Topher Grace: Make Your Opportunity and Multiply It
LEARN TO EMBRACE FAILURE.
We often hold onto words.
When someone gives us negative feedback, we can let it consume our minds.
It’s not healthy.
You can’t stop yourself from being offended by what someone says. But you can listen and be open to learning.
Every time you mess up you’re making yourself better.
On today’s episode of The School of Greatness, I talk about making the most of opportunities and learning how to listen with one of the most successful actors of our time: Topher Grace.
Topher Grace is known for playing Eric Forman in the hit sitcom That 70’s Show, Venom in Sam Raimi's film Spider-Man 3, and many more. He is also the host of a new podcast called Minor Adventures with Topher Grace.
As an actor, Topher constantly receives feedback on his work. While he hasn’t always agreed and his ego can sometimes get in the way, he has learned to work collaboratively.
Topher started working at a very young age, but he has been able to sustain his career by constantly evolving.
So get ready to learn how Topher Grace made the most of sudden fame on Episode 781.
Some Questions I Ask:
What was the greatest lesson you learned in the first season of That 70’s Show? (17:30)
How can someone handle getting a great opportunity with grace? (21:00)
Who has been the most brilliant person you’ve worked with? (27:00)
What is life like as a father being an actor? (37:00)
What’s the greatest challenge being married with a new child? (44:00)
In This Episode You Will Learn:
How Topher landed his role on That 70’s Show (3:00)
The best way to handle criticism (23:00)
Topher’s experience playing a white supremacist in BLacKkKlansman (32:00)
How Topher views failure (52:30)
Why it’s better to try even if it doesn’t work out (58:00)