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, March 31, 2018

I'm Polish, We're Stubborn... Saturday, March 31

I know my worth and I know what I bring to the table and the other day I felt like I was made out to feel less than what I am, I was insulted, so today I made a decision. I emailed my Business Development partner and told her we're not continuing on with a particular investor. 

There goes a potentially big chunk of money.

Crazy move?  Potentially.  Stupid move?  Maybe.  But it's one I made.  

Perhaps I took a business meeting a bit too personal, sure, but this is business and from a professional point of view I didn't think it cool what went down, what was said and what wasn't said.  It's been weighing  heavily on me and it's been discouraging.

My business is my pleasure and my pleasure is my business, so business life and personal life definitely get blended.  I wouldn't be doing what I'm doing if I was in it for the cash.  I'm coaching on a weekly bases for free and beyond the sponsorships I've got for my boxing and Empowered, I'm not exactly making cash or "living big".  I know what I'm building, I know what I'm bringing to the table, and I'm confident that it's going to be successful because success isn't a fluke, it's a decision.  It's a decision I make every single day to pursue and build upon so I want people in my corner than support me and see my vision.  This is my Second Dream and I'm not going to just bring anyone on my team that isn't all for it.

The struggles are real and they are many but I'm not desperate.  I do have my pride.

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