O'Reilly logo

The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy by Jon Gordon

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 7
You’re the Driver
008
“Rule #1 is easy,” Joy declared as she turned to a man sitting opposite George. He looked like a combination of a well-dressed accountant and a mad scientist who could easily pass for Einstein’s offspring.
“Danny, please show George rule #1,” she asked. Danny reached into his large file folder sitting on his lap and pulled out a piece of paper that said:
Rule #1
You’re the Driver of Your Bus.
Joy thanked Danny and shared how Danny had been made keeper of the rules. “A year ago he was what I call a Corporate Zombie,” Joy explained. “Walking around with no purpose and no life. You could have hit him over the head with a sledge hammer and I don’t think he would have noticed,” she laughed. “Now he’s keeper of the rules and helping us move the bus forward,” she said proudly.
Taking a big swig from a large bottle of water that sat next to her seat, she turned her attention to George.
“Always remember that you are the driver of your bus. It’s the most important of the rules because if you don’t take responsibility for your life and control of your bus then you can’t take it where you want to go. If you’re not the driver, then you’ll always be at the whim of everyone else’s travel plans.”
“But what about the support of others?” George asked.
“Of course you can seek directions and advice along the way, but remember it’s your bus and your trip. We are all driving ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required