SuperfastCPA Reviews: From Military Mechanic to CPA

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This SuperfastCPA reviews interview is with James, a SuperfastCPA customer and now a CPA. You’ll hear John’s CPA story, including how he heavily used the SuperfastCPA review notes and audio notes to in his daily study process, both to re-review the material and to get a quick understanding of new topics.

In this episode you’ll hear John’s CPA study experience, and how his study process evolved as he kept making breakthroughs. We cover all parts of the study process in this interview, and John also has some great insights on mindset and how to stay motivated. Don’t miss this interview!

Episode Timestamps

  • 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”…

Episode Resources

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