#244: Want to make a million?

Then be good at Plan B

What did you assume I meant with my question, “Want to make a million?”

Make a million dollars? Make a million (fill in your currency here)?

Or did you assume “make a million people happy”? Or “make a million trees grow in the desert”? (See Saudi Arabia’s goal to plant 10 billion trees. Now that’s a plan!)

Actually, it does not matter what you assumed. What matters is that you have a Plan B.

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Want To Make a Million? Then Be Good at Plan B.

Here is a little known fact about me. I am working on my second million. That’s right, my second million.

My first million was a complete disaster.

Many so-called experts will tell you that you must have a dream and then you must focus on it relentlessly, selfishly, unflinchingly and unfailingly. Well, that recipe might work for some people, but not for me.

I seem to stumble upon ideas and slip into doing things I like and that make sense, and somehow I earn money doing so.

Do you know what I’ve learned from all this stumbling and slipping? Always have a Plan B.

Actually, the key to success for people like me, the ones who cannot focus single-mindedly on one dream, is this. Dream about your Plan A, but always execute your Plan B.

Remember, successful people are good at Plan B, where the second million is made.

Welcome to my side of the nonsense divide.