I hope you’re enjoying what for some is a long weekend! Last week, I introduced the first five principles of Jon Gordon’s “The Energy Bus.” This week, I am going to show you the final five of his 10 key principles to live a positive, more inspiring life.
6. Post A Sign that Says “No Energy Vampires Allowed” on Your Bus - You don’t have to physically put a sign up on your “bus” but energy vampires suck the positivity out of the air. They bring you down. We have all worked with them before and you probably work with and associate with some regularly. Don’t let them suck out your energy. Avoid them as much as possible, show your positivity, and heck, you can deck out your social media, office, and home with positivity. That will get the point across.
7. Enthusiasm Attracts More Passengers and Energizes Them During the Ride - Have you ever been around a boss who doesn’t inspire you to do better and actually pushes you to do the opposite? We all have. On the other hand, have you ever been around someone who energizes you and inspires you to do great things? That’s a great feeling. You can do the same on your bus. By being enthusiastic and radiating with positivity, you will inspire and energize people who want to be on your bus.
8. Love Your Passengers - Your customers, friends, family, co-workers and whoever is on your bus, show them love and give it your all. Show that you care and the more you do that, the more people will give. Maybe you’re a school administrator. Show that you care about your teachers. Maybe you run a small business. Show your people that you will fight for them and are invested in their success. You can’t fake it so be genuine.
9. Drive with Purpose - What’s your purpose? What motivates you? What do you want to accomplish in life and why? Whatever drives you is your GPS. Don’t let others tell you what your purpose is because if you want to live your best life and lead others, you must drive it.
10. Have Fun and Enjoy the Ride - Life is a ride so make the most of it. If you’re not having fun, you certainly aren’t enjoying the ride. Things will be challenging but be around people you want, do the work you want to do, take time to have fun.
If you haven’t checked out the book, you should. It’s a life-changer. Was there a principle over the last two weeks that was really eye-opening for you and resonated? I’d love to hear your feedback and if you’ve read the book, what do you think?