As the story has it, one day I headed to the opposite side of the globe – the Flipside. I arrived in Korea February 16th, 2005 and thought I’d do a year, then leave. I was wrong. I stayed, launched my first company, Flipside Fitness, and then opened Korea's largest boxing club, Hulk's Boxing (now called Hulk's Club).

After 11.5yrs in Korea, I then picked up one day and returned to Toronto, Canada. But then I left again.

Now I live in the Philippines where I am the CEO and head coach of Empowered Clubhouse, the Philippines' first and only boxing clubhouse exclusively just for women. I also am the founder of the Lil' Sistas Project, CEO and designer of Slay Gear and Baa Baa Black Sheep .Ph.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Taking Care of Business... Friday, June 22

Nothing like a time crunch to really motivate you to sprint home.

I had a big business meeting today with a food company and I had told all involved not to be late.

Murphy's Law meant I was going to be late... right?!  Almost but not quite.

At 11:35am I was packing up my gear at the boxing club when Skittles texted me, asking me if I was going home before my meeting.  Confused, I texted him back "of course!!!"  In a few exchanges of text messages, I then realized my whole schedule was off.  I had to LEAVE my house at 12:30pm to be at my 2pm meeting on time, not GET TO my house at 12:30pm.  

I had 55 minutes to get home, shower, eat, and jump in a Grab car.

...and then I ran into one of my investors outside of my boxing club.

Had a quick chat, told him my silly mistake with my timing, and then excused myself so I could sprint home.

Got home, showered, ate, and jumped in a Grab car... time check, 12:35pm.  Sweet!!!

I had a pretty important business meeting today with a company I rather not name, about a serious issue I can't really tell you about... sorry, I'm not sorry.  A situation happened about two weeks ago regarding them and one of my clients, a pretty important client, too.  And what was a simple, unintentional mistake turned almost fatal and I almost took legal action against them.  It was pretty crazy but we met today to try to collectively figure out a situation because mistakes happen, after all we are all humans, so it's important we take this as a learning lesson and move forward with it.  I feel quite satisfied with having brought Empowered to sit down with them because I think it helped to better the relationship between the two businesses. I know this can only make them better.  It was a hard lesson to have experienced but I think both sides can grow from this.

There is always good in bad; it's the whole ying-yang idea.  

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