7. Do anything and everything you can to find your edge.
Supermodel, talk show host, hugely successful entrepreneur and beauty mogul, and more: Is there anything the queen herself, Tyra Banks, hasn't done? (She'll even be teaching a class on personal branding at Stanford University next year!)

When asked by a member of the audience what her advice was for those wanting to make a career change later in life, Tyra prompted us, smartly, not to drop everything right away. Forgoing our professions for our passions? Probably not the best idea when we still have to pay rent.

"The pivot has to happen with a side hustle first," Tyra advised. "Do anything and everything to find a way to get in."