We had the good fortune of connecting with Jordan Nancarrow and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jordan, how do you think about risk?
Oh man, that’s all I do is take risks! If they’re legal for course. But taking risks has played a huge role In where I’m currently at today. All of the risks that I’ve ever taken were the ones that I never regretted, either. The way I look at risks is depending on the circumstance or the situation and the least that’s going to happen is a no or a no response.
Everything that I’ve gotten out of those responses has taught me lessons, I’ve learned from them and because of what happened I can apply that into my career and personal life. Risk taking is essential for Entertainment because you can’t expect to sit back and have everything handed to you. You’re going to have someone telling you that you shouldn’t do this or do that, but if your gut wants to and the temptation is there, you’ll regret NOT doing it later. Plus, a closed mouth never gets fed!
Taking risks has also help me build confidence as a person in all aspects of my life.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
No problem. So my primary work is film and television. I love entertainment and I get some pretty cool jobs doing what I do. I won’t sit here and name every single one, but I’m just grateful that I get to do what I truly love – AND get paid to do it! How exciting, right?
What I’m most excited about is the unknown. I know that sounds weird but I’m genuinely excited about the unknown opportunities that are on the horizon that I don’t know about. This is what keeps me on my toes.
I’ve made a ton of connections in the past and those connections have honestly gotten me to where I’m at. At first it’s about who you know, then once you really start to scale it’s about who knows YOU. Very exciting once you start to become more known in your industry and those people get you places. It was most definitely not easy, either! Like I’ve said, this industry is hard. Some people think they can just step in front of the camera and start acting – not that easy. Stuff like that takes time and a lot of training. Just like athletes – you need to train and hit the gym to get more bulked, increase your skills, so as an actor it’s still so important no matter where you are to take those classes and hit the workshops.
What I’ve learned along the way is that the word “No” can actually be a blessing in disguise for you. I’m a firm believer that most things happen for a reason, so you need to be mentally prepared for a lot of rejection and no’s coming your way and honestly, because of those it’s made me the person I am today. Thick skin, confident but not cocky. That no is really just “(n)ext (o)pportunity”.
The difference between myself and the rest of the world who are pursuing the same passion as I am is the way I present myself and my brand. My mission is to inspire people in all the right directions to lead them to their destiny. Some might say “influencer”, but most influencers are even influencing, you know? I love content creation and if you view my social media profiles you’ll see that I love doing photo manipulation and recreating meaningful pictures that stand out and say something. I don’t see many people in my industry doing what I do and I feel that’s what sets me apart.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
That’s a good question. Well I’d definitely take them up to Pike Place Market and show them all the cool shops they have! In Seattle, they have an underground where there’s magic shops, unique collector shops and I’ve always just been a fan of Pike. I would then take them to see the most beautiful view of Seattle that they would ever see and where you can even lay down a blanket and have some good food for a picnic at Kerry Park. Such a nice scenery.
One of my favorite foods places is in North Seattle called Gorditos. They’re known for their “baby burritos” because they literally make burritos the size of new born babies and people have pictures of them lined up next to their burrito because of how big it is! It’s a healthy Mexican restaurant and is highly recommended.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
There’s two people who are my good friends and that I work with on a professional level. Aaron Smith (known as Aon The Artist) and Marko Danial (owner of Pharaoic). I’ve built such great friendships with these people and it’s nice to have loyal friends now-a-days. I don’t hang or talk to too many people and these two are ones that I can rely on and I’m so appreciative of them.
I would also like to dedicate my shoutout to my wonderful girlfriend, Karlie. She keeps me humble, she keeps me sane, and she cheers me on throughout my journey with massive support unlike no other. I think we all know that the entertainment industry is hard. Lots of ups and downs, lots of losses and wins, it’s a complete rollercoaster but I’m thankful that I can have someone ride the wave with me like Karlie to keep me in check.
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