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

Saturday, July 08, 2017

"Only" One Page to Write... Saturday, July 8

Coffee first, breakfast second, and then work, work, work. 

Yesterday I fell in love with a possible location for my business so today I had to sit down and do a quick business overview for the building owner. It had to be short and sweet, to the point, but I had no idea what format I'd write it in. 

I thought about putting it in an advertising flyer format. It'd be colourful, creative and with interesting pictures that speak a 1000 words but that might look rather amateur and more like a school project.

I thought about writing a letter. It'd explain a lot of things but maybe the reader of it might simply skim over it and just get the beginning and the end. They'd lose the middle of it and all the details within it.

I decided to go with a kind of modern resume style format -- subtitles and details in bullet form. 

I sat there at my computer, starring at it and knowing all that I wanted to say but having to condense it within one concise page of to-the-point details that included enough information for the owner to understand my business vision but not too many that it'd disclose any confidential material.

I was grateful to be able to send it off to my close friend, The Captain in Toronto, to have him look over it and give his thoughts about it. He ended up calling me and we discussed it over the phone. 

With suggestions taken, changes made, and the fine tuning done, I then emailed it to my new broker.

...and then I realized I had sent it in the wrong format. 

[Add a face palm here.]

I had sent it as a Word document and not a PDF. Thankfully I noticed it shortly after making my mistake. Sent my broker a text to give her a heads up about it and then it was done. Now it's out of my hands, out of my control. It's just a matter of sitting back now and waiting to hear the results.

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