Q & A with Wayne E. Nance Author of The 3-Minute Difference: ALTER Your Health, Money, and Relationships without Changing Who You Are

Q: In The 3-Minute Difference, you talk about your life being out of control which ultimately led to this book. Please tell us briefly how your life was out of control and what “woke you up to reality.” A: At age twenty-nine, I was 305 pounds, smoking incessantly, crippled with $40,000 in credit card debt and facing divorce. I was a card-carrying workaholic, sacrificing my family for fortune in the name of “providing for my family.” My cardiologist said I would likely never see forty. Still, I was in denial and didn’t really believe it. Then one day my tailor called me a “fat slob”, and that stunned me into reality. Q: So what is your life like today Wayne? How is it different than before? A: By following the principles I’ve learned through research about nutrition, finances and relationships, I’ve lost more than one hundred pounds, quit smoking, eliminated my credit card debt, put some balance into my work life, and rescued my marriage and family. I’ve been married thirty-eight years to my beautiful wife and have three wonderful daughters. I’m like everyone else who reads this book or sees me on an interview. My life has its turns and twists almost every day. I work every day to be the best I can be. Q: According to The 3-Minute Difference, you have done more than twenty-five years of extensive research into the areas of health, money, and relationships and have now created a tool to help other people do the same thing. Tell us about the 3-Minute Survey and how it can help us. A: The 3-Minute Survey is a quick and easy online survey that assesses a person’s core attitudes. It only requires about three minutes to complete. It has proven to be 88% accurate and extremely insightful for people. The results of the survey are provided immediately to those who take it online. Then if they wish, there are more in-depth evaluations that are available. The amazing thing about this simple survey and what you learn about yourself is that it teaches you how to understand and communicate so much better with your spouse, family, friends, business associates and others. It’s a bit like learning French so that you can speak to people when you travel to Paris. If you don’t speak their language (meet their needs), it’s incredibly hard to communicate, much less build a meaningful relationship with them. In the same way, if we want to communicate well with those who are important to us, we must figure out what language they speak and learn to speak it as well. It’s a simple concept, but one that’s often overlooked. Q: What would you say is the primary difference in the 3-Minute Survey and personality tests in the market today? A: For one thing, it only requires about 3 minutes to complete the survey, and it is not a test or a personality test. Based on my research, I don’t believe in personality tests. The results of our survey are more than 88% accurate and provide real insight for people into the core attitudes that undergird their beliefs and choices. Understanding our core attitudes gives us the power to alter them and thus the ability to improve our lives. The results of the 3 minute survey can literally help save marriages, rebuild damaged relationships, improve financial management and strengthen business communications. It can greatly facilitate networking opportunities, create bridges with potential clients more quickly, and glue your family and relationships together in new and exciting ways. Believe me, it’s the real deal, and it really works. Q: In your book, you say that we can ALTER our core beliefs and attitudes by following five proven steps. What are those five steps? A: Based upon the research I have done, I am convinced that if you alter an attitude, then you can change behavior. Attitudes are altered and behaviors are changed. Attitudes are developed by the age of six years. Attitudes are the combination of God’s hard wiring and the soft wiring that results from parental and other social influences during the first six years of life. The five steps are related to the acronym A-L-T-E-R: A = Awareness. Become aware of your attitude - the natural, inborn hardwiring and soft wiring that drives your beliefs and behavior. L = Learn. Learn as much as you can about the wiring which is at the core of your attitude, and how it impacts your beliefs and ultimately, life choices. T = Tactical plan. Customize a specific plan that will address the issues that you need to work on in your life. One size does not fit all. E = Execute the plan. Execute and start working now on a daily plan of action for 91 days to improve your life. Stop talking about it, stop thinking about it and just walk the walk. R = Re-evaluate. Every 91 days for one year, reevaluate your progress and adjust your goals to continue on your journey to self-improvement. As Wayne says, “Don’t eat the elephant in one bite.” Q: You are the founder and CEO of a company called Real Life Management, Inc. What is the goal of your company? What are you ultimately trying to achieve? A: My favorite statement is that our goal is to provide education that we did not learn at home, school or at church. Financial, relationship, and health issues are the biggest areas of struggle that families throughout the world must overcome. We must put a stop to the devastation in these areas. Consider these alarming statistics. • 56% of our families divorce • 85% of Americans are broke by retirement age • 67% of adults and children are obese We know why these issues are so devastating to families, and we will show them what to do about it. If we can correct destructive life choices, these stats will improve and families will be empowered to take control of their lives. The key is for individuals to decide they are sick and tired of being sick and tired of being sick and tired. Then, progress starts. For more information and to take the 3 Minute Survey visit www.reallifeattitude.com