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.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Blessed for the Support... Wednesday, July 14

After pushing myself to exhaustion at boxing... which I totally have no regret over because I absolutely love, love, LOVE my boxing training... I then had to rush home, hurry shower and eat, and then run out to my business meeting.

Showed up NOT in training clothes but with my bright green Adidas flip flops on... oops.

Haste makes waste.

Delivered my business pitch for critique and then had the awesome opportunity to pick the brain of a very successful female entrepreneur who has become a friend.  She's been in Europe for the past several weeks but now she's back so I jumped all over setting up today's meeting.  Originally, she was the one who I had asked about what to do with my business -- start it in Canada or here in the Philippines.  Her answer was "what makes you more uncomfortable... where do you think you can have the biggest impact?"  I think she knew back then what I now know -- my place is here in the Philippines.  

Our meeting lasted just short of three hours and left me with a lot of great food for thought.

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