We had the good fortune of connecting with Jordan Spector and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jordan, what role has risk played in your life or career?
Taking risks has continually become a reoccurring theme in business. In my opinion risk is necessary for progress. Risk is essential to growth. Risk leads to opportunities. I only say this because this is my experience. In business you will be presented with many situations or opportunities that may require a hard decision or a situation such as making a trip for an event or investing money in hopes of a return on your investment. More often than not those risks have paid off. Another way I like to term “risk” is taking a leap of Faith.
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.
My art is unique in that my thoughts and ideas behind each piece are all original. Most know me as a sports artist because as I’ve grown my reputation and when I really started to go full time with my art brand, my pieces became all focused on sports. There’s many goals and focuses I have For each piece that create but a slogan that I’ve always applied to my brand Spector Sports Art is “Art With Energy” many of my pieces have a focus on not only the specific athlete but the energy and passion they have for their sport and the story behind how they got there.
I would not say getting to where I am today was easy but with time, consistency and patience I believe any business can be successful. I definitely aspire to serve my fellow artists as a beacon of light and encouragement to help them realize that the idea of “starving artist” is a stereotype of the past.
There have been many challenges along the way such as feeling lonely, confused on the right decisions, struggles with charging the right price, difficulties with marketing. But what has helped me prevail is staying consistent, never giving up, and continuing to push forward. And in addition to that, staying optimistic that another opportunity WILL come. Lastly I’d say one of my biggest drivers is simply self competition. Try to continually beat yourself and not your peers.
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’m from Philadelphia but I love Atlanta. It’s a quickly growing and thriving city. I would for sure take a friend to some of the classic southern chicken restaurants in the area to eat. For a good walk and view of the city I would take them to the Beltline where there are also a ton of restaurants and bars. And then depending on the friend I would take them to some of the classic tourist spots like the Coca-Cola factory and the college football hall of fame
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Dave Hobrecht – Artist
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