Personal Development

There is NO Plan B

I was recently talking to a friend about people having a Plan B.  You are always hearing about having your Plan B.  In fact I think every Network Marketing company talks about having a Plan B.

He pointed out something to me

There is NO Plan B

There is no Plan B if you expect to reach your potential and become an elite player, living an extraordinary life. Plan B is a Backup Plan putting you in perpetual Backup Mode.
You won’t push through the obstacles and challenges when you know you have a Backup Plan. You will never be “All In”, fully committed to The Plan. To fly at your potential altitude, you must scrap all references to Plan B.
Jim Gardner

This really bought something home to me, if you truly want to succeed you need to have your goal in mind and go for it.

Now your goal doesn’t have to be restricted to just one thing.  Your goals and hence your Plan is a mixture of personal and professional goals.

If you have a Plan B or what you are calling a Plan B, see how you can weave that Plan B into your Plan A and create your Master Plan.

Malcolm Gladwell said you need to spend 10,000 hours studying your trade to become an expert,  regardless of your chosen profession.  In his book he gives plenty of examples.  The point being if you are working on something as a “Plan B” and are focusing very little energy on it you will never become an expert.

Work from home opportunities are always sold as “Plan B” when really they are just another part of your Master Plan.  You can learn new skills, earn while you learn and as you become successful you can adapt your Master Plan and maybe your Work from Home Opportunity becomes your primary income.

The reason it is a Plan B is it is another source of income, ideally you don’t want to be dependent on one source of income, if that goes away you have a problem.  Having multiple sources of income is always a good idea, just like when you invest your money you spread it across different investments to reduce the risk of a problem if one investment goes bad.

If you are looking for a way to achieve Multiple Streams of Income as part of your Master Plan you should check out Networking Superstars.

How ever your Master Plan unfolds remember to make sure it is balanced between your work and personal life.  Make sure you spend enough time with the others who are important in your life, your spouse, the kids, the extended family or the dog as examples.

I hope you have enjoyed this article, what are your thoughts on a Plan A v Plan B, leave me a comment.  If you enjoyed the article please share it on your Social Media channels.

By Andy Lockhart

I am a marketer and social media consultant passionate about helping people development themselves and their business. I believe everybody has it in them to succeed at their passion regardless if that is through a Direct Sales Opportunity or a brick and mortar business. Either way I love to see people be successful and I like to take the mystery out of the social media and getting discovered on the internet.

11 replies on “There is NO Plan B”

Hi Andy,
You have a great point, when you have a plan ‘B’ you don’t really push yourself as hard as you will if you know this is it do or die 🙂 When you have plan ‘B’ it’s very easy to come up with plan ‘C’….
Thank you for sharing,
Have a fantastic day!

Hi Andy,

I just last week had a conversation with a client about the “Plan B” and this really confirms it for me. If we have that plan B, then we are focused on it. Instead, go with Plan A..give it all you got. If you hit a bump in the road, go around it. Put all your energy into it and make it your life.

Plan B, will distract you.


Excellent points about managing your goals.

That has been a huge problem for me. This helps though. Plan B does sound like a plan for failure as your not devoting yourself to plan A as you have to think about plan B.

Goal setting is still a difficulty but looking at everything as a part of plan A should be helpful.

With so many aspects of an online adventure you need to set a calender just like in high school to devote time to the various skills needed.

Hi Andy,

Thank you so much for posting this. It’s definitely resonated with me.
I, unfortunately have a Plan A & B…
After reading your post I do realize that having a Plan A and B is more of a distraction instead of a “safeguard” which is how I viewed my Plan B… I really need to just focus on my Plan A.

Thanks for posting this valuable information!!

PS- I have read and loved Gladwell’s Outliers.

Hi Andy,

Very sound advice. If we want our dream we have to focus. Plus I like the idea of incorporating the two plans, if you choose to do so. I will have to pick up this book. Thank you.

When it comes to making a plan… there really is ONLY plan A!!

I think the only place for Plan B is when you ask a prospect….. Do you have a plan B?
Of course the answer is NO (they don’t usually have a plan at all!) …. so making their Plan A Begins 🙂

I quite agree that Networking Superstars is the place where ‘some of the best’ plans are being made… right now!


Well said, Andy! Napoleon Hill would agree with you. He said find your path, your plan, and burn your bridges behind you so you can’t go back. Of course that means putting enough thought into it that you know you have your best plan, and then go for it with everything you’ve got!

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