Funny how that works. When everything is going well, you don’t question it and you certainly don’t stop to think about what could be next if it all goes south (as often happens in life). But, the hardest time to figure out “what’s next” is right in the middle of a crisis, when you’ve lost your job, or you’ve lost everything. It is so much easier to consider the course of your life with Plan B (and C, and D) when you have the luxury of a comfortable life with a steady income, etc. I tell people to always be thinking about their Plan B, their next job, now while they’re still in a position of strength. Don’t scramble to do it from a position of weakness or desperation later.