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Don’t Let the CFA Exams Make You Lose Perspective

AdminAdmin Posts: 10 Sr Associate
edited February 6 in 300 Hours

imageDon’t Let the CFA Exams Make You Lose Perspective

By Marc Coward Back in May 2013, I wrote  this post for 300 Hours entitled “CFA = Children and Family Abandoned.”   At the time, I had two young children (I now have three) and I was bemoaning...

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  • jasdevjasdev LondonPosts: 26 Associate
    Beautiful post, very touching. I thank you for reminding us it's important to keep a little perspective.
    ZeeMarc
  • MarcAlex01MarcAlex01 Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 3 Associate
    A beautiful, raw & honest look at your experience, Marc. Thank you for sharing the reality of your life these past few years! Really sorry to read that you are now separated and seeing a lot less of your children; I feel for you.
    I read your 'CFA = Children & Family Abandoned' post a few months back and it really did make me think. I very much relate to your story - my life is in a similar stage with 2 young children (with our second starting school just this past week!).
    I haven't yet begun CFA studies, though am seriously contemplating this course. Would require switching out of a Masters in Applied Finance, so we'll see.
    Best wishes for 2017 - keep your chin up, don't beat yourself up!
    Marc in Melbourne Australia
    ZeeMarcfabian
  • puffy10puffy10 SingaporePosts: 3 Associate
    omg, nice post, we definitely need to keep things in perspective and set aside time for things that are more worth while in the long run. I'm not saying that the certification is not important, but I think it is important to keep things balanced and healthy during the exam periods to mitigate a depressing future which many around us would not understand. For me, the hardest part would be getting people who are not taking the exam to understand the pressure, stress, anxiety and worries an exam taker goes through. Either way, what's yours is yours, and a CFA is no reason to neglect everything else in life. Keep your head down and your chin up.
    fabian
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