Lisa Silvani’s disillusionment with medicine ended when she discovered Functional Medicine, which she now uses to transform the lives of others.
What’s your story?
When I first start my medical career, I remember being overly excited to jump into the medical field. But it take long to realize that the reality is far from what I thought it would be. I lost most of my passion.
One day, one of my beloved relatives died without a clear cause; I was puzzled, but also full of resentment. I quit my job and pursued a degree in Anti Aging Medicine. Later on, I was introduced to Functional Medicine. Since then, it has become my goalsto practice and grow FM and serve as many people possible.
What excites you most about your industry?
I am excited to see the rapid changes in the health and medical industry. I see a lot of improvements not only from the business community side, but also on how our communities, our customer demands have changed drastically over the years. Nowadays, many people shift to more holistic and thorough applications which is something that I do and believe in.
What drives you in business to push beyond what other people consider normal?
I tend to have weird and out of the box ideas that not many people understand. But I do that because I want to add to the excitement and the transformations that I want to see on the people that use my services and products. I know that I am driven with passion. So I always try to come from a place of service to drive myself forward. I usually do it with passion or don’t do it at all, and I do it best when I serve a greater purpose.
What have been the most useful skills you have learnt and applied in your journey?
I have to say speaking skills. I used to feel awkward speaking on stage or even something as simple as attending an event and meeting new people. Learning communication and public speaking has benefited me to having the confidence to make new friends, reach out to people and share my ideas publicly.
What’s the best piece of advice you ever received?
Be audacious! You’ll never know what can happen if you don’t try.
Who inspires you?
There are so many people whomI look up to. But if I have to mention someone in particular, I would say Elon Musk. I really respect how far will he go to pursue his dreams and goals, and in a good way. Even if people don’t quite get him. They will eventually understand and support him because what he does is vastly needed.
What have you learnt recently that blew you away?
The concept of shared practice in Functional Medicine. I bought James Maskell’s book and it’s a very interesting concept. I hope it can also be applied in my country and remotely.
If you had your time again, what would you do differently?
I would trust myself more.
How do you unwind?
I have an afternoon tea time routine. So I usually brew some green tea, black tea or hibiscus and sit down at my porch staring at the sunset.
What is a major mindset change, belief shift or ‘ah ha’ moment that you’ve experienced in relation to your business?
have experienced a lack of confidence since a young age, but I never fully understood the reason behind it. Earlier this year, someone talked me through the feeling of worthiness and imposter syndrome. It just clicked. I have learned many things to shift that belief system. It’s changing. It is still there, but it has become less and less everyday. Now, I just push myself, believe in myself and take more action.
Everyone in business should read this book:
The Infinite Game by Simon Sinek.
Shameless plug for your business:
Hey, have you heard about The Energy Code? It’s really great for healing fatigue and low energy problems.
How can people connect with you?
I am best contacted through email or Linkedin for a personal connection. I use other social media but they are mainly for business purposes only.
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This interview is part of the CallumConnects series.