Financial Consultant Roland Thompson Hits Amazon Best-Seller List With Mastering the Art of Success

Roland Thompson, President of ALP Financial Planning, Inc., recently ranked on the best-seller list with the new book, Mastering the Art of Success, co-authored with Jack Canfield.

Tri-City Herald, WA – August 29, 2017 – Roland Thompson is a Certified Financial Planner® who assists fellow Boomers and their families with planning for their financial future. Thompson joined the legendary Best-Selling Author® Jack Canfield, originator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul® series, and a select group of ThoughtLeaders® from around the world, including international Best-Selling Authors® and marketing experts, JW Dicks, Esq. and Nick Nanton, Esq., to co-write the book Mastering the Art of Success.

This title unlocks the secrets of success in business and life. The entrepreneurs lending their advice in this publication share their unique methods, tips, and lessons learned in order to reach the pinnacles they stand on today. The book was published by CelebrityPress®, a leading business book publisher that publishes books from ThoughtLeaders® around the world, and was released on July 13, 2017.

On the day of release, Mastering the Art of Success reached best-seller status on – reaching as high as #6 in the “Direct Marketing” category. The book also made its mark at #43 in the “Sales and Selling” category and #75 in the “Marketing” category. Thompson contributed a chapter titled “Finding Success Through The Tough Times,” which addresses generational differences and how your outlook on life can determine your success. The expert information shared in his chapter has helped the book reach optimal best-seller placement and will help readers gain similar success in their endeavors.

CelebrityPress® describes the book:

The starting point of all achievement is desire. ~ Napoleon Hill

Mastering a job means we are proficient at performing that particular task successfully. It is also useful to note here that the word “success” has different meanings to different people. Success can mean, among other things: fame, fortune, emotional or skillful achievement.

Proceeding through our growth years to maturity, we spend time and effort accumulating knowledge and resources, assessing our strengths and limitations, and taking action based on what we have learned. As we grow, so does our appetite for adventure and success. So, fortified with our initial progress, we set out to test our strength against the world. For those who achieve mastery of one job, the taste of success and the confidence it generates often propels them to attempt to master other tasks.

To accomplish a chosen undertaking is synonymous with success; however, learning to master more significant tasks is often our real challenge.  That’s where the Celebrity Experts® in this book come in.  They have achieved mastery in their various fields and are willing to share their secrets and methods of mastery with you. An integral quality of successful people is their willingness to help others succeed. One of the finest secrets for Mastering the Art of Success can be found in the following quote:

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. ~  Thomas Edison

After such a successful release, Roland Thompson will be recognized by The National Academy of Best-Selling Authors™, an organization that honors authors from many of the leading independent best-seller lists.

Click HERE to order a copy of Mastering the Art of Success.

A portion of the royalties earned from Mastering the Art of Success will be given to Entrepreneur’s International Foundation, a not for profit organization dedicated to creating awareness for charitable causes.

About Roland Thompson:

Roland Thompson has been called “One of the Nation’s top Financial Advisors to Baby Boomers.” His book, Now That I Am Retiring, What Do I Do with My Money? has helped many people gain basic financial planning knowledge before they pull the trigger and retire. The book is a very easy and a fun read for just about anyone wanting basic knowledge in the financial world.

After graduating High School in 1969 Roland joined and served 4 years in the United States Navy with 3 tours in Vietnam. Roland attended Green River College where he received two Associate of Arts degrees. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Central Washington University while working fulltime as a Manager for a non-profit organization. He then worked with MetLife over a 17-year period as a Life Insurance Agent, a Branch Manager, a Financial Planner and a General Manager before starting his career as a Fee-Only Financial Advisor with his own firm. Roland received his Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) designation from the American College in Bryn Mawr, Pa. He also received his CFP (Certified Financial Planner Practitioner) designation from the CFP Board of Standards. Roland is the past president of his local Estate Planning Council and past president of the local National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA). He has served as a board member for many associations in his area and has been awarded “Ambassador of the year” twice from the Regional Chamber of Commerce. Roland was a member of the National Speakers Association and spent a lot of his time doing the thing he really loves, which is Public Speaking. He is a frequent speaker at the local College and loves to lecture on overcoming fear to go after dreams and the art of Networking, using humor and some of his interesting life stories.

Currently he is president of ALP (Achieving Life’s Purpose) Financial Planning Inc. where he works with Baby Boomers in helping them make an impact in their final years. His philosophy is that financial planning does not need to be complex and confusing, just simple. He also is a Partner with his son in the entertainment industry where they both own SoulFound Entertainment LLC, which is the parent company of Rainmaker Recording Studios, one of the top recording studios in the Northwest. His biggest treat is going on tour with his son’s band, Night Argent.

Roland’s lifelong mission is to make a positive impact on the nation by connecting the Baby Boomer’s wisdom and experience, with the millennial generation’s passion and dreams.

Roland and his Wife, Teri, have 35 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; they also care for 6 medically fragile foster children at their home in Pasco, Washington.

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 About CelebrityPress® LLC: 

CelebrityPress® LLC is a leading business book publisher that publishes books from Thoughtleaders® around the world. CelebrityPress® LLC specializes in business anthologies, among various other types of titles, and has published books alongside Jack Canfield, Brian Tracy, Dan Kennedy, Dr. Ivan Misner, Robert Allen, Michael Gerber, Tom Hopkins, and many of the biggest experts across diverse fields. CelebrityPress® LLC focuses on helping its authors grow their businesses and their personal brands through book publishing; the organization has successfully helped launch thousands of best-selling authors® to date. 

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