I was at a conference for the last 3 days and this conference was a demanding experience.
It was run by Wake Up Warrior, who has a rather unusual but highly effective approach to learning.
There were lots of “out of my comfort zone work” to do — speaking, sharing, creating…
The general atmosphere was a mixture of intense focus with chunks of fear and fun…
I had already been struggling due to the difficult time zone difference — Huntington Beach is 7 hours ahead of Byron Bay and even though I did get to lie down on the plane, my sleep has been limited between the flight and the jet lag.
So, late into the afternoon, I was tired and hungry.
Not ridiculously hungry, but just from the amount of focus and attention that had to go into the workshop.
Then, from the corner of my eye, I caught sight of a hand holding a chocolate bar.
Now I am not normally a chocolate bar lover, but at this time this was like mana falling from Heaven.
And it was not just an ordinary chocolate bar…
Over here in America, they do chocolate bars in style…
This was the Paleo Caveman Dark Chocolate Almond Coconut bar.
It was so, so, so good.
I really don’t know how my workshop comrade knew this was exactly what I needed, but somehow he did.
What I took from it is that learning is demanding and sometimes what I need comes to me unexpectedly.
And all I needed to do was receive.
That this was essentially a perfectly timed gift from the Universe and all I had to do was to say yes.
So I see a lot of stoic doctors, bravely starting out from scratch with their exam prep.
Just opening the texts at the beginning and slugging through.
And good on you for doing this.
It is a very complete way to prepare and you will learn a lot.
This was how I had to do it… Just start and do the work.
400 hours later and I had got notes for about half of Murtagh.
But if perhaps you have a more challenging life that may limit the amount of time you have to study, or even if you are just looking to receive a better way of getting through your exams, then consider the possibility that there may be more effective ways of passing these exams.
If that is you, then I encourage you to head over to graduatemedicine.com/GPEA and check out whether, just like me receiving the unexpected Paleo Caveman was a blessing, that a better way to prepare for your exams might just be the same for you.