The Art of Making Things Happen Podcast with Steve D 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!
Private Money Club
From pro-snowboarder to money mogul, Chris Naugle has dedicated his life to being America’s #1 Money Mentor. With a core belief that success is built not by the resources you have, but by how resourceful you can be.
Surprises Genius Network Members
Steve Sims drops into a Genius Network meeting with a surprise guest, Sammy "The Bull" Gravano.
Founder & President of VetPaw
Ryan Tate sat in his high school English class and watched in horror as terrorists took down the World Trade Center and Pentagon. He had a strong urge to fight on the front lines, and he knew the Marines would provide him with an opportunity to do just that. So he signed his enlistment papers at age 16, received his high school diploma early, and skipped high school graduation to attend Bootcamp at Parris Island in 2003, where he earned the title United States Marine.
Tips for Writing or Publishing Your First Book
Chris Heller rose to become the leader of the largest real estate company in the world - and didn’t stop there. Early on, Heller was named Rookie of the Year in 1989 before becoming the top-producing agent in San Diego County and the No. 1 Keller Williams associate in North America. He has consistently set new records and standards across the industry for more than 30 years. His leadership philosophy and unmatched track record in real estate has provided a springboard for outstanding contribution across many sectors. Heller brings his knowledge and experience to a variety of leadership roles, including advisor, board member, investor, coach, and mentor.
Is it a Good Idea to Assign Celebrities to Your Brand
For Naked & Famous Denim founder Brandon Svarc, denim is art and escapism. Svarc pours that creativity into Naked & Famous Denim, a brand renowned for design as well as an ability to toe the line between quality and kitsch—manufacturing both clean, distress-free Japanese raw denim and novelty pieces like rainbow fade denim, glow-in-the-dark varieties, scratch-n-sniff pieces, blanket-lined styles, and a slew of other unique creations.
Creating Long Term Careers for your Employees
Joey Coleman - For almost twenty years, Joey has helped organizations retain their best customers and turn them into raving fans via his entertaining and actionable keynotes, workshops, and consulting projects. He has a long history of energizing and motivating audiences to enhance their customers’ experiences.
Race Car Driver to TV and Web Show Host
Since beginning his career in 1988, Justin Bell has achieved many significant racing accomplishments, including the 1997 FIA GT2 World Championship, winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1998 and second-place finishes in Le Mans and Daytona, and a pair of SCCA Trans-Am wins.
Known by most as “Sammy The Bull”, Salvatore Gravano was born on March 12th, 1945 in Bensonhurst, a Brooklyn neighborhood with a predominantly Italian-American population to Gerry and Kay Gravano, both of whom hailed from Sicily. Gravano fell into crime at an early age. Around the age of ten, his bicycle was stolen by a group of older bullies. A group of mobsters who were watching from a cafe when he confronted the thieves remarked how little Sammy fought “like a bull” while taking on several larger kids at once, earning him the nickname “The Bull”.
That Girl is a Media Maven
Charlie Fusco - Executive Producer, Art Director, Brand Strategist, Influential Connector, Speaker & Author Growing up around film and television both in the "acting world" and in the "business world," she has a unique history and skill set. Her father, a screenwriter, owned both a finance and film distribution company, while her mother was a top real estate agent. She worked on-set, off-set, in editing suites, and sat in funding meetings since the age of 6. Creativity, sales, negotiating, and entrepreneurial grit are in her bloodline. She received formal training as a writer, photographer, director, and art direction at both Northwestern University and Boston University.
All About Media as an Introvert
Jen Gottlieb, Co-founder and Chief Mindset Officer for the acclaimed PR company, Super Connector Media (SCM), uses her decade of performance and mindset experience to help entrepreneurs connect with the media so they can share their knowledge with the masses. Former VH1 host and Broadway actress, Jen Gottlieb began coaching others the tips and tricks that led her to a successful career on TV and on stages.
Real Estate Worldwide and More
Kent Clothier is the CEO of Real Estate Worldwide, a software training company for real estate investors, and the founder of the Boardroom Mastermind, the most elite real estate investor networking group in the country.
Getting Past Know
Born in Burlingame, California, Ed Parcaut moved around a lot in childhood, following his dad’s work at telephone company Bell. After his father’s death, Parcaut wound up in Turlock, California. A skinny kid, Parcaut played sports like soccer before graduating and enlisting in the Navy. After 18 months at Camp Pendleton, it came time for Parcaut to choose a specialty. Willing to do anything that wasn’t on a ship, Parcaut ended up studying physical therapy, concurrently getting a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a master’s in international business and marketing.
How Journaling Saved Me from Postpartum Depression
Former actress, activist and Miss Arab USA writes her debut book. A dark comedy on postpartum depression and anxiety.
Understanding Blockchain and NFTs
Internet pioneer Will Pemble built and sold Web, one of the largest web hosts on earth. As a Top 100 Domain Name Millionaire and serial entrepreneur, Will has been building and growing businesses of all shapes and sizes for over 25 years.
