Back in January, I blogged about the necessity of having a Plan B. If you go to my website and search Plan B, it’ll be there at the top of the list
I talked about the importance of having a back up plan if your current work plan didn’t well, go to plan!
I thought I’d break my ideas down and be more specific
- Acknowledge that you’re not irreplaceable. Even if there’s only one of you in your company or the country, they will find someone else. Guaranteed
- Being shifted off your plan A could open up a world of new opportunities. Be ready to consider the unexpected opportunity that pops onto your plate
- Be wedded to your own well-being and professional development first and your organisation second. Always be at the top of your list of most important things. Put your oxygen mask on first.
- Don’t get upset, get excited. Expect the unexpected. Be shocked not surprised. Always be ready to make a change, even if it’s not one you were expecting. Flex and pivot. Keep your dancing shoes close!
- Plan B must contain schedule M – money. Be clear about what you must do and what you can do in plan B. Accept that money isn’t everything but it sure stops you from going hungry.
Plan B could end up being Plan Brilliant!