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, May 05, 2018

I'm A Finalist, Cool... Saturday, May 5

Recently I submitted an entrepreneurship contest hosted by KMC here in the Philippines.  It's a free 6-month integration that will providing the winning business pitch with a workspace and putting them through an incubation program that they're launching.  Yesterday I received notification that I'm one of the finalist.  Very cool.  There's a total of 10 finalists and next week we'll each be pitching our business idea in front of panelists from KMC.  I read their email today.  Turns out I know one of their panelists, no pressure.

At the presentation next Thursday, I'll be given 5mins to pitch my idea and then 5 mins for questions.

I already have a business pitch made up, that's not the problem.  The problem is presenting it all in only 5 minutes.  The "why" to Empowered alone needs a solid few minutes and I think it's super important.  It is what my entire company is founded on.  It's the foundation.

I have till this Wednesday to revamp my PPT business pitch and get it to them.

Honestly, I'm not particularly interested in the free workspace, that is unless it comes with free use of a computer but I doubt that.  I'm very much interested in the mentorship that they could provide.  I'd love to bounce my ideas around with them and get a professional's opinion about it all.  I crave that.

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