The Energy Bus
At the recent Crystal Coast Women in Business Conference, the book The Energy Bus was a recommended read. It arrived this past week and I quickly scooped it up. It's a short and easy read but so motivating about positive energy. As I mentioned in my post, Strive to Thrive, the speakers at the conference were so inspirational and there was a common theme of positive attitude and energy.
The book is not written in the typical style of a personal growth book. It's written as a story about George and his journey of letting go of the negativity and embracing positivity and channeling his energy towards positive results. We get to see George applying the 10 principles of the Energy Bus through the story, overcoming obstacles, and ultimately getting his bus to the destination successfully. The story has even greater applicability if you work with a team that you need to keep focused.
The 10 Rules for The Energy Bus:
You're the driver of your bus.
Desire, vision, and focus move your bus in the right direction.
Fuel your ride with positive energy.
Invite people on your bus and share your vision for the road ahead.
Don't waste your energy on those who don't get on your bus.
Post a sign that says NO ENERGY VAMPIRES ALLOWED on your bus.
Enthusiasm attracts more passengers and energizes them during the ride.
Love your passengers.
Drive with purpose.
Have fun and enjoy the ride.
Here are a few of my favorite quotes from the book:
"Sometimes we have to see what we don't want, to know what we do want."
"Your certainty must be greater than everyone's doubt."
"Purpose is the ultimate fuel for our journey through life... Purpose is what life is all about."
"The key to success is that your trust is bigger than your fear."
"The best legacy you could leave is not some building that is named after you or a piece of jewelry but rather a world that has been impacted and touched by your presence, your joy, and your positive actions."
If you need a feel good read that will help get your mind focused on positive energy, this is the read for you!