We had the good fortune of connecting with Jarrell Pyro Johnson and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Jarrell Pyro, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
So much of my success has been founded in risk. I believe individuals avoid risk due to fear, fear of failure, fear of the unknown, etc. Without significant risk their can’t be significant reward. Embrace the fear, take the risk. 

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My artistic expression is rooted in ascension despite limited resources. I always dreamed of being a legend although I grew up with very little. I wanted to show that achievement is limitless no matter what your beginnings are. This element of humility and humble beginnings is what sets me apart. I am most proud of the work I did on my Youtube channel. I created 31 skits that were released in 31 days. I entitled it 31 in 31. Creating 31 days of content required focus, creativity, and resilience. In addition, being a dad is what I am consistently most excited about. My son is my number one fan. He is a better version of me, following in my footsteps, but also thriving in the areas where I have failed. I am most proud and excited for the rich legacy he will create. I am where I am today because I took risk, dared to be different, tried innovative things, and defied limitations. I am thankful for every single risk I have taken because these risks are the reason I am an Actor, Musician, Director and Entrepreneur today. One of the most important lessons I have learned outside of taking risks is to always bet on yourself. No one is going to hand you an opportunity. Every important moment I have had in my life towards my professional successful I had to create for myself, not waiting for the door to be opened but forcing it open. Always bet on yourself. The Pyro2Sick brand is built on perseverance, innovation, and versatility.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would take my friend on the ultimate LA experience. We would visit the Griffith Observatory, check out the stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and take in the beauty of Malibu Beach. For amazing food, we would eat all the staples that make LA food mecca, Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles, Bludso’s BBQ, Randy’s Donuts, Nimbus Coffee and By the Way Burger in Beverly Hills.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Shoutout to Compton, the city that molded and shaped me. Compton taught me how to turn a blank canvas into a beautiful work of art.

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