We had the good fortune of connecting with Matt Fowler and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Matt, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Fortune favors the bold, right? I’m a firm believer in that statement. I think the thing about risk is a lot of people only see one side, the risk. But if you’re going to make risk-taking a part of your life you also need the vision to see the possible rewards. Another thing about taking risks (or perceived risks) is that the more you do it, the easier it gets. Also knowing the difference between a risk and some thing that you just haven’t done before is important. There are actual risks in life and business, but a lot of the things that people are afraid of aren’t risky at all, they’re just new! Once I started thinking that way it helped me be a lot more bold which led me to some great and unforeseen rewards.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’ve heard it from a number of other people that one of the things that sets me apart is my work ethic. I got that from my parents. I also spent a lot of time in the theater in Texas and then Los Angeles, so that stage work ethic was really ingrained in me early on in my career. Also I think producing has really helped me to understand the business side of acting. Just understanding that a lot of the process is out of your hands can be really freeing. At the end of the day you just have to do your best work and not be lazy, then let it go. Easier said than done some days.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I usually take people cat fishing. The Chattahoochee River is one of my favorite spots. If you like the outdoors, Georgia is definitely the place to be.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’d like to shoutout my parents, Mike and Teresa Fowler for empowering me to believe that anything is possible. My parents and the love they share for each other and their family made me the man I am today. Love you Mom and Dad!
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