What I Love About Confrontation

It’s an unpopular opinion, but I strongly believe that avoiding confrontation does not create more peace in your life. It actually builds resentment, cultivates unhappiness, and *disturbs* your peace. Some mistake an enneagram type 8 (which is me) – the challenger – as people who *enjoy* arguing. I don’t enjoy confrontation for the sake of it. And I certainly do …

Overcoming Fear of the Unknown

The biggest reason why people tell me they are holding back in their lives? Fear of the unknown. But here’s the thing: you will *never* know what the future holds. The only thing that’s certain is that you have a limited amount of time here in which to live a life that you love. And, in that time, you can …

The Power of Asking for Help

You may know by now that I *rarely* seek or take advice, but I had an experience recently that almost brought me to the ground. For months I told myself to reach out to Miguel, one of the founders of Siete Foods, for business advice and mentorship. We go back to the beginning, when I was teaching paleo seminars in …

Why You Need to Embrace Boundaries

I have been discussing boundaries a lot on Instagram lately, and have been flooded with responses from readers about how they have felt empowered to deepen their relationships as a result. I’ve heard things like: “Because of your boundary modeling, I feel empowered in my own life to do the same.”  “I have learned so much from you about boundaries …

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. …

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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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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 …