Tough love time!
People are used to my bubbly, sunshiny personality, but every so often I’ll drop the charm and bring on the truth bombs.
This is one of those times. (Yes, that was your warning.)
I’m so totally OVER IT when it comes to my clients wanting a safety net for their lives. Having a “Plan B” sounds like a perfectly sensible choice to them.
So they’ll stay at desk jobs they hate, hang out with losers just to avoid being alone, and keep ugly clothes on the off-chance that bellbottoms come back in style.
It makes me want to pull out my hair and scream at the moon! Whaddaya thinkin’, Life Editor???
A safety net, backup choice, or Plan B will wreck your chances of reaching your goals.
In today’s video, you’ll learn why I never have a Plan B. . . and you shouldn’t either!
The video transcript is below for your convenience.
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Imagine your dream life. Feeling good about yourself, surrounded by supportive friends, earning money for doing what you love. Pretty amazing, right?
But why do so many of us have a “backup” choice incase we don’t reach our goals and get what we really want?
In today’s video, you’ll learn why I never have a Plan B and why your safety net is ruining your life. Let’s go!
Hey there! I’m Sage Grayson, a former book editor turned life coach. I help ambitious career women edit their habits, routines, and mindsets to balance their happiness at work and home. I’m a Life Editor…and so are you!
Before I tell you why I never have a Plan B (and you shouldn’t either), please give this video a big thumbs-up and hit that subscribe button so you won’t any of my life editing tips.
When I work with a coaching client, we spend a considerable amount of time getting clear about what their dream life looks like.
It’s usually several levels up from what they’re doing right now. This is what I mean by living an edited life: it’s still you, but the best version of yourself.
This is your Plan A, what you really want if you could have anything without limits.
But being truly honest with yourself can be kind of scary. Sometimes that means starting a business or deleting toxic relationships. It’s heavy stuff.
So many people short-change their happiness by choosing a Plan B. It’s their safety net. It’s what they’re willing to settle for when they get lazy or let their self-doubts hold them back.
Hiring a coach like me means that you don’t want to do your typical routine anymore. Your Plan A means too much to you.
Here’s why I never have a Plan B.
There’s an old saying that goes, “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.” The idea is that if you put all your hopes (your eggs) into one outcome (the basket) you might end up with a big mess (or a lot of broken eggs).
I’m a vegan and I don’t eat eggs, but for this example let’s pretend I’m walking around with a basket full of eggs. If I was carrying precious cargo that directly affects my future happiness (or breakfast) how would I walk?
I’d clear a path ahead of time, walk slowly and purposefully, and constantly monitor the basket so the eggs have my full attention.
It’s the same for your life!
When you choose your Plan A goal and fully commit to it, then you will make progress slowly and purposefully. Your eyes will be on the prize and not on the distractions.
Here’s an example. If your Plan A is to earn a certain amount of money through your business, then you’ll devote all your time to attracting clients and designing products. You will not send your resume to Plan B jobs just in case.
Here’s another example. If your Plan A is to have a healthy body, then you’ll buy fruits and vegetables, do meal prepping, and exercise. You will not keep Plan B junk food in your fridge or blow off going to the gym.
In what situations do you doubt yourself or create a Plan B safety net? Leave a comment and let me know.
Here’s the truth: If you have a Plan B, you won’t try as hard to reach your Plan A.
Why would you? You’ve got a nice cushy Plan B waiting for you when you get lazy.
The most wins in your life come when there is no Plan B. When there’s nowhere to turn, you must go forward.
That’s it! This week, get clear about the Plan A for your life or business. What do you really want if you’re being honest with yourself?
If you like this video, please hit that subscribe button. Then get out there and do the work that leads to your bright future without relying on a safety net or Plan B.
Thanks for watching. I’ll see you soon.
This post focuses on Step 2 of the Life Editing Process, Delete Bad Influences. For more about life editing and what it can do for you, click here.