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.

Sunday, December 02, 2018

What's Their Point?!... Sunday, December 2

My biggest pet peeve these days is when people say I work too much.

"You never go out"... "you never have fun"... "you never relax"...

First of all, I'm not here on vacation, who says what I'm doing isn't fun?!  And who says I need to relax.  I'm doing what I love and though at times it is overwhelming and I feel like I've bitten off more than I can chew, I'm a one-woman team here and I'm building a business.  I'm making a future for myself and while sure, it may be costing me my present, I'm more than happy to pay the price if that's what it is, giving up "fun" nights out and whatnot.

I didn't sign up to be an entrepreneur because I thought it'd be easy.  

I didn't sign up to be an entrepreneur in the first place. 

I am an entrepreneur.  It's what I am -- a leader, a creator, a doer.

Outside of my boxing and business, yes, I don't go out. 

I don't out because I don't get asked out and so while some may argue that I don't go out, I argue that no one is asking me out in the first place.  

It is what it is. 

I've got big dreams and they don't build themselves.

Pretty ironic that those who say I work too much are those who hate their jobs and aren't entrepreneurs.  I very rarely have an entrepreneur tell me I work too much.

No comments: