Think back for a moment about why you became a CPA. Chances are, there was a person, or perhaps more than one, who inspired you to follow the path to becoming an accountant.

Maybe you had a family member or a friend whom you admired who was a CPA and made you want to follow in their footsteps. Maybe it was a person -- a professor or a professional -- who encouraged you to pursue a career as a CPA. Or maybe you fell into your career as a CPA because you were lucky enough to find someone who was willing to give you your first break.

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