We had the good fortune of connecting with Mikerlange Barthelemy and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Mikerlange, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
First and foremost , Thank you Mike for taking the time to set up this interview .
i mean the first thought that comes to mind when starting any businesses are always the fear of thinking what will you do if things don’t go as planned , for me that was the main question before starting my training facility Limitless
performance. The thing id you will never find out the answer to this question if you don’t take the risk and follow your passion, if i had to answer this question as of today 5 years later i would say my thought process when starting my own business was i did everything i set my mind to and pictured before turning my vision into reality .
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
i am currently a World Class Olympic Equestrian Trainer . i train horse riders all around the world , i help them stay strong , mobile ,flexible on and off the horse . i am grateful to work with the most humble and kind people some of them i’ve been training them since they were teenagers a now are the best in the sport and also some have a family doing really well in life and to me thats something that is so rewarding. The reward to me is not because i get to train them and make a living but the reward , is when you work with someone from the start and watch them grow into the best in the sport , watch them inspire others and many more to me that is so rewarding and fulfilling that is the one thing i look forward to the most when i work with a rider.
The other interesting part of this sport is that you have two athletes paired together which are the horse and the person riding it. so it goes like this , i train the horse rider (person) to get he / she stronger to be able to rider the horse stay balance ,stabilize, and strong on the horse.
This sport is really fun and give you chills , adrenaline rush and a lot of excitment. In the US it’s not broadcast like the major sports but i believe it should be because its so thrilling and exciting to watch . In Europe people love to watch one event in europe would have a whole stadium full of spectator , fan and even prospects .
no it wasn’t easy to accomplish because i had to overcome many obstacles along the way , but i would ask God to give me more strength and guidance to help me follow thru with my vision. it was very difficult for me to find people to believe in me as some would see me as there it goes another guy that thinks he’s good i could see how people would judge me because i am very good i reading body language and their body language would tell me everything i needed to know . i also didn’t have a lot of money unlike other people that could just get up and say ok let me open this business , it wan’t like that for me at all , it took me many ”No” to finally get a yes .the way i overcome those challenges was just me sticking with my vision and shutting down the people who would belittle me and underestimate my mental toughness , when you stay true to yourself and you put God first nothing , no one and no obstacles can phase you , that is how my mind was the whole time was when i was dealing with the challenges and obstacles .
The lesson i learn along the way is you can be anyone , you can do anything you desire in life when you set your mind and most importantly when you have faith in God and put him first he paved the journey for you ,just have faith and him and do what’s right that will get your where you want to go in life.
I Would love the world to know that Limitless is the name of my brand for a reason and its very simple . Don’t let anyone /anything limit your vision or your dreams in life because everyone was born Limitless , once the mind is set your reach is limitless.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
that is a great question ahah! if my best friend was visiting and i wanted show them the best time ever ,which is what i always shoot for. First and foremost i live in Florida . Let’s just say day 1 starts with Monday we would for sure workout at Limitless Performance , then lunch at Olis Fashion cuisine ahah one of my favorite go to spots in wellington fl owned by my friend Juan Gando ,then visit palm beach island, for a walk by the beach or activities then a late dinner on the island . Later in the week we would definitely go to miami for a boat day with Capt. Paul Triporo on his Boat , Dinner at Komodo Miami and a night out at Vendome owned by my friends Fallou and Johnathan.
Honestly now i am more into traveling and exploring new places and new restaurants . i’ve been enjoying going to Miami , Colorado , Aspen , NYC and the west coast there’s just so much of the world to explore .
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Once again i would like to thank Mike for allowing me to share my story on this amazing platform .
I honestly wouldn’t be where i am today without God , he been in my life from the day i was born and ever since i’ve always have faith in him ,that’s just how my mother raised me .
i would like to dedicated my shoutout to my close friends who watched me grow from the day i moved to the us to now and being a business owner at the age of 23- to now without the motivation and daily of my close friends who are like my family i wouldn’t be where i am today , they uplift me when i was at my lowest and till this day we still give each other our flowers , life is short over the last 3 years i learned that no matter how busy you are , no matter how life maybe never forget to give the ones that’s been there for you their flowers and never forget to tell them how much you love them , you may be with one person today and tomorrow they are no longer there , therefore i take bride and making the special people in my life feel loved ,appreciated and valued.
With that said i would like to dedicate a shout out to my friend Lamaro Watson Wdevelopment, my friend Denil Shekhat , Eugenio Garza , My late friend who died a year Shamir ” Shadow ” Bolivar , my friend Anil Mistry ,Robert Ross , Robert Dover ,Steve Heinecke , Ivan Rakowsky and i am very thankful for Phil Louis who been a great friend and a brother figure for me without him i would not be able to build turn my vision into reality Phil Thank you !
Quite Frankly the list goes on it would take me days and hours to list the amount of supporters i’ve had over the years and the love that i receive while doing so, i am truly bless for every singe one of you.
When it comes to books , there is one book that i always revert to and go to whenever i feel like i need some reassurance, motivation and wisdom this book is called ” Rich Dad Poor Dad ” by Robert Kiyosaki . This book been in my life for a very long time i have different versions of it , that’s how much i value this book has in my life , its a book i would recommend anyone looking to build their own empire with a vision that they can never stop thinking about.
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