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.

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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