There was a popular rap song in which the artist stated he never had a plan B. In other words, because he never thought for a minute he wouldn’t be a famous in the rap game, he didn’t pursue any other career. Although that outlook is admirable, is it realistic for everyone? Unless you have an investor, or a family member that worships the ground you walk on eventually you will have to make money to survive. Especially in America. And it doesn’t matter how talented you are. How well those talents manifest into dollars is the important thing. I wrote a blog post a while back called “A true artist won’t starve“. In it I touched on the rapper or two that I met still living with their mamas. In my opinion, a good plan B (i.e., a job that sucks, a boss you hate, no money, etc.), should be the catalyst for making your Plan A happen. Some of us (like myself) can work so hard at making plan B happen, that plan A falls to wayside for a minute. Don’t let this happen to you. Let you plan B be your motivation and not your bail out.