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EP 46: Eric Jordan Young (autogenerated)

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[00:01:22] Let’s do this. All righty. Let’s get started. I am excited to introduce my guest today. Eric Jordan Young. Are you ready for this Eric? Oh, 

[00:01:34] Eric Jordan Young: [00:01:34] yeah. 

[00:01:35] Dane Reis: [00:01:35] Yeah. Eric is an accomplished producer director, choreographer, entertainer, playwright, and songwriter. His credits include television on law and order criminal intent and ugly Betty Broadway, the 98 original cast of ragtime, as well as the Oh nine revival, Chicago Seussical and look of love.

[00:01:58] Off-Broadway the NYS F public theater Lincoln center Kennedy center and national tours include Chicago ragtime, a Starlight express and dream girls. He has also appeared in and being part of many commercials and workshops. Eric appeared in the Los Vegas company of rock of ages at the Venetian and. Rio resort and headline on that Las Vegas strip in his original production of shaken Vegas remixed with a twist at planet Hollywood.

[00:02:29] Eric originated the role of Ernie in Vegas, the show, and has performed with several symphonies throughout the country, including the Atlanta symphony and the New York pops at Carnegie hall. In April of 2016, Eric had his solo symphonic debut with celebrating Sammy the music of Sammy Davis jr. With the Buffalo Philharmonic is solo album.

[00:02:52] Once in a lifetime was produced, Oh, I enjoy productions and his one man musical. Sammy and me is the winner of the art boys and salt awards, his direction and choreography can be seen on the high seas in Norwegian cruise line productions of what the world needs now and the great American song factory.

[00:03:11] Eric also serve as the resident director of Baz, Las Vegas, and he is currently performing in cocktail cabaret at Caesar’s palace in Las Vegas. Eric is also a proud graduate of the college. Eric, that is a quick intro of who you are and what you’ve done, but why don’t you tell us a little bit more about yourself filling the gaps, if you will, who you are and a little bit more about what you do as a professional in the entertainment industry?

[00:03:43] Eric Jordan Young: [00:03:43] Ah, well, yeah, you know, I started, I had a very, strong interest in, Theater and in the arts when I was younger and thank goodness I had parents who, kind of, celebrated the fact that I was interested in being in the school choir and, taking gymnastics and doing a lot of different things that, that kind of.

[00:04:06] Made my interest flourish, I guess you could say. but, at a very, very early age, I took interest in, in, in performance. And since then, I have been very fortunate to, you know, have a, a pretty steady, A career in the arts and I’m really grateful for it. So as far as billing and the gaps, I mean, wow.

[00:04:31] You know, it’s funny listening to you, say my, resume and credits and the different things that I’ve done, because as you were talking, my mind was kind of, you know, Thinking, what did I have? I have, I done a lot of those things and yes I have. And that’s why I say I’ve been very good, fortunate, to do, some great things in the theater.

[00:04:53] And, as a, as not only as a performer, but as a producer, a director, and, you know, as, as a playwright, like you said, in a songwriter too. So I’ve been very, very fortunate and I’m just happy that I’m able to, to be in the industry and to be able to meet good people. Like 

[00:05:08] Dane Reis: [00:05:08] you. Oh, thanks. And you know, I, I love that part where I get to read off bios because.

[00:05:15] It’s so rare that we actually reflect on what we’ve done, you know, and we just kind of keep adding things to the list right. As things happen, but it’s fun to reflect on what we’ve, what we’ve accomplished, because I think so often we get caught up in the moment and forget about all those successes that we had in the past.

[00:05:35] Eric Jordan Young: [00:05:35] Yeah, it is. It is true. And, it can kind of, have a little bit of a backlash in that you. Forget, all of the great things that you’ve been able to be a part of and, hearing, hearing you talk about the different things that I’ve done, it kind of sent me down a nice little memory lane. So, thank you for the good reminders.

[00:05:55] Dane Reis: [00:05:55] My pleasure. Well, let’s move on to our next section here. And look, I am a sucker for a good quote. What is your favorite quote you’d like to share with our listeners? 

[00:06:07] Eric Jordan Young: [00:06:07] Well, I think my favorite quote is, look, listen, learn, respond. And that is from my dad. 

[00:06:18] Dane Reis: [00:06:18] I love it. And how have you applied that quote in your life and your career?

