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.

Instead of:

Mailing your resume to 100 random companies in the hopes that one of them will have an opening

You could:

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?