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.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Working on My Branding... Saturday, July 22

Last night I had one of those moments when I felt some sense was shaken into me and today I woke up with the situation still fresh on my brain.  I was personally invited to a business networking opportunity last night where I was quite to shut off and dismiss someone.  After the meeting I was then taken aside and talked to.  There were three of them that sat me down and talked to me.  At first it was a bit humbling and I was embarassed for my silliness but I knew well enough to know that they only had my best interest in mind.  I know they're all in my corner with regards to getting my business off the ground and I'm completely and so incredibly blessed to have all three of them in my life.  

I knew I was in the wrong and I admitted it.

I left them having felt like I had been shaken, knocked some sense into my body, and today I woke up wanting to really be proactive with the advice and comments they had given me. 

So I went out for a run.

I had already scheduled to do a morning fasted run but today I mapped out a route and anticipated it being a longer run and definitely a better one than last Saturday's one.  And it was.  It was a fabulous run and I came home super hyper about a zillion billion ideas I had pondered about my business during my run. 

After showering and eating, I then got busy with working on my business.

Today's business was going to be on my branding... branding myself.

My brand is fierce and strong, and it has a dash of boldness and a splash of badass.

I've started to incorporate my branding in my pictures that I post on Instagram.  See the above pictures.  I was playing around with editing styles and love the look that a mix of colour blocking with gray tones in the background looks.  I started using that for all the pictures I post on Instagram. I think it gives a more focused and edgy look that's in line with my branding.

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