Book Titles:
Above All Else, Success in Life and Business
A Realtors Guide to Greater Success

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What are your books about?

Above All Else, Success in Life and Business

While in the process of a divorce Nancy took her children and with no child support, alimony or other source of income and only $2,000 to her name, moved 70 miles away and started her own business. She built her financial planning and asset management business from scratch to approx. $200 million in assets under management and then sold the business. Grow, learn, laugh, hurt, and rejoice as you journey through the author’s professional and personal life.

A Realtors Guide to Greater Success

In 2012 Nancy interviewed Realtors across the country to determine their greatest challenges. A Realtor’s Guide to Greater Success provides easy-to-implement strategies that will take your business to the next level, while showing you how to find balance between work and personal life.


What inspired you to write your books?

Above All Else, Success in Life and Business

I never considered myself a writer. After so many people telling me that because

of my unique and inspiring background, I should write a book about my life and journey, I finally did. I wanted to write it in a way that was very upbeat and inspiring, outlining how to take control of your life and business regardless of adversity.


A Realtors Guide to Greater Success

After interviewing Realtors across the country to determine their greatest challenges, coaching independent Realtors and speaking at real estate meetings, I decided to take the business plan I wrote for Realtors and my notes and presentations and put them into a book that would enable Realtors to build the business they want and need. Helping others be more successful is my inspiration.


How did you come to do what you’re doing today?

After building my financial planning and asset management business from scratch to approx. $200 million in assets under management, in 2007 I sold my practice. I am now a national professional motivational speaker, business coach and award-winning author, helping business owners and individuals have more successful lives and businesses.


I have been quoted in many local and national publications including USA Today, Money Magazine, Playboy magazine, The Chicago Tribune, AARP and The Day and have been a speaker for major corporations such as Pfizer, General Dynamics and Dow Chemical. I have also been a guest on several television and radio shows.

My first book “Above All Else, Success in Life and Business” was published in 2012. My second book “A Realtor’s Guide To Greater Success” was published in 2014.


Can you describe a typical day in your life?

A typical day in my life is probably not typical to others. Even though after selling my business I no longer need to work, I enjoy giving back. Now running a speaking business, coaching businesses, teaching continuing education sessions for financial advisors and insurance professionals, taking care of my grandchildren twice a week and four weeks in the summer, time with family and friends, personal time for myself and all the travel I do both for business and pleasure, every day is very different.  A typical day is balancing all of the above in a way that is efficient, effective and enjoyable.


What do you most enjoy about what you do?

I love public speaking and the large amount of people it enables me to reach. I really enjoy a challenge. When I am asked to speak I research what is needed and develop a new talk that fits them exactly. I have spoken to all different industries and groups of individuals and really enjoy the diversity that provides and large range of people I am able to help.

Are there any people and/or books that have inspired you along your journey?

If it weren’t for my children I would not be as successful as I am. Starting my business while in the process of a divorce with no other source of income and only $2,000 to my name, I had to have a successful business or I could not take care of my family. Having two daughters it was important to me that they see what a woman can do and that they see it can be done ethically. That was all the inspiration I needed.


Can you share some business tips for our readers?

Below are quotes of mine that I have lived by that others may find helpful.

  • Do the right thing in business and the money will come.
  • It means more when you get there if you had to work for it.
  • Effective time management can bring you success in business — and lack of it, can break you.
  • Having systems in place and following them is critical for the success of a business.
  • It’s progress that matters, not perfection.
  • Being organized can help us juggle and accomplish so much more in life than if we are not.
  • Don’t be afraid to think out of the box and dream. Although it may make you less popular with those around you, it is what has brought us some of the greatest inventions and life changing breakthroughs ever.


Can you share something that people might be surprised to learn about you?

Because I got married at a very young age, I left high school and never graduated. I later got my GED and put myself through school as a single parent to obtain the information I needed to have a successful career.


What’s next for you?

I have a great life now. I don’t have to work, but enjoy what I do. I have been re-married for over 20 years and my children are now grown and on their own. I love to travel and do it often. (In the last 2 years I have been to Alaska, Ireland and South Africa). What is next for me is to continue to do what I am doing as long as it remains fun and stop when it isn’t.


Is there anything else you would like to add?

I believe we cannot control the past but have control over the life we build going forward. We can do almost anything we want in life if we want it badly enough. We need to maintain our vision of the life we really want and make our future what we want it to be. No one else can do it for us and no one else can cause our failure.