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.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Jumping Full Force into the New Week

I'm all about positive affirmations and sometimes wearing one on my shirt is all it takes to get me refocused and training hard.  Today, my shirt read "I'm not here to be average, I'm here to be awesome".
Some days it's hard to bring 100% to training but today wasn't one of those days.
Friday, yes, but not today.
In the evening I attended a business networking event I was invited to.
The event was for budding entrepreneurs, particularly Fil-Ams (Filipino Americans).
I ran into a friend of mine, a fellow female entrepreneur.  
Her boyfriend is a pro boxer whom I've actually trained with.
The event was held at a local bar and both the bar area, the patio and the main room quickly became so packed with people that many opted to sit on the floor.  And yes, even a four-legged guy attended.
It was a great event, full of numerous entrepreneurs who ranged from budding to full on bloomed.  I mingled with them all afterwards, exchanged stories and business cards, and then went home with a headful of new ideas and leads to follow up on.

[Note:  I didn't actually get in on this shot.  I am neither Filipino or American so I sat out.]

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