As the story has it, I woke up and found myself on the very opposite side of the globe – the flipside. I arrived February 16th, 2005 and thought I’d simply 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, CEO of my own girls-only fitness company, Flipside Fitness, and CEO of my own boxing club, Korea's largest -- Hulk's Club, formerly known as Hulk's Boxing.

After 11.5yrs in Korea, I picked up one day and left. I returned to Toronto, Canada but only to pack up my bags and venture out again. Now I'm living in Makati, Philippines. Life for me is better in Asia and I'm so happy here. This isn't a new chapter in the book of my life though, it's a whole new book I've started!!! I'm a whole new woman. I left Korea 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.

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

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

One Step Closer... Tuesday, December 13

I walked out of the gym today and by "walked out" I mean I no longer work at the female-only gym.  It was a mutual parting but one I've been planning for some time now, one that my business mentors were waiting and wanting for me to do so that I could move forward and get ready to launch my next business.

Flipside Fitness is the gateway to what's next from me.

Flipside Fitness has been my gateway company in the past; it's not a new situation.  It was the gateway to Hulk's Boxing in Korea and it's the gateway for my Second Dream here in Canada.  My next step isn't called "My Second Dream" but it is my second dream in the sense that Hulk's Boxing was my first.  I don't on officially launching it till I come back from the Philippines but I already have a company mascot in mind and she has a name.

Olga Ali.

She'll be a gorgeous and muscular four-legged girl -- my girl, my business assistant.

Coming soon...

I had dropped news here and there last week that I was leaving the gym.  Then this past Sunday I made the decision concrete, the decision that now was the time, so I informed my main business mentor and my clients. Today it all went down and just like that I was free to do exactly what I needed to do -- focus solely on my next step.

First thing I did was show up at my business mentor's office to tell him the news.  He greeted my news with open arms, a big hug, and a smile that said a huge congrats.

Now to plug away on my next business venture, my Second Dream.

Spent the evening working on my business proposal, dealing with my clients and Flipside Fitness admin stuff, and then I headed out to the FedEx Office.  I needed to print things up and pump out some temporary business cards to hold me off before I get an official order of business cards printed out.  

I went from having a job and no time to having no job and still having no time.

Entrepreneur, a person who works 80 hours a week to avoid a 40 hour work week because to find something you're passionate about and make it a job means you'll never work a day in your life.  And I'm looking forward to not "working".

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