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  • Positive energy.. it's a term being talked ab out a lot more frequently. Perhaps because of the abundance of research showing that the positive impact of positive energy. Every one has to overcome negativity, adversity and challenges to define themselves and create success.
  • You are the driver of your bus. The most important of all the rules. Because if you don't responsibility for your own life then you can't take it where you want to go. If you aren't the driver, you are always at the whim of other drivers. It is your bus and your trip.
  • Energy Bus Workshop Kit: Peppermint or eucalyptus for experiencing the energy power of scent. (some kind of scent dispensing equipment) I pod or iTunes on your computer with speakers. Mozart, Bach, Vivaldi Beatles music or other uplifting music to march to New wave? Tennis balls for energy break exercise
  • Energy bus workshop draft 1

    1. 1. The Energy Bus Workshop Based On The International Best Seller The Energy Bus By Jon Gordon Presented By Scott Sklare Developed By Jon Gordon Contributions by Scott Sklare The Jon Gordon Companies
    2. 2. Thank You <ul><li>Hello My Name is.... Scott Sklare </li></ul><ul><li>On behalf of The Jon Gordon Companies I would like to thank you for the opportunity to be here, and I thank you for the opportunity present our workshop on </li></ul><ul><li>The Energy Bus </li></ul>“ The world belongs to the energetic.: -Ralph Waldo Emerson
    3. 3. Workshop Overview & Objectives <ul><li>Identify your individual, team and/or organizational purpose and live it passionately </li></ul><ul><li>Create a vision of the future for yourself, your team and/or organization </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate the vision in a way that energizes team members to get on the bus </li></ul>
    4. 4. Workshop Overview & Objectives (cont) <ul><li>Enhance productivity by improving communication and increasing the number of positive interactions amongst your team </li></ul><ul><li>Implement real strategies to stay positive in the face of change, challenge and adversity </li></ul><ul><li>Deal with Energy Vampires in your team and within the organization </li></ul>
    5. 5. Workshop Overview & Objectives (cont) <ul><li>Build an organizational culture that is irresistible to the best talent in the marketplace </li></ul><ul><li>We are all teachers and learners – I hope you learn something and I learn something </li></ul>
    6. 6. Workshop Objectives <ul><li>What are your objectives for today's workshop? </li></ul>
    7. 7. Energy Warm Up <ul><li>Greet the person next to you as if they were unimportant to you </li></ul>“ If your energy is as boundless as your ambition, total commitment may be a way of life you should seriously consider.” -Dr. Joyce Brothers
    8. 8. Energy Warm Up <ul><li>Now, greet them like they are long-lost friend that you are very glad to see. </li></ul>
    9. 9. Energy Warm Up <ul><li>Did you feel the difference? Which time did you feel more energy? </li></ul><ul><li>What did I do to change the energy in the room? </li></ul><ul><li>All we did is change your focus from a negative thought to a positive thought and the energy in the room increased dramatically </li></ul>
    10. 10. Energy Warm Up <ul><li>This little example is why I'm excited to be here today working with you. </li></ul><ul><li>Every morning you have a choice. Are you going to be a positive, energetic thinker, or a negative thinker with little or not energy? </li></ul><ul><li>Positive thinking will energize you. </li></ul>“ The longer I live, the more I am certain that the great difference between the great and insignificant is energy - invincible determination - a purpose once fixed and then death or victory.” -Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton
    11. 11. Introduction- Please Listen With Purpose
    12. 12. “ It’s Monday morning and George walks out the front door to his car and a flat tire. But this is the least of his problems. His home life is in shambles and his team at work is in disarray. With a big new product launch coming up in 2 weeks for the NRG-2000 he has to find a way to get it together or risk losing his marriage and job. Forced to take the bus to work, George meets a unique kind of bus driver and an interesting set of characters (passengers) that over the course of 2 weeks share the 10 rules for the ride of his life… and attempt to help him turn around his work and team and save his job and marriage from an almost inevitable destruction.” Setting The Stage For Our Fable
    13. 13. Setting The Stage For Our Fable George has just found out that he has to take the bus for two weeks due to mechanical problems, and parts on order. He is about to learn about “The Rules”. Let's listen in.
