Book Review: The Energy Bus by John Gordon

By Jessica Searcy Kmetty

Sometimes we stumble across a book and it turns out to be really good! I’m thankful that I saw a friend was reading The Energy Bus from a post on Facebook and since I love reading, I wanted to check it out.

The Energy Bus is about a manager who became complacent in his complaining and walking aimlessly through life with a bad attitude. His behavior was sabotaging his success in work, life and his marriage and relationship with his kids. His car breaks down one day and needs to be serviced and he finds himself on public transportation with an enthusiastic group of strangers. It’s a how-to guide for fueling your life, work and organization with positive energy.

I enjoy reading business fables because I find them easy to read and relatable. I figured even if it wasn’t an outstanding book, there would be at least a few good take-aways or good reminders. I found it to be a positive, self-help style book that’s easy to read and can help encourage you, so I would recommend it to others. It has tangible how-to steps, the 10 Energy Bus principles that can be immediately implemented. And, we all could use a little more positivity in life these days!

Some great reminders from the book include:

• You can control your outlook in life.

• Nothing is so bad that it can’t be turned around.

• You can choose with whom you surround yourself, which can help you work and live with greater optimism, passion and purpose.

• The right energy can fuel greater positivity.

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Published for the blog on November 22, 2021 by Searcy Financial Services, your Overland Park, Kansas Fee-Only Financial Planner and Investment Manager.