Photographer, Fitness and Wellness Entrepreneur Wendell Bertrand


By Taroue Brooks

What inspired you to become an entrepreneur?

I’ve always wanted to become an entrepreneur since I was a kid but never knew exactly what I wanted to do. My dream as a kid was to become my own boss but would’ve never in a million years would’ve thought I’d become an entrepreneur in the fitness/wellness industry or photography. But when I was introduced to the opportunity to helping others feel good about themselves while earning income from it I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to help motivate others. Helping others ended up turning into successful businesses. 

Wendell Bertrand

The world of wellness is beginning to surge.  How do you stay motivated?

I just focus on self and stay in my own lane. I’m real big on the mental aspect of wellness. So as long as I’m in a place where I wake up and challenge myself daily to become and do better and I’m able to help others mentally push themselves to want more and make better daily choices I’m fine with that. 

What is your biggest success story to date?

My biggest success story to date is after years of dedicating my life to helping others live a healthier lifestyle I’ve officially signed a lease to my first commercial space to open a healthy smoothie bar to continue my journey of helping others. 

Why is our diet so critical?

Diet is very critical. Your body need the proper nutrients to live longer, to help fight off diseases, and to overall just live a healthier lifestyle. Simply working out with improper eating habits it’s pretty much a waste of time. 

What has been the most challenging aspect of your journey? 

For me it has been learning how to be patient and wait on gods timing. And that when things go wrong it’s only a learning experience to prepare me for the greatness ahead. 

What’s next for you in the next five years?

In the next 5 years I plan on having multiple locations in different cities of my new healthy smoothie bar I’m in the process of opening. I also plan on having a new studio space for my photography business, and to overall just help as many people as I can become successful by living a healthier lifestyle.

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Social media handles: 

Main page: @datdude_doody 

Photography page: @topoptics_photography 

New smoothie bar page: @crescentcity_nutrition 

Local Bootcamp page: @xtreme60htx 

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