We had the good fortune of connecting with Rob Gordon and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Rob, what is the most important factor behind your success?
The most important factor behind my success, I am not afraid to take risk and bet on my self. My viewpoint on my career as a stand up comic, actor, real estate developer, and investor is different than most. I believe you have to build your dream and use every skill you have to make it all make since. I use my real estate development projects and investments to fund my artistic endeavors. Usually artist sit back and wait for a deal to come along that allow them to financially be okay. I believe no one is going to save you before you save yourself meaning you have to invest in you before others will. That formula has proven right for me after producing my own stand up comedy special “pRoblematic” along side my partner Harold D. Jackson that is current viewable on Amazon a lot of doors have opened for me. Success is defined by the person in the drivers seat not the on lookers from the side of the road or the other drivers. Once you clearly define what that is for you success is inevitable.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
In my career I am most proud of my ability to create what I want at my own pace. I got to this point in my career by hard work disciple and dedication. It was not easy there was many sleepless nights a lot of friends lost along the way a lot of money lost along the way but I would change not one bit of the journey because the challenges make the triumphs that must better. Challenges arise in every journey I have overcome mine with grit and focus never taking my eye off the goal to entertain the masses and have impact. I have learned through these challenges to never give up. Trust yourself you have everything you need already. I want the world to know that I am here to entertain educate and tell great stories.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would eat at Avra the lobster pasta amazing ,drink at castaway, hit the beach Venice, lunch at roscoes chicken and waffles and we to see some comedy laugh factory and the comedy store.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I want to shoutout my mother Marilyn Gordon for always have my back. Shoutout my son’s mom Tamara Baker for being a great co-parent helping raise our son allowing me to grind and build this dream. Shoutout my beautiful girlfriend Asiah Epperson for hold me down being an amazing partner creatively and in life. Shoutout to Kerry Woods for introducing me to the real estate and showing me how to play the right way. Shoutout to my real estate partner Marcus Sands. Shoutout my creative writing team Earl Evans-Coffield, Chico Will, Oral Henery, Jared Brewer and Kyle Mroz. Shoutout to Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated the best frat in the land. Shoutout to my Uncle Tim “RIP” my forever mentor the person who taught me about business and how to move through life without fear. Shoutout to my father Robert Gordon Sr. for teaching me to always stay authentic.