The easiest and the hardest things to do at work? Have a backup for your backup. The easiest and the hardest things to do at work? Have a backup plan. Easy if we plan ahead. Potentially crushing if we are caught unprepared. Insight: Average is having a backup plan. Excellent is having a backup for the backup. Next Blog By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.