How To Play Traffic Jam Team Building Game
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A while back, I shared my easy way to play The Price is Right – one of the most famous game show competitions in America. Since then, many people have made The Price Is Too High games or variations of that theme.
You can now create your own “Price is Too High” games! And not just any price, but a set amount of time as well. It’s called a Time Is Money game and it’s pretty popular.
But there are two big problems with this version. One, you need someone else to win the game so they get their money back, and two, it only works once.
That’s why I created another Time Is Money game — one that doesn’t require anyone to lose, and you can play over and over again without too much work.
Make a list of things that inspire you
Inspiration can come from many sources, but it always comes down to three important factors – what you want out of life, what people do, and how they feel about themselves or their lives.
If you are not sure what you want, then trying to find something that makes you happy and learning from those who have succeeded is an excellent way to figure out what you want for yourself.
People are inspired by different things, so asking others why they love what they do and studying their strategies is a good way to learn some tips.
How they feel about themselves and their lives also impact inspiration. If you don’t believe in yourself, you will never bring out your best potential.
Another reason we get discouraged or give up is that we cannot see ourselves doing well enough, which can create more discouragement.
When you start thinking about it this way, it becomes clear how powerful motivation is. It doesn’t just help you through specific activities, it helps you stay engaged in the activity, and even encourages you to continue investing in the thing you are seeking inspiration for.
Make a list of things that entertain you
Doing anything for too long can get boring, which is why it’s important to – you guessed it! — make yourself something to do.
If you love reading, then read! If you like doing puzzles, try solving some out-of-the-box ones. If you are creative, create!
You get the idea 😉
Whatever your passion is, dedicate time to it, and add more entertainment to your day.
Make a list of things that you enjoy doing
In this game, you will have to do something you like to make it past the first round. If you are already doing some of these things, great! You already win the game! If you don’t, we suggest trying out one of them!
You can pick anything from watching sports, reading books, making art, taking walks, or any combination thereof.
The easiest way to start is by picking something you already do. For example, if you read then choose another reader to copy! Or if you love listening to music, pick your favorite song and just listen to it for an hour.
Your goal in this game is to see how many things you can add to your “to-do lists before they get too long. And yes, you can take breaks during the games!
Traffic team-building games promote teamwork, self-confidence, and communication skills.
Make a list of your strengths
Are you good at making speeches? Do you have a knack for creative writing? If so, you could write an article about how to play The Winner Is You, or you could create your own game! As players, we’re not usually aware of our strong points, but they’re there – under-utilized talents that nobody else seems to know about.
Take a look at yourself and see what you like to do. What types of stories do you enjoy reading? What colors appeal to you? Why don’t you put all these things together to make a book? Or why don’t you use your handwriting skills to design your logo?
By recognizing your strengths you can start to brainstorm ways to turn them into income streams. Many people are very passionate about their hobbies and talents and fully run businesses by investing in the resources and supplies needed to pursue their dreams.
It is important to remember that no one is born with special talents, everything has been developed through years of practice and dedication. It is possible to develop and enhance your natural abilities, just like anyone else.
Concentrate on developing your strengths and learning new skills from areas where you already have some experience. This will ensure that your potential is realized fully.
Make a list of your weaknesses
As you can probably tell, being a great leader is more than just telling people what they want to hear and doing things that make them feel good about themselves. It’s not about having lots of charisma or commanding attention constantly, it’s about knowing when to be direct with someone and how to motivate others to do their best.
As a leadership expert, I learned some important lessons about leadership from game designer Jesper Juul. He designed a creativity exercise called “Traffic Jam.” In this game, you choose one person who will play as the driver and another player who will play as a passenger. Both players must communicate while the vehicle travels through an urban area.
The goal is to find a solution for the traffic jam by using indirect conversation (telling stories instead of asking questions) and motivating each other to contribute ideas. After completing the mission, you switch roles and become the passenger. Repeat until both players can pass the test!
Game theorists refer to this process as identifying a participant’s weakness and exploiting it. The driver in the example above was very focused on his or her success, so the passenger played upon how hard he or she had worked and asked if he wanted to give up. By putting the focus on the other person, the driver gave in and accepted the offer.
After learning these skills, apply them to yourself and those around you. Find your weaknesses and work to improve them.
Make a list of things that inspire you to be a success
A lot of people start their day by looking at the news, watching TV, surfing the net, and doing other activities.
But what most people don’t do is look inside themselves for inspiration.
They don’t take time to think about all the things they like to do or how much money they want to make.
Instead, they are constantly thinking about what they have to do next, why it must be done today, and what they can get away with postponing.
This way of living makes starting a business very difficult because you need to find yourself first before you can create more opportunities for yourself.
A good way to overcome this challenge is by creating an area in your home/office where you can go to feel inspired.
Make a list of things that motivate you to be a success
A lot of people start working hard after work, or before work, or both!
It’s great to have goals, but they don’t matter unless you are motivated to reach them.
So how do you increase your motivation? By thinking about what makes you happy and what would make you feel successful.
Think about it – when you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? Did you ever think that you wouldn’t end up being an astronaut?
But now we know kids who wanted to be astronauts as soon as they could talk.
A few days ago, someone asked me whether she was too old to become an entrepreneur. She said her family thought she was already too established to try something new.
I told her it was never too late to try, and even if she is 40 years old she doesn’t need to settle for less than she wants.
Take a look at your life and reflect on how you can improve your quality of life
If you are struggling with motivation, take a look at your daily life. Are you spending most of your time in activities that require no effort?
If so, it’s time to add some new things to your schedule. You should be having fun, but you aren’t because you don’t feel like you're doing enough. You believe you are not living up to your potential, so you throw more money into a savings account or spend extra hours at work to make sure everything gets done.
This is the wrong way to think about your life. The only thing holding you back from achieving your dreams is yourself.