    14. 14. The Rules George learns - “Everything is not always as it seems.” Everyone has challenges, problems.
    15. 15. What Did You Just Learn Observe About Joy?
    16. 16. What Did You Just Learn Observe About Joy? <ul><li>Appears bright, cheery, has problems like everyone else </li></ul><ul><li>She made a choice to be positive and to be a positive influence on others </li></ul><ul><li>You have to have self-respect and self-love before you can respect and love others </li></ul>
    17. 17. The 10 Rules For The Ride Of Your Life <ul><li>Let's listen in and learn how George learns of 10 Rules For The Ride Of His Life </li></ul>
    18. 18. The Rules Everything happens for a reason Ain't no coincidence How does George react to the rules?
    19. 19. Unveil poster # 1
    20. 20. Rule # 1: You're The Driver Of Your Bus
    21. 21. Rule # 1: You Are The Driver <ul><li>Rule # 1: You are the driver of your bus </li></ul><ul><li>The most important of all the rules </li></ul><ul><li>It's your bus, your trip </li></ul><ul><li>People have no say where their bus is going </li></ul>
    22. 22. When Most People Die <ul><li>More people die Monday morning at 9 a.m. Than at any other time </li></ul><ul><li>When most people start their work week </li></ul><ul><li>People would rather die than go to work </li></ul><ul><li>Quite sad </li></ul><ul><li>People feel like they don't have a choice </li></ul>
    23. 23. You Do Have A Choice <ul><li>You can take the wheel and choose to create your life </li></ul><ul><li>One choice at a time </li></ul><ul><li>It is your bus </li></ul><ul><li>You choose where your bus is going </li></ul><ul><li>Take the wheel and change direction </li></ul>
    24. 25. You Got To Have Vision – Do You Know Where You Want To Go?
    25. 26. The Energy Bus <ul><li>The closer you get to the truth, the simpler and more powerful the lessons become </li></ul><ul><li>The Rules Are Simple, But Powerful </li></ul>
    26. 27. What Is Your Vision? <ul><li>First decide what you want. Then you can start creating it. Don't let the world create you. You create your world. </li></ul><ul><li>My vision for my life (including my health) is: </li></ul><ul><li>My vision for my work, career, job and team is </li></ul><ul><li>My vision for my relationship and family is </li></ul>
    27. 28. You're The Driver <ul><li>It seems such a simple question, doesn't it? But you look to someone else for the answer, it's nearly certain that their answer will be different from yours. Only you know exactly where you are going. No one knows the road better. No one else fully comprehends the distance or knows the terrain as well. No one else has studies the map as thoroughly and completely. </li></ul>“ Where are you going?”
    28. 29. Where Are You Going? <ul><li>Today, determine to be the driver of your own bus. </li></ul><ul><li>Grab a hold of the steering wheel and determine which direction you want your bus to go </li></ul><ul><li>Take action today </li></ul><ul><li>Look to the road ahead and know that you are the best driver of your bus </li></ul>
    29. 30. Action Steps <ul><li>Identify: Where am I going? In which direction is my bus moving? </li></ul><ul><li>________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>Detail: My vision for my work/professional life is: </li></ul><ul><li>_________________________________ </li></ul>“ With purpose and intensity I race for my goal. I race, and Yet mark out a steady and specific path to achieve this goal with Integrity and diligence. Allowing no distraction to divert Me from this path, I turn my face and hear nearer towards God, as I know God is the ultimate finish line.”
