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Mary Crafts has been part of the best events in Utah for over 35 years. She is the largest off-premise caterer in Utah, catering for names like Oprah Winfrey, George W. Bush, and Sir Elton John. She's a 16X Best of State winner! Now there's an opportunity to give back and to share with others her hard-won life lessons and success, bringing you her life experiences as only she can to help you craft a meaningful life!

Sep 14, 2023


Have you ever thought about the impact books have on personal growth? Take a moment and consider how books have shaped your own journey. Mary is joined by Nick Hutchison, founder of BookThinkers, and author of the book "Rise of the Reader". He shares his own journey with books, explaining that he wasn't much of a reader growing up. However, during an internship, he discovered podcasts where successful individuals credited their success to the books they had read. This realization motivated him to start reading the recommended books and he became hooked. They discuss the power of books and their impact on personal and professional growth. Learn more about the things he has implemented from the books he has read that have made an incredible impact on his life.

Nick's Bio:

Nick Hutchison is the visionary force behind BookThinkers, a thriving 7-figure marketing agency bridging authors and readers. In just over 7 years, he has cultivated a platform reaching over 1,000,000 people monthly and hosts the top 2% global podcast, "BookThinkers: Life-Changing Books," featuring interviews with renowned authors like Grant Cardone and Lewis Howes. Nick's platform and services have empowered countless authors to reach millions of readers, driving substantial revenue growth. His services encompass video production, podcast booking, and social media brand building. With a mission to inspire readers to take action, Nick authored "Rise of the Reader," delving into mastering reading habits and applying newfound knowledge to unlock potential.


Here are some key takeaways from the show:

  1. Rediscovering Reading: I shared my journey of rediscovering the joy of reading after retirement, while Nick revealed how he became an avid reader after realizing the impact books had on successful individuals.

  2. Making Time for Reading: Struggling to find time to read? Nick suggests replacing low-impact activities with just 15 minutes of reading in the morning and evening. Imagine, decades of lived experience condensed into days!

  3. Book Recommendations: Nick shared three influential books, including "The Compound Effect" by Darren Hardy, which emphasizes the power of consistent small steps, and "$100 Million Offers" by Alex Hormozi, a must-read for business owners.

  4. Energy Audit: They discussed the importance of evaluating our daily activities and relationships based on the energy they bring or drain. Nick even suggested a fun exercise of changing calendar icons to reflect this!

  5. Rise of the Reader: Nick's new book, "Rise of the Reader," is a treasure trove of insights from his reading journey. Pre-order it and enhance your reading skills.

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