Tip of the Month
Welcome to the Nutrition Entrepreneurs Tip of the Month
Looking back through the past months of tips, I am inspired by the wealth of information our members have to share! We truly are entrepreneurs with a nutrition heart!
“Careful of words to self” – that is the tip that I wish to share. If you haven’t read “The 4 Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz, please take a meaningful hour to read and then months/years to savor.
His quoteable words: “Be Impeccable with your Word: Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the Word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your Word in the direction of truth and love.”
I have studied this premise and often use it with my eating disorder clients because if we are careful with our words to others, we first should be careful with how we speak to self.
As entrepreneurs, or hopeful entrepreneurs, we often repeat to ourselves what we fear, what our challenges are and where our failures lurk. This negativity is draining at best and self-fulfilling at worst! If we instead remind ourselves of our strengths, our past and possible future accomplishments, we are much more likely to actualize. We become stronger, more capable, and more confident, more accomplished and best yet, more positive with others!!
When we say supportive words to ourselves, we are likely to project positivity to those we work with, socialize with and live with! That spells success in any arena.
Tip of the Month: April 2014
Barb Andresen, RDN, LDN
Lisa Nelson RD
Make the most of where you are now to get to where you want to be in the future. So many of us are working in areas of nutrition just to “get the experience”. Well, if this is you, make the most of it. You will take something away from each and every experience and use it in your dream position. Get your day to day “to-dos” completed and then find ways to start working toward that dream job.
Every registered dietitian nutritionist has a toolbox. This is one tool that has been in mine for years—ConsumerLab.com. How often have you been asked about a certain supplement, herb, vitamin, etc? If you speak to the public, are in private practice, or just want to stay in-the-know I highly recommend a subscription to ConsumerLab.com. (It's a nominal $33 per year cost but worth it. Plus it's tax deductible!)