The story of Traffic Jam University started on I-85 in Atlanta, Georgia years ago…in rush hour traffic on a hot summer day, while I was frustrated that traffic wasn’t moving, I was even more frustrated that my life wasn’t moving. I just knew there was more to life than driving to and from a job everyday that I wasn’t passionate about. In that moment, a life-changing idea came to mind.
The idea was to make personal growth exactly that, personal. There I was in traffic with at least another hour to go, tuning in and out of radio stations that played the same songs over and over. I wondered if the driver in the cars in front, back, and next to me felt the same way. I started thinking, what could we be doing with this time? (At this point in my life I’d already been reading books on positive thinking and ways to be a better person. Read the blog on Milk Crates for more insight.) Was it possible that this time could be maximized instead of wasted?
Traffic Jam University (TJU) was born from that idea. The name is a bit of an oddity and at different points I’ve almost talked myself into making a change (it was mostly fear that the idea wouldn’t work).
My mind started racing. What were the things that made people successful? Mentors where my evidence that not always the smartest person was the CEO or the wealthiest. There were other factors. There were skills yes, but also there seemed to be an attitude that led to life success.
From here I started to go back through many of the books I’d read; Think and Grow Rich, The Power of Positive Thinking, Psycho Cybernetics, Law of Success. From these books and many others I wrote up a curriculum. This schedule of courses if made a habit in ones life would lead if not to riches at minimum a better person. This would be a curriculum for “self-mastery”.
After making this idea a full-fledged reality, I partnered with Kenneth Ray (the Chancellor and co-Founder of TJU) to explore the possibility of supporting other people in their commitment to unlock their full potential.
We would love to have you as a student. In fact, become an ambassador. More information can be found on the official TJU website.
Visit www.trafficjamuniversity.com and become a student, your commute will never be the same.