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.

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Facebook Status Update... Wednesday, September 4

Coming home from boxing, I had the coolest run in with an Angkas driver who remembered me from over 2.5yrs ago when I lived in Makati. He was a Grab driver back then and I was a starving athlete/poor entrepreneur, coaching for free and struggling to find a location for my business. Now I'm a sponsored athlete, my business is incorporated and I have my own clubhouse.

That was my Facebook status update.

I often think I'm not doing much, that I'm working hard but perhaps not working smart and not being as productive as I think I should, could or would.  But then something like this happens, when I get a glimpse of what I have done.  That glimpse came via an Angkas driver that picked me up today after boxing; a former Grab driver I once had back in the day.  A lot has happened since that initial drive and today's drive.  
I form and legalized my corporation, Empowered.
I tested out a business partner and then went back to being solo with my company.
Countless location hunting and investor meetings only to go solo and change my business model.
I started the Lil' Sistas Project.
Launched the actual physical location of my company.
Did a 6 month entrepreneurial program.
Coached some large scale workouts for different institutions and started doing speaking engagements.
Maxed out my clientele list and started a waiting list.
Extended my Lil' Sistas Project to include a Snail Mail Program with a boxing club in Canada.
...and that's all I could think of off the top of my head.

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