We had the good fortune of connecting with Jordan Royale and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jordan, what role has risk played in your life or career?
It could be argued that risk is THE MOST contributing factor to success. Obviously as we get older, we’re less likely to take as big of risks as we did when we were younger, but it’s important that the idea of taking risks never goes away. As the phrase always goes, “No risk, no reward”. You have to be constantly coming up with new ideas and putting those to the test. Some will fail, some will succeed. But that’s the beauty of taking risks, when a big risk succeeds, the failures don’t sting as bad. I’ve been taking risks since the day I edited my first website, did my first graphic design and recorded my first song. Personally for me, each successful risk I’ve completed has gotten me to the next tier in my career, and then I set a new foundation at that tier, while I prepare for the next risk, bringing me to the tier above where I’m at now. It’s kind of like climbing stairs or a ladder, when you complete one risk, you can go for a bigger risk.
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.
Working 24/7 has got to be what sets me apart from others. I’m the one to leave the cookout early because I need to get home to finish a project I’m working on. There’s certainly a lot of things I’m proud of. It’s insanity how much I’ve grown in just the past year alone. I feel like I’ve literally improved in all fields of my expertise. I mix my own songs as well as clients’ 10x better and faster, the creative behind graphic design jobs has improved tremendously, my understanding of algorithms and ads has grown, and brand deals with companies has increased tenfold.
Understanding this business, making mistakes and correcting them almost instantaneously is what makes doing what I do far, far from easy.
I think if there’s a takeaway out of this question for the readers, and something I’ve learned along the way, is to almost never count on others. I would say, if there’s something you feel like you can learn on your own, then don’t wait, go ahead and teach yourself now. With YouTube, and the crazy amount of online courses there are out there, learning a self-taught skill is not that far from your reach.
Regarding my brand and story, it’s always been about never giving up. NO MATTER WHAT. I almost wasn’t here in 2019, and there’s no way I’d be here in 2021 if I wasn’t a fighter and tried my best to correct my mistakes along the way.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Hahaha. Good question.
I haven’t been here in the Tampa area long, so I don’t know that I can create a full itinerary per se, but I will definitely highlight some good places to eat, drink, and visit.
Ybor City. Visit. It’s like the Hoboken, NJ of Tampa. If you end up going, visit GameTime if you like arcade games, James Joyce Irish Pub, Showbar, and Gaspar’s Grotto, and lastly The Castle if you’re in the alternative scene.
In between drinks, grab a slice from New York New York Pizza.
If you hit Dunedin, hit up Reboot Arcade & Bar. Small little neat spot with every home console, a few arcade and pinball machines and delicious IPA’s from local breweries. Crown & Bull is also a neat little intimate setting with firepits outside.
If we’re going to beach, I’m taking your ass to Anna Maria Island!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Shout-out to Adam at Dark Magazine. Thanks for being by my side while we continue to pave the way for our futures brother! One day we’ll look back at how far we’ve come!
Shout-out to my good friend Armend as well. It’s crazy how much I’ve learned from you bro in these 3 years. Thank you so much for sharing your strategies and chatting with me when I’m feeling down!
Blake Wynn! Thanks for welcoming me to the Enclave & Key Agency! Super grateful! Let’s take things to the next level!