New Beginnings – Part 2
Whether you are a recent graduate or a seasoned professional, attaining your CPA is a lofty goal, and one you can certainly achieve by the end of 2012. In the spirit of the approaching new year and the new beginnings it will bring, I will continue our series on how you can make a resolution and keep it!
- Write it down. Put your goal on paper and map out how many hours a week you are going to devote to studying. Sacrifices will need to be made. On a calendar, write out how many study units a week you should complete based on your time available.
- Share your plans. Tell your friends or family that you may need to sacrifice time with them so that you can pass the CPA exam. Remind them that a CPA certification will lead to more job security and the likelihood of a raise, and I guarantee most will gladly let you off the hook. Friends and family also make a great cheering section!
- Schedule your exam early. By registering for and scheduling your exam well in advance, you will have (1) a testing date that is convenient for you and (2) a finish line that forces you to focus throughout the year.