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Voices of Courage, 18/12/2019

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Guests, James and Steph Purpura and Dr. John A. Chuback, The Courage to See the Unseeable

Voices of Courage with Ken D. Foster and guests, James and Steph Purpura and Dr. John A. Chuback

Topic: The Courage to See the Unseeable


Today we discuss how we can change our perceptions and become the master of our own minds in order to get the results we want in life.


My first guest, James Purpura, is an entrepreneur, a philosopher, and a founder of the company Powerful U, which helps to provide a roadmap for people to master their perceptions and emotions to become the conscious creators of their lives. He joins me today to discuss how our perception determines the course of our lives and how we can take ownership and control of our perceptions to create the life we desire.

My second guest, John A. Chuback, M.D., is Board Certified in General Surgery and Cardiovascular Surgery and is a successful entrepreneur, author, and the founder of Chuback Education, LLC, which offers programs to help people achieve personal excellence. He joins me today to share insight about setting actionable and attainable goals and understanding, navigating, and mastering the mazes of success.


We Discuss:

  • Working through disempowering beliefs and connecting deeply with our wisdom selves
  • Reprogramming our mind and releasing the negative things going on beneath the surface
  • Accepting our role as the creator of our experiences and taking responsibility for our lives
  • How we can learn to change our current perceptions so that we can see things differently
  • Where the beliefs come from that drive most of our actions, emotions, and responses
  • Uncovering trapped past emotions and processing them in order to create positive change
  • How our perception works in a limited field and we can only see what we believe is possible
  • Improving the information we already have so that we are equipped to make better decisions
  • Why sustainable change can only happen when we are willing to identify and change beliefs
  • How what we think about is what we are and why our mind is our most powerful tool
  • Three mental mazes that prevent us from achieving our goals and how we can master them
  • Why satisfaction often leads to inaction and dissatisfaction can be a powerful creative state


“Your beliefs are being projected on the screen of the world, and that’s what you’re interacting with. So, if you want to change something, you have to go back to the source, which is the belief set, in order to see something differently on the outside.”  –  James Purpura


About James

James Purpura, entrepreneur and philosopher, was a homeless drug addict just fifteen years ago. After enduring a personal descent into Hell, he was able to overcome limiting beliefs to build and sell one of the largest construction software companies in the world.

As a part of his journey to success, he and his wife, Steph, built their own personal development philosophy which hinges on the study of perception.

James believes our perceptions define and our world and dictates all of the decisions we make.

He developed concepts called the “Field of Perception” and “Perception Loop,” which explain how we develop the patterns that dominate all of our lives.

These concepts show us how to view our lives differently. They also explain how we are letting our pasts cast a shadow over our futures.

After confirming that their philosophy works, James and his wife created their company, Powerful U. This was a way for them to give back their knowledge to the world and help as many people as possible evolve their lives.


About Dr. Chuback

John A. Chuback, M.D. is the founder of Chuback Education, LLC, which offers written/audio programs to help people achieve personal excellence.

His passion is to assist patients with weight management, smoking cessation, personal development, and academic achievement through figuring out how to set actionable, attainable goals.

He is Board Certified in General Surgery and Cardiovascular Surgery. Dr. Chuback received his MD from Rutgers University and has been in private practice in Paramus, New Jersey, for 16 years.

He is also a successful entrepreneur: he is the founder and Chief Medical Officer at Chuback Medical Group, founder and managing member of Elant Hill, LLC, and the nutraceutical company BiosupportMD.

Dr. Chuback is the recipient of the Patient’s Choice Award and Compassionate Doctor Recognition amongst many other honors. He is a member of the Board of Trustees at Phillip’s Academy Charter School in Newark, NJ, an exceptional school where underprivileged children receive an outstanding education.

Dr. Chuback is the author of the self-help book, Make Your Own Damn Cheese, and Kaboing! 50 Ideas That Will Springboard You To Academic Greatness.


“When you can step away from yourself and the conscious mind and are responsive rather than reactive in the role of the spiritual being, your whole world changes.”  –  Dr. John Chuback

Guest, James and Steph Purpura

Guest Name
James and Steph Purpura
Guest Occupation
Authors of Perception Seeing is Not Believing
Guest Biography

Both James and his wife, Steph, have overcome the deepest darkest moments of their lives to create amazing lives. Fast forward 15 years, after many ups and downs and a lot of hard work, they recently sold their tech company, one of the world’s largest construction software companies! They have created a personal evolution company called Powerful U, along with producing a film, book, and assessment to help others transform their lives through evolving their Perceptions.  The book is titled Perception: Seeing is Not Believing and it's available now on Amazon and Barnes and Noble's websites.  

James and Steph’s journey of transformation is nothing short of extraordinary. Before they met 15 years ago, both of their lives had hit rock bottom. They were both financially, emotionally, and spiritually bankrupt. Life had beaten them down and shattered their self-esteem. At the lowest point in their lives, they met and were united by a shared vision of creating and becoming more. They started the only place they could by working on themselves and helping each other grow. They challenged each other every step of the way, and never settled.

Shortly after meeting, Steph wrote James’ first resume and taught him how to send an email. This began James’ unlikely career in technology. Around this time, they also started a family. Fast forward fifteen years, after many ups and downs and a lot of hard work, Steph and James recently sold their tech company, one of the world’s largest construction software companies. They now have five beautiful children and live an extraordinary life. Through this journey of self-creation, they developed a personal philosophy centered around perception. They believe perception, more than any other factor, will determine how someone’s life will turn out. James and Steph started Powerful U as their way to give back to the world.  

Their mission is to provide a roadmap for people to master their perceptions and their emotions to become the conscious creators of their lives. According to James and Steph, “Everything you see and experience is determined by your perception, and your emotions give your life the only meaning it has.”

James and Steph Purpura are seekers who find the state of humanity inadequate. They believe the unrealized potential of the individual is both the source and solution to this problem. Their goal is to inspire fellow seekers to tap into their unlimited potential, through a personalized combination of philosophy, science, technology, and community.

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