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Wayne E. Nance: Author of The 3 Minute Difference & Founder of Real Life Management


Wayne E. Nance, better known as the “Real Life Attitude Guy”, is the well-known developer of the ABCs of getting your life under control. He is founder and CEO of Real Life Management, Inc. With his help, more than 50,000 struggling people have successfully improved their lives and given Wayne credit for helping them do so. Top corporations, the U. S. Army, organizations, and churches throughout the United States also use the Life Management system for the benefit of their employees and leaders. Wayne has been called Dr. Phil Foxworthy, a funny guy with a serious message. 

A few years ago, at 305 pounds, an incessant smoker, $40,000 in credit card debt, and his marriage on the rocks, Wayne’s life had spiraled completely out of control. He was a card-carrying workaholic, sacrificing family for fortune. In fact, he was on the ragged edge of physical, financial, emotional, and marital disaster. At the age of twenty-nine, his cardiologist told Wayne he would probably never see forty. 

Hitting bottom, reality finally slapped Wayne in the face and made him acknowledge the truth. So he began doing extensive research on nutrition, finances, and relationships. Soon he recognized that obesity, debt, and crumbling relationships are only visible exhibits of a person’s core attitudes and beliefs. They are interrelated and attitude driven. 

For the next eight years, Wayne did extensive research traveling the country with a clinical stress psychologist, a sports nutritionist, and a personality therapist, studying what motivates people in their physical, financial, and personal choices. Wayne discovered that being overweight, in debt, and in failing relationships is all interrelated and attitude based. 

Based on his research and the changes that followed in his core beliefs and personal habits, Wayne lost more than one hundred pounds, eliminated his financial debt, and has now been happily married to his wife Shannon for more than forty-three years. 

Starting in 2010, Wayne started a research and training project with the U.S. Army, focusing on Leadership, Suicide, Domestic Violence, and Sexual Assault. His trademark survey has been at the core of this training and research and has led to a special program, called “Operation 3 Minutes” with the Army. 

Chaplains and NCO’s around the world are using his copyrighted system for soldiers and their families. 

His program has been endorsed by such national leaders as: Rich De Vos, Owner and Chairman, Orlando Magic Professional Basketball Team; Tom Ziglar, President and CEO, Ziglar; Dr. Jack Graham, Senior Pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church, Dallas, Texas; Judge Paul Pressler, Texas Court of Appeals (Retired), and Dr. Ted Baehr, Chairman, Christian Film and Television Commission. 

Wayne has taken his 46 years of corporate, public, and military research to airways on Radio, T.V. and the Internet. His most recent book, “The 3 Minute Difference” is an anchor to his message; a thinner, richer, and healthier society by improving attitude and belief systems. 

Today, Wayne is a highly respected speaker, trainer and author of The 3-Minute Difference, Mind Over Money and Liten Up for Life. He previously hosted “The Real Life Attitude Guy” simulcast on Dallas radio 570 (Fox Network) and is currently working to launch additional programming on the Web. As president and CEO of Real Life Management, Inc., Wayne’s life focus is to provide the education that he feels has been insufficient in matters pertaining to health, finance, relationship building and how they are related. 

Wayne lives in Texas with Shannon, and enjoys his life with three daughters and two grandchildren. 

“Zig Ziglar says, ‘Your attitude, not your aptitude, determines your altitude in life.’ The 3-Minute Difference is a fantastic book that hits the ‘attitude nail’ on the head and is perfect for people who want more success in their personal, family, business, and spiritual lives. The three-minute survey helps you pinpoint the attitude you have while the book gives you a specific game plan on how you can take control of your attitude, eliminate the negatives, and start achieving more of the things you want. The 3-Minute Difference shows you where to start and then gives you a plan on how to get there.” 

– Tom Ziglar, President & CEO, Ziglar 

Here are a few major corporations, churches, and schools Wayne Nance has brought this message and training to:

Churches and Universities
Abilene Christian University
Duke University Center for Living
Georgia Tech University
Middle Tennessee State University

Healthcare Providers
Alleghany Hospital (HCA)
Baptist Hospital
Memorial Hospitals
St. Joseph Hospitals

Music Industry
Broadcast Music, Inc
Buddy Lee Attractions
Country Music Association
Johnny Russell (Artist)
Point of Line

American Business Women’s Assn.
Canyon Ranch
CNA Insurance
Continental Airlines
Cumberland Electric
Epson America
First Tennessee Ban
Glazier Food Company
Georgia Society of CPAs
Legacy Marketing Group
Quick Copy International
Principal Financial Group
Sam’s Wholesale Club
Surety Life Insurance Company
US Veterans Administration
YMCA of America