I’m not that good looking. Nobody is that good looking. I’ve seen a lot of movie stars and maybe four are amazing looking. The rest have a team of gay guys who make it happen – Tina Fey
If you are feeling stuck at this point you are not alone.
Maybe you’re thinking:
I’ve only ever worked in this industry so how can I change to something completely different?
This is the only thing I know how to do.
I’ll have to start at the bottom and I don’t have time for that.
I’ve had those thoughts myself and I know how hard it can be to imagine a new future.
But in reality there are a million different ways to make your goals happen.
Remember you always overestimate what you can accomplish in a day and underestimate what you can do in a year.
Where could you be in a year’s time if you take the first step now?
Joy Behar was a high school teacher when she realised she was always the funny one at parties. She became a stand-up comedian before joining The View as a co-host.
Andrea Bocelli used to be a lawyer.
Ellen Degeneres was a paralegal and at one time, an oyster shucker.
Julia Child was an intelligence officer for the CIA before she became a world-famous chef.
When you open your mind to other possibilities they will start to appear right in front of you.
Today I want you to brainstorm 20 actions you can take to start making your desired change happen. Get creative and open your mind to new possibilities.
Mailing your resume to 100 random companies in the hopes that one of them will have an opening
Find a contact in a company you want to work for and call them up to ask for advice on how to get a job there. Maybe send them a small gift with a note instead of sending an email.
Research a company you want to work for and find out what kinds of challenges they’re facing right now. Send them a proposal outlining how you can help and attach your resume
Volunteer at a charity you love to get experience and references or offer to work pro bono for a non-profit
Attend a networking event for people in the industry you want to break into
I know these ideas take more time and energy than doing a mail-shot but they’re likely to be more effective.
If you want to create change in your life you have to make it happen.
If not now, then when?