The Energy Bus has been a great, easy read with principles that are easy to apply within our team. Through this process, we can see that it is more fun on the bus together. The last three rules really drive home the point. Joy plays a key role in George being successful and finding his purpose. With a strong team, you can accomplish just about anything.

Rule #8 Love your Passengers

This rule is critical because you can’t fake it. You must be genuine in how you love and lead the people around you. Looking at any successful team you see athletes who love their teammates so much that they would do anything for them. Creating this environment comes from selfless love towards one another. It starts from the leader creating that safe culture.

Rule #9 Drive with Purpose

Can you honestly say you are living with purpose? Purpose is often found through service. George and his team worth their purpose statement to keep that in focus when they are doing the day to day tasks. For our team, as you may already know, we are partnered with 1Mission and donate towards their organization with every closing. Then we also travel to Rocky Point, Mexico in November to build a house a family living in poverty. Even though the physical work is exhausting, it brings such joy knowing we are helping a family in need. Focusing on that joy and remembering that we are doing something more than just paperwork and emails makes it all worthwhile.  

Rule #10 Have Fun and Enjoy the Ride

Growing up we have all heard the quote, “Do what you love and you will never work a day in your life.” Can you say that about your current role? The perfect illustration is about kids playing outside all day long. They never get tired because they are energized by what they are doing and who they are with. Is your work environment energizing for you, the actual work you are doing and the people you are doing it with?

The Energy Bus can be applied to more than just business. How did this book affect you and what rule resonated with you the most? Integrating these rules and surround yourself with people who will support you.