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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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Massive Accountability

MASSIVE ACCOUNTABILITY #dianedirect

“People Are Hard to Hate Close Up. Move In.” -Brene Brown (From her newest book, Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone, whose wisdom and insights and research are life-changing. And whose voice is quite soothing, if you’re an Audible-type like I am!) THIS. I don’t know if this is true abroad, but …

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The Magic of Saying No

The magic of saying no | Diane Sanfilippo

Who else is saying *NO* more?   What happens when we say “no” to people, activities, and even to ourselves? It’s usually the most honest answer you can give, yet somehow, it’s the absolute hardest. Allow me to release you from the turmoil that comes from this in-between state you may be in right now… saying no to something, someone, or …

Stitch Fix now has an app! (And a chance to win!)

Stitch Fix App

Access Stitch Fix anytime, anywhere right from your phone. I’m psyched to partner with Stitch Fix to help announce their brand new app, exclusively for iPhone. It’s everything you love about using Stitch Fix, now at your fingertips. If you’ve been a Stitch Fix user before, some of these fun new features will be exciting to you, and if you haven’t tried …

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Dogma limits possibilities – in Paleo, CrossFit, yoga, and beyond.

This post is a sort of stream of consciousness rant, if you will. It’s intended to open your mind up to a new way of thinking about things that I talk about so often here on the blog, on the podcast, and in all of my work. It’s a set of thoughts that came to me yesterday morning, that I …

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Monday Motivation: Setbacks & Failures

  We’re heading into holiday season, full of special times with family and friends, cooler weather, shining decorations, and seasonal foods. And then comes the New Year, full of hopeful resolutions and promises to make the next year better and more prosperous. Most people make at least one New Year’s resolution that is health focused: exercise more, eat healthier, lose …