Article by: MaryEllen | Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Give yourself and everyone around you high energy and passion for their work.

Nowadays, positivity is a must in the workplace. There are many obstacles faced on a regular basis, and the best way to get through and succeed is to be energized and optimistic. Jon Gordon uses this book to break down all the ways to give you and your coworkers a positive outlook on the work you do so you can be passionate and determined.

A bestselling author, speaker, and consultant, Gordon writes based on his own career and makes his own experiences applicable to the lives of his readers. His clients have included Campbell Soup, the PGA Tour, the Atlanta Falcons, Publix Super Markets, and more. He makes it easy for readers to apply his knowledge to their own situations, whether they’re looking to improve themselves or the teams they work with.

The book is not written like most in its genre; Gordon doesn’t simply list tools and tips for the readers to use. He writes about a man named George, who is struggling in nearly every area of his life. George is facing difficulties both at work and at home. When someone is dealing with so many problems, it can be hard to be optimistic about their life. However, we he is forced to start taking the bus, he meets many different people during his rides that teach him lessons about how positive energy can turn his life around. Both on a personal and professional level, he explores the many ways to change your outlook on whatever difficult or discouraging situations you are dealing with.

As the title says, Gordon provides ten very important rules throughout the story. These rules can be general but are still a necessity. The fact that they aren’t specific to any one situation makes it easier for you to use them in your life, both in and out of the workplace. These rules focus on the ways to differentiate between what is important and how to have a good attitude about these things, and what is unimportant and a burden to your work. They also talk about how involving other people in your situation that can be helpful, or how eliminating those that drag you down can benefit you.

This unique style of writing makes the story fun and easy to follow, while still being just as informative and helpful as any other business book. His message is clear and to the point, and anyone needing help with their work will benefit from his guidance. Just because his tips are simple, doesn’t mean he doesn’t go into detail about them. He doesn’t just throw out tips and say, “Figure it out from here!” He shows you, using the character of George, just how you can go about implementing changes in your life to become a more positive and more successful person. He does a wonderful job of entertaining you while staying focused on the subject at hand.

This book will be very helpful to you, whether you feel that you could benefit from a more positive outlook on your work, or you know of someone who should hear such a positive message. Maybe you think your entire team should hear about it. This story is something you need to read and experience for yourself in order to see just how helpful it can be. It sounds impossible that such a book could be so helpful to so many different people in such a variety of situations, but whatever the case, Energy Bus will be the perfect tool for you and your coworkers.

Get your copy of the Energy Bus HERE.