SHIFT the traffic

SHIFT the traffic

I am intrigued as every year in Auckland the traffic increases significantly. In fact, I did an experiment for 3 days.

It seemed to me that this is top of mind topic for most. I worked out that in 3 days I spent 9 hours on the road sitting in traffic. Of the 10 meetings I had they all started off with a comment on traffic and how much worse it had become. People I met in the car parking buildings were disgruntled after spending nearly two hours to get to the city.

Auckland is obsessed with traffic – I would go to say it controls us.

Let’s look at the stats – that’s on average 15 hours per week, 66 hours per month and around 800 hours a year sitting in traffic.

If amplified personal productivity is the KEY to success on so many levels – with a healthy body, much lower stress levels, personal self satisfaction, a clear more focussed mindset, and business efficiency AND the results are well researched and documented then why aren’t more of us doing something about it?

What will drive change?

  • Driverless cars are being developed now – imagine having a car that takes you to where you want to go when you want to – but it won’t solve the traffic mayhem.
  • Technology is getting smarter – it is so easy and inexpensive to implement technology that allows you to see and do business on line – like webinar technology where on line meetings can be run from anywhere.
  • Have an organised task list of who you need to contact and be clear in the outcome – use the bluetooth technologies available in most new cars – its getting really sophisticated – voice activated messaging or calling – be prepared though with what you want to achieve from the calls.

So what is your definition of #amplified personal productivity and where are you at in achieving that today?

The reality is that the traffic will always be there. And next time you are sitting in traffic, of course use the #%$^& but at the end of the day, it’s really up to you to amplify your own success.

Love to hear your thoughts on your amplified personal productivity in the comments below.

It’s time to SHIFT you.


Rebecca Morris

Rebecca set up Paradigm Shift in 2011 because in her corporate career she repeatedly observed leaders choosing to let chaos reign rather than work out strategies for effective change. Or put simply – poor leadership.

With a background in educational psychology, roles as CEO, sales executive, business coach, business owner and teacher, Rebecca uses her proven experience and insights along with her practical tool box to get results.

Rebecca observes human behaviour and associated patterns and enables leaders to become present to their patterns through her IP, Observational Intelligence (OI). Rebecca uses her 'cycle of interruption' approach to interrupt, innovate and lead from new paradigms creating collectively powerful leaders and culture-safe organisations.

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