The Art of Making Things Happen Podcast with Steve Sims
Calling it as it is and exposing tactics and hacks to use within business and life
I believe everyone has a story and I have more than a few, each episode I speak my mind on what bothers me, what I feel helped or made me grow and allowed me to connect with the world’s elite – many of these episodes I bring in my friends who share their perspective
Your obligation is to listen, enjoy and then use it!
Sam Bakhtiar sits down with host Steve Sims to share the growth mentality that transformed his life—becoming a doctor, author, bodybuilder, and entrepreneur.
When thrown by life's curveballs, you can either let them stop you or motivate you to get out of those circumstances...
On today's episode, Steve talks about standards. We're experiencing unprecedented times, he discusses why this isn't the time to lower your standards.
Henry Kaminski Jr. is the founder of Unique Designz, a full-service design, branding, and digital marketing agency that is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs owners grow their brands, scale their profits + increase their exposure online.
On today's episode Steve talks about communicating during these difficult times. It's all about "how" you communicate, your tone, your delivery, your enthusiasm.
Business Growth Expert
On today's episode Steve chats with Adrienne Richardson. Adrienne is a lead generation expert who manages more than $5 million in advertising dollars per year. She specializes in helping industry experts, universities and entrepreneurs get more leads and clients through high-converting Facebook ads.
On today's episode Steve chats about what you should be doing during this time of uncertainty.
The Michael Jordan of Dentistry
On today's episode Steve chats with Dr Bill Dorfman. Celebrity cosmetic dentist Dr. Bill Dorfman has been practicing cosmetic dentistry for over 30 years in the Beverly Hills area and has had a career unparalleled to any other dentist in history!
Warrior and Adventurer
Sean Callagy is an entrepreneur, national speaker, philanthropist, one of America's top trial attorneys, online personality, and creator of various peak performance technologies. Oh, and he's a legally blind warrior and adventurer.
Kevin is an author + instigator of inspiration + creative catalyst. Kevin brings a playful curiosity, a keen understanding of human nature and a lifelong love of competition to all of his endeavors.
On today's episode Steve chats about the new phrase, "social distancing" and what it means during this pandemic.
On today's episode, Steve chats about an experience in Nashville that left an impression about value.
MMA fighter, Jujitsu trainer and cancer fighter
Ed Clay is an accomplished MMA fighter, Jujitsu trainer and cancer fighter. Ed is a former professional Mixed Martial Arts fighter, at one point, ranked as high as number 9 in the world. He ran one of the largest Mixed Martial Arts schools in the United States with multiple students fighting in events such as the Ultimate Fighting Championships.
Motivational Change Maker
Chris is passionate about being a difference maker. Unlike the featured guest who comes in and delivers a keynote and leaves, slipping out the back door like a national celebrity, Chris Krimitsos is the passionate professional who hangs around talking to anyone who wants his time – to listen, evaluate, and affect change.
On today's episode Steve talks about the lesson he learned after witnessing a very large woman fall in a packed mall.
On today's episode, Steve chats about the lesson he learned from a Bunny Ranch prostitute.
Group Funnel Master
Arne is a course creator, traveler, & digital product launch agency owner who leads The Millennial Entrepreneur Community with over 77,000 young members around the globe.
Serves as Board of Directors for Goodwill NY/NJ
Ron is currently the Vice President of store for INTERMIX, a division of GAP Inc. and serves on the Board of Directors of GOODWILL NY/NJ. Prior to INTERMIX, Ron was the Director of Retail at Saint Laurent, Bonobos and Tory Burch. Ron has a demonstrated history of delivering exceptional results and building culture.
Phillip comes from the cutthroat world of political marketing. Among his victories, has over two decades of experience working on campaigns with billions of dollars in political ad spend, and contributed to 1,273 election victories, including hundreds of U.S. House campaigns, dozens of U.S. Senate campaigns, and even three U.S. Presidential victories.
International Leadership Catalyst
Dov Baron is one of Inc. Magazine’s Top 100 Leadership Speakers to hire. Dov is an international leadership catalyst! He is the leading authority on Authentic Leadership, and Leadership Succession or, as he prefers to call it, — “Full Monty Leadership.” Dov works with leaders and executive teams to build the bonds that create corporate cultures that become Fiercely Loyal.
Prophet of Habit Forming Technology
Nir Eyal writes, consults, and teaches about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. The M.I.T. Technology Review dubbed Nir, "The Prophet of Habit-Forming Technology." Nir founded two tech companies since 2003 and has taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford.
Master of Marketing & Branding
Dan Fleyshman, is probably the most connected man you’ve never heard of, with clients like Steve Aoki and the Kardashians. He also happens to be the youngest man to ever take a company public.
On today's episode, Steve talks about his experience at Sneakercon 2019. Sneakercon is the hall of fame of designer shoes and more.
Co Founder of Zen Wellness
Jason’s unique perspective on health, wellness and spiritual growth comes from his lifelong study both of music and the ancient arts of Taoist health, medicine and enlightenment.He is a 7th degree black belt and co-founder of Zen Wellness. His meditation and Zen training began as a child through music.
