As the story has it, one day I headed to the opposite side of the globe – the Flipside. I arrived in Asia February 16th, 2005 and thought I’d do a year, then leave. Years later and I’m still here. I went from being some random foreign girl to taking on labels I never imagined – university professor, film extra, professional boxer, reality TV star, CEO of my own girls-only fitness company (Flipside Fitness), CEO of my own boxing club (Hulk's Club, formerly known as Hulk's Boxing), and now I'm launching my 3rd business -- Empowered Clubhouse.

After 11.5yrs in Korea, I then picked up one day and left. I returned to Toronto, Canada with Flipside Fitness on my brain, Hulk's in my heart, boxing in my bag, and my four-legged friend Balboa Button by my side. But then I left again. This time it was for the Philippines. That's where I'm at now, living in the land of the happy people.

The struggles are real and the struggles are many but I'm living life on my terms, I'm calling the shots, and I'm doing what I love.

Life is an amazing adventure and this is my story of yesterday.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Training for What's Next... Thursday, September 15

I had a business meeting today, a breakfast meeting, and then it was go, go, go from there.

Today's Schedule:
8am       Breakfast meeting
11am     Swing by the Toronto Reference Library
12-8pm  Coaching downtown -- a boxing class, core class and 2 personal training clients
8:30pm   Meet with Foo Man Choo
9:30pm   Training at System Fitness
11:30pm  Return home -- walk Balboa and answer business emails

After having been my own boss for the past several years, it's really hard to be an employee, working for someone else's business.  I took this coaching position at the women's only fitness gym downtown Toronto because I wanted to use it as a hands-on study tool -- a means of learning first hand behind-the-scene look at how a business functions and operates.  My Second Dream is to open my own female-only clubhouse so while this gym isn't exactly what I want to do in my future, it's half of what I want to do though and it is one of the closest things to what I want to launch.  I like my coworkers and I like my boss but it's hard to not be the boss.  I have so many ideas and so many things I'd love to bring to the table but this isn't my place.  I am but a worker here.  On Tuesdays and Thursdays my coworker is with me only for a couple of hours, my boss is in and out, and then I'm totally running the gym by myself.  So I do have some freedom with setting the vibe of the club and running it how I seem fit during my hours but not really.  I am still very much limited to that which comes with working for someone else under someone else's rules and being just an employee.  

In my eyes, this job is on-the-job training for my Second Dream, my next dream job.

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