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 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.
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.
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