I love books. Especially professional and personal develop books that leave me inspired, motivated, and ready to take action.
As dietitians, school taught us to be just that- dietitians. It didn’t teach us how to be entrepreneurs, business owners, or big dreamers. This just means that our education needs to continue outside of the classroom.
I am a firm believer that your mindset is the # factor in determining your success. Books, can help you achieve your dreams and goals.
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How Do You Like to Consume Books?
These days, you can purchase most books in three ways:
- Traditional hard copy (real books!)
- Electronic copy (e-book)
- Audio copy (audiobook)
There are benefits to each and we all learn in different ways.
I will never get tired of real books. I like to underline inspiring quotes. Put in sticky notes for page holders. And go back to it time and time again.
I have a routine of reading 10 pages of a real book every single day. And it’s been a game changer for me!
E-books make life easier. You can access any e-book on your personal device. And you can bring a whole library with you anywhere you go.
If I’m honest, I’m not an e-book person. But I know tons of people who can’t get enough of their e-books.
I am a recent audiobook addict. I just discovered e-books in June 2021. And I love podcasts so audiobooks were a perfect fit for me.
I listen to audiobooks when I work out, cook, do laundry, or drive. I absolutely love them. My Audible account (how I listen to audiobooks) was one of my favorite purchases of 2021.
Here’s my secret. What I do. I have been listening to audiobooks. Then when I find a one I really love, I buy a hard copy. Then I read it again. And I am able to highlight and make notes in the margins. Stuff I couldn’t do when listening.
What is your favorite way to consume the information in books?
My Top Books for Dietitian Side Hustlers
Without further ado, here are my favorite books for dietitian side hustlers. These books are filled with mindset, business skills, and inspiration.
If you have some amazing books, not on this list, reach out and let me know! I’m always looking for new books to read.
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Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
Author: Carol Dweck
Summary: As the title implies, this book talks about all things mindset. The book dives into having a “growth” mindset or a “fixed” mindset. It’s an amazing deep dive, making you realize how important it is to have a growth mindset.
Fav Quote: “In a growth mindset, challenges are exciting rather than threatening. So rather than thinking, oh, I’m going to reveal my weakness, you say, wow, here’s a chance to grow!”
Outwitting the Devil
Author: Napoleon Hill
Summary: While this book has a strange title, it is SO good. It dives into how you can go through life as a “non-drifter” and find success in everything you do.
Fav Quote: “If they knew that every form of defeat, and all failures, bring with them the seed of unborn opportunity, they would keep on fighting and win. Success usually is but one short step beyond the point where one quits fighting.”
The Compound Effect
Author: Darren Hardy
Summary: This is the perfect book for dietitian side hustlers. It’s all about how we can get big rewards for a series of small (but smart!) choices. Even if you have limited time, that time compounded can lead to massive results!
Fav Quote: “It’s not the big things that add up in the end; it’s the hundreds, thousands, or millions of little things that separate the ordinary from the extraordinary.”
The Craving Mind
Author: Judson Brewer
Summary: This book dives into the psychology of habits/addictions and why we do the things we do. Successful people have habits that serve them. This book addresses how can we break through getting rid of bad habits that hold us back.
Fav Quote: “Until we define happiness for ourselves, clearly seeing the difference between excitement and joy, for example, our habits will likely not change.”
Little Red Book of Selling
Author: Jeffrey Gitomer
Summary: Selling can be scary, but it is an important part of being a side hustler and understanding business. The Little Red Book of Selling makes it easy to understand how to sell and serve people.
Fav Quote: “In order for you to be the BEST you can be for others, first you must be BEST for yourself.”
High Performance Habits
Author: Brendon Burchard
Summary: Anyone is capable of the extraordinary. In this book, you will learn habits that you can adopt to make yourself a high performer and have more success in your side hustle and life.
Fav Quote: “Slow down, be more strategic, and say no more often.”
We Should All Be Millionaires
Author: Rachel Rogers
Summary: I am currently listening to this book on Audible and it is SO good! The subtitle of this book is “A Woman’s Guide to Earning More, Building Wealth, and Gaining Economic Power”. Rachel is inspirational, motivational, and speaks real talk. If you struggle with guilt over building wealth, buy this book!
Fav Quote: “You are generous enough. Stop giving away your time, effort, and labor and start building real wealth.”
Author: James Clear
Summary: Tiny little changes in our lives can lead to huge results. This book breaks down how to build good habits and break the bad ones! I absolutely love this book and mailed a copy to all of the students in my Blog Boss Mastermind!
Fav Quote: “All big things come from small beginnings.”
Author: Jim Kwik
Summary: I heard Jim Kwik speak at FNCE in 2021 and had to get his book! This book is all about “unlimiting” your brain and potential. It teaches you how to learn better, read faster, let go of what holds you back, and get the most out of ourselves.
Fav Quote: “One of the fundamental tyrannies of limiting beliefs is that, in many cases, they’re just plain wrong.”
The 5AM Club
Author: Robin Sharma
Summary: This was my favorite book for 2021, hands down. Two things about this book: it is amazing and it is WEIRD. It’s not like any other professional development book I had ever read, but my goodness, the gems of gold in this book are amazing!
Fav Quote: “We only hear what we’re ready to hear.”
Start With Why
Author: Simon Sinek
Summary: I’ve always been obsessed with having a strong WHY. This book does such a great job on explaining why starting with WHY is so important. If you want to finish what you start, have long term success, and have your dreams come true… it all starts with WHY.
Fav Quote: “People don’t buy WHAT you do, they buy WHY you do it.”
The New Rules for Financial Freedom
Author: Tony Stephan
Summary: The New Rules for Financial Freedom is easy to read and jam-packed with value!! This book dives into the mindset and practical steps for what you need to do to achieve true financial freedom. Plus, it’s written by a dietitian- WIN, WIN!
Fav Quote: “In life, we are commonly held back by limitations we impose upon ourselves.”
Conclusion: Books for Dietitian Side Hustlers
I hope that you love these books as much as I do. Reach out and let me know what you think!
And remember the value of always continuing to learn and grow. Books can help us get there. You’ve got this dietitian side hustler!