When candidates purchase a self-study review course, most overanalyze their CMA study material and don’t know what to do. Does it sound familiar?
What’s even more challenging is figuring out how and what to study to make the most of their very limited resource, time.
Why Live Coaching Support Is Key to Pass the Exam
Last year, I grabbed a surf board, hired an instructor, and hit the warm waters off the coast of Jaco, Costa Rica.
While on solid ground, my instructor taught me what to do and what not to do.
It all made sense…
but when we got in the water and waves began to crash over me…
most of what he taught me went out the window. Why?
Because I panicked! and when I panic, I overanalyze.
Instead of trusting what the instructor taught me, I began to do whatever felt instinctively to keep my head above water, which made things worse.
But then, before too long, you know what happened?
Feelings of panic evaporated and surfing became FUN… Only after I did exactly what the instructor asked me to do all along.
He was there by my side giving me instructions while we were in the water. He wasn’t on the beach yelling instructions to me. He was in the water surfing with me.
That made all the difference.
Can You Learn To Ride The CMA Exam Waves?
The CMA exam is EXACTLY the same way.
Those taking the exam, after studying by themselves, aren’t really afraid of the exam.
Do you know what they’re afraid of?
They are afraid of the unknown. Afraid of not knowing how to maneuver through their exam.
Even if they know what they’re supposed to do theoretically….
they don’t have the practice or experience. So it leads them to panic, overanalyze their exam questions, run out of time, and unfortunately fail the exam.
But how can my students, some who don’t have an accounting degree nor accounting experience, pass the exam on their first try?
Because they don’t try to figure things out themselves. They listen and rely on a coach to lead the way.
Again, don’t fear the CMA exam. You can’t control the types of questions you’ll get. But you CAN learn to conquer it just like a surfer conquers waves.
An experienced surfer doesn’t FEAR the waves. In fact, an experienced surfer WANTS waves…right?
The ride is where all the fun and glory is found.
Are you excited about what’s going to come your way on your exam?
Are you poised to pass?
Are you excitedly paddling out to meet the wave?
If you are…
A virtual High five to you!
If you’re not quite there yet…
If you’re a little fearful of what’s going to happen…
If you worry about your ability to get in the “ocean” and “ride the wave”.
Passing the CMA exam is a skill which CAN be learned.
The True Hidden Costs of Self-Study
You’ve got a couple ways to learn. One way is to teach yourself. This is always an option. Your “tuition” cost is all the “wrecks”, “wipe-outs” and money lost while you’re learning the ropes.
Frankly, this was the way I learned and was able to pass the exam, but it was very expensive in terms of time and money.
There was another King Kong sized HIDDEN COST too.
The loss of all the money I WOULD’VE made if I was already a CMA earning 6-figures.
There’s ALWAYS a tuition to being self-taught. However, there’s another much less expensive way if you’re open to it.
You can get an experienced coach.
In fact, I can teach you, like my surf instructor taught me, step-by-step and by your side. Or maybe how your dad taught you to ride a bike?
Live Weekly Coaching Calls With An Experienced CMA Coach
I’ve got a little “surf” shop called CMA Exam Academy. You’ll learn how to surf the waves of the CMA subject matter and be prepared for your exam, not just to pass but to also take this knowledge with you for the rest of your life.
And when you join, just like how my surf instructor gave me live coaching in the water, I’ll jump on weekly calls with you to coach you through the toughest exam waves so you come out on the other side as a Certified Management Accountant.
Plus, you are getting my full protection with my ironclad Pass or Full Money Back Guarantee.
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Rooting for your exam success!