Our Mission & VisionJul 28, 2021
It's pretty common to find high-performing professionals caught up in their work. After all, if you ask most parents, they would tell you that (9 times out of 10) hustling to build their empire is the answer to a better life for their children. While it's a worthy and commendable reason to work hard, it is easy to fall into the exhausting grind that makes you forget why you're hustling in the first place. And before you know it, your health is slipping, your lifestyle becomes overwhelming, and your family gets left behind. Sound familiar?
At Chris & Filly Functional Medicine, our mission is to forge a tribe of power parents across Australia, and even worldwide! It may sound like a lot, but the desire we have in helping high-performance entrepreneurial parents like you makes this number nothing but exciting.
See, we thrive on supporting you, simply because we understand your struggles all too well. The principles and processes we have created to turn professional working Mum's and Dad's into a Power Parent were really born from our experiences - from our own mess!
Our Mess is Our Message
Chris is an incredibly passionate and driven man. Those traits can bring both the best and the worst in him. For many years, his passion and drive led to obsession and imbalance. He competed at elite level sport - first, national-level basketball, then national-level Strongman - and wouldn't settle down for anything but the best. This constant push broke his body down, bringing in multiple injuries and burned-out adrenals. On top of that, his business endeavours led him to obsessively work anywhere from 4.30 am to 10 pm. When he finally made it home, he had nothing left to give to his family. Although he vocally would say “my family is most important,” his actions weren't showing this, leading to our girls hardly seeing 'Daddy' and our marriage being very shaky.
And it wasn't just him, because I (Filly) had my issues too. I was a driven perfectionist - or what some call an “addicted doer". I must admit I still am at times. Back then, I thrived on getting the best grades at school. I was awarded the University Medal at the end of my Bachelor's degree and then completed a Ph.D. while also working as a tutor & lecturer at Macquarie University. I loved working my butt off...and struggled to relax. When I wasn't working on the next thing, instead of unwinding, I would pump up with high-intensity exercise, not feeding myself well with nutritious food, and just continued to keep "busy". When I had my first baby, that's when my already stressed-out body broke down. I struggled with post-natal depression and anxiety. My immune system shattered, and I kept injuring my aching body, to the point of being bed-ridden. All the while I tried to push through with my academic work, further study and helping my husband run our previous fitness business. I was sick, tired and sore, a 'Dragon Mum,' and a horrible wife, and so out of whack with what was most important.
Our experiences, both individual and as a family, are the reason we do what we do today. After trial and error, we created a process that helped us create health, happiness and a purpose-driven lifestyle (which includes kids AND building a business and legacy). Here, we want to help you do the same!
At Chris & Filly Functional Medicine, we want to forge a tribe of power parents across Australia, and even around the world. We believe that no amount of success can compensate for failure in the family. It is every child's human right to grow up healthy, happy and loved. And it starts with you - the POWER PARENT!
Our vision may seem significant, but that's because we want it to be greater than us. We collaborate with non-for-profit charity groups across the globe who focus on supporting children's safety, health & wellbeing, by also supporting the parents and helping them in their own way become a power parent. We are currently working with "Free to Shine" who address the root cause of issues within families and communities, helping Cambodian children stay safe and in school instead of being tortured or sold for sex. We give a portion of the sales from our Rise Up & immersion Protocols (and our soon-to-be-released Power Parent Program!) to this cause, and are active participants in the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
We are currently championing:
Goal #1 - No poverty
700 million people, or 10 percent of the world population, still live in extreme poverty today. One out of five children lives in extreme poverty. This issue undoubtedly can lead to family breakdown, child trafficking, domestic violence, hunger, addiction, and disease. By 2030, the UN Goal is to eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere.
Goal #5 - Gender inequality
1 in 5 women and girls between the ages of 15 and 49 report experiencing physical or sexual violence by an intimate partner within a 12-month period. By 2030, the UN Goal is to eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres, including trafficking and sexual and other types of exploitation. Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life.
Check out the UN Global Goals and see how you can contribute to this cause of creating a better globe of healthy, happy families.
Forging a passionate tribe of power parents and creating change is our mission, and we would love for you to be part of it. Here's how you can get involved:
Connect with your inner Power Parent
You can get started right now. Grab a notebook and analyse how you're currently showing up as a power parent.
- Are you present for your children and partner? Do you have a decent work-life balance?
- Do you have a vibrant, healthy body, free of inflammation and pain?
- Do you feel full of energy and mentally balanced, so you can show kindness and patience to your family, your staff and customers, and to the world?
- Do you feel happy & connected? To your family, to your passion, to your purpose?
Join The Power Parent Program
If you feel like you'd like to up-level your health, happiness & lifestyle, and become more connected to yourself, your family, your profession and the world around you...partner with us! We will be launching very soon our Power Parent Program, where you will not only actively elevate yourself and your family, but you will also be supporting children at risk of sex trafficking around the world.
Donate to non-profit
Alternatively, if you are in business, you can pledge a very easy 1% of your time, profit, product or equity to a cause that supports families and the forging of power parents through.
Remember that the most important work lies within the walls of your own home. Work is simply a means to an end, one that includes providing your family with the best possible life. And it starts with you! Fill your cup first so you can give more fully to others.
We'd love to invite you to join our free Power Parent Society FaceBook Group where we share all our secret tips & tricks for becoming healthy & happy - We're excited to dive into all of this with you more!
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