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!

Quan Huynh

Mighty Warrior

Quan Huynh has been described as a mighty warrior, a magician, and a mountain of goodness. He is the bestselling author of Sparrow in the Razor Wire: Finding Freedom from Within While Serving a Life Sentence. His book was written for men that are doing long or life term sentences, and in it, he shares how he found his freedom years before he was even paroled. He works as the senior post release program manager for Defy Ventures, a non profit helping those with a criminal past transform their lives through the journey of entrepreneurship. After spending twenty-two years in and out of correctional institutions, Quan was paroled from a life sentence in 2015 and created his first company six months later. The following year, he received the Peace Fellowship Award for his work with the Alternatives to Violence Project. Quan has been featured in Entrepreneur, PBS Newshour, and numerous other publications and podcasts.

Sean Whalen

Is The Lion

Sean Whalen is a founder of multiple companies and a serial entrepreneur. He is also the author of the Amazon bestseller, How To Make Shit Happen, which has sold over 425,000 copies. He also coaches other male and female entrepreneurs on scaling their businesses AND their home lives. Whalen is also the founder and CEO of the clothing line, Lions Not Sheep.

Mitzi Perdue

Wants to Help

Mitzi Perdue is an accomplished and celebrated entrepreneur, author, and public speaker. She has written over 1600 newspaper and magazine articles on family business, health, food, agriculture, philanthropy, and more. She has also produced and hosted over 400 half-hour interview shows and was a syndicated columnist for over 22 years.

Under Pressure

Steve Sims

Steve chats about the way you perform under pressure. Do you fold or do you grow and push yourself to the limit?

Emily Mishler

Understands Impact

On today's episode Steve chats with Emily Mishler. Born and raised in the rural Midwest of the United States, Emily Mishler is an intrepid optimist with a keen sense of adventure, eye for design, hand in the start-up world, and heart for philanthropy. She is the driving force behind The Cultivated Group and the world of Esmè the Curious Cat – on a mission to ignite and empower individuals and organizations to: "be the change you wish to see in the world. Specializing in business development, creative strategic planning, and fundraising, Emily launched her first company at the age of 22 and has since raised and distributed over $20M of private investment for private clients, for-profit entities and NGO's.

An Argument with My Daughter

Steve Sims

Steve opens up about a personal argument he had with his daughter. He discusses how he turned a bad situation into something good. You never know what lies ahead.

Billy Gene

Is Marketing

Billy Gene is an internet marketer and entrepreneur that credits college for opening him up to new experiences and possibilities. He runs Billy Gene Is Marketing, a program that is aimed at teaching entrepreneurs and marketers about how to scale their business.

Mark and Crystal Hansen

More Than Just Chicken Soup for the Soul

You may not know it, but Mark and Crystal Hansen are probably a major part of your childhood. Visionaries and authors of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, the Hansens are responsible for making millions of people feel more worthy and capable.

Fancy a Shag?

Steve Sims

Steve starts with a very blunt question to get your attention. If that were the way you approach your clients or anyone for that matter, it most definitely won't get you what your looking for. Listen to this quickie and learn the importance of building the relationship first.

Nick Bradley

Creating More Impact

Nick Bradley is an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. His background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses.

Justin Breen

Wackadoo Visionary

Justin is CEO of the PR firm BrEpic Communications and author of the No. 1 International Best-Selling Book, Epic Business. Justin is hard-wired to seek out and create viral, thought-provoking stories that the media craves.

How Fat Are You?

Steve Sims

Steve talks about your weight. Now before you get offended, it's not exactly what you think. Have a listen to find out about the weight you should shed.

Lisa Kipps-Brown

Business Reimagineer

Applying her 25 years of internet business experience & 30 years of entrepreneurial experience, she provides expert web and marketing strategy with no gobbledygook. Lisa’s specialty is helping entrepreneurs like you transform their business model and increase their company’s market value using the web and strategic partnerships.

Sir Richard Branson

IS the GREATEST Failure

Steve talks about how Sir Richard Branson influences him even though Sir Branson is the GREATEST failure.

AMT Dr. Benjamin | Personality Label

Dr Benjamin Hardy

Personality Isn’t Permanent

Organizational psychologist Dr. Benjamin Hardy explains why personality labels are useless, why personality is not permanent, and how we can change it.

