Last week we talked about the “Femalepreneur” and how they face many unique challenges. They work hard, work smart, and get it done, but they also juggle home and family responsibilities and face obstacles that men usually don’t. Reduced financing. Societal predispositions. Lack of support. Scant resources. It’s tough out there. But it can be done.
Picture this: It’s 1973, and you’re a female immigrant from Vietnam. You arrive in America with $10, a single suitcase, a fifth-grade education, and a dream to own a business. If the odds are against femalepreneurs today, can you imagine what it was like 40 years ago for someone who could barely speak English? But somehow, whether it’s 2017 or 1973, we women know how to make a way when there seems to be no way, regardless of what the path looks like.
Meet Tammy Fadler, Speaker, Author, and Real Estate Mogul
Born in Vietnam and the oldest of 12 children, Tammy Fadler worked in food service for the U.S. Army before the American military pullout in 1973. Fearing for her family’s safety and economic outlook, she emigrated to America with only $10 in her pocket. After working a series of jobs, Tammy owned a successful Vietnamese restaurant in 1981 until it was destroyed by fire. She took the wisdom she learned about money and hard work and chose a career in real estate, which gave her the flexibility she needed while raising two young children. Her inexperience and language barrier was a challenge at first, but she slowly climbed her way to the top of the real estate chain and became a top performer with Century 21 and the St. Louis area’s first REMAX franchise. (Source)
“You can go, but I want you to always remember one thing: you can make the money, but never let the money make you.”
With faith and the wisdom of her parents to carry her, Tammy went on to graduate from college (without even having a high school diploma!) and become one of the most highly sought after international speakers, authors, and real estate moguls. Today Tammy Fadler is the owner of Signature Properties and SP Commercial, two highly successful independent real estate firms. In 2012 she released her memoir, Finding the Pearl: Unstoppable Passion, Unbridled Success, a story about her life in Vietnam and her journey to personal and professional success.
Because of the success of her book, Tammy recently came to The Book Professor to help her publish a companion workbook. The purpose of this workbook is to use the lessons from Finding the Pearl to lead her speaking audiences who feel vulnerable and alone to realize that they are loved by God and have what it takes to achieve their dreams.
Tammy Fadler lives in the St. Louis, MO area and is surrounded by her two adult children, a host of grandchildren, and many relatives who have immigrated from Vietnam. For more information about Tammy and how to contact her, please visit: http://www.findingthepearl.com/index.html