We had the good fortune of connecting with Deborah Risper and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Deborah, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
Starting my own business has always been a dream of mines as a kid. I was in love with being able to be the boss. As a kid you think that’s an easy task until you get older and realize there is a LOT that goes into being the boss. Essentially, you reap the benefits of fun,freedom and fulfillment but starting off you have to work towards that. Not only am I doing that now, I am also teaching my children that nothing in life comes easy. So it becomes a win/win for us all. I am creating generational wealth, breaking generational disfunctions in my family lineage and showing my children that perserverance is boss moves.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I believe what set me apart from other business and book coaches is my heart. I have a heart to serve people beyond what they could pay me. My passion in life is to ensure that those who feel like the underdog come out on top. Often times amazing people are hidden because someone took advantage of them, their gifts and talents. For me, when I approach potential clients my desire is to help them dream again by simply listening and caring.
For sure this business journey hasn’t been easy. There were moments when I quit, got frustrated and lost hope. I had to remind myself of my why in those moments which ultimately brought me back full success. Many lessons, in fact all of the lessons I’ve learned I wouldn’’t trade. Truthfully what I’ve learned is I just have to always be the person I needed while building my brand. When it’s all said and done I want the world to know that my business is the business where hope,dreams,aspirations and goal are born again.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I LOVE to make memories! Moments are short but memories last a lifetime so whenever I’m in charge of creating fun, you better believe it’ll be an experience to remember! I love a beautiful scenary with trees, a nice breeze and the sound of people “peopling”. Outside dining is a favorite. I would call a great day a day filled with brunch, beaches,shopping and rooftop dinner with the perfect red wine.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I want to dedicate my success to God,my parents and my children for believing in me. I believe God chose me for such a time as this because some time ago women weren’t seen as powerful or leaders, however today that myth is being busted and women like myself stand in authority to take control of our lives and use it as a testmony to others who want success. I thank my parents often because they support me in all that I do. They have always displayed resilence so it was only right that I continue down this same path. Last but not least, my four AMAZING and dope children. They each have taught me so much about myself and life. Since God made me responsible for them, I believe I should be one of their shero’s. I wake up each day to give life another try so that my children know giving up isn’t an option.
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