We had the good fortune of connecting with Omar Grand and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Omar, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
The most important factor behind my success is definitively God and my work ethic. It’s all about what you’re doing when no one is watching. You know, those times alone when you’re just trying to figure it all out.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Music is my outlet and form of self expression. I am not a big talker so I just put everything into my music. I was first introduced to music in church. I am completely self taught. The first instrument I played was the drums. I then transitioned into the piano. Where I am now, is a reflection of hard work, building and nurturing relationships. Getting here was not easy and definitely has its challenges. Life has its peaks and valleys. That’s how I like to look at it. Continue to do the work when things are good and when they are not so good. I’ve learned that it’s super important to get rid of self doubt and to dream big. Also believe that what you want can happen for you. I would want the world to know that “you can’t win today’s game with yesterday’s points”. Basically you have to put in the work every single day. My brand represents Hard work and Integrity.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
We’d probably just end up in the studio honestly. Its about to be a year since I moved from New York To LA and I still don’t know everything to do in this city, especially going through this pandemic. If I had to say a place right now I’d say the beach. It’s always a good vibe to go out on a nice day with some friends drinks and food.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I was in networking marketing for a few years prior to focusing on music 100%. The skill sets and personal development that I learned there; I applied to my music career. Reading books like The Dream Giver by Bruce Wilkinson has definitely helped navigate and shape this music journey.
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