OK, it’s a cliché that has been so overused in fitness and physical therapy. However, it tends to be true. I’m going to apply it to career transitions – which might make you look at things differently.


Change is painful. Anytime you want to get out of our comfort zone and try something new, you can be sure that it won’t be easy. That doesn’t mean to say it won’t be worthwhile, although sometimes it takes a long while for the results to be seen.


Everyone’s natural tendency is to resist change and avoid risk, but sometimes the biggest risk you can take is to stay where you are.


As a nation, we are moving into new waters in terms of the global economy. Our own robust US economy is not what it was. Corporations have lost the will to be socially responsible, and productivity and competition is fierce in the market place of every single industry.


This all adds up to a more uncertain career path for all of us. So what can you do to ensure our financial stability in the future? My advice is to not only have a plan B, but to start that plan B before you need to.


Do you have a potential second income source that could tide you over if you, or your spouse/significant other lost their main jobs? Most people do not.


A Plan B is not always related to our main career path, but it can be. However, it is not easy or comfortable for us to start a Plan B when we don’t need to. We have to be prepared to put time, energy and maybe some money into it.


Even if you are in a good job with a decent salary, Career Selections can help you make a Plan B and help you put it into action now so that it is in place when you need it. The absolute worst time to make plans is when you are in a panic situation – so a little pain now will save you a lot of pain down the road. Even if you never need to fully use your Plan B, it will provide you with a supplement to your main income, so you really can’t lose.


For Plan B help contact Career Selections at info@careerselections.com