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, June 15, 2017

Attacking The Numbers... Thursday, June 15

I'm the queen of procrastination when it comes to doing something that I need to do but don't want to do.  My business plan write up is pretty much 95% done with exception of one section I need to get more detail about and another section I'm waiting for someone else to add their input on.

...but the business financials.... urghhhhhh

I was given the task today of attacking and conquering my business financials.  I had till 10pm to finish.

At 2pm I sat down in front of the laptop to start plugging away on them.

At 3pm I actually started.

Four hours I finally finished them.  I knew they'd need tweaking but I didn't know where or what numbers would have to be altered.  I did them to the best I could and left them for my business mentor to review and help me adjust accordingly but they done to the best of my capability.

Does it feel good to have them done?!  Ummm... not really and I say that only because it looks like it's going to cost me a lot more than I had originally intended, like 50% more!  I was told that the rule of thumb for predicting the cost of construction here is to take your square meter space and times it by 20,000Php (Filipino peso), that's $570CDN per square meter.  I'm anticipating my space to be 418sq.ft (4,500sq.ft).  Do the math... and then pick up your dropped jaw! Yikes.

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