The Best Advice Tyra Banks Ever Received: “Plan For The End In The Beginning”

November 2, 2016  |  

“What’s your endgame?” is a question many of us think about far too late in the game. With jobs as scarce as they are and opportunities seemingly hard to come by, sometimes we’re just happy to have a steady paycheck, but the best piece of advice Tyra Banks ever received is a reminder of why we should always be thinking about what we want to get out of any professional situation.

Cristina Aguirre/NBC

Cristina Aguirre/NBC

The model mogul stopped by “Steve Harvey” on Monday for “Jump Week,” five days of conversations with passionate individuals who took the “jump” to make their dreams come true. Though Banks has made several jumps in her career, her biggest jump was actually in her personal life: becoming a mother.

During her segment on the talk show she discussed the decision to have a son via surrogate at 42 to which host Harvey replied, “I’ve always admired her bravery — not fearlessness — but her bravery because there will be fear in the jump. Nobody’s fearless but you’ve got to at least be courageous.”

Its Banks’ words backstage though that offered good insight into taking professional jumps. Asked what’s the best piece of advice she ever received, Banks said it was her mom telling her “Plan for the end at the beginning.”

Essentially, at the beginning of her modeling career Banks was already working on retirement after her mother put things in perspective for her.

“My mom says, ‘Yes they want to hire you now and maybe one day they won’t. So, what is your plan?… I’ll be damned if you’re going to be the flavor of the moment and get tossed aside. You need a plan.’ And here I am today,” Banks shared.

Clearly her plan turned out quite well. Check out Banks’ words on how to still go forward even when you’re scared below.


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