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.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Hell Week... Monday, April 15

Welcome to Holy Week, or "Hell Week" as I like to call it.  Holy Week is right up there with Christmas and New Year's; it's a time when I frown for most of the day, feel like a grinch, and complain about not being able to maintain my boss babe hustle because everyone else is off enjoying the holiday.

"Just relax then", said someone. 

Clearly they don't know me. 
Clearly they don't know what it means to be an entrepreneur.

I'm opening up the physical location for my company and moving into it in about 2 weeks.  I'm a jump-and-learn-how-to-fly-after kind of girl but that comes with a lot of faith in what I'm doing, a bit of nuts in the head, and a pure need and crazy focused drive to succeed.  

To tell you the truth, I shift from feeling overwhelmed about this next chapter in my life to feeling excited and relieved that it's finally here.  To think that I've been looking for a place for over a year now for my company and it's finally happening, wow.  I'm glad it's taken a year though because in that time my vision and my business plan has most definitely evolved.  It went from me hating the thought of personal training and wanting to open up a massive boxing club to absolutely loving personal training and wanting to open up a private, members only club.  My feeling and acceptance of what it means to be a coach has definitely shifted too.  I am a coach, a friend, a mentor, a shoulder to lean on, a therapist, and sometimes even a comedian too (despite the cheesiness of my jokes).  I've taken on more roles as a personal training coach than I ever have with anything else and it's only making it harder for me to make the change from traveling to all my clients and being so readily available for them to trying to get some of them to travel to me and perhaps even having to drop a few because of the schedule conflicts and wanting to really utilize the clubhouse space.

I have a lot on my plate right now and coaching my fighters one-to-one is what really fuels the fire within me, keeps my passion alive as well as my plate full.  Without my clients, there's a lot of quiet time spent hovering over the computer, typing out my ideas, and silent hours spent with just me, myself and I.

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