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From 100+ Rejections to Singing with the First Lady, Michelle Obama

Success often comes after a lot of rejections. That’s an important lesson to keep in mind when watching The Late Late Show’s James Corden’s latest brilliant carpool karaoke, this time with the First Lady Michelle Obama.

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Executive Producer Ben Winston told the BBC’s Phil Williams in an interview yesterday:

Almost “any musician you’ve heard of” turned down the chance to appear on the segment said Winston. It was only after a “chance meeting” with Mariah Carey’s publicist that the idea was turned into reality.”

And then it took off, with stars like Adele, Justin Bieber, Stevie Wonder, and others participating.

That’s an inspiring lesson for anyone looking to launch a career, a business, of follow a dream. There are a lot of rejections on the path to success, and it’s those who push through that succeed.