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How To Craft Your Career Plan B – Without Losing Sight Of Your Goals

How To Craft Your Career Plan B – Without Losing Sight Of Your Goals | Flourish Careers Podcast


Crafting a career plan is always a good idea, but sometimes a Plan B is more essential than optional. 

Here are three signs it’s time to start thinking about your career Plan B:

Sign #1: You feel stuck or unfulfilled in your current role
Do you feel any of these emotions at your current job: 

😫 Unmotivated
😫 Unfulfilled
😫 Just plain bored

Don’t ignore these feelings! 

They’re not negative emotions you need to push through. Instead, they could be a sign that you’re ready for change. 

Sign #2: You’re experiencing burnout or a lack of work-life harmony.
It may be time to reassess your priorities if you’re feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or burnt out. 

>>Your health and well-being should always come first! #NourishToFlourish 

If your job is taking a toll on these areas, it’s time to take action. 

Sign #3: You’re curious about other industries or career paths.
If you find yourself daydreaming about working in a different industry or pursuing a different career path, don’t ignore those thoughts. 

Curiosity can be an exciting sign that you’re ready to experience something new!

Don’t wait for uncertainty; prepare for it! 

Join me in this episode as we uncover the essential steps to create a solid Plan B: 

From taking inventory and tuning in to your intuition. To conducting a risk assessment and identifying your transferable skills. 

After this episode, you’ll be well-prepared for whatever the future holds. 

Key Takeaways From Today’s Episode

Embrace the Signs and Need for a Plan B 
Recognize the signs that indicate it’s time to consider a career Plan B, such as: 

  • Feeling stuck or unfulfilled
  • Experiencing burnout or work-life imbalance
  • Being curious about other industries or paths. 

Embrace these signs as opportunities for growth and change rather than as setbacks.

Craft Your Plan B with Intention 
Take intentional steps to create a solid Plan B. This includes: 

  • Taking inventory of your likes and dislikes
  • Tuning in to your intuition
  • Conducting a risk assessment
  • Identifying transferable skills
  • Considering the financial implications

Continuous Learning and Adaptability 
Embrace the power of constant learning and adaptability throughout your career. Invest in gaining practical experience, building a strong professional network, and expanding your knowledge and skills. You’ll be equipped to thrive in a rapidly changing professional landscape by staying open to growth and remaining agile.

Crafting a career Plan B is not a sign of failure but a proactive strategy for success. 

Following a strategic approach will prepare you to navigate unexpected shifts and seize new opportunities.

Embrace the process, trust your abilities, and stay resilient when facing challenges. Your career is in your hands, and with the right mindset and strategic planning, you can create a fulfilling and thriving path.

Resources mentioned in this episode:
The Art of Portfolio Pursuits: Insights + Inspiration for Creative Careers 

Are you starting to worry that the career you’ve worked so hard for… might not be the best fit for you anymore?

Using a proven, HEART-based approach, begin to cultivate a better path, confidently pursue new opportunities, and find the place where you belong. 

Fried to flourishing premier partnership, rediscover and rebuild your career path from the inside out, change your life


Want more career wisdom? Check out these podcast episodes!
HEART-Based Career Planning: What It Is + What It Isn’t
6 Secrets To Building Momentum For Making A Career Change
Career Change Reality Check: Busting Myths and Finding Success

For more insider stories, quick tips, and #CareerTalk, I invite you to connect with me on Instagram @flourish.careers.

July 19, 2023

How To Craft Your Career Plan B – Without Losing Sight Of Your Goals

How To Craft Your Career Plan B – Without Losing Sight Of Your Goals

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