Matt Lovgren is passionate about life, personal growth, cars, technology, music, and sales. He shares his experiences as a student, mentor, musician, medical sales executive, business development and client services director, a partner at MN BMW Car Club and owner-founder of DailyCarDrive. The advice that Matt gives about personal development, business development, and entrepreneurship should be taught in schools but unfortunately isn’t. Matt has surrounded himself with mentors and is committed to learning through everything he does. He believes that failure is a good thing and stresses the importance of failing fast and failing forward. Failure teaches us and is the stepping stone to positive outcomes. If we can change the psyche of failure being a bad thing, we will influence the world in ways that are hard to imagine. In the medical field, almost every invention or cure starts with a failure or is the result of a failure.
Develop Yourself as a Leader
If you can develop yourself as a leader, learn how to empower others and become a master networker you will be in charge of your future. Corporate America does not promote or pay people with technical skills as well or as often as they leaders. Unfortunately, the school system trains students to become employees rather than leaders, entrepreneurs and business owners. Matt’s advice is to work on your social skills, learn how to connect deeply with others, tell stories, be humble and fail forward.
What Do You Want Your Life to Look Like
The question that school guidance counselors should be asking their students is, “what do you want your life to look like?” Matt believes that if students discover what truly makes them happy they will be able to shape a career around that. Too often counselors ask “what are you good at?” and then try and lead the student down a path to become an employee in a field that the student believes they are good at. This question can lead to happy and fulfilling careers for some people, but Matt believes that asking a different set of questions will lead students to a more satisfying future. Matt and I have a similar purpose in life and that is to awaken the dream in people. Matt believes that dreaming and failure somehow became a bad thing in school and in many of our society’s teachings. Through this interview Matt’s passion for helping others achieve personal satisfaction is contagious. One by one we will both continue to help people dream and understand that failing forward is the way to go.