Rob Angel

Creator of Pictionary

Rob Angel is the creator of the iconic bestselling board game, which has sold 38,000,000 copies worldwide. He’s a philanthropist, investor, and sought-after speaker who encourages aspiring entrepreneurs to “find their aardvark.”

Lomit Patel

Startup Master

Lomit is the Vice President of Growth at IMVU. Prior to IMVU, Lomit managed growth at early-stage startups including Roku (IPO), TrustedID (acquired by Equifax), Texture (acquired. by Apple) and EarthLink. Lomit is a public speaker, author, advisor, and recognized as a Mobile Hero by Liftoff. Lomit’s new bestselling book Lean AI, is part of Eric Ries’ “The Lean Startup” series, now available at Amazon.

Chris Thrall

Motivational and Inspirational Speaker

After leaving the Royal Marines to run a successful business in Asia, Chris found himself homeless, suffering acute mental illness from crystal meth addiction and working for the Hong Kong triads.

Chris Naugle; America’s Money Mentor

America's Money Mentor

Chris has dedicated his life to being America’s #1 Money Mentor. His success includes managing over 30 million dollars in assets in the financial services and advisory industry and tens of millions in real estate business, with over 200 transactions and an HGTV pilot show.

Let Me Introduce Myself

Steve Sims

On today's episode Steve talks about the proper way to introduce yourself. Learn how to change the way you make an impact on those you meet.

AMT 18 | Being Indistractable

Nir Eyal: Prophet Of Habit Forming Technology

Prophet Of Habit Forming Technology

Steve Sims talks to bestselling author and habit-forming technology expert, Nir Eyal, about hacking the triggers of distraction and being indistractable.

Scaling Your Business Through The Channel Strategy With Alec Stern

Steve Sims talks to Alec Stern, the Cofounder of Constant Contact, about marketing for small businesses and scaling through the channel strategy.

Marketers often avoid working for small businesses because of the perceived difficulty in finding an effective scaling strategy.

Put In The Work: The Growth Mentality That Can Transform Your Life With Sam Bakhtiar

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...

Lets Talk Standards

Steve Sims

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.: Unique Designz

Unique Designz

Henry Kaminski Jr., the CEO of Unique Designz, shares how he has pivoted through difficult times and why you need to identify your brand.


Steve Sims

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.

Adrienne Richardson: Business Growth Expert

Business Growth Expert

Lead generation expert Adrienne Richardson chats with Steve Sims about mechanics and best practices for using Facebook ads for business growth.


Did Someone Push Pause

Steve Sims

On today's episode Steve chats about what you should be doing during this time of uncertainty.


Dr. Bill Dorfman: The Michael Jordan Of Dentistry

The Michael Jordan of Dentistry

Dr. Bill Dorfman joins Steve Sims to talk about his career in cosmetic dentistry and how he became the most famous dentist in the planet.


Sean Callagy: Warrior And Adventurer

Warrior and Adventurer

Legally blind warrior and adventurer Sean Callagy joins Steve Sims to talk about his passion and share his journey to creating the UNBLINDED Mastery Program.


Kevin “KC” Carroll

Creative Catalyst

Creative catalyst and author, Kevin "KC" Carroll, talks to the young about the importance of dreaming big and having the right people to support you.


Social Distancing

Steve Sims

On today's episode Steve chats about the new phrase, "social distancing" and what it means during this pandemic.


Is it worth it?

Steve Sims

On today's episode, Steve chats about an experience in Nashville that left an impression about value.


Ed Clay: MMA Fighter, Jujitsu Trainer And Cancer Fighter

MMA Fighter, Jujitsu Trainer And Cancer Fighter

Accomplished MMA fighter Ed Clay joins Steve Sims to talk about how he got started in his career and how he’s fighting cancer and winning it.


Chris Krimitsos

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.


What a Fat Girl Falling Taught Me

Steve Sims

On today's episode Steve talks about the lesson he learned after witnessing a very large woman fall in a packed mall.


What a Prostitute Taught Me About the Socks

Steve Sims

On today's episode, Steve chats about the lesson he learned from a Bunny Ranch prostitute.


