3 Ways to Avoid Fighting: Communicating Through a Disagreement.

3 Ways to Avoid Fighting: Communicating Through a Disagreement. | Diane Sanfilippo

I have a handful of insights on this idea wanting to avoid fighting. I consider this more like communicating through a disagreement, since that’s what fighting really is, isn’t it? When emotions are running high, however, and we can feel on the defensive because we’re disagreeing, we can feel like we need to “fight.” I think considering this a time …

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How to monetize anything: my personal secrets to success.

My personal secret to success when monetizing anything. | Diane Sanfilippo

This may not come as a surprise if you’ve been following my work for any amount of time, but I know a lot of you are wondering how to monetize anything (or something in particular). A combination of the following elements are what I consider to be the *secret sauce* to allow you to monetize anything (aka: sell anything): 1. …

Busting myths about becoming a Beautycounter Consultant

Busting Myths About Becoming a Beautycounter Consultant | Diane Sanfilippo

On the heels of recent marketing campaigns and celebrity endorsements, I decided now is a good time to address the business of Beautycounter. There are many questions and concerns folks have about Beautycounter as a business. “Is Beautycounter a pyramid scheme?” “If the products are so great, why aren’t they just sold in traditional retail stores?” “I’ve heard something like …

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Say yes.

Say yes | Diane Direct

This never changes, no matter where you are in your journey or which path you’re on. You can choose to say yes or no to opportunities. And discerning between opportunities and distractions is not always easy! In fact, that decision making process is a skill that needs to be honed, a muscle that must be consistently worked. And there will …

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You are exactly where you need to be.

I know sometimes, maybe most of the time, it can feel like this isn’t true. But, I promise you, it *is* true. Even if you’re currently working at a job you hate. Even if you’re trying to figure out how to get out of a bad relationship. Even if you’re barely rubbing two nickels together. Even if you’re working on …

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Do You Believe In Yourself?

This one is HARD. Because often people who are *supposed* to love and support us unconditionally, like family, are some of the *least* supportive. The problem is that as we grow into adulthood, we also often maintain unhealthy, sometimes codependent relationships with our family when we really need to break free from that. Just because you were born into the …

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How We Build Confidence

confidence | Diane Direct

How to earn/build CONFIDENCE: The next time you find yourself saying or thinking, “but I don’t know how to do that,” FIGURE IT OUT. I can’t tell you the number of times people have said to me, “but I don’t know how to use MailChimp (for example)”… PEOPLE! No one was born knowing how to do much of anything. No …

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Your Voice Matters

The number of times I’ve heard women say, “but there are already so many people teaching about this topic,” or “there’s too much competition,” or “I’ll never catch up to her,” or “but I don’t have anything worth saying.” YOU GUYS. Can you imagine if I had let those thoughts stop me when there were a ton of people already …

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Why I don’t just talk about food

Why I *don't* just talk about food. #DIANEDIRECT | Diane Sanfilippo

Part of what I’m here (in the world) to do is to WAKE people up. Whether it’s to the fact that we have control over our health largely through what we eat, by shining light on the uncomfortable conversations that *need* to take place, or opening up and dismantling the judgment and criticism that this social media-based world somehow makes …

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It was never about the food.*

It was never about the food.* #DIANEDIRECT | Diane Sanfilippo

At some point in your journey, this has probably clicked for you. If it hasn’t yet, it will. Give it time. See, for all of us who may have struggled or still struggle to eat in a way that represents our best effort to care for ourselves, that’s just it. Let me say this another way: once armed with information …