    30. 31. Action Steps <ul><li>Assess: What am I doing today that pushes me towards my vision/goals? </li></ul><ul><li>_________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>Accountability: What steps can I take each day for the next seven days to ensure my bus stays on the right road? </li></ul><ul><li>_________________________________ </li></ul>
    31. 32. Action Steps <ul><li>Accountability: What one step will I take every day for the rest of my life to ensure I am always the driver of my bus? </li></ul><ul><li>_________________________________ </li></ul>
    32. 33. Reflection <ul><li>Now share any or all of your visions with your group members. Of course only share what you are comfortable sharing. Note that by sharing your vision you make it even more powerful. </li></ul>
    33. 34. More Reflection <ul><li>What did you learn from hearing others describe their visions? </li></ul><ul><li>Are there any changes you want to make to the visions you wrote earlier? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you believe that writing down your vision and goals helps you attain them? Why? Why not? </li></ul>
    34. 35. Goals And Zoom Focus <ul><li>Now think about specific attainable goals and ask yourself what goals you would have to achieve to make your vision a reality. </li></ul><ul><li>Hint: Goals should be S.M.A.R.T. Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Results Oriented, and on a Time Table. In addition your goals should be aligned with your passion, vision, and values. </li></ul>
    35. 36. Road-map Vision Goals Action Steps Aligned with Passions Values
    36. 37. Goals And Zoom Focus <ul><li>Now think about specific attainable goals and ask yourself what goals you would have to achieve to make your vision a reality. </li></ul><ul><li>Write these goals down </li></ul><ul><li>Next, identify the action steps necessary to achieve the goals that will make your vision a reality. This process is called Zoom Focus </li></ul><ul><li>Write down these action steps </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss your goals and action steps with the group </li></ul>
    37. 38. Unveil poster # 1
    38. 39. Focus <ul><li>Rule # 2: </li></ul><ul><li>Desire, Vision, and Focus Move Your Bus In The Right Direction </li></ul>
    39. 40. Desire, Vision, & Focus Move Your Bus In The Right Direction <ul><li>The fact that you are the driver and you're behind the wheel is empowering. </li></ul><ul><li>Now you need to understand what will move it from here to there: Proper, positive steering </li></ul><ul><li>Think of your thoughts and vision as the steering wheel that will guide your bus where you want it to go. What you think about literally determines where you end up </li></ul>“ The more you see it, the more likely it will happen.”
    40. 41. Desire, Vision, & Focus Move Your Bus In The Right Direction <ul><li>Let's look at Webster's definition for each of those: desire, vision and focus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Desire : “To wish or long for, want.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vision : “The power of seeing; foresight.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus : “Adjustment of lens difference for clear image. To concentrate.” </li></ul></ul>“ The more you see it, the more likely it will happen.”
    41. 42. Desire <ul><li>When you think of Desire , think of how earnest you are about achieving the goals you've set for yourself. What are you willing to do to make them happen? Are you willing to step out of a comfort zone and go for the “big ask”? Are you willing to work one extra half hour each day or make three additional sales calls per day? Desire helps you determine just how badly you want it. </li></ul><ul><li>Desire makes you hungry to see your own success. </li></ul>“ The more you see it, the more likely it will happen.”
    42. 43. Vision <ul><li>Vision is looking ahead to that goal and breathing actual life into it. Vision takes your one-dimensional desire and turns it into a three dimensional fully animated motion picture of your goal </li></ul><ul><li>Vision changes the painter's tool from a large, sweeping brush to a smaller brush which paints in the fine details of your masterpiece. Vision gives you the ability to see yourself having already reached your goal; It is dreaming with the full intention of achieving that dream. </li></ul>“ The more you see it, the more likely it will happen.”
    43. 44. Vision <ul><li>Sensory engagement will help this vision become real to you. Spend 10 minutes each day visualizing your goal. </li></ul><ul><li>Breathe deeply and try to engage all of your senses. For example, if your goal is to give a winning sales presentation at your company, imagine who would be in attendance at the presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging as many senses as you can helps your goals come to life. </li></ul><ul><li>“ The more you see it, the more likely it will happen.” </li></ul><ul><li>It makes visualizing more powerful and more effective as you imagine and create the specifics of your goal. </li></ul>“ The more you see it, the more likely it will happen.”
