If you’ve considered starting your own nutrition coaching business, or find yourself wondering about the best time to start, the answer is this: start here and now. There will never be a “best time” or “perfect time”. Sitting and thinking about your entrepreneurial dreams will not get you any closer to starting your nutrition coaching business.
My name is Tony Stephan, and I’m a Registered Dietitian just like you. Before I became a dietitian business coach teaching Registered Dietitians how to become successful dietitian nutrition coaches, I served thousands of clients in dozens of countries through nutrition coaching over a time frame of 12 years. Now, let me share everything you need to start your own nutrition coaching business today.
Commit to Taking Action & Make Now Your Best Time
The BEST thing you can do is just take action. Commit to doing something that will get you closer each and every day. Slow progress is better than no progress at all. If you sit back and wait, you will end up waiting forever.
People often think they need a lot of free time or a huge savings account in order for it to be the “best time”, but that’s not the case! The reason most nutrition coaching businesses fail is because people are scared of failure itself—this fear keeps people from stepping outside of their comfort zone. An entrepreneur is only an entrepreneur once they put their ideas into action. Ideas without any action are just ideas, no matter how great!
Believe In Yourself
There is a huge market of people out there wanting your services, but there aren’t many dietitians providing sustainable nutrition coaching services. We live in a changed world ever since the COVID-19 pandemic struck. A recent survey of U.S. adults revealed that physical health has declined due to poor stress management which has led to increased reports of substance abuse and unintentional weight changes. Now more than ever, people need real solutions to their very real health concerns. Instead of feeling stuck, frustrated, and uninspired in a dietitian position you don’t love, YOU can be part of that solution. Positioning yourself, the dietitian nutrition coach, as the expert will not only help your business thrive but it will also help your clients achieve long-term success!
All that said, a growth mindset and figure-it-out attitude is vital to be an effective entrepreneur and an effective dietitian nutrition coach. A growth mindset revolves around the idea that your qualities and skills can be further developed with dedication and hard work. With this mindset, the only direction is forward! There is no going backwards or falling off track. Commit to your business and give yourself no other option but success.
Prioritize How You Spend Your Time
Another step you’ll want to take is surrounding yourself with like-minded people who have your best interest in mind. Surrounding yourself with people who support you, celebrate with you, and help you through trying times will be crucial for long-term success in a nutrition coaching business. No successful person has ever achieved success all on their own. Why do you think the best athletes in the world have trainers, doctors, dietitians, physical therapists, and all kinds of other coaches by their side? Because they know they can’t do it alone, and they value the support of others.
Find The Best Time By Envisioning Your Success
Starting your own nutrition coaching business has nothing to do with best timing. It does, however, take someone with the right vision, guts, guidance, and grit. You must be able to envision where you want to be a few years from now and what it will take to get there.
Think long and hard about where you’d rather be 12 months from now. Would you rather be stuck in the same dietitian role you’re currently in? Or, would you rather be 12 months into building the nutrition coaching business of your dreams?
Remember, it isn’t about finding the best time. It’s about being honest with yourself and your willingness to go into FULL belief mode. So, when is the best time to start your nutrition coaching business? Now.
If you’re searching for like-minded individuals to help start your nutrition coaching business today, you’ve come to the right place. I am so proud to be a part of the movement of dietitian entrepreneurs who are making more IMPACT and more INCOME than ever before! In the Dietitian Nutrition Coaching Certification, we teach our students how to set their dietitian nutrition business up for long-term success.