On today's episode, Steve talks about a service called Cameo. How credible are you in your business?
Jamie Mustard is an avid consumer of popular culture Jamie is a graduate of the London School of Economics. He is obsessed with the "economics of attention" and has consulted for Intel, Cisco and Symantec. Through his work Jamie has observed the primal laws of BLOCKS™ which explain why anything STANDS OUT and endures the mind - or fails to.
On today's episode, Steve chats about his encounter with an amazing mixologist during his last Speakeasy event. Listen and find out if you have a "Kenneth" in your business and why you should.
On today's episode, Steve talks about the changes he made with his unsubscribes. Use the opportunity to personally connect and get feedback.
Author of Fearvana
Akshay is a United States Marine veteran, speaker, entrepreneur, ultra runner and author. He served in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom and was later diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder. His book Fearvana was endorsed by the Dalai Lama and Jack Canfield.
On today's episode, Steve talks about his experience at Joe Polish's 2019 Genius Network event he attended the previous weekend. Episode Website
On this episode, Steve revisits the Gucci store that impacted his childhood.
On today's episode Steve chats about his recent visit to the headquarters of Norton Motorcycles.
Filmmaker and Keynote speaker
Acclaimed Keynote Speaker, Dr. Greg S. Reid, a Master Storyteller a Keynote Speaker for corporations, universities, and charitable organizations.
Prison mates to Millionaires
Zachary Babcock went from serving over five years in prison to rubbing elbows with multi-millionaires every day. Zachary helps entrepreneurs launch, grow, and monetize top-shelf passive income businesses and personal brands. He interviews celebrities and industry leaders on the top-rated Apple Podcast, Underdog Empowerment, and has a broad perspective from both extremes of life.
Jay has spent his entire career helping executives solve problems and fix business. His unique approach to business strategy consulting has significantly increased the bottom lines of over 10,000 clients worldwide.
What could be more interesting than a decorated combat veteran who turns failing businesses into success across Europe and the USA, and has been hand-picked to consult some of the most influential people in the world Someone who has worked with rock stars, ran international organizations for celebrities, managed musicians, and sports personalities, he does it all using his H.I.T. Principles (Honest, Integrity & Transparency.)
Realtor and Best Selling Author
Leigh is a successful REALTOR®, forward-thinking CEO, and #1 best-selling author. She runs one of the top real estate teams in the country, she is a kickin’ keynote speaker and loves everything baseball. Leigh’s successful first book, bestseller Outrageous Authenticity™, paved the path to writing her second book, The 7 Deadly Sins of Sales™ which instantly became an Amazon #1 bestseller!
In a special episode of the Art of Making Things Happen podcast, Steve spoke to four former maximum-security prisoners, John, Ian, Enrique, and Bosco, all of whom now work with Defy Ventures, a national organization helping prisoners with job readiness and using entrepreneurship as a vehicle for hope.
The Larry King of Podcasting
Jordan, often referred to as “The Larry King of podcasting,” is a Wall Street lawyer turned interview talk show host, and a communications and social dynamics expert. Jordan has hosted a top 50 iTunes podcast for over 12 years and receives over six million downloads per month, making The Jordan Harbinger Show one of the most popular podcasts in the world.
Coach Micheal Burt is considered “America’s Coach,” a unique blend of a former championship basketball coach combined with a deep methodology of inner-engineering people to produce at a higher level in the business world. Coach Burt found his unique voice early in life at the age of 15 by starting his basketball coaching career with a junior pro basketball team.
Bill Hart is a well-known mortgage loan and real estate coach of 16 years with 20,000 hours of coaching experience.
Fashion & Design Icon
Fern Mallis is an award-winning creator and organizer of Fashion Week in New York and cities across the globe, Fern Mallis has been an industry game changer in the world of fashion and design for more than 35 years. A former senior vice president of IMG Fashion and executive director of CFDA, she is the author of Fashion Lives.
Founder of MBS Highway
Barry Habib is an Entrepreneur and Founder of MBS Highway. Barry is also a professional speaker and TV commentator on the mortgage and Real Estate markets.
On today's episode Steve discusses the importance of failing...
Jeweliet Tangen is a business coach and founder of Strategy Loft. Jeweliet is one of the youngest leaders in her industry. She is a mentor specializing in helping coaches scale their businesses to $100,000+ a month. She has over 100 successful students ranging from 6 figure to 7 figures.
The Automation King
Ari looks at that extreme restriction of time as a blessing to start to think about a new system and a new way of getting things done through optimizing, automating, and outsourcing everything in life.
On today's episode Steve chats about the importance of the little things that you should be paying attention to.
King Baby Founder
Mitchel Binder is jewelry designer known for his unique designs and popular brand King Baby Studio. King Baby is Binder’s official jewelry line. All of the designs from King Baby Studio are handcrafted in the United States.
On today's episode Steve chats about his Father's Day gift, Gina. He reminds us how entrepreneurs envision differently than your average person.
