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The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy | [Jon Gordon]

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

In the mode of other best selling business fables The Energy Bus, takes listeners on an enlightening and inspiring ride that reveals 10 secrets for approaching life and work with the kind of positive, forward thinking that leads to true accomplishment - at work and at home. Everyone faces challenges. And every person, organization, company and team will have to overcome negativity and adversity to define themselves and create their success.
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Publisher's Summary

"It's Monday morning and George walks out the front door to his car and a flat tire. But this is the least of his problems. His home life is in shambles and his team at work is in disarray. With a big new product launch coming up in 2 weeks for the NRG-2000 he has to find a way to get it together or risk losing his marriage and job. Forced to take the bus to work, George meets a unique kind of bus driver and an interesting set of characters (passengers) that over the course of 2 weeks share the 10 rules for the ride of his life... and attempt to help him turn around his work and team and save his job and marriage from an almost inevitable destruction."

In the mode of other best selling business fables The Energy Bus, takes listeners on an enlightening and inspiring ride that reveals 10 secrets for approaching life and work with the kind of positive, forward thinking that leads to true accomplishment - at work and at home. Everyone faces challenges. And every person, organization, company and team will have to overcome negativity and adversity to define themselves and create their success.

No one goes through life untested and the answer to these tests is positive energy - the kind of positive energy consisting of vision, trust, optimism, enthusiasm, purpose, and spirit that defines great leaders and their teams. Drawing upon his experience and work with thousands of leaders, sales professionals, teams, non-profit organizations, schools, and athletes, Gordon infuses this engaging story with keen insights, actionable strategies and a big dose of positive infectious energy.

For managers and team leaders or anyone looking to turn negative energy into positive achievement The Energy Bus provides a powerful roadmap to overcome common life and work obstacles and bring out the best in yourself and your team. When you get on The Energy Bus you'll enjoy the ride of your life!

©2009 Jon Gordon; (P)2009 Gildan Media Corp

What the Critics Say

"If you want to fuel your family, your career, your team, and your organization with spirit, listen to this audio book...Thanks, Jon, for pumping us up and making sure we get on the right bus." (Ken Blanchard, Co-author of The One Minute Manager and Leading at a Higher Level)

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    Shemia Philadelphia, MS, USA 03-03-09
    Shemia Philadelphia, MS, USA 03-03-09
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    "Simple, straightforward"

    I loved this book. The tips are simple, yet relevant, doable, and sensible. Jon Gordon as the narrator works, he has an uplifted, energetic, enthusiastic delivery that fits with the book without going over the top.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Curtis 06-19-10
    Curtis 06-19-10 Member Since 2013
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    "The Energy Bus"

    Really enjoyed this book. The principles and story are simple and maybe some you have heard before, but I still think they are powerful. They have been put together in a fun and engaging fable. Also, I found the issues addressed rang true to real work situations.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    01-28-13
    01-28-13 Member Since 2014
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    "What a waste of time"
    What disappointed you about The Energy Bus?

    Nothing new. A collection of worn out advice; "you need vision, focus, enthusiasm, purpose and love! plus few other trite advice. It's as though we have all been waiting for the author to tell us that to succeed you need enthusiasm! like there is a switch that you can just flick on!
    Why anyone need to write a whole book when a small article would be an overkill is beyond me. Save your money and 3 hours of pointless listening.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Jon Gordon’s performances?

    No


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    j3hbbc 01-23-15
    j3hbbc 01-23-15
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    "Charged me up!!"

    Found this to be very motivational!!! Would definitely recommend it. Get rid of the energy vampires and see the positive everyday!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Josh Wallace 01-23-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Great insights in building a team and culture"

    A great look at building a team and culture. Can be very helpful for sports teams or running a business

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Karen 01-21-15
    Karen 01-21-15 Member Since 2015
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    "amazing story"

    I loved this story ... I thought this was just gonna be another required activity but it really was enjoyable and easy to follow along with. This is the best way to describe positive energy to all age groups.

    I recommend this to all businesses, organizational groups and schools. Everyone can learn something about themselves from this !

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    David A Wheeler 01-16-15 Member Since 2015
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    "This book will pump you up!"

    A very good motivational book. Will turn around negative energy in the workplace or home.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tracy 12-22-14
    Tracy 12-22-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Upliftment for anyone having a lull in your career"
    What did you love best about The Energy Bus?

    Ironically, the energy.


    Which character – as performed by Jon Gordon – was your favorite?

    Joy


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes. I heard it was an easy read and it absolutely was.


    Any additional comments?

    very easy to follow along. Allowing the book to tell the story it's telling, I went in with very few expectations so it was easy to allow myself to be encouraged and uplifted.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    stephaniesshoes Houston, Texas 06-07-13
    stephaniesshoes Houston, Texas 06-07-13
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    "Same old, same old.."

    I felt like this was a dumbed down version of a million cliches or "words of wisdom" that have been said a million times over. What?? You mean, if you have a positive attitude, those around you will respond positively?? How profound.. What??? You mean, we are all the "drivers" of our own "bus", and WE determine the "destination"?? Wow.. I really didn't need a cheesy story to illustrate these points for me, but I don't know; maybe some people do. I merely found it slightly insulting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas Jasper, IN, United States 03-18-13
    Thomas Jasper, IN, United States 03-18-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Awesome informative read"
    What made the experience of listening to The Energy Bus the most enjoyable?

    It was exactly what I was needing, when I needed it


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was put in a way that made it easy to understand, and a way that everyone could relate too.


    What does Jon Gordon bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I think so, he can tell it the way it is suppose to be said.


    What did you learn from The Energy Bus that you would use in your daily life?

    That a good positive mental outlook and positive energy will go a lot further than the opposite.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Very easy listerning but memorable. The ten steps stay in your head and the personal motivational tools were simple but effective. I enjoyed The Energy Bus and would recommend to anyone needing to boost either themselves or their team.

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