Before Mike Rowe landed Dirty Jobs, he was turned down to be the host of The Daily Show — twice

In addition to his double shot at The Daily Show, Rowe went into great detail of his past failures on his blog on Thursday, after a desperate fan named Tara asked for some career advice.

“How do you deal with rejection?” Tara asked Rowe. “I’ve been on several interviews over the last few months with no luck at all. I’m starting to take it personally.”

Rowe, as he often does, responded with a candid yet inspiring post, highlighting the thousands of times he has been rejected from auditions to being fired from CVS. Read more…

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Mike Rowe shares his inspiring story of ‘Daily Show’ rejection