[00:06:24] Eric Jordan Young: [00:06:24] I use it every day. Actually. It reminds me to, take in my, you know, surroundings and the space that I’m, that I’m in by looking. And then by listening, I am, all the ways in a position where I can take in information from people and hear what they’re saying. And then, I am learning from, from what they say or what, whatever situation I’m in.

[00:06:51] And then I am able to have a response and it’s, it’s something that I’ve just used every day since I was, Little, I have a really great, family and, just kind of using that code if I ever get Bob’s down or if I get overwhelmed or confused or anything like that, it’s easy to go back to those four words and, give myself the opportunity to get a head start and, and, And take in what it is that, I’m trying to achieve.

[00:07:21] So yeah, I use it in my directing. I use it in my acting. I use it in my creation, of, of different things. My writing, just this past weekend, I performed here in Las Vegas as we’re slowly opening up right now, out of COVID we’re in phase two. And I was, I opened up a new one venue called the Vegas room and I sang with a pianist Phillip Fortenberry.

[00:07:48] And right before I went on, I looked at myself in the mirror and said, look, listen, learn, respond. And it slows my thinking down. It slows my heart rate down and it puts me in control of whatever situation I’m walking into. And it keeps me clear and focused. And, gives me the chance to, like I said, achieve what goals I want to achieve.

[00:08:11] So I use it a lot. one other thing that, you know, my parents kind of instilled in me is that, being in that, you know, in this industry, whenever you have to perform your nerves can, can take over. And, one of the best things that I can do is just take one thing at a time, one song at a time, one lyric at a time, one breath at a time, one thing at a time.

[00:08:36] And, it just keeps me, keeps me focused. And, and I, I love that. I’m able to do that because look, listen, learn, respond is, is valuable in every situation. 

[00:08:48] Dane Reis: [00:08:48] I love that. And I think that is outrageously great advice for anybody listening. I like your quote, because it’s about absorbing your surroundings and your environment first and not making rash decisions and taking things like you said, as they come at you, one thing at a time.

[00:09:05] And I think that pays off massively for any situation in this industry. 

[00:09:11] Eric Jordan Young: [00:09:11] Yes. And that’s, that’s the whole point is that it. It gives you the opportunity to take it in and, and not just get ahead of yourself, you know? 

[00:09:21] Dane Reis: [00:09:21] Absolutely. Well, let’s move on to this section and Eric, of course you are an entertainer.

[00:09:28] I’m an entertainer. And I think you’d agree the. Entertainment industry is one of the most subjective, brutally, honest, personally emotional industries, either of us have experienced and you know, as well as I, that in order to create and to have a successful career in this industry, like you’re having now takes a lot of dedication and hard work.

[00:09:52] And while yeah, of course there is an outrageous amount of fun and excitement being an entertainer. There are also our fair share of obstacles, challenges, and failures. We are inevitably going to experience and we’re going to have to move forward through them if we want to keep doing this as our careers.

[00:10:12] So tell us what is one key challenge, obstacle or failure you’ve experienced in your career and how did you come out the other side better because of that? 

[00:10:21] Eric Jordan Young: [00:10:21] Well, I would have to say that, I am always. Challenged to, to, to not have self doubts and not have a self deprecation or, make myself feel like I am, not of value.

[00:10:43]so that’s always a challenge as a, as a performer and as an artist, and in a way that I’ve tried to keep myself. Focused and not go into those dark places is, you know, by really just trusting myself and knowing that people on the other side, meaning audiences or any body that I’m auditioning for, or if I’m trying to secure a position or a job or something like that.

[00:11:13]to remember that for the majority, Most people are truly on your side and they want you to perform well and they want you to do good work. And, you know, having that, you know, reminding myself of those things, is what really, really helps. It’s like when you walk into an audition room, sometimes we.

[00:11:36] Tend to put the focus all on us on ourselves and think about, Oh my voice today, or I’m tired or, or I’m not going to execute well, or I’m very nervous because of the people behind the table or all these different things that we. Put on ourselves. And, we tend to forget that the people that we’re trying to impress or that we’re trying to work with, or find a way to collaborate with that, they are on our side.

[00:12:04] And, that’s always been one of the most challenging things, from me in the industry is, is just making sure that I stay focused and that I don’t become. you know, self-deprecating. 

[00:12:19] Dane Reis: [00:12:19] Yeah. And I, I love that you, you brought up and you mentioned that people are for the most part on your side, because in this industry with this, with the arts, with creativity and theater, it’s such a nontraditional.

