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, October 04, 2018

Crushing It... Thursday, October 4

Today I had that big business presentation I had mentioned yesterday -- the one that everyone else had a week to prepare for.  I was leaving my personal training client this morning when one of the others texted me and asked me if I'd like to go first.  I said okay.  Saying okay meant my meeting was now in less than an hour so I had to go straight from coaching, with all my gear and wearing whatever I was wearing right there and then.

The meeting was suppose to be a one-to-one meeting with a business guru that'd hear my presentation out and then disect it piece by piece afterward.  The others also presenting mentioned they wanted to stay in the room and hear my presentation so then my audience instantly grew.  I was told I had 20 minutes.  Turns out the whole presentation was to be 20 minutes but I only actually had 5 minutes to present.  I had just a brief moment to decide what to ditch and how to condense my 20 minute presentation into 5... wow.

I presented.  

It went really well actually, I was quite surprised.  I really appreciated the business guru's feedback, it was incredibly insightful and, honestly speaking, it was the most productive meeting I've had since starting this entrepreneurship mentoring program.  I left feeling very confident with my business and what I had to do next.  

Turns out what's next is me standing up in front of 70-100 people at the end of November and giving my revised version of today's business presentation... no pressure.

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