I don’t care if you are the happiest employee out there, you should always have a “Plan B.”
This doesn’t mean spending your valuable work day looking for a new job or wasting time thinking that your current line of endeavor won’t carry you through to retirement. What I mean is that savvy career professionals—that means you—should always have a Plan B in mind just in case you decide you want to enhance your current career with a plan for advancing to the next level; take on a moonlight pursuit; build a portfolio career; or make a career change altogether. A “Plan B” also eases the stress; if anything out of your control should happen you’re ready and well armed.
Again, I can’t stress enough that this is not doomsday prepping but rather another way of looking at the question “Where do you want to be in three years?” Probably not stagnating. More than likely you seek growth. So how will you get from here to there? By developing your “Plan B.”
How to Be Career Happy? Polish Your “Plan B”