Story of Ed Sheeran From Homeless Kid To Singing Sensation

Motivation Ed Sheeran

Akash - The Motivation Guy

2 months ago|5 min read


This motivational success story of Ed Sheeran will inspire you to accept your weirdness and uniqueness and not give up, even when the odds of success are against you. Most of the people that are successful started life as weird kids with no friends, ed Sheeran was that weird kid he was interested in music at a very young age. He started playing the guitar and singing at the local church by the age of four.

1.     Ed had many Medical Problems

He didn’t have an easy childhood. He was bullied at school every day because he was bad at sports for his red hair, but most of all for his stuttering in big glasses. As a kid, he had surgery that went wrong and left him with a lazy eye and serious speech problems. I was a very, very weird child, very weird child and I had a port-wine stain birthmark on my face that I got lasered off when I was very young and one day they forgot to put the anesthetic on, and then ever since then I had a stutter And I also had very, very big blue NHS glasses and they left an eardrum on one side of my face. One side of my ear, so stuttering was the least of my problems when I went to school, but things changed one day when Ed’s father brought home one of Eminem’s, albums Marshall Mathers LP ed Sheeran was very amazed, by how fast Eminem was rapping. He took that as an inspiration and motivation to overcome the stutter. I learned every word of it back to front by the time I was 10, he raps very fast and melodically and percussively, and it helped me get rid of the stutter.

2.     Ed was Homeless for Two and a Half Years

He began writing more of his music and suddenly his stutter was gone when ed Sheeran was 11 years old, he performed his first-ever live gig. He admitted that if he hadn’t taken that terrifying step in his life, he wouldn’t be where he is today when he was a teenager, he started recording CDs and selling them, but at the age of 14, he wanted to do something more with his music career. So he moved to London.

This decision was not easy to live with, because life was not easy on him. He was homeless for two and a half years and slept rough outside Buckingham Palace in London, some nights he didn’t even have money for food. He was very close to giving up on his dream, but luckily he didn’t.

3.     Ed slept in Train

“There was an arch outside Buckingham Palace that has a heating duct, and I spend a couple of nights there. I didn’t have anywhere to live for much of 2008 and the whole of 2009 and 2010, but somehow I made it work, I spent the week catching up on sleep on Circle Line trains, I’d go out and play a gig and wait until 5:00 a.m. when the underground opened slept on the Circle Line until noon, go to a session, and then repeat. It wasn’t that bad.” So, how did his life change?

One of the most important steps, ed Sheeran made for his music career was posting videos of him playing his music online. That’s how he got noticed by the rapper example and made connections with him. The rapper liked his music. So much that he invited ed Sheeran on a tour with him soon the world was just starting to notice the ginger boy with the golden voice. This was a stepping stone that made ed Sheeran dream bigger and try even harder for his music. He took another bold step in his career and moved to LA without a place to stay or any connections. He started to send his music to anyone, but to no avail, but one day he was brought to the stage when he was on a show by a local radio host.

4.     Eventually, Ed became Popular Through his Albums

He was petrified but started playing. Everyone was surprised by his talent and he got big applause, but something more important happened Sheeran was spotted by Jamie Fox’s manager. He introduced him to Jamie Foxx and the actor was so impressed with Ed that he invited him to stay in his home and use his recording studio. In September 2011 was released his debut album, “+”. This album topped the UK and Australian charts and reached number five in the US. His second album “Multiply” is one of his most popular works. As of 2016, the album has sold more than 8 million copies all over the world becoming one of the best-selling albums ever. He won the Grammy Award for the best song of the year. In 2017 was released his third album “Divide” was ranked as the most-streamed album of the year with 3.1 billion streams. The amazing success of Ed Sheeran didn’t happen overnight. He was faced with a lot of struggles on his way to fulfilling his dream.

5.     Ed too Started with a small Dream

He started as a bullied young boy with a big dream. He was on a verge of quitting because he was homeless and didn’t have money for food, but he didn’t people often look at other successful people and just assume they got their success overnight or they were just lucky, but in reality, he took really hard work. Dedication and failures to get where they are now, people often just see the destination and not the journey.

You will have setbacks in your life, but that is part of your journey. Have you ever regretted not trying something in your life? It can be as little as not asking the special someone on a date or not having the courage to speak up during a meeting that feeling of constantly wondering what could have been. If I just tried will keep eating you even years in the future.

6.     "What If", The Question you Need to Ask Yourself

Doing nothing might feel like the right choice at the moment, not looking far down the road, but it will come back to haunt you in your future. How can you avoid that feeling of regret by just trying you don’t have to do something huge and epic? Just sit down and make a plan with small steps? You can easily follow every day that will take you closer and closer to achieving your dreams and be consistent, if only you knew how close you were if only you knew how crucial is that one more interview that one more workout that one more phone Call just a few more nights working on your dreams. Often we give a far too soon, despite the uncontrollable feeling of wanting to just give up it’s the most important time not to.

We are not able to see what the future holds for us, but what if we try taking that first step toward our dream because if not, that feeling of regret eventually will hit us hard. What, if I just stuck with it and kept pushing? What if I hadn’t given up on where I would be in life right now? What if?


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