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.

Friday, April 06, 2018

Business IS Personal... Friday, April 6

I was told some bad news today that perhaps I took too personal and shouldn't have got upset about but then someone said to me, "you take things too personal", and that really ticked me off.

Of course I take things personal -- I take business personal.  I didn't drop all my plans of starting my business in Canada or the notion of going back to Korea to fight for Hulk's for nothing.  This, building Empowered, is my passion and it's my passion that I'm fighting to turn into a paycheck because I believe it what it has to offer, I believe in the ripple effect it has the potential to make, and I believe in the impact it'll have.  I'm not launching Empowered to make crazy money.  Money has never been a driving force in what I do.  No one gets rich off of making a boxing club, or a clubhouse as in the case of Empowered.  They do it because they love the sport, because they want to build a community and give back to the community by which they helped to make stronger.

So ya, I do take my business personal because it's what I love.  I wouldn't fight for anything I didn't love and this clubhouse, Empowered, I'm fighting like hell to launch it and make it successful.

My business is my passion, so my business is my pleasure and my pleasure is my business.

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