[00:12:35] Employment situation where you don’t share, you have people that are above you, per se, in the structure of something someone’s paying the pay, writing your paycheck and things like this, but it is much more of a collaborative process than your traditional nine to five job. And we’re so lucky to be part of an industry that we get to collaborate with everyone that’s involved on different projects and.

[00:13:00] To really remind ourselves that that is what makes this industry so great, but what makes such a fantastic product at the end is that we did collaborate versus some superior person saying you have to do this and this and this, because I said, so it’s. In the ideal setting, we’re all working together to create that amazing thing.

[00:13:18] Eric Jordan Young: [00:13:18] Right. Right. It’s very, very important to remember that the reason why you want to perform or that you’re trying to create a story and, and, you know, storytell is that you want to share something a lot of times, People feel that as entertainers, we are begging for the applause, we are begging for the approval we are begging for, acceptance, but actually it’s, it’s more it’s, it’s, it’s the opposite of that.

[00:13:48] It’s, I’m offering something to you that I hope that you enjoy and that, I want people to see that my offerings are coming from my heart and that they’re genuine. And I’m not begging for applause. I’m actually trying to make sure that I affect the audience in a way that makes it feel good and then brings joy and happiness and hope.

[00:14:12] And, maybe it’s some type of level of education. so it’s, it’s really, you know, one of those things that you have to remember, or that people are on your side, like you said, for the most part, and it is, It is something that can be very, very challenging in an industry where you’re putting yourself on the line a lot.

[00:14:31] Dane Reis: [00:14:31] Absolutely. Well, let’s move on to this next section to a time that I like to call your spotlight moment. That one moment in time you realized, yes, I am going to be an entertainer for a living or maybe it was, yes, this is what I need to be doing as an entertainer. Tell us about that? 

[00:14:54] Eric Jordan Young: [00:14:54] Well, I was in seventh grade and the, announcement for the school musical went up and it was Peter pan and I really wanted to play Peter pan.

[00:15:06]I did everything that I could to prepare for the auditions and I was very, very excited and young and listened to. You know, did my research and listened to the album, the Broadway album, and learned all the music and learn my lines by heart and everything. And then I ended up getting the role of Peter pan and that was the moment, validation for me that made me, feel like it was something that I.

[00:15:30] Would want to do for the rest of my life. I fell in love with the rehearsal process. I fell in love with the collaboration. I fell in love with the pursuit of, of storytelling and making an audience feel good. And it was just that aha moment for me. Or like you say that spotlight moment. yeah. I was in seventh grade and I have never looked back from then.

[00:15:54]I remember after, while I was doing the show, I remember saying to my parents that I want to major in musical theater. And at the time there weren’t really many musical theater programs in the country. I think there were maybe 10 to 14 of them. many people didn’t regard musical theater as, something that was separate from just the theater department.

[00:16:18] You know, it was like being, acting, getting an acting major was musical theater. It was all wrapped into one. But once I saw that there was a major in musical theater and I told my family about it. They were. Very very supportive. And of course like, Oh gosh, what’s going to happen here because nobody in my family really performs.

[00:16:36] So, I ended up getting more support from them because on Christmas that year I came downstairs to the tree and, underneath the tree, there were probably 30 to 40 albums of musical theater. And that started my journey on, doing the research that I needed to do to try and. you know, make this my career.

[00:16:58] So I got everything from Oklahoma to the tap dance kid to Phantom of the opera and Annie get your gun and a Vita. the, the list goes on and on now I did say albums cause they were albums. and I was able to, to learn about all a bit, but different artists, Patti, LuPone, and. De Hodi and just, you know, all of these different people who were in New York at the time, I learned about all of them and I memorized their names and I memorized the shows and, and it was really, that year in my life, that seventh grade year, where I was validated by being cast as Peter pan.

[00:17:41] And then also validated by my family. and knowing that they believed in me enough that they went out and bought me research material to be able to fortify the rest of my career. 

[00:17:52] Dane Reis: [00:17:52] I love that story. Well, let’s piggyback on that question and let’s talk about your number one book moment. Walk us through that day, the auditions and callbacks, if those happened to be a part of it, what was going on in your life?

[00:18:07] And what about that moment? Makes it your favorite moment? 

