By Jon Gordon (2015)
George’s home life is in a shambles and his team at work is in disarray. Forced to take the bus when his car broke down, George meets a unique kind of bus driver and other interesting characters who share the 10 Energy Bus principles to build on.
Step 1 : Create your vision
You are the driver of your bus. Don’t let the world create you. You create your world. Complete these sections
- My vision for my life (including my health) is
- My vision for my work, career, job and team is
- My vision for my relationship and family is
Step 2 : Fuel your vision with purpose
Desire, Vision and Focus move your bus in the right direction. The more you focus on something, the more you think about something, the more it shows up in your life.
Step 3 : Write down your vision / purpose statement
Fuel your ride with positive energy. When there is a void, negativity will fill it so we must keep fueling up with positive energy so the negative energy doesn’t have room to expand. We must fuel up daily with positive thoughts, cultivate positive feelings and take positive actions.
Step 4 : Focus on your vision
Invite people on your bus and share your vision for the road ahead. As you drive your bus, you ant to keep asking people to get on.. The worst they can say is no. If you don’t ask, they won’t know how to get on. Plus the more people you pick up along the way the more energy you create during your ride.
Step 5 : Zoom focus
Don’t waste your energy on those who don’t get on your bus. Identify the goals your team needs to achieve to make your vision a reality. Write the goals down. Identify the action steps necessary to achieve the goals. Write down those action steps. Make a copy of these goals and action steps and give to each team member.
There was a study conducted where 2 airplane design teams were separated. One team saw a model of the finished product and was given a vision that they were building the fastest, newest, most advanced airplane ever built. The other team were separated into small groups who were told to design each piece without knowing what the end design and vision would be. Not surprisingly the team who had a vision for what they were building worked twice as long and hard and finished in half of the time as the other group.
Step 6 : Get on the bus
Post a sign that says No energy vampires allowed on your bus. You got to be strong enough to tell people that you will not allow any negativity on your bus.
Step 7 : Fuel the ride with positive energy and enthusiasm
The heart acts as an emotional conductor and radiates how you are feeling to every cell in the body via the heart’s electromagnetic field ; this energy field can be detected up to 5 to 10 feet away. The heart’s electromagnetic field is 5,000 times more powerful than the brain.
Step 8 : Post a sign that says “No energy vampires allowed”
Step 9 : Navigate adversity and potholes
Step 10 : Love your passengers
There are a few ways to love your passengers – make time for them, listen to them, recognize them, serve them and bring out the best in them.
Step 11 : Have fun and enjoy the ride.