    44. 45. Focus <ul><li>You've heard the saying, “if you aim at nothing you will hit it every time.” Focus is setting your aim, and intentionally setting your signs on the goal you've laid out for yourself. </li></ul><ul><li>Focus is where you block out the distractions that may hinder you and concentrate fully on striving for the one thing you want </li></ul><ul><li>Focus is making a commitment to look through the windshield of your bus at the road ahead and not be concerned with the rear-view mirror. Spending too much time looking into the past distracts you from what's ahead of you. So set your signs on the road ahead and drive! </li></ul>
    45. 46. Action Steps <ul><li>Desire, Vision, Focus are the elements that make up your steering wheel. Grab a hold of the steering wheel, put those elements into practice and your bus will move exactly where you want it to go </li></ul>
    46. 47. Action Steps <ul><li>Identify: Which have I been lately? (circle one) A winner A whiner </li></ul><ul><li>Identify: Of Desire, Vision, Focus, which is my strongest point? </li></ul><ul><li>_________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>Which is my weakest point? _____________________ </li></ul><ul><li>How can I improve on the weakest of these? What steps will I take to improve? </li></ul><ul><li>____________________________________________ </li></ul>
    47. 48. Action Steps <ul><li>What specific steps will I take to keep my thoughts focused on my goals? </li></ul><ul><li>________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>Commit: Make a decision to spend the same amount of time each day working on visualizing your goals. Make a commitment. Each day, I will sit down at (time) ___________ and spend (length of time) _____________ visualizing my goals. I will do this for ______________ days. </li></ul>
    48. 49. Action Steps <ul><li>Assess: After the number of days you've committed to (recommend at least 21 days) write down the successes you've attracted as a result of that visualization. New clients? New members of your congregation? Improvements? </li></ul><ul><li>_____________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>_____________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>Celebrate: Celebrate these successes and commit to visualizing your goals for the rest of your life. Even as the goals change, the visualization process does not and will will continue to see greater success all the time. </li></ul>
    49. 50. Rule # 3 Fuel Your Ride With Positive Energy <ul><li>E + P = O </li></ul>
    50. 51. The Power Of Positive Energy <ul><li>E + P = O </li></ul><ul><li>Events + Positive Energy = Outcome </li></ul>
    51. 52. Rule # 3 Fuel Your Ride With Positive Energy <ul><li>“ Desire, vision and focus help you turn your bus in the right direction but positive energy is necessary to take you where you want to go.” </li></ul><ul><li>Imagine for a moment that instead of an Energy Bus you've been given a hot, sleek and powerful car. Not just any car, but a thing of beauty, a fast machine, the car of your dreams </li></ul>
    52. 53. Rule # 3 Fuel Your Ride With Positive Energy <ul><li>“ Desire, vision and focus help you turn your bus in the right direction but positive energy is necessary to take you where you want to go.” </li></ul><ul><li>You drive it with energy and passion, but soon you need fuel for your ride. As you pull up to the gas pump, you look over the fuel choices and their grades. Which do you choose? </li></ul><ul><li>Remember your car is a priceless car. Would you choose anything but the best fuel for your ride? Of course not! You'd pull up to the gas pump and choose the highest octane; the cleanest burning fuel you could get. </li></ul>
    53. 54. Fuel Your Ride With Positive Energy <ul><li>You are the fast car in this journey. Your bus doesn't have to be a plain yellow bus, it can be the ride of your dreams! </li></ul><ul><li>The kind of fuel you choose is a key component to how your ride plays out. Your thoughts are your fuel. Your energy is what powers your vehicle for the journey. Why not fuel it with the highest octane energy you can find? You've got to make a choice to fuel up with positive energy. </li></ul>
    54. 55. Fuel Your Ride With Positive Energy <ul><li>A choice? Yes, you've really got a choice. As it says in The Energy Bus, you cannot control the events that happen around you, but you do have a choice in how you respond to them. </li></ul><ul><li>Remember the formula E + P = O </li></ul><ul><li>Events + Perception = Outcome </li></ul>
    55. 56. Fuel Your Ride With Positive Energy <ul><li>In our story, George began his journey with a flat tire that led to the discovery of a brake defect. The mechanic at the service center told George he was luck the problem hadn't led to an accident. At first, </li></ul><ul><li>George was so preoccupied with his frustration that he didn't take the time to be thankful he hadn't been hurt. </li></ul><ul><li>It was his perception of the event that prevented him from seeing that his flat tire was actually a blessing and good fortune. He had a negative perception of the flat tire, which led to the outcome of a really rotten day. </li></ul>
