Why A Back-Up Plan Is A Bad Idea (Video by Career Expert, Pete Leibman)

One of the most common questions I get from job-seekers is “Should I have a back-up plan when I’m going after my dream job?”

Watch this 2-minute video for my answer:

Please comment below with your thoughts and/or to let me know if you liked this video.

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-Pete Leibman
-Author of “I Got My Dream Job And So Can You! 7 Steps To Creating Your Ideal Career After College” (due out through AMACOM in early 2012)
-Founder of Dream Job Academy
-Keynote Speaker for The Dream Job College Tour
-Creator of The Washington Wizards’ Sports Careers Day

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4 Comments on “Why A Back-Up Plan Is A Bad Idea (Video by Career Expert, Pete Leibman)”


  1. Yes! Having a back up plan is what I call being double-minded about whatever it is you are trying to achieve. It’s distracting.

    • Arlene S. Hirsch Says:

      The idea that having a back up plan is a distraction and that you need to have a single-minded focus on your dream job implies that people are not capable of pursuing two dreams at once. Are you also recommending Unitasking over Multi-tasking because that is essentially the same idea.

      • Pete Leibman Says:

        You can pursue more than one dream at a time. However, I believe it’s a mistake to approach your primary dream with a half-hearted approach because you have a back-up plan.


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