Friday, January 9, 2009
Positive Passengers Wanted!
Rule#6~ No Energy Vampires Allowed
“You got to be strong enough to tell people that you will not allow any negativity on your
bus. You got to say this is where we are going and to get there we need a positive and
supportive team and whoever is negative will be kicked off the bus or left at the station.”
This is a great book.... Energy Bus. My husband is the Director of Transportation in a local school district and turned me onto this book a few months ago. I haven't yet read it but from the bits and pieces my husband shares me , I'm anxious to do so. I think its a great message. A positive one. One that welcomes everyone in but doesn't feel the least bit bad for kicking stinkin thinkers off.
About the Book:
“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!"
This book is for everyone not just professionals who work in a traditional job. Its for YOU. Its about attitude. How you choose to treat yourself and others. We've all experienced the gossips, those who are arrogant about what they do and how they do it, and those who try to suck you dry of every ounce of energy you have...............this book gives you great insight as to how to approach it all.
I plan on beginning this book tomorrow. I actually need to buy one for myself since Peter leaves his at work.