    56. 57. Fuel Your Ride With Positive Energy <ul><li>Another way to think of the formula, could be E + R = O. The R could stand for response. And think of you are response – able. You are able to choose your response, or responsible for your response. </li></ul><ul><li>Further into the story, George beings to realize that he has the power to change his perception or response to the events around him, giving him totally different outcomes. </li></ul><ul><li>When we perceive our challenging events as blessings in disguise, we control our reaction to the event as well as the outcome. </li></ul>
    57. 58. Fuel Your Ride With Positive Energy <ul><li>Further, when you make a choice to fuel your ride with positive energy, choosing the positive road instead of the negative road becomes second nature </li></ul><ul><li>So what is positive energy? How can you get it? Here are some examples: </li></ul>
    58. 59. Fuel Your Ride With Positive Energy <ul><li>A Smile . Did you know that smiling actually increases your serotonin levels? And you can pass it on to others! The recipients of your smile also increase a rise in serotonin and happiness </li></ul><ul><li>A choice to turn a negative thought into a positive thought. Negativity surrounds us each day. The media wants to pretend there is no good news. Drama and chaos lead the news stories. You're the one who can make the choice to turn negativity into positivity. Your positive energy must be greater than any negativity. Your certainty must be greater than anyone';s doubts. Your thoughts are powerful. When old dirty fuel of negativity tries to creep in, turn it into clean burning, high octane positive fuel and your engine will run better every time. As Joy says, “where there is a negative, there is always a positive.&quot; Find the positive and you'll;l find the blessings all around you. </li></ul>
    59. 60. Fuel Your Ride With Positive Energy <ul><li>Encouraging Other People. When we turn inward, it's easy for us to put our own problems under a microscope. It's easy to go the “poor me” route. When you turn outward and make a choice to helpl other people, even with a simple encouraging word, you['re not so focused on the problems plaguing you. </li></ul><ul><li>Tell someone what a great job they're doing. Tell your kids that you are proud of them. Tell your garbage man that you appreciate what he does every day. By encouraging others, you lose negative focus and you begin to focus instead on all the great things and people who surround you. By acknowledging and encouraging others, you realize how blessed you are. </li></ul>
    60. 61. Fuel Your Ride With Positive Energy <ul><li>Taking A Gratitude Walk. It's been said that wealth exists not in having many possessions, but in having a few wants. A Gratitude Walk allows us each to fully comprehend just how rich we are. Some people call it a “Thank You Walk” some call it a “Prayer Walk.” What you call your walk is not what matters, what matters is that you take it.” </li></ul><ul><li>Make A Difference. There is a simple law of the universe called Karma that says, “what you give, you will receive” and “if you do good things for others, good things will happen to you.” Decide what charities, programs or schools are meaningful to you. What motivates you to take action? Decide how you would like to get involved. Fundraiser, plan events, volunteer, etc. When we give we help to fill a voice in someone's life and we fill a voice in ours as well. </li></ul>
    61. 62. Action Steps <ul><ul><li>Identify the three things you are most thankful right now </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>__________________________________ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>__________________________________ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>__________________________________ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Take a 10 minute thank you walk, think about the three things and more. </li></ul></ul>
    62. 63. One Great Golf Shot Theory <ul><ul><li>After people play a round of golf they usually don't think about all the bad shots they made, but rather always remember and focus on the one great shot they had that day </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The thought and feeling they get when thinking about this shot makes them want to play again and again. It's why people get addicted to golf. </li></ul></ul>
    63. 64. One Great Golf Shot Theory <ul><ul><li>Contrast that to life - and how people often go to bed thinking about all the things that went wrong, when instead they should apply the one great golf shot theory to their life and think about the one great thing that happened that day. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The one great success that will inspire them to look forward to creating more success tomorrow. </li></ul></ul>
