Jason Sudeikis’ Advice on Handling Rejection—in Showbiz, in Business and in Life

Jason Sudeikis’ Advice on Handling Rejection—in Showbiz, in Business and in Life

By Kendall Fisher, executive producer at Grow Wire

Actor and comedian Jason Sudeikis says everything he did growing up led him to his successful career path in showbiz. 

“I wanted to be whatever I just saw,” Sudeikis explains in an interview with Grow Wire, noting all of the popular movies he watched growing up. “And so what that says to me now is that I wanted to do all these different things, and I sort of get to as an actor.” 

Movies aside, real-life circumstances—like a breakup with his high school sweetheart—also helped prepare him for his acting career. Life in Hollywood is full of rejection. The word “no” is a pill all actors have to swallow—and swallow often. 

And that’s a challenge entrepreneurs have to overcome as well. When looking for investors or funding, denial is par for the course. 

So, we asked Sudeikis for his advice: How can actors, entrepreneurs or anyone facing rejection in their careers or lives handle the blow of “no” and move forward in a productive manner? 

Watch the video above to find out what Jason Sudeikis does when one door closes.