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Looking at the success of celebrities and business moguls can be enticing and intimidating to onlookers. For many trying to aspire to be like them, it is hard to imagine that they also had to work unglamorous, ordinary jobs just like the rest of us.
This week the Twitter hashtag #firstsevenjobs showed that before they made it big celebrities were just like everyone else hoping their dreams would come true.
Among some of the big names that tweeted the hashtag were Stephen Colbert, Constance Wu, Buzz Aldrin, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Tim Allen.
In today’s world, it’s easy to only focus on the positive aspects of life like a highlight reel but in reality, the road to success and is hard and paved with challenges.
We rarely hear or see what famous people were doing to get where they are now. Looking at all of the celebrities, pop culture icons, entrepreneurs, and CEOs on the list below with their first jobs puts success in perspective. It goes to show that everyone apparently moves at their own pace and that roads to success should never be compared with others.
Scroll down to see what big names were doing before their big break.
Comedian, actor, and television host of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Stephen Colbert:
#firstsevenjobs construction, bus boy, cafeteria server, library data entry, futon frame maker, futon salesman, waiter
— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) August 7, 2016
Actress and star of Fresh Off the Boat, Constance Wu:
Bread baker, shirt folder at the Gap, singer at Kings Dominion, counter at Blockbuster Video, waitress, assistant, babysitter #first7jobs
— Constance Wu (@ConstanceWu) August 7, 2016
LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner:
Biz ops intern
— Jeff Weiner (@jeffweiner) August 7, 2016
Astronaut and first man to walk on the moon, Buzz Aldrin:
Now Global Space Statesman!
— Buzz Aldrin (@TheRealBuzz) August 7, 2016
Actor, filmmaker, activist, author, and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger:
Ice cream salesman (age 10, at the lake)
Glass factory custodian
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) August 10, 2016
Actor, comedian, and star of Disney’s The Santa Clause trilogy Tim Allen:
— Tim Allen (@ofctimallen) August 10, 2016
Broadway actor, composer, and creator of Hamilton and In the Heights, Lin-Manuel Miranda:
Slushee machine at my aunt's store
Intern for WNET
Drawing 1 model
Community paper writer
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) August 7, 2016
Former Senior Manager of Apple Dan Burcaw:
— Dan Burcaw (@burcaw) August 9, 2016
Singer-songwriter, Regina Spektor:
Med office temp
Piano tech's assist
Social worker assist(? & ❤️) https://t.co/EtiArqxdqL
— regina spektor (@respektor) August 6, 2016
Founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media Tim O’Reilly:
— Tim O'Reilly (@timoreilly) August 9, 2016
These tweets just show that with hard work, determination, and a little bit of luck anyone can achieve their dreams.