    64. 65. Action Steps <ul><li>Identify : At the end of each day, think about your day. Apply this action step to yesterday. </li></ul><ul><li>What mistakes did you make? What do you wish you would have done differently? Now ask yourself what you can learn from these mistakes. What will you do differently next time? Mistakes aren't really mistakes unless we choose not to learn from them </li></ul>
    65. 66. Action Steps <ul><li>Identify : Again, thinking about yesterday. </li></ul><ul><li>Next think about what you did right. What were your successes for the day? Who did you inspire? What made your day great? What did you do that you are proud of? End your day on a successful note and you'll look forward to creating more success tomorrow. </li></ul>
    66. 67. Action Steps <ul><li>Assess: : How are you reacting to things around you? Remember the Positive Energy Formula </li></ul><ul><li>E + P = O (Energy + Perception equals Outcome) </li></ul><ul><li>What does that meant to you? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you reacting the way you want to be, or do you need to make some changes? </li></ul><ul><li>Note your own E + P = O observations. </li></ul>
    67. 68. Action Steps <ul><li>Assess: : Positive Energy doesn't always come naturally. Sometimes you've got to work hard to stay positive Ask a trusted friend to help you stay on the Positive Road by gently reminding you when you find your bus veering towards the negative one. It may be a pleasant reminder at the time but it will help0 you become more positive pe3rson over time. </li></ul><ul><li>Your accountability person must be a positive and trusted friend themselves for this step to work correctly. </li></ul><ul><li>My trusted positive accountability partner is: </li></ul>
    68. 69. Invite People On Your Bus & Share Your Vision For The Road Ahead
    69. 70. Rule # 4 Invite People On Your Bus & Share Your Vision For The Road Ahead <ul><li>Remember, you're driving the bus, George,” Joy said. “But as you drive you want to keep asking people to get on. The worst they can say is no. If you don't ask they won't know to get on.” </li></ul><ul><li>Who do you want to accompany you on your bus? Who are the people who are vital to your journey? </li></ul><ul><li>Taking the ride by yourself, while it may seem like fun at first can be tiring and a little lonely. The solitude grows old quite quickly. The journey is so much more thrilling, full and rich when its' shared with others. Sometimes, such as in a workplace environment, it's a ride you simply can not take without others getting on your bus. You may think you have a big “s” on your chest and can do it all, but you need others on your bus to make a product or environment work. No one creates success in a vacuum. </li></ul>
    70. 71. Rule # 4 Invite People On Your Bus & Share Your Vision For The Road Ahead <ul><li>Let's use this as an example. Perhaps you're a sales manager for a cluster of radio stations. If you didn't have a team of people on your bus who all functioned well in their own positions you'd be tasked with creating advertising, products, selling, collecting, accounting, caring for your clients managing your necessary paperwork, deciding which music would play deciding when and how often music would play, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>It's doesn't matter how big or how small your goal or your business, you need a cohesive and dynamic team to propel your bus to its intended destination. Perhaps if its a personal goal you are working towards the passengers on your bus are your family membe3rs. Whether your passengers are your friend, your family, or your workplace team they've got to understand and share your vision for the road ahead or you'll continually run into potholes, roadblocks and delays at every turn. </li></ul>
    71. 72. Rule # 4 Invite People On Your Bus & Share Your Vision For The Road Ahead <ul><li>It's vitally important that you ask the right people to get on your bus and tell them your vision for the road ahead. But how do you convince them to get on your bus? </li></ul><ul><li>It's rather simply: you clearly communicate and share your vision for the road ahead. </li></ul><ul><li>In fact, Joy the bus driver talks a bout just how critical that clear communication of vision is: “If you don't clearly communicate your vision for the road ahead no one will want to travel with you.” </li></ul>
    72. 73. Rule # 4 Invite People On Your Bus & Share Your Vision For The Road Ahead <ul><li>You've identified in Rule # 1 where your bus is going. You understand form Rule # 2 that desire, vision, and focus move your bus in the right direction. And you've learned from Rule # 3 how to fuel your ride with positive energy. Your bus has got options; upgrades! It is moving in the right direction and it is going to be a thrilling ride of which people will want to be a part. So share that vision with them, convince them to travel with you, and get them equally as excited, energized and eager for the journey ahead. </li></ul><ul><li>The key to getting them on your bus, in addition to sharing vision is inviting them. People want to be invited onto the bus. Inviting someone onto the bus makes them feel important, worthy and valuable. Inviting someone onto your b us tells them “I want you on this great journey with me. It is important to me that you are with me. Are you in?” </li></ul>
