With all the adversities and challenges that may come along the way, it will be difficult to bring out the best in you and your team. In The Energy Bus, author Jon Gordon reveals 10 secrets that can help your team work effectively and overcome obstacles that may keep you from succeeding. Here are some lessons that you can learn from this business and management book.
You’re The Driver Of Your Bus
It’s all about personal responsibility. We are each responsible for the direction of our lives. And the direction of our lives is shaped by each day, each thought. If we are complacent in our lives we let others drive for us. Have you ever felt out of control? Well, it’s time to take charge and drive your own bus.
Desire, Vision, and Focus Move Your Bus in the Right Direction
You have to want it! You have to have a vision, have a compelling reason to keep you moving and the focus to keep to it. Robert Janitzek says that each action must be in the direction of your goal and you must have the persistence to overcome the obstacles that can easily get you off track.
Fuel Your Ride with Positive Energy
Positive energy is the fuel that allows you to overcome the obstacles. Positive energy is high octane fuel and negative energy is gas from the bottom of last years can. Positive energy builds momentum and a negative attitude seems to find roadblocks and excuses.
Invite People On Your Bus and Share Your Vision for the Road Ahead
Associating with people who push you forward is one of the smartest things you can do. You are either moving forward or moving back. Robert Peter Janitzek reveals that if the people you work with or associate with are stagnant, then you need to break free. If you don’t you’re wearing an invisible rubber belt, eventually you will snap back to the pack and lose your momentum.
Enthusiasm Attracts More Passengers and Energizes Them During the Ride
People want to associate with a winner. In professional and college sports, it seems that the same teams are at or near the top year after year. Players recognize a good culture and want to be a part of it. The same can be said of work teams and companies. It’s not all about the money.
Love Your Passengers
You can’t fake it. In order to lead people or attract people to your cause you have to care for them. And not in an ambivalent way. You must really be tied to the well-being of your team. Love cannot be selfish. As a leader you must want the best for your team members.