Today we’d like to introduce you to Resmond Richardson.
Resmond, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I graduated from Lincoln High School, where I went on to University of Houston to graduate. My love for positivity grew in my writing and continued in my daily life. I’ve been writing since I was little yet I sharpen my skills in high school and in college. Everything I’ve learned came from experience or simply just doing it. I also had the opportunity to coach a soccer team which I’ve built the program up from the bottom till this day. We have won two division championships in three years. Crazy point is I never played soccer growing up. The love for sports and being able to challenge myself got me here. Be comfortable by being uncomfortable.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
My whole motto is don’t cheat yourself, challenge yourself!
I’ve been through many obstacles, especially when people don’t believe in you and don’t see the same vision as you. Being consistent was a huge leap and if people see you are committed and dedicated, they will fall in line.
Being a black and intelligent man can be intimidating to others.
So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Words Gone Black/ Straight Up with Res and Breon story. Tell us more about the business.
I have a newsletter called “Words Gone Black,” which is a creative, motivational and inspirational writing for you to read every Monday to jump-start your week. It’s been a great opportunity to highlight my poems and short stories. I remember when six people use to receive the email now, I’m up to eighty-five.
I also have a podcast called “Straight Up” with my co-host Breon Titus. This is where we discuss numerous topics while being fun and interview business leaders so listeners to learn… Catch us on YouTube!
I also coach, at Uplift Luna, the boys Varsity soccer team. This is where I can impact the youth while getting the best out of them. I teach them more than soccer but being a leader in the world. I never knew how successful I would be in this sport since I didn’t grow up playing. Now we having a winning program with two division championships in three years. I’m bringing soccer and fitness to our black community with camps in the summer and private training. Keep the youth active!
I’m looking forward to publishing my first book this year with poems and short stories called “Love’s Trip.” I also do spoken poems so check out my videos on Instagram.
I will continue to improve my nonprofit as well called ‘Keep A Living’ be aware community!
Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
I honestly don’t believe in luck. Your actions pave the way, not chance. Sometimes things just happen that go our way or don’t.
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- Instagram: Roi_res
- Facebook: Resmond Richardson
- Twitter: Dangres_juzsayn