Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
Motorcycles and motorcycling have always been a passion for me. I love them. When you ride, you see, you get this feeling of liberation. I have been thinking about making it a passion project for a while now. And when I got a chance to make it a business, I just took the leap. When I did it, for me it was a hope and desire to do what I love every day. Well, looking back at it, I am happy that it also has brought success.
Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started doing this?
There are many interesting stories, if I were to pick one, I would say it would be us organizing UAE’s delegation for Jordan Riders rally every year. It started as me attending a rally in my country. And now it has become a big event that I look forward to. Now every year there are so many people interested in riding with the Jordan Rally crowd. Organizing, planning, handling the logistics, which is a nightmare, and riding. It’s all extremely fun. The feeling that every year so many people trust me to deliver the experience of a breathtaking motorcycle rally. That’s everything for me. I did not ask for it. They came to me. That trust is remarkable.
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?
The best tip I can give them is to have faith and keep going. This is not a round-the-year thriving business. You have riding season and you have offseason. The business is tough. what I do is to keep things minimum and keep moving. That helps business-wise and motivation wise. One day at a time.
None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?
Indeed yes. It is not one person. It is the community that I have to thank. See motorcycling is a passion fueled thing. There is a community that loves doing it. We are like a family. Brothers and sisters. One for all. All for one. My heartfelt gratitude goes to them. I do what I do is for and because of them.
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
Yes, we undertake several projects as our responsibility to the community we live in. We participate in health causes such as Autism, we participate in Police and authority organized events, we support young sportsmen and women to achieve their best and we do support women in their causes. We do our bit to give back. You see, its a drop in the ocean. But the ocean is made of many such drops eh?
Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?
“People see things and say why? But I dream things that never were and say why not.” That’s my thought process. It is not my overconfidence, it is a genuine desire to achieve things. You see, we have to dream big to achieve some of it. Every seemingly impossible thing was achieved by a fool who thought he could do the impossible right? That’s all it is. A dream and faith within me that I can do it.
How can our readers follow you on social media?
The readers can follow me on my Instagram (@mahareiq) and Facebook (@mahareiq).