Ask my friends at Wachovia Bank in Florida what it means to be an Energy Banker and they'll be able to sound off the answer quicker than this week's mortgage and CD rates. I recently gave a seminar to 150 of their employees and they learned that how we invest our energy is even more important than how we invest our money. Because if we don't have the energy to get out of bed it doesn't matter how much money we have in the bank. Money can't make your life enjoyable if you don't have the energy to enjoy it.

I receive many emails and phone calls from people all over the world that are looking for their energy, happiness and light. Many of these emails include stories of burn out, stress, fatigue and procrastination. I hear comments such as, "You know, I really wanted to come to see you speak but I just didn't have the energy to come to your energy seminar." Or someone will come up to me and say, "I've really wanted to get your book, but I've just been so busy and tired," or "I have your free 10 day plan but I just can't seem to find the time to start it."

While I have a lot of compassion for these people because I truly understand how busy and tired they are, I also want to energize them and say, "YOU MUST INVEST A LITTLE ENERGY TO CREATE MORE ENERGY." You must think of yourself as an Energy Banker and invest your energy where you will see the biggest returns. Whether it's my book, Wayne Dyer's books, or another book that will energize you-make the investment. It's worth the $15-$20. The problem is that most people would rather spend $15-$20 on a few double lattes, energy drinks, donuts and cans of soda... then wonder why they don't have any energy. We get so caught up in the day to day rat race that we don't realize the time and energy we waste on poor energy investments. We say we don't have time to improve our lives and yet we take the same amount of time it would take to improve our life complaining about not having time. We want the quick fix but quick fixes never work. Just like in banking, if it sounds too good to be true... it probably is. Investing in your energy takes a little time, a little energy, and a simple choice to invest in positive people, positive habits, and positive mindsets that provide you with sustained sources of energy.

Becoming an Energy Banker is not complicated. Making small, consistent energy investments each day is the key to long term success just as a $5 dollar a day financial investment provides you with a few million dollars in 20- 30 years. Start slow, pace yourself, and be smart with your investments. Like the first brick laid in building a massive high rise, your energy is the foundation of your life. Make simple, small energy investments each day and watch your health, happiness, and success compound with growth greater than you ever imagined.

So today-right now, decide to become an Energy Banker. Use the following action steps and enjoy results that will pay incredible dividends and provide you with a rich, rewarding and energetic life.

Take Stock. Take out a sheet of paper, on one side make a list of things that drain your energy such as negative people, poor eating habits, lack of sufficient sleep, lack of exercise, anger, resentment, fear, and anxiety. On the other side make a list of things that increase your energy such as the things that bring you happiness in your life, positive people, exercise, your favorite song, nutritious foods, and perhaps even your favorite place. Make a conscious choice to remove the energy drainers and invest more on the energy boosters.

Invest in Yourself. Take time for yourself every day. Even if you just start with a 10 minute break and sit in a quite place it will energize you.
Grow. Buy one book, any book, that you believe will help you improve your life. Read it. Schedule time each day and consider this an investment in your continuing education and self development. Just as workplace training is imperative for you to stay at the top of your field, personal growth and empowerment is important for your life.

Eat for ENERGY. Visit my archived newsletter page at to view past newsletters with recommendations for eating foods that will increase your energy.

Fuel up your life. Go to my fuel for you page and do the simple 15 action steps on that page.

Be Smart Investor. Every day you'll encounter situations that can either be a good energy investment or a bad one. Before you act, take a moment to think about your personal energy account. Are you about to make a deposit or a withdrawal?

Author's Bio: 

Jon Gordon, known internationally at “The Energy Addict,” is an energy coach, teacher, and author of Become an Energy Addict: 100+ simple, powerful ways to increase your mental, physical, and emotional energy. For free energy tips and more about Jon, visit