About today’s episode
Author of Underspent, Rachel Smith has gone from jet setting international transport consultant to being on the Australian government’s Jobkeeper allowance within a matter of weeks and she’s taking the time to alter her business offerings during COVID-19.
We talked about her book Underspent and how it might be oh so handy for people post-Pandemic, when a recession becomes reality (which, as of publishing, it is), and how people have been changing their transport habits, walking to the shops more and buying less.
We speculate about whether that’s something that will last post-COVID-19.
At the time of recording, that seemed a distinct possibility but this week we’ve seen traffic dial up and the post-lockdown spending spree begin here in Australia. Not to mention riots in the US and other countries. Seriously, if I had been on another planet for the past 6 months and come back, I wouldn’t believe what has happened to our world. This is What’s Important Now as we slowly make our way through the Pandemic that has now claimed nearly 2 million lives.
Rachel is a Transport Planning, Demand Management & Behaviour Change Expert. Find Rachel on LinkedIn.
About the What’s Important Now Show
The world hitting “pause” has given us a unique opportunity to reflect on how we live, work and relate to each other. In “What’s Important Now?” host Cara McCullough asks you to share what mattered before the pause, what matters now and what you’d like your new future to look like once we hit “play” again. New episodes out weekly, on Tuesdays at 9 am (AEST) on the #wityayl Facebook page.