It is often said, “behind every great man is a great woman.” Deborah has proven this to be so true. She demonstrates it oh so well. As her husband, Jeff has become one of the most influential men in our community she has tirelessly worked behind the scenes to help build this legacy. She makes it look easy to be an entrepreneur, wife of a pioneer, mom of two, to Jeff Jr. and Olivia, and managing to her own career as a teacher. She hasn’t only lived up to the quote above but she has also proven to be a Proverbs 31 woman. She possesses two wonderful attributes, meekness and a good heart. She is very quiet but her silence says so much. Even in her silence other woman can learn from her. The sacrifices that she has made for both friends and family have deemed her to be a woman with a good heart.
Here is my virtual interview with Deborah:
1.What do you do?
Aside from being a wife to an entrepreneur and a mother to two beautiful children, I am a special education teacher.
2. What is one thing you would you like the audience to know about you?
One thing I would like the audience to know about me is that I love to help others. I go above and beyond to ensure that other’s needs are met, often times before my own. Helping others is my purpose in life. If you’re living life without a purpose then you’re not living.
3. How do you deal with failures, hardships, judgmental and pessimistic people?
I am grateful that I was born and raised in the church. I was taught from a young age to bring everything to the Lord in prayer. When I have to deal with failures, hardships, judgmental and pessimistic people, I pray and let God fight my battles.
4. What is the one thing that you would say contributed most to your success?
After God, it is definitely my family and friends. Without them, I wouldn’t be where I am today.
5. What advice would you offer women wanting to be like you and make a difference?
Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone! I have always been a shy person and have always disliked public speaking. If you were to tell me 5 years ago that I would be an educator, I would laugh in your face and call you crazy. My timidness hindered me from so many opportunities and most importantly fulfilling my purpose. I knew I had to make a change in myself so that I could make a change in the life of others. My advice is not to allow your fears conquer your greatness. Lastly, don’t be afraid to take risks and try different paths.
She has a spotlight on what she wants to accomplish and she is driven to getting it done. I’m stronger with her as I’m learning that legacy isn’t produced overnight. One has to work hard and at times be willing to make the sacrifice that is necessary.
Here is to the Lindor Million dollar Empire Deborah
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