How to Improve Relationships Through Inner Work

In reflecting on the personal development work I’ve been doing for nearly a decade overall, it’s typically hard to see or experience the self-improvements in a bubble. I don’t mean better eating habits or workout routine. I mean inner work. I find it’s often only in relation to others where we realize the benefits or progress of our inner work. …

Finding Strength in Softness

I recently heard Robin Arzón say “your strength is contagious” in her Turkey Burn Peloton ride. And, I agree. I’ve felt and seen that happen for many years now… that my own strength empowers others to also be strong. My ability to lead empowers others to lead. My lessons and examples on how I set boundaries to protect my energy and …

Four Simple Words to Boost Confidence

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Words of affirmation are meaningful to everyone, even if they’re not that person’s primary Love Language. When you recognize effort, hard work, stepping out of a comfort zone, trying something new, or anything that makes you notice that someone is out there doing their best – say it to them. Tell someone, “I’m proud of you.” I think a lot …

How to Set Goals You Will Actually Achieve

How to Set Goals You Will Actually Achieve We’re inching towards the beginning of a new year — a time when many people reflect on progress and set goals for the year ahead. In fact, my team and I are preparing for an upcoming retreat where we’ll get together and plan for 2020. (If you missed it last week, read …

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How to Develop a Food Brand: Behind-the-Scenes

How to develop a food brand - behind the scenes of Balanced Bites. | Diane Sanfilippo

DEVELOPING A FOOD BRAND ISN’T EASY.
In fact, I know a lot of folks who have seen me take on this challenge who’ve assumed I’m simply fearless and never doubt myself.

That couldn’t be further from the truth!

While working hard to grow Balanced Bites as a food brand, or consumer packaged good brand (CPG), I’m certainly faced with many challenges. Not the least of which has been branding. While I find myself doing this now, I sure didn’t know how to develop a food brand when I dove into it.

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What I’ve learned about hustle as an entrepreneur

What I've learned about hustle as an entrepreneur

Hustle is defined by how you spend your free time.  Some choose to watch television, or surf the web, or get extra time socializing, partying, what have you. If you have a family to take care of, certainly your time for these things is even shorter, which is why focus when you are spending time on your business is even …

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The one true secret to success

The one true secret to success. | Diane Sanfilippo

Whether you’re trying to improve your health or build a business, here is a key that many of us want to deny. Success requires: consistent, repeatable action. Eeeeeeeek. I know. You want a shortcut. You want “the secret.” You want to buy a magic pill, a quick-fix, an easy way there/out. Sorry, folks, this is the truth. CONSISTENT, REPEATABLE ACTION …

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If you don’t believe in yourself, who will?

If you don't believe in yourself, who will? | Diane Sanfilippo

Something that comes up often when we are working toward a goal — whether it’s starting a business, investing in a new side hustle, or setting out on a new fitness journey — is choosing when to listen to other people’s opinions (and when not to).  If you’re not careful, it can be the exact thing to set you back …

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Time-blocking: Why I Don’t (And Never Will) Use This Approach To Managing My Time.

Time blocking: why I don't (and never will) use that approach. | Diane Sanfilippo

  On a recent episode of the Driven podcast we discussed having a linear vs non-linear approach to planning a product or business launch, which got me thinking about time management… It’s almost comical how many times smart, productive, well-meaning people have told me, “you just need to time block” when I expressed frustrations in the past about my own …

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More than food, but sometimes FOOD.

More than Food, But Sometimes Food | Diane Sanfilippo

You know what? I realized that trying to only share one type of content via my @dianesanfilippo Instagram account is just not my vibe. If you follow @balancedbites, you’ll see just food or food-related content. Maybe one day I’ll open a separate account where I talk about other things. But, on an account with my name, I simply can’t not …