Motivation for the CPA Exam

Rollie is a [A71 product=”combo”]NINJA CPA[/A71] blogger

Hello NINJAs!

Tomorrow is the day of reconciliation at Prometric and another chance to see Lyle. Lyle is the guy that checks you in and out at my center.

You know you been to Prometric too many times when you greet each other at the grocery store by name…

I am hoping for a good experience like I had with BEC, except without the whole failing part.

I am starting to feel good about Audit despite my extreme hatred for the subject and test questions.

I am recognizing ways to narrow down choices in the MCQs and getting better at choosing the “best answer.”

The “best answer” questions always throw me for a loop and are complete BS. It comes back to looking for the keywords and recognizing patterns like “always” and “all,” etc.

After doing 2400 CPA exam questions, I feel that I have a good grasp on a lot of concepts and recognizing the tricks. My big problem is sometimes I forget to the read the WHOLE question or WHOLE answers.

One word could be paramount between a correct and incorrect answer.

If you have been following, you know that I recently failed BEC. I was really hoping for the pass to get motivation and momentum moving, albeit, I continued to push forward with AUD so I could get another exam in this testing window. I will retake BEC on July 2nd.

Also, you probably understand my extreme hatred for Auditing and my piss poor motivation. What got me going back to the public library after work?

What got me to sit down and pound MCQs? It was seeing the end goal and setting and a small reward for each day of studying: a little something to look forward to after a QUALITY study session-none of this study for 3 hours crap where I/you spend half of your time on the phone or Facebook. It had to be QUALITY.

What did I do for reward/calm down time before seeing the wife? I would go hit some golf balls at a golf simulator that is a couple minutes from my house.

Or some days I would pick a TV show to watch when my wife decides to start watching a terrible show called Vampire Diaries…

Having a reward gave me something to look forward to after a boring, but quality [A71 product=”combo”]NINJA study session[/A71]. I suggest that other candidates try this method if you trouble motivating yourself to study.

Until next time, keep on swimming!

Related Posts


Becker CPA Review + NINJA: How to Finally Pass the CPA Exam

How To Pass Any CPA Exam Section Using Becker CPA Review + NINJA CPA Review in 5 Easy Steps:

1. Nail the Concepts
Nail the Concepts with your Becker CPA Review lectures.

If something is confusing in your Becker materials, look it up in the NINJA Book or NINJA Notes.

Start listening to your NINJA Audio. Never drive to work without it on. You can listen to fun things when you’re a CPA. Let that motivate you. 🙂

If your commute is 1 hour round trip, then that’s 1 hour of NINJA Audio per day (and that’s for the commute alone … if you can work and listen to the NINJA Audio: even better.)

Start reading the NINJA Notes in your downtime, especially at work. It’s ok if you haven’t studied the section before. It will all start clicking the third time through, regardless of where you are in your prep.

2. Take Intense Notes over your Becker CPA lectures…


Becker CPA Review Sale: $500 Discount

Sale: Becker CPA Review 40% OFF If you plan on buying Becker CPA Review in 2019, you should consider doing so this week, as their 4-Part package is $2,092, which is 40% off their regular price. The $1,394.80 you save will buy you 20 months of NINJA CPA Review Monthly 🙂

Surviving CPA Score Release

  Carolina is a [A71 product=”combo”]NINJA CPA[/A71] blogger Grrrrr!!!!!! Another failure. A lot has happened since I last wrote. I failed AUD and BEC both with a 58. I knew I was not ready when I took those tests, but I was hopeful for a miracle. I did not study as I was supposed to. I […]

Getting through CPA study materials when life happens

Christy is a [A71 product=”combo”]NINJA CPA[/A71] blogger I have been so unmotivated to study for the past week or so. There’s just been too much stress going on in my everyday life for me to feel like I could give studying my all. I had a major turnaround last night though. I sat down, read […]

Leave a Reply