SuperfastCPA Reviews: From Military Mechanic to CPA

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CPA study while mountain biking? Re-writing the textbook by hand?

Free CPA Study Workshop: https://www.superfastcpa.com/study-secrets/

In this episode you'll hear John's CPA study experience, and how his study process evolved as he kept making breakthroughs. John used the Gleim CPA Review testbank along with the SuperfastCPA study tools such as our review notes, audio notes, and quizzes. We cover all parts of the study process and all kinds of CPA exam study tips in this interview, and John also has some great insights on mindset and how to stay motivated. Don't miss this interview!

00:00 - Introduction
02:12 - Exams timeline
05:05 - From the military to accounting
07:51 - Starting the study process
08:39 - Re-writing the textbook by hand
09:29 - "There has to be a better way..."
10:31 - Looking for a better way
11:10 - Finding SuperfastCPA
11:33 - "I was sold right away"
12:26 - "I never read the textbook again after that"
13:07 - Using quizzes + MCQs
13:34 - "I got a better score, while studying less..."
14:19 - CPA study + mountain biking?
16:35 - What John spent 85% of his time on
17:10 - Does your learning style matter for the CPA exams?
17:50 - "It's not just about knowledge..."
18:32 - Learning the material in the same context as test day
19:40 - Motivation comes easier when your process is working
20:29 - What kept John going on bad days
21:24 - How to "trick" yourself into studying
22:03 - "It needs to be a constant mindset"
23:24 - Treating simulations like real clients
24:18 - Battling every day
24:47 - Adding CPA study to your already busy schedule
25:56 - "No one else can study for you..."
26:39 - Using the AICPA blueprints
27:05 - "It's like chipping away at a big rock"
27:15 - The power of momentum
27:37 - Using weekends as a buffer
28:49 - Studying in small chunks is always progress
29:23 - "Drops of water breaks big rocks"
29:44 - "I tried 3 other audio notes..."
30:26 - "Final 48" strategies
33:06 - The key ingredients can be personalized
33:51 - Doings sets of 100 MCQs
34:34 - Focusing on what matters when you study
35:01 - Gain confidence in your process, then don't look back
35:28 - Review notes + lots of MCQs
36:16 - Using MCQs as a learning tool
37:04 - Getting your 4th passing score
37:58 - Done with the CPA, what's next?
38:30 - Being a CPA vs being a great CPA
40:04 - "Focus on studying the right stuff..."
40:24 - Getting better scores from less study hours
41:20 - John's top tips to current CPA candidates
42:34 - If you want to study "for real"...

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