[00:18:13] Eric Jordan Young: [00:18:13] My favorite book didn’t moment was my very, very first and I hesitate to say this, but I shouldn’t, but it, because it is a true story, but it makes me feel weird to say it. But my very first audition in New York city, I booked. A national tour of dream girls.

[00:18:34]it was a nonunion national. I had just graduated from Ithaca college in 1993. And, at the end of the summer after I did some, summer stop, I. Got a phone call from a friend of mine who had graduated a year before me. And he said, you need to get to New York by this date because there are auditions for dream girls national tour.

[00:19:03] And I had just had my wisdom teeth taken out and I made the crazy mistake of having all four of them taken out. Oh, 

[00:19:13] Dane Reis: [00:19:13] like a chipmunk. 

[00:19:14] Eric Jordan Young: [00:19:14] Yes, exactly. Three days after I had my. Wisdom teeth taken out. I, got a terrific drive from my dad, to New York city. I lived in Buffalo, New York, so he drove me to New York and dropped me off.

[00:19:31]the next day I went to the audition. And I had a great time. I was dancing with some people in the room that I had admiration for. the choreographer was, a really great person and, I had seen some, you know, dream girls, alumni kind of walking around that were going to be involved in the production.

[00:19:52] So I was just excited to be in New York and, and, you know, auditioning. And I ended up auditioning as a member of the chorus and as a dancer. So I got a call back and I went to the call back and it was a lot of fun. and then they asked me to stay and read. And so I did that. they had me read for the role of Curtis Taylor, jr.

[00:20:14] And before I knew it, the day was progressing and I was like almost five hours into the day. And I was reading with a lot of the ladies that were being looked at to play some of the dreams. So I just thought that I was having maybe a little lucky streak, you know, or, or, or something, or maybe they were looking at me as an understudy of, or something like that.

[00:20:38] But the day ended and, that night I went back home to, you know, the place where I was living and, I got a phone call. And it was from the stage manager and he said, well, congratulations. You know, we’re really excited for you. And I said, Oh, that’s great. That’s, that’s amazing. thank you. You know, what am I going to be doing?

[00:20:58] And he said, what do you mean? What are you going to be doing? And I said, well, I mean, like, am I in the ensemble and my answers and my, you know, an understudy for some of the roles. Cause I think it would be amazing and you know, what am I doing? And he said, no, you booked Curtis Taylor, jr. So my, you know, bucket number one book at moment, what happens to be that very first audition in New York city?

[00:21:29]where I booked and, was able to go on tour with, dream girls. 

[00:21:35] Dane Reis: [00:21:35] That, that is an amazing story. 

[00:21:39] Eric Jordan Young: [00:21:39] Mouth was still hurting too. Cause I was hardly sing. let alone, you know how, uncomfortable I was, but somehow it happened and I, I was able to book that project. So I was very excited. 

[00:21:53] Dane Reis: [00:21:53] That’s amazing. I love that story, but I also love that as you were talking about it, you said multiple times, you know, I, I went into this room when we were dancing.

[00:22:03] I had a lot of fun. That was a lot of fun. And I think that is such a massive thing for people to take away from that story. They can apply to their own auditions because if you’re having so much fun, that meant you were relaxed and having you’re having a good time. And really letting your, your talents and your personality be seen by those people in the room.

[00:22:25] And I can only imagine that it was that energy and the way you were conducting yourself in that audition, that inspired them to delve further. And have you read those lines and it’s so cool. I love that there’s so much to be learned 

[00:22:39] Eric Jordan Young: [00:22:39] from that. Yeah, it was really fun. I was just excited to be in New York and excited to start my career.

[00:22:46] And, I wasn’t thinking that I would book a national tour from my, my first foot in the door kind of thing, but it happened and, It was just a wonderful thing. So I toured with that show for her almost a year. And, it was actually the first time that I came out to Las Vegas was with that tour, and, and played the Aladdin theater, many, many years ago.

[00:23:07] So. And it was cool. 

[00:23:09] Dane Reis: [00:23:09] I love it. Let’s take a moment to talk about the present. What projects are you working on now? What are you looking forward to? And of course we are amidst this global pandemic. We’re amidst an outrageous amount of social and racial injustices. And how do you see the entertainment industry moving forward in the next couple of years?

[00:23:31] Eric Jordan Young: [00:23:31] Wow. Well, I mean, what projects am I working? I just did a, Two evening weekend, performance here in Las Vegas. we just opened up and, this new room called the biggest room. It’s really, really great. Brent Barrett, who is, a musical theater star here in and. And the, the Stacey has been, in Vegas for some time as well.

