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3.00325379609544 out of 53.00325379609544 out of 53.00325379609544 out of 53.00325379609544 out of 53.00325379609544 out of 5 3.00 (922 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jon Gordon Narrator: Jon Gordon Publisher: Gildan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2008 ISBN: 9781596593145
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This bestselling business fable takes listeners on an enlightening and inspiring ride that reveals ten 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 succeed. 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!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Jon’s book The Energy Bus and his talk to our team have been very useful tools in helping us build a positive team and culture where our players overcome negativity and challenges to perform at their highest potential.”

    Mike Smith, Head Coach of the Atlanta Falcons 

  • “Given the challenges and adversity we face in business and life today, Jon Gordon provides a clear road map to navigate the negativity and pitfalls that too often sabotage individual and team success as he shines a light on the truths that define great leaders, great teams, and great energy. I especially loved the part about leading with purpose. I consider this a valuable book for anyone looking to bring out the best in themselves and their team.”

    Tom Gegax, founder of Tires Plus 

  • “Purpose, vision, enthusiasm, and spirit are all critical elements for individual and team success. The Energy Bus does a masterful job of weaving together these principles to create a dynamic and entertaining read that will infuse you and your team with positive energy. Get on the bus and enjoy the ride.”

    Pat Williams, Senior Vice President of the NBA's Orlando Magic 

  • “The world would be a much better place if we all focused on being positive. Gordon is ‘the Pastor of Positive Energy and I'm one of his believers.” 

    Danny Gans, Las Vegas Entertainer of the Year 

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kim | 2/17/2014

    " In two words.....boring and preachy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ursula Biloschaetzke | 2/13/2014

    " This is a great book for changing the way you think about work and life. Its an easy read and very helpful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sean Vangordon | 2/9/2014

    " Interesting read and interesting insights about the business world. It reminds me of the importance of focus in the business world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ali Crain | 1/26/2014

    " Easy read with good info that is common sense but a reminder we all need "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric | 1/17/2014

    " I just remember this felt a little too "fluffy". "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sho | 1/5/2014

    " One of those "improve your performance at work and in your private life" piles of tosh. It was a promotion present from my boss. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jasmine | 1/1/2014

    " Everyone should read this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Don Eggert | 12/8/2013

    " It's an interesting, very fast read. Of all things, UNCW's new men's basketball coach, Buzz Peterson, recommended it in a newspaper article about team motivation. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Omar Usman | 12/4/2013

    " This is an all time top read for me. It's one of those transformative books that can completely overhaul your perceptions and change your approach to life in general. It's presented via a fictional story so it "sticks" with you. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 10/22/2013

    " This book was introduced to me by a dear friend, mentor and coach, Maylan Newton w/ ESI. Be prepared when you start this book, you will not be able to put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donald | 10/17/2013

    " A great read and must have...Highly recommend!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deb | 9/6/2013

    " Awesome story about how this guy who is down on his luck has to ride the bus to work one day, and the bus driver, Joy, changes his life forever. It is a very positive story about how you do control how you react to things that happen to you and the choices you make. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James | 4/28/2013

    " A life changing book. It helped me become a better person. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daron Yondem | 4/17/2013

    " It's a fun read with a plenty of motivating insights buried into a decent storyline. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jon | 2/10/2013

    " This was a "cute" little book with a lot of cheese. I did like the reminders about positive energy such as kindness , enthusiasm, commitment, gratitude, etc. I also like the reminder about personal responsibility -- we are all drivers of our own bus. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacey | 2/9/2013

    " It's a very quick read! I thought this book was rejuvenating for all the aspects in my life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeremy Martin | 8/5/2012

    " I Had to read this book for work. Extremely motivational and life changing. If you need a life spark, give this easy read a try. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Brad | 4/15/2012

    " Go away energy vampires! And don't come back until I say so! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darren Kittleson | 12/19/2011

    " fun "fable" on the difference we can choose to make in our lives. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ravi Sony | 12/17/2011

