Tyra Banks' career is not easily summed up in one sentence — and that's because she's always had a desire to do new things.
She is a supermodel, producer, Emmy Award-winning talk show host, CEO of TYRA Beauty and soon-to-be Stanford University MBA lecturer.
"I've been obsessed with the white space my entire career in business," Banks told CNBC. "Totally obsessed."
In order to create a career she loved, Banks constantly asked herself, "What hasn't been done before? What is there to conquer? What is there to innovate? What is there to create?"
That thinking helped her transition from runway model to creator of the TV show "America's Next Top Model" and "The Tyra Banks Show," which won the 2009 Daytime Emmy Award for outstanding talk show.
For those looking to reinvent their careers, the entrepreneur recommends following two important steps.