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.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Plugging in the Numbers... Thursday, May 18

I’ve been given a heads up – we’re doing financials on Friday.

This heads up meant that today I slaved away at Starbucks, Googling and researching, emailing my main supplier and typing up numbers I’ll need to have tomorrow. 

CANCEL ON FINANCIALS ON FRIDAY… my main business mentor is flying out to Boracy. I got invited to join but that’d mean missing out on my training, more importantly my boxing, plus trying to figure out what to do with Balboa. 

Slaved away figuring out all the needed numbers only to be told around midnight that our meeting will be postponed. Can’t say I’m sad but I can’t say I’m happy either. Financials are something I hate doing but need to do.

Highlight of today was getting word back from someone I wanted to hire for Hulk’s back in the day. She’s Filipino and she’s in the country. I had anticipated her being out of country like she usually is but low and behold she’s here. I reached out to her today and offered her a job for my company. She may or may not take it, it all depends on if her out-of-country deal goes through or not, but she was super excited. I’ve got about 9 different job positions to fill which means I’ll have to hire about 20-25 people. My company is going to be a women-only business – for women ran by women – which is fantastic but it means it’s super hard finding these rare women to fit these stereotypically men-filled roles. 

My crew is going to consist of 20-25 fabulous females and the more I think about it the more I’m super excited about it. I built Hulk’s and I absolutely loved it but I worked mainly with just Snickers. We had hired trainers and random help but they were always just an accessory and we never got attached to them, beyond Kato that is. This time it’s going to be different. I’m going to be as in love with my crew as I am with my Second Dream. I’m going to be the best boss to work for and I’m going to love it more than I ever loved Hulk’s. Hulk’s was just a warm-up for what’s next.

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