    73. 74. Rule # 4 Invite People On Your Bus & Share Your Vision For The Road Ahead <ul><li>Countless times you have heard it: “Be prepared to present your 30 second commercial so that when an opportunity presents itself, you will be ready with your pitch. The same is true of clearly communicating vision. You can't clearly communicate vision while fumbling ove3r words or struggling to explain. Clear vision is best communicated in clear, concise and confident language. When you're inviting someone onto your bus, tell them why they should ride. Tell therm where your bus is going and what you see ahead. </li></ul>
    74. 75. Rule # 4 Invite People On Your Bus & Share Your Vision For The Road Ahead <ul><li>Action Steps: </li></ul><ul><li>Identify: Think about your vision from Rule # 1 (Where Am I Going?) and identify the people who you want to help you on this journey. Write the names of these people. </li></ul>
    75. 76. Rule # 4 Invite People On Your Bus & Share Your Vision For The Road Ahead <ul><li>Action Steps: </li></ul><ul><li>Identify : Write your 30 second commercial here, sharing your vision for the road ahead. Once you have written it, rehearse it out load in front of a mirror or a trusted friend. Project your voice with confidence and enthusiasm. Remember you are sharing your vision for the road ahead with the intention of inviting people onto your bus. Convince them how and why it's going to be a great ride! </li></ul><ul><li>______________________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>______________________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>______________________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>______________________________________________________ </li></ul>
    76. 77. Rule # 4 Invite People On Your Bus & Share Your Vision For The Road Ahead <ul><li>In the book, George learns there is a website where he can actually print bus tickets and invite people form his workpalce team onto his bus. </li></ul><ul><li>Visit and send bus tickets to the people you have identified as vital passengers on your bus. </li></ul>
    77. 78. Rule # 4 Invite People On Your Bus & Share Your Vision For The Road Ahead <ul><li>Visualize: Focus on the road ahead. As you spend your ten minutes each day visualizing your goal and adding the fine details, imagine looking into the rear-view mirror and seeing the smiling faces of those who are on your bus, accompanying and assisting you on this journey. </li></ul>
    78. 79. Bonus Material
    79. 80. It's All About Energy <ul><li>Life is all about energy </li></ul><ul><li>Think about the people who create your energy and those who drain you </li></ul><ul><li>Think about the foods you eat that make you feel great and those that make you want to take a nap </li></ul><ul><li>Think about the projects at work that energize you and those that burn you out </li></ul><ul><li>Everything is energy It is found in our thoughts, the words we say, the music we listen to and the people who we surround ourselves </li></ul>
    80. 81. More Energy <ul><li>Coaches often talk about how their players on on the same wavelength </li></ul><ul><li>We're playing with a lot of energy </li></ul><ul><li>That's why it is important to write down your vision </li></ul><ul><li>There is an energy to thought and when you identify what you desire and write down your vision, you begin the process of mobilizing the energy to create the life you want </li></ul><ul><li>You can't go somewhere if you don't have a vision of where you want to go </li></ul>
    81. 82. Give Yourself An Energy Audit <ul><li>The Energy Audit quiz that follows is a way to find out where you need more energy in your life. The quiz is broken down into three main sections – Physical Energy, Mental Energy, and Spiritual Energy. </li></ul>
    82. 83. PHYSICAL ENERGY <ul><li>I wish I had more energy during the day </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Always Sometimes Never </li></ul></ul><ul><li>I hit the snooze button several times in the morning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Always Sometimes Never </li></ul></ul><ul><li>I get less than eight hours of sleep a night </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Always Sometimes Never </li></ul></ul><ul><li>I skip breakfast </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Always Sometimes Never </li></ul></ul><ul><li>I need at least one cup of coffee to function every day </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Always Sometimes Never </li></ul></ul>