[00:23:52] He played the Phantom and Phantom of the opera here at the Venetian many years ago. And, he asked me if I would be interested in, jumping into the pool for. performing in what is now being called a listening room. So it’s a very, very small space with like dinner served and, cocktails. And it was really, really nice.

[00:24:14] I had a great time, so I was doing that. And then, I’m actually revising a new, version of my musical that I did many years ago called Sammy and me. So I’m working on, revisions with my. Co-writer and my director at the moment, I’ve been trying to stay sane cause it’s just a crazy world right in it right now.

[00:24:34] And I am looking forward to what happens, in terms of story. In this industry, I think that a lot of different things and a lot of different perspectives are going to come out in people’s writing. And I I’m, I’m really curious to see what that’s going to be about. but as far as the entertainment industry, and where it’s going to go in the next couple of years, I’m not really sure.

[00:24:58] I know that it’s going to change in a very, very big way. And if there’s anything that I’ve learned and over the last, you know, who knows how many years I’ve been in this industry? It’s that, it’s, it, it doesn’t really serve anybody to, to predict what is coming, but being open to opportunity is probably the biggest benefit.

[00:25:21] So I’m open to all types of opportunities, whether it be TV, film, theater, recordings, or whatever. and, and I hope that. In, in whatever way, the, the entertainment industry kind of starts to mold and shape and, and, and, and more, whatever it morphs into. I’m, just hoping that I can stay aware enough to be able to, offer up some type of collaboration or offer up some type of, entertainment in, in that world of what it’s going to be.

[00:25:51] But I really don’t know. It’s such a, it’s such a bizarre time. in, in, in this, live. Entertainment world. So, so we’ll see what happens, but I do have hope so we’ll see. 

[00:26:05] Dane Reis: [00:26:05] Absolutely. And I love your outlook on that. That you’re just, you’re open to it. Who knows what’s going to happen, but bring it on. Let’s see where this takes us.

[00:26:14] Alright, well, let’s move on to one of my favorite sections in the interview. I call it the grease lightning round. Yeah. I am going to ask you a handful of questions. I want you to answer them as quickly and concisely as possible. Boom, boom, boom. One after another. Are you? 

[00:26:34] Eric Jordan Young: [00:26:34] I hope so. Drum roll, please. 

[00:26:37] Dane Reis: [00:26:37] Here we go.

[00:26:38] First question. What was the one thing holding you back from committing to a career as an entertainer 

[00:26:45] Eric Jordan Young: [00:26:45] money? Ding, 

[00:26:47] Dane Reis: [00:26:47] ding, second question. What is the best piece of advice you have ever received? 

[00:26:53] Eric Jordan Young: [00:26:53] The best piece of advice that I ever received. It was from George Hamilton. We went out to dinner and, he, I was, he was playing Billy Flynn in Chicago on Broadway and I was his understudy.

[00:27:05] And he said, yeah, that he reminded that I reminded him him of a very, very good friend of his. And I said, please, don’t say it, please. Don’t say it. And at the same time we said Sammy Davis jr. And he was like, I miss Sammy very, very much. And you remind me of him. And, he, we still, we sat down and we were talking about that and there was a candle on the table and he said, Fame is like this candle.

[00:27:29] And I was just like, well, what do you mean? And he said, if you get too close to it, it will burn you. But if you just hover around it, it will eliminate you and it will heat you and it will make you feel, I feel glorified and well provided for. So, whenever I see a kid handle, in a. You know, a little like candle holder on a table in front of me.

[00:27:50] I do think of George Hamilton. And I think about how fame can either burn you or it can give you, 

[00:27:57] Dane Reis: [00:27:57] I love that. And the third question, what is something that is working for you right now? Or if you’d like to go pre COVID, what was working for you before our industry went on? Pause. 

[00:28:10] Eric Jordan Young: [00:28:10] Taking care of myself first.

[00:28:13] Dane Reis: [00:28:13] Yes. Fourth question. What is the best resource? Whether that is a book, a movie, a YouTube video, maybe a podcast, maybe a piece of technology that you’ve found is helping your career right now. 

[00:28:27] Eric Jordan Young: [00:28:27] Oh, wow. It’s that? This was probably one of the hardest questions just because I am a very research type of person when it comes to working on different projects.

