I knew who Eddie Izzard was. I’ve watched tons of his comedy shows. I love him…a lot. So, when Roku started offering Believe: The Eddie Izzard story I had to check it out. I realized that I didn’t know much about Eddie Izzard. I had no idea about the apparent scandal he was in a few years ago or that he stopped comedy for years as a result of it.
I learned a huge life lesson from this story. First off he said something like “You’ve got to believe you can act before you can be an actor, you got to believe you’re a comic before you can be a comic”.
The other thing I learned from this movie I will apply to my business. The movie made me just want to tackle life whether it’s finding a body acne treatment, doing the dishes, or changing careers. This guy was absolutely terrible for at least a decade. He was a starving street performer and wasn’t good at it. For him, this did not come naturally. Not only did he pay his dues, he developed a talent. So, when you go after a dream, not only do you have to take the chance, you have to work at it. You have to love it so much that you won’t quit even when you aren’t successful for years or even when you aren’t good at it. Then, of course, you’ve got to believe.