Excerpts From Going Concern (Humor): let's look at some easy ways to completely blow the CPA exam...
Learn by Osmosis Remember, like, a year ago when you got an exciting package of brand new CPA review books in the mail and excitedly tore open the box only to decide the moment you encountered that 950 page FAR book that you'd have time to study later, whereby later becomes months down the road when you're using the upside down box as an end table?
Treat yourself like absolute s#*! in the weeks leading up to the exam Cramming is great… when you're 20. Guess what, kiddo? You're not 20 anymore. Abusing your body with sugary energy drinks, a poor diet, hardly any sleep and the stress of studying for the CPA exam is a great way to guarantee you won't pass.
Be a doormat for friends, family, bosses and coworkers Listen, no one likes the guy studying for the CPA exam who does more complaining about how hard it is to balance everything than actual studying. So don't be that guy. Instead, don't say anything.
Surround yourself with distractions How many tabs do you have open in your browser right now?
Master the art of complaining Taking the CPA exam is hard, everyone knows that. But just to make sure they know that, you need to make it your mission to tell them at every opportunity just how hard it is. Never mind that they never actually see you studying, the important thing here is to communicate to every human being and slightly lucid dog you encounter just how hard your life is because of this stupid exam.
Adrienne Gonzalez | Going Concern