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Are You Bringing Positive or Negative Energy?
on November 24, 2017
In physics, the law of conservation of energy states that energy can neither be created nor destroyed. The law says that energy remains constant, but that it can be converted over time.
Jon Gordon writes about positive and negative energy in this parable, The Energy Bus.
The books begins with our main character George having a rough start to his week. His children are out of control, the family dog jumps up on his suit, he remembers his car needs to go in the shop, and his wife cannot drive him to work so he has to take the #11 bus and he has a major work presentation due in two weeks and his team is in disarray. His life is filled with negative energy and he's in a downward spiral.
George learns that his car is going to be down for a bit so he winds up taking the #11 bus over the next two weeks where he learns some valuable lessons that turn his life around. During the two weeks he learns the 10 rules of the bus;
1 - You're the driver of your bus.
2 - Desire, vision, and focus move your bus in the right direction.
3 - Fuel your ride with positive energy.
4 - Invite people on your bus and share your vision for the road ahead.
5 - Don't waste energy on those who don't get on your bus.
6 - Post a sign that says, "no energy vampires allowed" on your bus.
7 - Enthusiasm attracts more passengers and energizes them during the ride.
8 - Love your passengers.
9 - Drive with purpose.
10 - Have fun and enjoy the ride.
The book is about mindset and bringing positive energy. It reminds us that we have a choice every day with our attitude and outlook. We really need to be mindful because energy is infectious and in both directions. A negative person can be a cancer in our lives and destroy a good environment. Don't let these vampires on your bus!
Amazon gives this one a 4.7 after 1,287 reviews. Goodreads gives it a 3.84 rating after 6,219 ratings and 749 reviews. This is my 3rd Jon Gordon book and he brings a good message but it's at a fairly low level and these books are but an hour to two max reading time. I was torn between a 3 or a 4 and decided on a 4 because of the positive message.
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