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The road to success is littered with speed bumps. Every celebrated actor, writer, musician, artist, inventor and entrepreneur has faced debilitating career rejection on their journey to the top. We tell their fascinating stories and break down exactly how they achieved their remarkable goals. Because hidden inside each rejection is a unique insight. And we’re here to find it.

At its heart, this podcast is about persistence and inspiration.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 610 Ratings

The road to success is littered with speed bumps. Every celebrated actor, writer, musician, artist, inventor and entrepreneur has faced debilitating career rejection on their journey to the top. We tell their fascinating stories and break down exactly how they achieved their remarkable goals. Because hidden inside each rejection is a unique insight. And we’re here to find it.

At its heart, this podcast is about persistence and inspiration.

    Rejecting Mark Ruffalo

    Rejecting Mark Ruffalo

    Mark Ruffalo is an Academy Award-nominated actor, known for his roles in The Kids Are All Right, Foxcatcher and The Avengers franchise. But before stepping into the Hollywood spotlight, Ruffalo was rejected at 800 auditions, ready to give up acting altogether and become a construction painter. Then, news from his doctor threw him for the loop of a lifetime. Kicking off Season Two we tell Ruffalo’s incredible story, from food stamps to Forbes list.
     
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    • 35 min
    Season Two 🤚🏽

    Season Two 🤚🏽

    We Regret To Inform You that we're back April 6th for our second season. Here's a sneak peek.
     
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    The Reflection Podcast, 2020

    The Reflection Podcast, 2020

    We regret to inform you that today marks our final episode of the season. So we thought we’d do something a little different. This week, Sidney and Terry sit down to chat about the lessons and the stories from Season One AND answer some of your questions. Like - what are the key differences between the rejections of actors and musicians? Why are so many projects rejected 40 times specifically? And what’s with the robot at the end of each episode?
    Thanks for tuning in. We’ll see you in April for Season Two.
     
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    • 17 min
    Rejecting Fred VanVleet

    Rejecting Fred VanVleet

    Fred VanVleet is an NBA champion who recently signed a four-year contract with the Toronto Raptors worth $85 million. But before becoming a key player for the Raps, VanVleet was overlooked and underestimated at every single stage of his basketball career. This week, we tell his amazing story. From being rejected by all 30 teams in the NBA draft to becoming the highest-paid undrafted player of all time.
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    • 35 min
    Rejecting Taraji P. Henson

    Rejecting Taraji P. Henson

    Taraji P. Henson is an Academy Award-nominated actress, known for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Hidden Figures as well as her iconic role as Cookie Lyon in the hit television show Empire. But before taking Hollywood by storm, Henson was rejected from acting school and rejected for parts, making $10 an hour as a receptionist between auditions. Join us this week as we tell Henson’s incredible story. From being labelled as “too urban” to earning the most Best Actress awards in BET history.
     
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    • 48 min
    Rejecting Wham!

    Rejecting Wham!

    In the four short years Wham! was together, they sold 30 million records. Making them one of the best-selling duos of the ‘80s and launching the subsequent career of the late great George Michael. But before reaching the top of the pops, schoolmates and best friends Andrew Ridgeley and Georgios Panayiotou were laughed out of the room by dozens of record labels. Join us this week as we tell Wham!’s remarkable story - from being told they were ‘just another synthesizer band’ to really making it big.
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    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
610 Ratings

610 Ratings

OliverRigby ,

Season 2 is out.

Incredible show. Inspiring stories.

fz291 ,

They're back...

Season 2 starts next week. Can't wait

ravenisle ,

Fred Vanvleet

Loved this one. No idea about basketball but it was riveting. You felt so proud of him at the end. And I always wait for Terry O’Reilly to say “Never, ever give up.” It’s a mantra.

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