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Wednesday Wisdom: One Step at a Time

January 26, 2022

Wednesday Wisdom, Inspiration, Motivation for Women Entrepreneurs, Female Business Owners

“To change the world, start with one step. And however small, first step is hardest of all,” is one of my favorite song lyrics and goes hand-in-hand with this time in January when most people have already failed at some of their New Year’s resolutions. It only took 3 weeks for that bright, fresh start to fade into normalcy. I read somewhere that instead of making a full one year of resolutions, you should start with a daily resolution and repeat it day after day, until that first step – aka resolution taken – becomes your normal stride and daily action.

This makes sense if your resolutions include: losing weight, reworking your marketing plan, decluttering your office, taking up a new fitness regimen, or planning more excursions in 2022. Nothing gets done all at once, unless we have Jeannie in the bottle making it happen in a blink of an eyelash. So, what can you do this fourth week in January to reset your mind about accomplishing small and big goals?

I have some advice for you. The past two years, I learned how to make impactful, daily differences for an organization I have fallen in love with called Global Citizen, whose mission is to build a movement of 100M action-taking Global Citizens to help achieve their vision of ending extreme poverty by 2030. Their movement is of engaged citizens who are using Global Citizens platform, taking action on the issues, and earning rewards for their actions.


This past year, I took 174 actions to defeat poverty, demand equity, and defend the planet easily from my chair in my office in Syracuse. Next week, my husband and I will enjoy one of the rewards, two tickets to the NHL All Star Game in Las Vegas, something I choose in their lottery system of rewards. Sure, we have to pay to get there and stay, but what a fun and exciting reward for simply texting, calling, sharing, emailing, and lending my voice to issues that move me.

All it takes is checking their website weekly (daily sometimes) to see what I can do to help, who I can call or email, and in doing so rack up rewards that can thank me for my time. I would love to get more involved with them since I love their mission so much. It makes me feel like one single individual can make a small, yet large, contribution to the world, alongside others.

Today’s Wednesday Wisdom is to inspire you to consider what ways you can help our globe or the issues closest to your heart on a daily or weekly basis to make an intrinsic difference in your life and others. Donating time, knowledge, or money doesn’t take more than daily intention. I bet you could come up with a quick list of 3 things you could do starting today, every day or week, this year to make a difference in our globe, nation, or your own community.

By doing so you’ll give yourself a meaningful resolution that makes you feel proud every day and lights your heart with warmth and charity.  Then, take one step at a time, to accomplish your other personal New Year’s goals, remembering in 2022 we can help the world and ourselves simultaneously. 

3 Comments leave one →
  1. January 26, 2022 1:40 pm

    Making a difference, even in small ways, to bring about change that matters should be everyone’s goal!

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  2. January 26, 2022 3:09 pm

    You are so right Kim. It really doesn’t take more than realizing that we have the power to make a difference every minute of every day. Cheers to you for making small impactful changes with your company too.

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