[00:28:39] So I have so many different things that I look at. but I really do love the New York times. I love their perspectives on the world. I love their perspectives on the. Theater. And I guess I would say probably the New York times, and then I love reading American theater magazine. this is a hard question cause I I’m I’m so, so information that there’s, there’s just so, so many different things that I.

[00:29:07] That helped me. I just try to stay open and make sure that I read as much as I can. I know that doesn’t really totally answer your question, but I hope it does in some form. 

[00:29:17] Dane Reis: [00:29:17] No, that’s perfect. Fantastic. And the fifth question, if you had to start your career from scratch, but you still had all the knowledge and experience you’ve collected from your career in this industry, what would you do or not do?

[00:29:32] Would you do anything differently or would you keep it the same? 

[00:29:35] Eric Jordan Young: [00:29:35] I. Would, I’ve been very, very fortunate and so I wouldn’t throw away or forfeit the opportunities that I’ve had. But one thing I would do is with respect to others, I would, and respect for myself. I would choose to not put so much pressure on myself in terms of trying to figure out what people want from me.

[00:30:03] It’s not helpful for anyone’s career to try and figure out what others need. I think you have to really try and be grounded in yourself and offer up what you are able to, you know, share with confidence. And, you know, some, sometimes that self doubt thing really creeps in, but I would say stop worrying about.

[00:30:27] Or I would say to myself, don’t worry about what other people think so much, you 

[00:30:31] Dane Reis: [00:30:31] know, so true. I love that. And sometimes it just takes being in the industry long enough to realize that’s what you need to do. But hopefully hearing that for anyone out there really does trigger on a light bulb because it’s so important.

[00:30:48] Eric Jordan Young: [00:30:48] Yes. Marion. 

[00:30:50] Dane Reis: [00:30:50] And the last question, what is the golden nugget knowledge drop you’ve learned from your successful career in the industry that you’d like to leave with everybody, 

[00:31:01] Eric Jordan Young: [00:31:01] do your research know thy self and don’t worry about what other people think of you, which is similar to what I just said, but 

[00:31:12] Dane Reis: [00:31:12] yeah, absolutely.

[00:31:12] But it’s massive 

[00:31:13] Eric Jordan Young: [00:31:13] advice. Yeah. 

[00:31:15] Dane Reis: [00:31:15] Yeah. And to wrap up this interview, it is time to give yourself a plug. Where can we find you? How do our listeners connect with you? Is there anything you want to promote? 

[00:31:27] Eric Jordan Young: [00:31:27] Well, the, the way I would plug myself, if it’s just to say that, you know, I am a very nice person. I like to have fun.

[00:31:36] I love working with people and I love being a collaborator. You can find me at Eric Jordan, young.com, or enjoy Preds. Dot com, which is E N J O Y P R O D s.com. I named them my production company enjoy productions because my name is EJA. Y Eric Jordan Young, and it was something that came to my mom.

[00:31:59] She was like, Oh, you know what EGA, why is in the word enjoy? And I had always said, enjoy and signed all of my. On letters and emails to friends over the years with the word enjoy, but never even thought about it. but, I would, you know, you can find me on my website and, if you come to Las Vegas, You can, look, look up, look me up and see if I’m performing here in town.

[00:32:23] And if not, you can also take a look at my work. if you go out, on a cruise or something, I’ve worked for Norwegian cruise line and I built two shows for them. One is a Burt Bacharach production called the look of love. And the other is a show that showcases the artists that were in the Brill building in the sixties and, and, and, in New York city on 49th.

[00:32:45] And. Broadway. So you can see my work on different shifts and different cruise lines. And, and then I also tour as an artist. So, you know, got my website and, and yeah. Touch somehow. Cause, or you can find me on Facebook. You can find me on Instagram at Eric Jordan Young. You can find me at Twitter. Eric Jordan Young.

[00:33:04] So, so look me up. I’d be happy to. To share any of my thoughts with anybody who wants to say hello? 

[00:33:10] Dane Reis: [00:33:10] Beautiful. Thank you so much for that. And Eric, it has been an absolute pleasure to have you on today. Thank you so much. 

[00:33:17] Eric Jordan Young: [00:33:17] Oh, you’re welcome. Thanks for asking me. This was really wonderful. 

[00:33:22] Dane Reis: [00:33:22] Thank you so much for joining us today.

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