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Plan B is a plan to fail.

Having a "plan B", an escape route, may seem the smart, sensible thing to do. You might even have been taught to never take a risk without having a contingency plan. But when you look at this practice from an energetic point of view, you might actually be setting yourself up for failure.

Having a plan B will prevent you from going all in. As soon as the going gets tough, you'll be likely to give up, knowing that your safety net is there for you. So basically, having a plan B means you don't have (enough) faith in plan A. When starting a business for instance, some coaches therefor invite people to quit their jobs and jump on the entrepreneurial adventure-train.

Other coaches, on the other hand, feel that coming from a place of "neediness" will most likely interfere with your success. So from this point of view, when first starting a business, being the sole or head provider for the family, it's best to have a part-time job on the side to fulfill your most basic financial needs.

The theory behind it is, that when you're stressing out about your income, you're focusing on lack (and are therefor attracting/creating more lack). You're then driven by fear. Potential clients might feel your urge to make money. So they'll feel pushed and rushed into working with you. In their experience it won't be about you helping them but you needing them.

From my perspectives BOTH visions are true...for different people. For me it works best to be able to focus on my goals, eliminate as much distractions as possible and really go for it, so I'm left with no options BUT to succeed. I feel comfortable enough to do that without stressing out over getting more clients. But I also know that this is true for ME. So I will NEVER advice my coachee to that, just because that works for me. I will discuss both options with them and carefully guide them to their own truth. Because, whatever you decide to do, it's important that your choice matches your values and is aligned with who you are.

So, I'm curious: what is your standpoint on having a plan B?

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