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, March 09, 2019

Blessed and Empowered... Saturday, March 9

Happy Women's Day.

I kicked off my Women's Day coaching two fabulously fierce female fighters who just ooze with awesome positive energy.  One I had in the early, early morning and then the second I had in the afternoon.  I was suppose to coach a third today but she had a scheduling conflict so I'll see her next week.  

The more and more I train my female fighters, the more and more I crave to introduce them to each other.  I currently coach 10 fighters and while 3 of them are actually very close friends, the others don't know each other but I have it in my head that this fighter and that fighter, etc., would be awesome friends if they met.  

The thing with my company, Empowered Clubhouse, is that it's about empowering women and building a community of empowered women.  I believe I'm empowering those I coach and I've taken it to the next step with empowering little women too, my Lil' Sistas, but I question how I am making a community of women if it's just me meeting them and not them meeting each other.

The solution, my clubhouse.

I'm on the mad lookout for a house to rent here in Taguig, preferrably the BGC/McKinley area.  Like my boxing club in Korea, I'd live in it and then run my business out of it.  

It's funny because when I think of all the things I hoped and wished would pan out but didn't, I'm totally glad that they didn't work out.  Honestly, I really mean that.  Of course at the time it was heartbreaking and so incredibly discouraging but look at just how much my company's vision and mission has evolved already.  I went from wanting to rent out this massive warehouse to wanting to make a smaller boxing club.  From that smaller boxing club to a private studio.  And now it's gone from that private studio to an exclusive, members only clubhouse.  I've lowered the quantity of members I want and have drastically upped the quality of training and attention each member gets.  

Next week, I've written it in my list of weekly goals to see at least one house.  

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