Sit Down
Shut Up!


An exhilarating story that will capture your heart through hardships and inspire you through perseverance and grit. Debra was determined to discover the purpose and destiny for her life. Many of us have grown up in dysfunctional homes, where you may have been told to Sit Down and Shut Up! Debra's story ​shouts with victory, overcoming all odds and discovering her divine purpose through seeking God's plan for her life.


If Debra's story sounds like your story, this book is a definite must read to help you find your identity which in turn will lead you to your purpose and destiny. You will come to understand that you are the victor and not the victim, one filled with enormous potential and endless possibilities.

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Within the chapters of this book are outlined some of deepest challenges we face as children and adolescents, and how those struggles from our past can still come to the surface today, as we live through our adult life. The goal of this book is to help you identify what is holding you back from being your true God given authentic self. This book is a tool to help you find your true identity and your purpose, to set you up for success in your divine future. 


Discover Your Identity

We lose who we are when we live through trauma and pain, Sit Down and Shut Up helps you discover

who God created you to be 

In His amazing love.

"For I know the plans I have for you”
Declares the Lord

"plans to prosper you and not to harm you,

plans to give you hope and a future."

Jeremiah 29:11


Find Your Purpose

Sit Down and Shut Up helps you identify your divine purpose and guides you to finding it

through God’s perspective. 

“I can do all things

[which He has called me to do]

through Him who strengthens and empowers me

[to fulfill His purpose –

I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency.]

Philippians 4:13a


Be the Victor!

Sit Down and Shut Up helps you understand your ability to choose and sift through the voices you are listening to while learning to hear

the voice of your heavenly Father

and what He say’s about you. 

“For everyone born of God is victorious

and overcomes the world, and this is the victory that has conquered and overcome the world – our [continuing, persistent] faith

[in Jesus the Son of God].

1 John 5:4

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Review & Journal

To help you along your journey as you read Sit Down and Shut Up, Debra has created a journal to complete the chapters Call to Action, as well as a place to write down your thoughts, current challenges and personal goals.


The space provided is intended for you to create your action plan, stay accountable to your goals and realize your potential. Ultimately to be used as a tool to create opportunity for change in your life. 

"Set your legacy in motion so that it will continue to give life, gain strength and momentum, even when you're not around to see the results"
Debra Alford
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About the Author

Owner and CEO of Standup Coaching, LLC.

Debra Alford is a Certified Professional Coach, Communication and Relationship Expert, Marriage Coach, Mentor, Public Speaker and Author. Her expertise reaches across both the private and corporate sectors. She excels in facilitating interpersonal communication within the dynamics of marriage relationships, as well as between management and employees. She has a lifetime of experience and encourages individuals to take responsibility for their lives by taking a closer look at themselves, understanding their value, giftings and passions and connecting with their life purpose and destiny.