How do you change your life around? Especially in the time of COVID19 and the uncertain political climate worldwide. Is it even possible? Yes! In the new book, Perception Seeing Is Not Believing: IT’s Time to Evolve, the award-winning authors James and Steph Purpura show you how.
Perception is everything, and, in their book, they lay out how to unlock our perceptions, challenge inner beliefs and change behaviors. The Purpura’s spect yeats testing ideas, theories, and practices until, through trial and error, they created a program that resulted in their professional and personal success.
James Purpura joins me to talk about
- Why we do not see ourselves as others see us
- Why some of us seem to be inherently negative, and others eternally optimistic
- How fighting is a battle for attention
- How to recognize opportunities, make a decision, and take action
- Intrnealzling vs. externalizing
- Change is hard – discover your blind spots
- The benefits of vision boards, positive thinking and the Law of Attraction
- Fear of Rejection
Only two years removed from solitary confinement in jail, James Purpura began his journey into the tech world. In
2007, he took a chance on a small construction software startup called PlanSwift. He quickly ascended to Vice
President of Sales and then, a year later, took over as President and became an equity partner in the company. Under
James’ leadership, PlanSwift grew from $8,000 a month in volume to over $1,000,000 a month in size and over
50,000 customers in 24 countries, becoming one of the most well-known and largest technology companies in the
construction industry. In 2013, James led the M & A process to sell PlanSwift to a firm outside of Chicago called
Textura. Shortly after joining Textura, James helped the company go public. Over the next few years, James ran four
different business units at Textura and played an instrumental role in facilitating a $650 million exit of Textura to
Oracle. James spent six months working as a Vice President at Oracle before negotiating the purchase of his original
business, PlanSwift, back from Oracle. Again at the helm of PlanSwift, James quickly led the company to generate
sufficient revenue to repay the purchasing costs, positioning PlanSwift as an attractive acquisition target. With
PlanSwift firmly established, James negotiated a lucrative sale to a significant competitor, allowing him to exit and pursue
his dream of creating the world’s first personal evolution company Powerful U.