Interview with Kevin Purvis (@kpurvatlarge)
Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
After spending several years purchasing, remodeling, and selling various properties, I realized that real estate was my passion. So, in 2017, after 20 years as a leading entrepreneur in the health and fitness industry, I decided to change careers, and it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.
Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started doing this?
I had a buyer looking to purchase a condo downtown and was interested in using cryptocurrency for the purchase. I checked around, and no one knew how to make this happen. So, I used strategic partnerships and found a way to make my team the first in Austin to be able to carry out cryptocurrency real estate transactions.
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them thrive and not” burn out”?
I believe in values-based decision-making. Take time to identify what you value in your work and find ways to bring more of that in. When working within your value system, you get a real sense of flow, and things will”click” more throughout the day.
None of us can achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person whom you are grateful for who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?
About 12 years ago, I was in a very low, dark, and lonely place. I didn’t have a home, and someone offered to let me sleep on the floor at their house. Right around that time, I met a friend named Gladys. For some reason, she believed in me. I didn’t understand why she wanted to be my friend or why she wanted to help me because I felt so beaten down and useless. Gladys spent time with me and helped me sort my life out and get on a road to success. Sometimes, just having one person on your side can save your life. I’ll never pay her back, but I use her as an example in my own life as I seek ways to help others.
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
I volunteer and donate a portion of each commission to a local organization called HopeAustin. They provide meals to over 2,500 area students dealing with food insecurity. This is a cause close to my heart because much of my childhood was spent in food insecurity.
Do you have a favorite” Life Lesson Quot”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life? “Just before you break through the sound barrier, the cockpit shakes the most” – Chuck Yeager. As I grow and evolve and push myself to new heights, I deal with anxiety. This quote reminds me that these feelings and emotions are coming from pushing up against my growth edges. I could avoid the anxiety and fear by staying in the status quo, but that is not my nature.
How can our readers follow you on social media?
IG & TikTok- @kpurvatlarge
Anything specific you’d like to have mentioned in the article?
Not that I can think of, butI’mm open to suggestions. Maybe a blurb about being a big success in Austin Real Estate?