Episode 199: Having a Great Career Starts with Purpose & Planning | Dr. Cindy McGovern

Imagine you are on an airplane and, along the way, it starts to deviate just a few degrees off course – if the plane does not correct course over the length of that flight, do you think you’ll end up in the right destination?

Probably not, and who knows where we would end up! But this is the way that most people live their lives – they wake up, take action, and move forward, but they’re not always clear on exactly where they’re going or why they’re going there. And when they’re off course, they’re not even aware of it, which is why so many people live a life by default instead of a life by design.

So, today, we want to introduce you to Dr. Cindy McGovern, who has been living the principles of The ONE Thing to ensure that she has a great career, and you will hear how purpose and planning were fundamental to living her mission: changing the way that people view sales.

The ONE thing to takeaway from this episode


When it comes to being as efficient and effective as possible in your role, when it comes to feeling fulfilled, would you benefit from having a plan so that you have clarity on what matters most? Do you think you’d benefit if you did look out into the world for where you could bring the most value?Do you think you would have more opportunities if you were listening every time you’re interacting with a person?Getting there is common sense – we just want to help you, as Cindy says, make it a common practice. So, if you want support in living Your ONE Thing and you want to discover what’s possible when you belong to a community that supports your goals, head over to the1thing.com/learnmore.

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What stops you from being as consistent as you want to be?We call them the three C’s – clarity, control, and community – and this is what most people are missing when it comes to living The ONE Thing. If you are trying to live The ONE Thing in your life, but you’re struggling, we invite you to join Living Your ONE Thing because they’re a group of people who are developing that sense of clarity, feel in control, and are creating a community that supports their goals.If you want to discover what’s possible when you belong to a community that supports your goals, go to the1thing.com/learnmore.

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