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The One Word That Could Change Your Professional—and Personal—Life For the Better

Somya R. Munjal, CPA, MBA, MAS
Published Date:
Jul 27, 2015


Somya R. MunjalAccording to Dictionary.com, sincerity is defined as freedom from deceit, hypocrisy or duplicity, as well as integrity in intention or in communicating. When you think about it, that’s both a powerful
way of doing business and the key to living a purposeful life. Imagine a world where everything you heard was actually true, and every time you communicated, someone listened to you with an open heart. Unfortunately, in business and elsewhere, we often don’t see that kind of sincerity. For many of us, it’s all too easy to become jaded or cynical about what we can expect from others or what we should give of ourselves.

But the truth is that we must be the change we wish to see in the world. It really is that simple. If we all embraced the power of sincerity, we would not only improve our business lives, but we would be able to live the lives we’ve always wanted to live. Remaining true to yourself and to your intentions nourishes your soul on a deeper level. It allows us to create businesses that impact the community we live in and the world around us.

This is the philosophy I bring to my work as a CPA and as a business owner. I’ve made an effort to launch companies that help others to be their best selves and reach their goals. And I’ve chosen a profession that allows me to remain true to myself: Being a CPA suits my nature as someone who is blunt and believes in straight-talk, but also wants to help people.

I urge you today to think about what you truly want, personally and professionally. How do you want to live? What qualities make you feel good? What is your perfect world? Now go and take those powerful intentions and build the life of your dreams—and live it sincerely.


Somya R. Munjal, CPA, MBA, MAS, is the founder of and chief youth servant at the education technology company, Youthful Savings. The organization works to empower the next generation with financial education and entrepreneurship training, and donates 10 cents of every dollar earned to youth college scholarships. Munjal is also the founder and managing partner of CPA for the People, LLP. She’s a firm believer in education as an agent for change and developing the human spirit. Follow her on twitter: @somya808.