    " I liked the way Jon presented the messages, not in typical self-help book fashion - I wish he had included some story about balancing the family also, just to complete the circle - extremely good about reinvigorating positive energy and enthusiasm. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pam | 12/6/2011

    " Wow! If everyone could live by these principles we would be alot happier. The 10 rules focused on here are easy to understand and you can use them in every aspect of life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John Yelverton | 9/14/2011

    " It was the most interesting take on a self help book that I've ever read, by turning it into a work of fiction. Unfortunately, it was poorly written fiction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marilyn | 9/8/2011

    " In a perfect world we could all get ourselves perfectly together in 11 days. Oh yeah! This is a fable. Oh, OK. Interesting concept. Am I motivated? Perhaps just a wee bit more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzanne | 9/5/2011

    " Absolutely recommend this book for anyone who works in a team within a corporate environment. It motivates and teaches how to bring your team together to work toward goals successfully. LOVED this read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natalie Oaks | 8/10/2011

    " Good reminder to stay positive. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jane | 7/26/2011

    " Jon Gordon is a decent motivational writer. The book has some, good commonsense tips. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cortney Debenham | 7/7/2011

    " A must read for all teachers! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 5/21/2011

    " I loved the Energy Bus. The fable is a wonderful story that teaches us we are in charge of our destiny and our journey. We can take that journey with a positive mindset and enjoy the ride, or we can travel with a negative mindset and be miserable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kelly Rae | 4/29/2011

    " I liked the ideas this book was based on, but the way it was written was way to cheesey for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angie | 4/20/2011

    " LOVE THIS BOOK!!! It really is amazing what positive energy can do for us and those around us. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suz | 4/1/2011

    " Had to read this for work. It is a reasonably good book - motivational, positive thinking, etc. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robyn | 3/13/2011

    " This book changed my life and my teaching career. Read it. Very quick read and powerful. We are in control of our life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 2/13/2011

    " Read this book. It's a quick read that you can finish in one afternoon. It's a great guide to getting rid of the negativity in your life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melanie | 1/14/2011

    " This was a great motivational book that should be read by anyone who has to deal with others on a daily basis. Lots of wisdom here, but the best is to not let the energy vampires suck the life out of you. Also, I think my new mantra will be, "Too blessed to be stressed!" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jane | 1/9/2011

    " Jon Gordon is a decent motivational writer. The book has some, good commonsense tips. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jackie | 1/5/2011

    " A good positive and short read to kick off the new year! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Don | 11/28/2010

    " It's an interesting, very fast read. Of all things, UNCW's new men's basketball coach, Buzz Peterson, recommended it in a newspaper article about team motivation. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Corrine | 10/20/2010

    " begining might be boreing but you live it like youer own life. also, my favorite line is: ( the world dosent create you, you create the world.) if it dosent make sense, read it and dont worry it will.:) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Urmylifenow | 10/5/2010

    " Enjoying this book. I loved his other book, 'Soup' too! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sharon | 9/16/2010

    " I read this book for work. I didn't find it very engaging. I've heard "Be Positive" expressed in more compelling ways. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mohammed | 9/12/2010

    " a nice motivational reading by Jon gordon. after reading i felt some kind of jump start myself!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 6/30/2010

    " I loved the Energy Bus. The fable is a wonderful story that teaches us we are in charge of our destiny and our journey. We can take that journey with a positive mindset and enjoy the ride, or we can travel with a negative mindset and be miserable. "

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About the Author

Jon Gordon is the author of numerous books on leadership, sales, culture, and teamwork. His works include the Wall Street Journal bestseller The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy, The No Complaining Rule: Positive Ways to Deal with Negativity at Work, and Training Camp: What the Best Do Better Than Everyone Else, among others. Gordon has appeared on the Today show and CNN, and his work has appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers. He has a wide variety of high profile clients, including the Atlanta Falcons, Wells Fargo, State Farm, Bayer, and others. Gordon holds degrees from Emory and Cornell universities and is the founder of The Jon Gordon Companies, a consulting and training company based in Florida.