Chapter 10.1 Section 2 Directives:Worksheet
Exercise #1: Creating Your Philosophy
Who are you?

Write down 7 to 10 keywords describing who you are, and if I did an internet search for them, you would have a positive connection to the result or your name would pop up.

Write down 7 to 10 keywords that describe who you want to be as registered dietitian.

Do any of them match? Those matches will be keywords you will want to put into your philosophy and core values.
Keywords Describing who you are.
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Keywords Describing who you want to be.
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Why are You are a Registered Dietitian:
What is the purpose of nutrition?
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What is your role as a registered dietitian?
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What is it about dietetics that gives meaning to your life?
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How do you see yourself influencing the profession of dietetics?
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Your Audience:
Define the topics, nutritional concerns or types of clients you enjoy working with.
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How will you reach and interact with the variety nutritional concerns, nutrition topics and types of clients you work with?
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How Will You Perform:
What are your core beliefs as a registered dietitian? What clues or cues help you find the beliefs you feel deep down in your core? What information would you provide to your own family and friends?
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How will your beliefs make you an effective registered dietitian?
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How will you balance your beliefs with the beliefs and needs of your clients?
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What are your goals for your clients?
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What are your goals for your practice?
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Your Professional Setting:
What gives you a sense of satisfaction at the end of the work day?
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What type of environment feels most comfortable to be in (what do you think about doing and where do you want to be when you get up in the morning, what is the location).
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Do you feel this is the right environment to work with others when it comes to the beliefs meaning the most to you?
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Is this setting one that enhances your performance and excitement for being a registered dietitian?
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Exercise #2: Creating Your Partnerships
Create this list and keep it handy when you need support in a particular area or you need expertise. An important part of this is to always be adding future partnerships.
Who are those people or groups who can help provide you with the information you need to advance your career and meet your goals?
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Who are those people or groups who will share your passions and purpose?
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Who are your future partners? Who are those people or groups you want to work and collaborate with?
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Revisit your current and future partnership list every year as you evolve. Always be open to creating new connections and partnerships.
Exercise #3: Pre-Workout for Your Job Search
Here are a few questions to ask yourself to get you thinking about yourself and your professional wants:
What is my passion? (Hopefully you have already answered this!) What gets me fired up and what do I truly care about?
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What are my past experiences? How do I feel about them?
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What am I great at? My strengths? My weaknesses?
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Where do I want to be? What abilities do I want to develop? What kind of registered dietitian do I want to become?
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How am I going to become the registered dietitian I want to be? What resources do I need? How am I going to find them?
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What is stopping me or holding me back from what I want to do professionally?
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From whom can I learn the most? Who can teach me and give me the knowledge I need to become this kind of registered dietitian?
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