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Nov 1, 2022

Spending several years getting a degree or working your way up a certain company, doesn’t mean you can’t eventually pivot away from that industry to try something new that you might enjoy more. A lot of times, people get caught up in what Tony calls a “sunk cost fallacy” and they think that because they invested time or money into something, that going a different direction would be a waste, but that isn’t true. You can’t get the time or money back, so don’t be afraid to take the knowledge and lessons you learned, and switch gears to something that makes you happy and better fits your lifestyle. Today’s guest did just that and went from being a medical doctor to working in the car industry.

Dr. Jamie Meyer has served on the SEMA Board of Directors since 2018, and has taken the role as President of the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) trade show and media company. Jamie has a long history in motorsports and racing, and will lead the PRI team in increasing engagement and support for the industry through enhanced programs and services for the motorsports community. He recently left a very successful 15-year career at General Motors, where he served as the Advanced Performance Parts program manager, the performance marketing manager, as well as several marketing and advertising roles.

In this episode of the 365 Driven Podcast, Dr. Jamie Meyers shares his journey of pivoting from the medical industry to cars, and his advice for people that are scared of transitioning from one industry to another. Jamie urges leaders to not be afraid to make mistakes but to make sure to learn from them. Jamie and Tony discuss recent changes in the car industry and offer advice to those looking to get involved with this industry. Tune in for more.

Key highlights:

  • How Dr. Jamie Meyes went from being a doctor to being involved with cars
  • His advice to someone that is scared to pivot
  • The secret that Jamie has learned about leadership
  • Is leadership something you can learn? 
  • How Jamie views mistakes
  • Changes Jamie and Tony have noticed in the car industry with government regulations
  • How to get involved in the car industry
  • The surprising benefits of “micro-influencers”
  • Everyone needs to become more politically active because regulations could be coming to your industry
  • The importance of the upcoming midterm elections 

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