by Wes Moss, CFP
FT Press, 2008, 220 pp.
If your New Year’s resolution about finding more satisfaction—monetary or otherwise—on the job has begun to fade, Wes Moss has a pep talk designed to get you back on track.
Moss is a certified financial planner in Atlanta. Fans of Donald Trump’s “The Apprentice” may recognize Moss’ name from among the contestants on the second season of the reality TV show.
Moss’ worry-fighting tips include sitting down at the beginning of each year to write out the year’s goals, both business and personal. He says that kind of goal-setting helped him get his stress under control.
He also advises readers to look for ways to turn roadblocks into resources. He took advantage of the time spent in Atlanta’s notorious traffic snarls to conduct interviews for his latest book and an earlier one, Starting From Scratch: Secrets From 21 Ordinary People Who Made the Entrepreneurial Leap .
In this book, Moss tells the stories of 18 people who found ways to earn more while worrying less. He begins with Linda Rabb, a food service worker who found a healthy six-figure salary and long-term security from the insurance services company Aflac.
In the chapters that follow, Moss offers varied examples of ordinary professionals who found more control over their careers and enhanced security by looking at work with a more entrepreneurial mind-set.