Arne Giske: Group Funnel Master

Group Funnel Master

Arne Giske of Group Funnel talks about the benefits of Facebook groups and how you can re-engineer its algorithm to get the traction that you need.

Ron Thurston

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 Stutts

Political Marketer

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.


Dov Baron

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.

Dan Fleyshman

Dan Fleyshman

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.


What I Learned at Sneakercon

Steve Sims

On today's episode, Steve talks about his experience at Sneakercon 2019. Sneakercon is the hall of fame of designer shoes and more.


They All Think I’m Great

Steve Sims

On today's episode, Steve talks about a service called Cameo. How credible are you in your business?


Do You Have a Kenneth?

Steve Sims

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.


Focus on Your Unsubscribes

Steve Sims

On today's episode, Steve talks about the changes he made with his unsubscribes. Use the opportunity to personally connect and get feedback.


Akshay Nanavati

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.


Genius Network Review 2019

Steve Sims

On today's episode, Steve talks about his experience at Joe Polish's 2019 Genius Network event he attended the previous weekend. Episode Website


Revisiting Gucci

Steve Sims

On this episode, Steve revisits the Gucci store that impacted his childhood.


Would You Stick it on Your Desk?

Steve Sims

On today's episode Steve chats about his recent visit to the headquarters of Norton Motorcycles.

AMT 9 | Secret Knock

Greg Reid

Filmmaker and Keynote speaker

Greg Reid, the Founder of Secret Knock, joins Steve Sims on the show to share his story and some tips on achieving unqualified success.


Zachary Babcock

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 Abraham

Marketing Legend

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.


Leigh Brown

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!


Starting Over After Prison

Steve Sims

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.

AMT 3 | Podcasting Industry

Jordan Harbinger

The Larry King of Podcasting

“The Larry King of Podcasting,” Jordan Harbinger, speaks with Steve Sims about the growing field of the podcasting industry.


Coach Michael Burt

America's Coach

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

Bill Hart

Business Coach

Bill Hart is a well-known mortgage loan and real estate coach of 16 years with 20,000 hours of coaching experience.


Fern Mallis

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.


Are You a Failure?

Steve Sims

On today's episode Steve discusses the importance of failing...


Jeweliet Tangen

Business Coach

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.

Ari Meisel

Ari Meisel

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.


It Won’t Kill You Till It Can

Steve Sims

On today's episode Steve chats about the importance of the little things that you should be paying attention to.


Mitchell Binder

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.


My 30ft Orange Tree

Steve Sims

On today's episode Steve chats about his Father's Day gift, Gina. He reminds us how entrepreneurs envision differently than your average person.

Brad Lea

Brad Lea

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.


Are You Selfish?

Steve Sims

On today's episode Steve chats about the stigma attached to being selfish. Listen to why we all should be selfish...


Tim Larkin

Self-Defense Expert

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.


Tucker Max

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.


No One Asked

Steve Sims

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...


Steve Talks Immersion

Steve Sims

In today's episode Steve rants about the importance of immersion in all aspects of your life.


Captain Sasha Larkin

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.


Meet Super Signature

Steve Sims

In this episode, Steve explains the importance of getting your signature right. Are you doing it wrong?


Corners in a Ferrari

Steve Sims

In this episode Steve talks about challenging yourself to test your limits. How far can you push yourself?


Jeff Madoff

Film Producer

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.



Steve Sims

On today's episode Steve talks about the fear of missing out and how you need to stop allowing fear control your life.


Position the Ask

Steve Sims

Positioning the ask, is only the beginning, know ahead of time what you are bringing to the table...


To Fee or Not to Fee

Steve Sims

Steve shows off his comedic skills, while making you realize value is in what you know.


Chris Voss

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.


Don’t Buy Your Wife a Gift

Steve Sims

Steve shares that buying a gift won't be as impactful as buying an experience for your loved ones.


Lets Lose the Pity Party

Steve Sims

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.


The Experience is What Counts

Steve Sims

An experience far out weighs the traditional purchase of a gift. A gift will be forgotten but an experience will leave long lasting memories.


Alice Little

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.


Father Greg Boyle

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.


Who’s Reading Your Emails?

Steve Sims

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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