This past Sunday during my live Coach for Innovation show with David B. Audretsch author of the book The Entrepreneurial Society we had a technical snafu at the start of the show.
How much of a snafu? You listened to dead air for a good eight seconds! We cleaned up the final 90-minute mp3 of what turned out to be a fun and informative discussion about leveraging the opportunities of a global economy, and although the cleanup was an extra step in the process, more importantly, I was reminded of two things...
- Innovative technology can be messy
- Importance of having a well-timed Plan B
You see, there was no reason for my listeners to mediate for eight seconds while I fiddled at the switchboard controls because I had a Plan B. It was the timing of cutting over to my backup plan that I wasn't clear about (but I am now!).
Do you have a Plan B for your business and career? Just as importantly, do you know the timing of when to execute your plan? A solid Plan B builds confidence because it puts you in the driver's seat (and let's be honest, no one has your best interests at heart than you do!).
No matter what newspaper, magazine, or online report you read these days, they all point to the economy stalling (or even choking) in 2008. What's your plan B?
If you've been thinking about starting a side hobby and eventual business or, perhaps, you already freelance but want to pump up your visibility and grow your client base, you owe it to yourself to check out Jay Lohmann's site TheFreelanceNation.com that launched in late 2007.
The site is just busting at the seams with new freelancers and business as companies scope out the growing talent base. Jay is the Founder / CEO of TheFreelanceNation.com who reached out to me following one of my radio shows and invited me to try out their site.
Now, I'm inviting you to do the same if it fits into your Plan B.