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Strategies for Overcoming Fear

Strategies for Overcoming Fear | Diane Sanfilippo

Learning strategies for overcoming fear is something major you all have expressed a desire to read about here on the blog. It can seem daunting when you want to try something new, to be faced with the fears that will arise. I’ve been thinking for some time now about how to best verbalize the strategies I’ve used to overcome fear …

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Taking the Leap to Start a Business

Taking the Leap to Start Your Business | Diane Sanfilippo

Taking the leap to start your business (and overcoming *the scaries*). It can be scary to take the leap to start your own business. Whether you’re starting something from scratch, creating a program or product, looking for a small side hustle, or you’re working on building a network marketing business, it’s never easy. Some of the most common fears I …

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How I balance multiple businesses

How I balance multiple businesses | Diane Sanfilippo

How I balance multiple businesses Recently, via my Instagram stories, you all told me that you want to know how I balance multiple businesses. Some of what you wanted to know most: how I plan my day, handle tasks, and prioritize. I don’t recommend you take this post as my recommendations for how you should operate in your life, but …

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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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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 …

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Stop holding yourself back (a little tough love)

Stop holding yourself back. #DIANEDIRECT | Diane Sanfilippo

I’ve heard from many of you recently that you’re stopped in your tracks, afraid to share something you feel passionate about with the world. Or unsure of how to start. Or simply worried what people will say… Don’t wait to serve the world with your gifts until you (or your work) appear in a way that some people deem acceptable. …

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5 Tips for Better iPhone Food Photography

5 Tips for Better iPhone Food Photography | Diane Sanfilippo

These tips, while written with shooting from your iPhone or other smart phone as the primary inspiration, will also apply to shooting food photos with a DSLR. In that case, your adjustments will happen in a program like LightRoom, CaptureOne, or Photoshop. iPhone food photos can be amazing, and, in many cases, you can take food photos with your iPhone that …