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.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

I've Returned... Thursday, December 14

Boxing in the morning and business in the afternoon... and in the evening... and into the wee early hours of the morning.

If only I could clock in how many hours I've spent on Empowered, I'd be close to retirement.

Okay, so maybe that's a far stretch but I have spent so much time and effort on building it.  

I finished creating the Empowered FitSquad Mentorship Program for the Bicutan Drug Rehab Centre today and I got the seal of approval from Coach Farah.  Tomorrow I'm going to send it off to them.  

I have more or less decided on where to situate the Empowered Clubhouse but am not really disclosing it to anyone beyond my business partner (Coach Farah) and business mentors.  I did however disclose it to my Uber driver today when what's usually a 25 minute Uber turned into almost an hour.  I picked his brain about my location and he gave me a thumbs up for it.  It's Uber-approved, nice.

I headed off to BGC for a meeting today that got pushed back a few hours and then never happened because of their busy schedule.  It's being rescheduled which isn't a problem but it meant I showed up at The Refined at 5pm for that and then ended up staying till about 9pm.  

I tried to go to bed around 1am but then got into quite the lengthy discussion about defining the business roles and being the CEO.  I think the best at night, which is really not a good thing in that I think hard and I think long, so I end up staying late.  I think I went to bed around 3am.  

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