direction.

On the bus, George learns the 10 Rules for the Ride of Your Life.(Printable Full List)  I won't list them all, but I do want to bring your attention to two of them:

  • Rule # 2 ; "Desire, Vision and Focus move your bus in the right direction." So many of us are going like crazy, making changes and updating things with no clear idea of what we are trying to accomplish.  As many of you know - this is why defining your Vision is the first step in the BluePrint program.
  • Rule #10 : "Have Fun and Enjoy the Ride." - Enough said.

Have a great week,