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

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Making Connections... Sunday, June 18

I've been making the most random of cool business connections and networking links.  Today I met a man in the market and upon telling him what my business is he smiled and said "my mom's a fight doctor and she's looking to bring fighters here to the Philippines"... umm... yes, please.  Tell her to do that please and tell her to contact me!

At dinner tonight we discussed the next step for me with regards to my business planning.  This week I'll be pitching my business idea to a potential investor, a very successful man who has heard about my idea and is curious.  Tonight I sat down for dinner with a lady that works with him and we discussed it plus other things.  Dinner was then followed by what I joked as being a "sugar search" -- the search for the perfect dessert.  I had just had dinner with two individuals, one of which is a notorious foodie so you know the dinner was fabulous and dessert had to compete with the meal.  Mission a success.  Dinner then dessert and then a tour around of the possible locations this particular person searched out and thought would be perfect for my next business.  Right now it's a toss up between taking over an old used warehouse or a big old house.  Both are pretty awesome and both have their good points and bad points.  I love, love, LOVE the house idea but in my head, according to what I saw tonight, I think the old warehouse is winning.  You just can't beat the parking and those massive garage doors, fabulous.

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