Both success and failures are full of lessons that last a lifetime. While success teaches us our true potential, perseverance, and humility, our failures teach us a lot more than that. Failing on your journey to success simply means you are just a step closer to your destination. It is the essential part of your growth without which success would be a tasteless journey.
Matthew Gallagher also has his fair share of failures. His multi-million-dollar company, Watch Gang did not just sprout out of thin air. Matthew has a rich history of numerous failures and efforts to build businesses of all kinds.
“I have started and stopped dozens of businesses. I have failed so many times. I have been trying to sell products online since I was 15 years old and Watch Gang was the first major success.”
Matthew’s life has been a struggle since his birth. He belonged to a family plagued with drug abuse and diseases and lived a part of his childhood homeless. His childhood motivated him to have high ambitions for himself. His small attempts at selling things boosted his self-confidence as a child and as he earned the little reward in the shape of a few dollars, he felt independent. When he entered into his adult life, he aimed for the same independence but aspired to be more productive.
He tried his luck in various start-ups, but failed. From each downfall, he learned from his mistakes. It brought him down to earth and made him realise he is not invincible. Failures throughout his adult life have taught him the value of everything he has today. It taught him how to survive and to struggle for his goals. For him, each failure was a new opportunity, to start fresh and begin again.
It was only after innumerable failures that success was granted to him. He believes it was all due to his years of experience in ad agencies, eCommerce and his own startups. He knew what worked and what did not, and he also knew how to sell things in the right manner as he had learned it on the job. He had the skills and he had the professional backing to them, success was bound to be on his side.
Today, Matthew Gallagher creates a legacy of classic timepieces through his watch business and helps his members curate heirloom collections of watches.