June 19, 2019 at 12:59 am #2488428NoNameParticipant
Short story…I started taking the exams right out of school back in 2009 and passed them all except one (REG) which I failed multiple times. Due to a bad strategy on my end all exams ended up expiring.
I was working in BIG 4 at that time but ended up moving to a much smaller metro area and pretty much just forgot about the idea of getting a CPA. I ended up pursuing other (non work) interests.
However, As I wanted more progression in my career I once again realized the CPA was necessary.
Key pointers for success:
Study the hell out of your weak point! Since all my exams were expired I studied for REG for about 4 months before taking it because I was honestly intimidated by it from prior bad experiences . I had the mindset of wanting to understand every detail about every subject within REG. It almost became an obsession and I created all kinds of notes and outlines. I devoted a minimum of 2.5 hours per day and probably missed very few if any days in those 4 months. Once I passed that exam I knew I was home free. As you can see, that was by far my highest score of any.
It's always possible my friends (even if it is 10 years later)
PhillipJune 19, 2019 at 1:58 am #2488458A_RishParticipant
Way to go, Phil! Persistence and hard work always pays off. It may not be the first time around, but eventually you’ll get what you deserve. God bless!June 19, 2019 at 7:54 am #2489088jenpenParticipant
Congrats, Phillip! It's always a great feeling when your hard work and persistence pays off.