The Energy Bus:
10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy
“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, by Jon Gordon, takes readers 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!
Praise for The Energy Bus
"If you want to fuel your family, your career, your team, and your
organization with spirit, read this book. Jon’s energy and
advice will leap off the page and help you cultivate positive energy in
everything you do—and you will make the world a better place for your having
been here. Thanks, Jon, for pumping us up and making sure we get on the
- Ken Blanchard, Co-author of The One Minute Manager® and Leading at a Higher Level
"I have never enjoyed reading a book more than The Energy Bus by
Jon Gordon. It should be required reading in this country. In a time and
world where we deal with so many negative things and people, Jon beautifully
articulates the power of positive energy and attitude. This book will change
your life and teach you how to be the driver of your bus. Buckle Up and
enJOY the ride!!"
- Dabo Swinney, Head Coach, Clemson University Football Team
"The Energy Bus serves as a force field to ward off any negativity
that tries to infiltrate or enter your team or business. It made a big
impact on our team. I recommend it highly!"
- Mark Richt, Head Coach, University of Georgia Football Team
"Jon's book, The Energy Bus, and talk to our team have been very
useful tools in helping us build a positive team and culture where our
players overcome negativity and challenges to perform at their highest
- Mike Smith, Head Coach, The Atlanta Falcons
"Jon Gordon’s concept of the Chief Energy Officer teaches us that
attitude alignment isn’t just little but a non-linear leap that makes the
ultimate difference between abundance or lack of happiness, success, performance,
motivation, ability to be team oriented, and our reality of achieving our
personal goals in all parts of our lives."
-Ken Fisher, CEO of Fisher Investments, Forbes columnist, author of The Only Three Questions That Count
"The Energy Bus is more than a book. It is a great tool for building
a winning team. Every team or person, who wants to be a champion, will
face adversity. There are "Energy Vampires" on every team. I
use this book as a reference to assist me in turning a negative into a
- Doc Rivers, Head Coach, Boston Celtics
"Jon's book The Energy Bus and his presentation to my firm were both
contagious and impactful. His challenging message was easy to understand
and simple to implement. As a result of Jon's talk we went from a bus full
of passengers to a fleet of of drivers!"
- Matt T. Russo, Managing Partner Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, New York
"The Energy Bus is a game changer that I could not put down. It is so easy to get distracted by what everybody else is doing and saying that we forget who controls OUR journey. The Energy Bus reminds us that we drive our BUS and that we are responsible for the road that we are traveling on. Our main goal at Northwestern is to empower young women to make a positive difference in the world. The Energy Bus will either get you started or get you re-started on this mission."
- Kelly Amonte Hiller, Head Coach Northwestern Women's Lacrosse
"The world would be a much better place if we all focused on being
positive. Jon is 'the Pastor of Positive Energy" and I'm one of his
- Danny Gans, Las Vegas Entertainer of the Year
"The last book Presti read was The Energy Bus. His synopsis: a management
book that shows readers how they can affect situations by how they frame
them — an appropriate theme this season."
- Quoted from NY Times article quoting Sam Presti, General Manager of the Seattle SuperSonics NBA team.
“Jon so inspired our sales professionals with his positive energy that
they were asking for more. Now, here is his philosophy in a book we can
read and quote – and we will!”
- Linda H. Sherrer, President and CEO, Prudential Network Realty
“Jon Gordon is the "Rocky Balboa" of positive energy! No matter
how uphill the battle may seem - Jon and The Energy Bus prepares you to
tackle any task, making you feel you're ready to take on the heavyweight
champion of the world!
- Fran Charles, Announcer for HBO Sports and NFL Network
“Given the challenges and adversity we face in business and life today,
Jon Gordon provides a clear roadmap to navigate the negativity and pit
falls that too often sabotage individual and team success as he shines
a light on the truths that define great leaders, great teams and great
energy. I especially loved the part about leading with purpose. I consider
this a valuable book for anyone looking to bring out the best in themselves
and their team.”
- Tom Gegax, founder of Tires Plus and author of The Big Book of Small Business
"Purpose, Vision, Enthusiasm, and Spirit... all critical elements
for individual and team success. The Energy Bus does a masterful job of
weaving together these principles to create a dynamic and entertaining
read that will infuse you and your team with positive energy. Get on the
bus and enjoy the ride."
-Pat Williams, Senior Vice President of the NBA's Orlando Magic
"At Simple Truth's we believe that your core values will determine
your success in business and in life. Having the right outlook, the right
Energy, is a vital part of that core. The Energy Bus, by Jon Gordon, will
take you on a journey through life... unlocking the essentials for effective
leadership and service."
- Mac Anderson, President of Simple Truth's and Founder of Successories
“If you want to build a positive, high performing organization then get
on the bus and read this book.”
-Jeffrey Fox, bestselling author of Secrets of Great Rainmakers
“Negative energy can cripple companies at worst and make them less productive
at best. If you are not making energy a part of your business strategy
you are missing the bus. Use Jon’s techniques to cultivate positive energy
in yourself then in your team and watch your profits grow…”
-Dwight Cooper, CEO, Professional Placement Resources
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