#113: Look On The Bright Side with Jon Gordon
Get ready to think positive!
In this episode, we are talking with Jon Gordon, a best-selling author and speaker. Jon’s best-selling books and talks have inspired readers and audiences around the world. He is the author of 23 books including 10 best sellers and 5 children’s books. His books include the timeless classic The Energy Bus which has sold over 2 million copies, The Carpenter which was a top 5 business book of the year, Training Camp, The Power of Positive Leadership, The Power of a Positive Team, The Coffee Bean, Stay Positive, and The Garden.
Jon and his tips have been featured on The Today Show, CNN, CNBC, The Golf Channel, Fox and Friends, and in numerous magazines and newspapers. His clients include The Los Angeles Dodgers, Campbell’s Soup, Dell, Southwest Airlines, Miami Heat, The Los Angeles Rams, Snapchat, Clemson Football, Northwestern Mutual, West Point Academy, and more.
In this episode, we talk about how Jon grew up around lots of negativity, how he is able to be positive every day, and his experience with Buddhism. We’ll also talk more about the beginnings of his writing career, advice for prospective authors, key principles from his best-seller ‘Energy Bus,’ and why you should ditch New Years’ Resolutions for Jon’s one-word version. There’s a lot of great insight about positivity and managing your environment in this episode - don’t miss out!
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03:05 - Jon’s Childhood and How He Struggled with Negativity
06:10 - How Jon Works Towards Being Positive Every Day
07:42 - Jon’s Experience with Buddhism
10:03 - Law School and Why It Wasn’t the Right Path for Jon
19:04 - The Beginnings of Jon’s Writing Career
19:57 - The Momentum After ‘Energy Bus’ Became Popular
25:05 - Advice for Prospective Authors in 2021
29:31 - The ‘Energy Bus’ Principles
32:15 - The Analogy of a Coffee Bean and its Environment
35:40 - Story of The Only Man Who Ran 6 Iron Mans at 59
42:09 - Connection Between Anxiety and Feeling Divided
44:04 - Jon’s Version of New Years Resolutions
46:23 - How Jon and His Wife Maintain Their Relationship
50:57 - Jon’s Secret to Profiting in Life
Mentioned in the Episode:
Jon’s Website: https://www.jongordon.com/
Jon’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/JonGordon11
Jon’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jongordon11
Jon’s Free Resources: http://jongordon.com/useful-tools/