    83. 84. PHYSICAL ENERGY <ul><li>My energy level crashes in the afternoon </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Always Sometimes Never </li></ul></ul><ul><li>I don't exercise at least three times a week </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Always Sometimes Never </li></ul></ul><ul><li>I eat fast food a few times a week </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Always Sometimes Never </li></ul></ul><ul><li>I feel tethered to my email, voice mail, and other electronic devices </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Always Sometimes Never </li></ul></ul><ul><li>If you answered “always” or “sometimes” to at least five of these questions </li></ul>
    84. 85. MENTAL ENERGY <ul><li>I feel nervous and anxious much of the time </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Always Sometimes Never </li></ul></ul><ul><li>I am stressed. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Always Sometimes Never </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Negative events in the news really affect me </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Always Sometimes Never </li></ul></ul><ul><li>I complain. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Always Sometimes Never </li></ul></ul><ul><li>I feel there is not enough time in the day </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Always Sometimes Never </li></ul></ul>
    85. 86. MENTAL ENERGY <ul><li>Other people's actions really affect me </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Always Sometimes Never </li></ul></ul><ul><li>I feel out of control when it comes to money and my finances </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Always Sometimes Never </li></ul></ul><ul><li>I get into arguments with my family when I come home from work </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Always Sometimes Never </li></ul></ul><ul><li>When I feel that when I finish a big project, I'll have more time to pursue things that I care about </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Always Sometimes Never </li></ul></ul><ul><li>I think about evens in the past and wish I acted differently </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Always Sometimes Never </li></ul></ul>
    86. 87. SPIRITUAL ENERGY <ul><li>I feel disengaged from people around me </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Always Sometimes Never </li></ul></ul><ul><li>I don't think I can really make a different in the world </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Always Sometimes Never </li></ul></ul><ul><li>I don't believe in miracles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Always Sometimes Never </li></ul></ul><ul><li>I don't have time to pray </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Always Sometimes Never </li></ul></ul><ul><li>I am afraid to pursue my dreams </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Always Sometimes Never </li></ul></ul>
    87. 88. SPIRITUAL ENERGY <ul><li>I want to understand my purpose in life </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Always Sometimes Never </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Recurring problems and struggles keep coming up in my life </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Always Sometimes Never </li></ul></ul><ul><li>I am controlling have trouble letting go </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Always Sometimes Never </li></ul></ul>
    88. 89. Vision <ul><li>It's like trying to build a house without a set of plans and picture of what its going to look like </li></ul><ul><li>Its like driving the bus with no clue where my destination is </li></ul><ul><li>Think about your vision </li></ul>
    89. 90. Share Your Vision <ul><li>Think back to a time in your past when you were happy and alive – what made you feel that way, how do you recapture that feeling </li></ul><ul><li>Now fast forward and imagine you were writing your own eulogy. How do you want to be remembered? How do you want your friends and family remember you? Father, brother, son, mother, sister, daughter? </li></ul>
    90. 91. The Energy Bus 10 Rules For The Ride Of Your Life
    91. 93. The End
    92. 94. Refuel Time <ul><li>This is all about positive energy. </li></ul><ul><li>We want to get the energy flowing again </li></ul><ul><li>Pair up and one of you take the tennis ball </li></ul><ul><li>Face each other </li></ul><ul><li>Start by tossing the ball and catching </li></ul><ul><li>Concentrate on catching the ball. Look the ball into your hands </li></ul>
    93. 95. Refuel Time <ul><li>Don't worry if you drop the ball, simply pick it up and start tossing again </li></ul><ul><li>OK now toss the ball with your stronger more coordinated hand. Also catch it with that one hand </li></ul><ul><li>Now toss and catch with your other hand. Don't' forget to concentrate. Don't worry about dropping the ball, simply pick it up and start again </li></ul>
    94. 96. Reflect <ul><li>Feel the energy? </li></ul><ul><li>Fun? </li></ul><ul><li>Feel your blood flowing </li></ul><ul><li>That's all energy. Good clean, positive energy </li></ul><ul><li>Makes you feel good </li></ul>