A little change goes a long way

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It’s Wednesday and do you know what that means? “JOY DAY”!!

No more hump days, it’s officially gone.

I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty excited about our JOY Love Fest Parties each week! Happy Happy Joy Joy!

Ok…let’s get started.

Today’s Theme is Small Changes = Big Impact.

New Years is always the time of making new resolutions. A great time to start fresh without worrying about the past.

But have you noticed that sometimes, your resolutions don’t get you very far? And most of the time, your resolutions are usually broken or even forgotten.

I totally have.

A year ago, I wrote an article about creating your future, not resolutions. While the basic premise of creating a future you can’t resist holds true, there is something missing in the article – something that I would like to add here today. And it’s the missing ingredient to turn your resolutions into reality.

Let’s be honest. Resolutions are in itself daunting. So is creating a future you want to live into.

The key ingredient that is missing from any type of resolution, future creating, goal setting work you do is creating a series of small changes.

“The man who moved a mountain was the one who began carrying away small stones.” – Chinese Proverb

Most people when trying to fulfill their resolution, goals, or whatever else they created, try to move the whole mountain at once. Or in other words, they “bite off more than they can chew.”

I’ve definitely done this. And more than once. You’d think I would have learned my lesson after the first attempt to move my mountains.

I’m also soooo guilty of wanting to get to the finish line faster, that I forget it takes time to build, create, change or move anything. Probably because I have the tendency to be impatient. Truth be told, I hate waiting on anything.

Anyways, as a result, I end up overestimating my abilities and to tackle too many things at once. Juggling lots of hats causes me to burn out and even quit prematurely. I get overwhelmed and then confused about my next steps. Sound familiar?

But it doesn’t have to be this way.

Instead of doing too much all at once, take baby steps. I call it creating simply irresistible pieces and there’s 3 easy steps!

Simplify, Simplify, Simplify.
This is the name of the game. Break everything down to simple bite size pieces that are so easy to do.

One Step at a Time.
Just take that one step and keep taking the step. It doesn’t matter if it is the tiniest step. As long as it’s a step, you will keep your momentum going. This is why it’s important to make the steps irresistibly small.

Find the Fun.
Find what motivates you and makes the whole experience fun! See if your friends want to join in.

Last year, I wanted to have a more JOYFUL life. So I decided my big goal would be to be JOYFUL 365 days of the year. Yes, it was a daunting task. Yes, 365 days is a long time. But…

I made it simple by finding one JOY of the day each day. It didn’t matter what it was. I could find something to be JOYFUL.

I took it day by day. I didn’t think about all 365 days of JOY. I only thought of the day I was on.

And I made it fun. I got friends excited about it and they joined in by being in the pictures. Even on the last day of the project, two of my friends helped me celebrate by going Belly Dancing with me.

The steps work.

You can accomplish whatever you set out to accomplish. And you don’t have to drastically turn your life upside down! Yay!

No crash diets here.

Just take small steps. Make small changes. Take things one day at a time.

Before you know it, you’ll reflect back on the year and see all that you’ve accomplished.

So go ahead and give it a try.

And let us help you!! Let us know what small steps or changes you are going to make by commenting below!


Here’s to creating more JOY & LOVE in your life! We couldn’t be more excited to be on this journey with you!

with peace, love, and joy!


About the JOY Coach

Minling Chuang

Minling is the founder of {the JOY depot} and is on a mission to help new entrepreneurs start their dream business. She spent many years working on branding strategies for top brands like Lean Cuisine & Nestle Toll House and launching multimillion dollar products. Now Minling's passion is to help people create profitable businesses they love! She is also a Kundalini Yoga teacher in Venice, CA. Like her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter. And if you want to start your own business, book a clarity session with Minling.

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