Brooklyn, New York

Richard Gontrand was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He was always entrepreneurial and looked for opportunities to work and be a leader to younger people in his neighborhood.

“Success is doing what you want to do. It is setting goals for yourself and accomplishing them,” said Richard Gontrand.

“I also think of it as being competent and proficient, doing something over and over again and getting better and better each time I do it. You do have to work hard and pay your dues to accomplish things.”

A Conversation with Richard Gontrand- Finding Inspiration and Building Career Success

The advice I would give to a young person getting started in life is to spend some time with yourself and consider what you would really like. During that time, try not to ask for advice or listen to the advice of other people because you have to make some decisions for yourself. Other people may give you some good advice, but everyone’s life is different, and you have to live with the decision that you make. Nobody else can live with that. Spend time with yourself so the answers can come to you.