The last year has seen so many more people who probably never considered the need for a Plan B, now going out and looking for a backup plan to ensure their well being.

In other words, a safety net to make sure you’re covered in the event Plan A (whatever you are doing now) looks like it may not give you what you need in the long run.

More than ever

Lately I have been enjoying a Call Me campaign with my customers, personally hearing from many of you who not only want to start preparing now for a more predictable and secure future, you are actually investing in it.

When it comes to making the most of a Plan B, just remember “it is better to be a year too early than a day too late.”  Following this sparkling nugget of baseball wisdom will likely leave you better off with most things financial as well as on the personal side.

Eh, I’ll wait

It is not unusual to feel like, you know… I’m pretty comfortable with my job and the way things are, while ignoring changes taking place around you.

Then, something transformative happens, seemingly out of the blue (but not really) and you are left scrambling to keep your life on an even keel, or, worse, to literally stay afloat.

It is human nature to resist change, to want to feel comfortable, and to assume that everything is under control.

If someone feels that they don’t have the time or resources to work on a backup, I say to simply imagine you have no choice, and that will be all the motivation you need to take that step.

Now is a time to be proactive not a time to rest on laurels.

When is bad, bad enough?

You can be cavalier in telling yourself that you’ll just make a change when things get bad enough.

I’m not saying this is you, but those who say that are likely not being totally honest with themselves. Do they even know what the criteria is for “when things get bad enough?”

Unfortunately, when you look at it that way, you have waited until the last minute, making it much more difficult to handle a loud interruption to the normal flow of life.

Everything must change

What I’ve been saying recently, is that things are changing and you will be best served to prepare now by working to have a Plan B in your back pocket.

Developing a Plan B is not some form of punishment or something to avoid.

Au Contraire

It is far more the prize of exploration to gain familiarity with possibilities outside of your comfort zone.

In other words…it is what just might save you from a long drop from a high place.

Why not explore?

Why not find out what else you like and what you would might be good at?

Why not prepare and be ready too execute Plan B, should Plan A begin looking less secure.

It’s out there if you’re looking

There is something for everyone, but you are not going to know what that is until you go and find out what might work for you.

In my opinion, the wisest thing to have on your list would be to invest in yourself to develop a different stream of income that doesn’t depend on an employer, or anyone or anything else but your own intelligence, creativity, and hard work.

Once you take the first step, you’re halfway there, so don’t wait until the last minute to get started. Why run the risk of losing an opportunity to grow more self reliant.

Believe me , self reliance is a feeling you’ll want to become accustomed to.

I know my recent blogs have been a little bit edgy on the subject of having a Plan B.

There are times when it takes more convincing for some to recognize that the times are changing and counting exclusively on others to offer security and prosperity is not the rock solid proposition it once was.

There is simply no one better than you to take charge of things.

A final note on getting comfortable with change: It is perfectly OK to take it in steps.

First, go as far as you can see. Then go further.

If you’re interested in doing what I do, the Princess Parties and Etiquette business, I’ve developed resources to make it more actionable, and much more comfortable for you to execute Plan B and get the results you are looking for. CLICK HERE

It’s all about preparing now so that you are ready when the time comes.

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