CEO of LightSpeedVT
Brad Lea is one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the virtual training and marketing field. With over 25 years of experience in virtual training. Brad is the CEO of LightSpeed VT, Entrepreneur and Host of The Dropping Bombs Podcast.
On today's episode Steve chats about the stigma attached to being selfish. Listen to why we all should be selfish...
Tim is the founder of Target Focus Training and author of New York Times bestselling book, “Surviving the Unthinkable”. Over the last 25 years and counting, Tim has taught everyone from Navy SEALS to regular citizens how to survive unavoidable violent attacks.
Co-Founder of Scribe
Tucker Max is the co-founder of Scribe Media, a company that helps you write, publish, and market your book. He's written four New York Times Best Sellers (three that hit #1), which have sold over 4.5 million copies worldwide.
In today's episode, Steve discusses the importance of just asking the question. You can't get started if you don't start with the ask...
Queen of Beverly Hills
Barbara Lazaroff is a world-renowned designer and restaurateur. She is the woman behind the famous Spago and Wolfgang Puck Restaurants, using her brilliant branding strategies to grow the company all over the world. A philanthropist as well, Lazaroff has dedicated her life to empowering women and using her platform to help those in need.
In today's episode Steve rants about the importance of immersion in all aspects of your life.
Shari, a former actress, worked as a presentation skills coach and then became a speechwriter for the corporate world. Looking for a change of pace, she started learning communication techniques from spies, CIA agents and hostage negotiators to become the powerhouse she is today.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police
Sasha Larkin is the Police Captain for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Of course, looking at her, you never would have guessed. She went from ballerina to Kevlar and gun holsters, her journey is extraordinary.
In this episode, Steve explains the importance of getting your signature right. Are you doing it wrong?
In this episode Steve talks about challenging yourself to test your limits. How far can you push yourself?
Jeff Madoff is the owner of Madoff Productions, a famous production company that has worked with clients from around the world. He wears many creative hats in his line of work but, above all, Jeff says communication is one of the most important traits that he utilizes in both his personal and professional life.
On today's episode Steve talks about the fear of missing out and how you need to stop allowing fear control your life.
American Music Producer
Ken Kragen has achieved things many only dream of: managing world-class musicians, raising millions of dollars to fight hunger internationally and at home. In the 1980s Ken Kragen was responsible for gathering the top musicians to raise $53 million for USA for Africa through its superstar-powered “We Are the World” hit single.
Ambassador of Hope
Andre Norman saves lives all around the globe, and quite simply, is darn good at it. It's a far cry from his time in prison. He grew up in the inner city with a single mom who has six kids, he was on the school to prison pipeline at a very early age.
CEO of Norton Motorcycles
Stuart Garner is the CEO of Norton Motorcycles in the UK. Prior to acquiring the Norton brands, Garner went from being his family’s “black sheep” to several successful entrepreneurial endeavors. British entrepreneur Garner turned his passion for motorcycles into his profession.
Steve visits Kern Valley State Prison, a level IV maximum security institution. An experience that changed his life forever. Learn how inmates are training to be entrepreneurs (EIT) and the hardship realities they have lived through.
Presidential Candidate 2020
Andrew Yang is a serial tech entrepreneur, founder of Venture for America and Democratic presidential candidate for 2020. He’s passionate about helping workers adapt to structural changes in the economy. Venture for America was his way of training recent college grads and young professionals to join startups to help revitalize American cities.
Positioning the ask, is only the beginning, know ahead of time what you are bringing to the table...
Author, Filmmaker & Key Note Speaker
Philip is an inspirational coach who works with people to help them not only align with their life goals but figure out what those goals truly are. In his work, he pushes people and supports them in a manner that encourages them to figure out for themselves who they are, where they should work, and what they should be doing.
Steve shows off his comedic skills, while making you realize value is in what you know.
Former FBI Negotiator
To get to the level of being a hostage negotiator for the FBI, you’ve got to be an skilled communicator. Chris Voss is just that and no stranger to making things happen. In this episode he shares communication insights and teaches that negotiation is perishable.
Steve shares that buying a gift won't be as impactful as buying an experience for your loved ones.
No one cares about the struggles you've been through, we've all been there at least once. Be respected by your strengths and character, not by the s**t that you've been through.
An experience far out weighs the traditional purchase of a gift. A gift will be forgotten but an experience will leave long lasting memories.
Highest Paid Sex Worker in America
Alice is the number one sex entrepreneur and relationship expert. She explains how being able to speak about the most uncomfortable, most stigmatized topic, makes her an excellent communicator - something that people come to the ranch for far more than sex.
Priest for Gangs
Father Greg Boyle, the priest that started Homeboy Industries. Homeboy Industries is the largest gang intervention rehab re-entry program in the US. Listen to this episode to hear some background on the man that didn’t give up.
Steve discusses how to communicate better with your clients by keeping it short.
So whats the podcast about?
A series of conversations and view points on how to communicate, build relationships and grow loyalty from the widest range of guests you could imagine.
I will be searching the widest extremes to speak to people that have made a life from their ability to communicate or without that ability they would simply not be able to do what they have!
Why should you listen?
Because the art of communication and building relationships is still not available on the app store!
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