As the story has it, one day I headed to the opposite side of the globe – the Flipside. I arrived in Korea on February 16th, 2005 and thought I’d do a year, then leave. 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 returned to Toronto, Canada. But then I left again. This time it was for the Philippines. That's where I am 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.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Jamming as Much Business into Today as Possible... Wednesday, October 19

Today’s Schedule
8am        Flipside Fitness boot camp in High Park
9:30am   Coffee meeting with real estate agent
11am      Boxing/weight training at System Fitness
1pm        Business meeting with supplement company
3pm        Meeting at Apple
5pm        Photoshoot 
7:30pm  Team Blue training at Clancy’s Boxing
9:30pm  Sponsor meeting
3am       Conference business call with Korea

Energy is contagious, both negative energy and positive energy, and today I met a most wonderful young lady – a supplement company rep. I’ve met with her company before but with a different rep from it and actually that rep was super fabulous too. Maybe you have to be oozing with fabulocity to work for that particular company, I don’t know. Anyways, my various meetings with the first rep had me thinking about their supplement product line but in a different fashion, more as a means of how can I share it with others as a means of helping them get healthier, stronger, and ultimately more in control with their fitness and health. But this particular rep, she reached out to me some time ago and today we finally met. She’s a young gal, about my age, and when I walked into Starbucks today for our meeting she turned and called out my name. I approached her and we hugged; I thought that was super sweet. We grabbed a side table and for the next hour and a bit we shared stories, talked about each other’s goals and experiences, and then she pulled out a bag of “goodies” – products.  

She shared with me how each product could help me, help me reach my fitness goals and enhance my training. Not to discredit the first rep because she was super awesome too but her approach was much different. It was simple and to the point – how these products are going to benefit me specifically as a professional athlete. As she pulled out each new item from her bag she explained them to me and then she told me all that she brought was actually for me. I was shocked. Even the bag in which she carried the items in was for me. I’m a starving athlete so you best believe I was absolutely thrilled. 

I’ve been approached by numerous product companies, even a company in France reached out and mailed me stuff and, like I mentioned, I’ve been approached twice by her particular company. I’ve familiarized myself with the product line her company produces so I know it’s very good, I’m impressed, but it was a sensory overload with how it was first presented to me. I’m a boxer but I’m also an entrepreneur. Keep things simple because my time is limited and I don’t want to have to pick and choose what info is important to me not to mention you’ll lose me with all the filler. Tell me what I need to know, no more and no less.

Tomorrow I’ll be intergrading the products I got today into my training regime.  Going to give them a solid test drive.

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