"This is a book about boundaries. I would love to buy a case and give them away to all my friends." (Amazon)
"It's like sitting down with your closest friend, someone who really knows you, and hearing the things you could probably figure out if you had the time and energy, but most likely will never get." (Amazon)
"It's a quick read, but it's packed with useful information to give you that 'kick in the pants' we all need to get motivated. Robin's humorous way of relating makes this book a fun read while you are learning some really great tools. Everyone needs Robin on their bus. She is inspirational." (Amazon)
What really stuck with me after reading Robin Sacks' book, Get Off My Bus, is a phrase she uses over and over throughout the entire book, "get clarity, get moving, get results." This book created for me a mindset of simplicity and clarity. I realized that most of my time (and I am sure the time of others) is spent on minutia or drama. When I started to use this process and the tools and thinking that Sacks suggests, I was amazed at how quickly I found more time, more energy, and got more results...simply by "getting out of my own way" (another of Sacks' mantras)! To boot, I also quickly became impatient with the minutia and drama of others and learned to let go of it quickly and move on. Thank you for a new mindset that consistently moves me forward! I had it in me all the time and simply did not know it! You opened my eyes wide!
Are your passengers healthy or toxic?
OK, here is the analogy:
You are a bus driver in life and you have an empty bus. When you are born, certain people take a seat on your bus immediately when you pop out (mom, dad, family, etc.). Throughout life, you pick people up on your bus and you drop people off along the way. People are constantly getting on and off of your bus. Some are invited, while others are just along for the ride by virtue of your decisions about life and work. You also have people on your bus who are always on your bus, but move from the front to the back and then from the back to the front, but they are always there on your bus. Then you have people throughout your life that you pick up and drop off more than once. People who truly do go out of your life and truly come back into your life for a reason.
Some of these passengers are healthy and some are toxic.
So what? Well...the passengers on your bus play a vital role in your success (or lack there of).
However, without clarity about who you are and where your bus is going, it is difficult to know whether your passengers are there to help you or hurt you.
Get Off My Bus! takes you on a journey out of your head. Simply put, there are things in life over which you have zero control and there are things in your life over which you have complete control. Chances are, like most people in our society, you spend way too much of your time and energy focusing on those things you cannot control instead of the very few, very important things over which you have total control. That, of course, creates stress. This self-inflicted stress is what stops you from doing what you keep saying you want to do (but never do)...which creates (you guessed it) more stress! It also creates an awful lot of regret as you start to look over your shoulder at the things you "never got around to doing."
It is important to realize that you are in control of stopping and letting somebody off of your bus or stopping and letting someone climb aboard.
So, how do you "flip the switch?" How do you stop creating stress in your life and move towards something more fulfilling? How do you make choices to ensure your passenger list is in concert with both your journey and destination? How do you stop choosing to be miserable and start choosing to be happy? Do not kid yourself...you choose it all.
Get Off My Bus! helps you to gain clarity and start building a roadmap. It will help you confidently get in the driver's seat of your bus, know where you are going, and make sure the right passengers are on board (and the wrong ones are let off at the next stop!).
If you are ready to begin your journey, gaining control of your world takes place within these pages.