The Warning Signs of Entrepreneurial Burnout
Dr. Sharon Grossman is a psychologist, success coach, and speaker who’s an expert in Emotional Intelligence. Through her bestselling book, The 7E Solution to Burnout, and her coaching, she’s helped hundreds of high achieving entrepreneurs recover from burnout. Now she is on a mission to help them avoid it. Whether you want to increase sales, reduce conflict, or regain your sanity, she’ll show you how to have a competitive advantage that wins you business, minimizes stress, and helps you experience life on your terms because winning is non-negotiable.
Steve Sims discusses the state of our world and influencers of today. Fake influencers that buy their way to more likes and followers.
Get to Know Hawke Media
CEO & Founder Erik Huberman launched Hawke Media in 2014. Now valued at over $150 million, Hawke Media is the fastest growing marketing consultancy agency in the United States.
Leave a Legacy, Not a Mess
David Edey is a Certified Executor Advisor (CEA) who has worked in the financial planning industry in Montreal for more than 35 years. He's advised hundreds of clients, written over 200 articles about personal finance, and shared his expertise on radio and television myriad times.
How to Connect with a Celebrity
For over twenty years, Israel Schachter has leveraged his gift for building relationships to precipitate exponential growth for corporations, charities, and careers. As a master of connecting people with mission-driven business ventures and purposeful nonprofit organizations, Israel has guided thousands of clients through uniquely creative fundraising, marketing, and social media campaigns.
Communication and Connection Are Teachable Skills
Anshar Seraphim can teach you not only how to close the sale, but to build trust, rapport, and make one-time customers into lifetime clients. He has trained sales associates and managers in bridal and engagement ring sales for Kay Jewelers and Jared the Galleria of Jewelry and has two decades of experience in sales and communication. After helping to break records for fundraising for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for Signet, the company that owns Kay Jewelers, he was invited by his district manager to do sales and negotiation training for all the stores in his immediate region, resulting in the training of hundreds of jewelry store associates and managers in the Pacific Northwest.
The Importance of Finding Your Vision
Jennifer Hudye is the founder of Vision Driven Ventures—a group of companies and collaborations focusing on helping entrepreneurs clarify and communicate the vision and message they’re here to bring to the world, inspiring people to take action. The brands include Conscious Copy & Co. (Founder), VividVision.com (Partner), and Vision Amplifier (Co-Founder).
Steve Sims chats about affluent people and what they get up to. Why are they successful and what could you be doing to reach that level of success. Learn the 3 common traits that make them successful.
The Mindset of a Champion
Whitney Jones has no shortage of accolades... 3x Ms. Fitness Olympia - 2018, 2019 & 2021 2018 Ms. Fitness International 5 x IFBB Pro Champion Owner of Pro Physiques gym in Gilbert AZ Owner of The Pros Online Personal Training, coaching athletes all over the world.
All about the mind set that needs to change when you're asking questions and you're not getting the answer that will benefit you. Learn to change your thought process and ask the right questions.
A Fashion Forward Brand Focused on Motorcycle Safety
I live in constant growth and learning, following my passions for life and turning it into a mission. I embrace the elements that consistently drive positive results and repeat them. My passion for the world of motorcycling has led me to work within the industry for over a decade, branching across the most pinnacle and innovative brands the market has to offer. My focus is brand expertise, public speaking and communications. Proud husband, father and ex racer, and two-wheels for life.
Email Marketing Isn't Dead
The Fresh Princess of Email Marketing, Liz Wilcox is an Email Strategist showing bloggers build online relationships, package up their “magic” and turn it into emails that people want to read and, most importantly, purchase from.
Don't Have Customers Sit Outside Your Story
Michael Counts is a theatrical designer and stage director, visual artist, and media and entertainment entrepreneur who has been focused on creating large-scale immersive installations, theatrical productions and innovative media and entertainment experiences, often in unconventional spaces, for over 25 years. He is one of the early pioneers of immersive art and entertainment and has been called a “mad genius” and “a master of immersive theater” by the New York Times and “one of the most fertile imaginations working in New York City, today” by Time Out New York Magazine.
Steve Sims chats about many experiences he has done for people, which turns from price tag to impact. Impact has nothing to do with price tag.
The Importance of Intellectual Capital
Roland Frasier, Co-founder and/or principal of 5 different Inc. Magazine fastest growing companies (e-commerce, e-learning, SaaS + real estate). Serial entrepreneur who built or sold 24 businesses with adjusted sales ranging from $3 million to just under $4 billion.
Steve Sims chats about the world of today and the importance people put on how many followers they have. They are missing the bigger picture of the connections they should have and the relationships, not just the number of followers that don't connect with you. Know the number you want and the connections you want to build on.
Steve Sims discusses the ever changing world around Covid and the effects it has on us. Covid has only amplified the situation you were already in. Were you one of those that just binge watched shows or did you pivot and take advantage of the opportunities Covid gave?
What They Learned on Clubhouse
Kate Hancock and Dan Robbins have broken the record for longest running room on clubhouse. They had a run for 85 days! Kate, is a entrepreneur, who is known as the Pivot Queen. She started her journey as a serial entrepreneur with $20 in her pocket and grew it into over a million dollars in one year with over $15 million in online sales to date. Dan is also a serial entrepreneur who is the COO of IBH Media.
How the Power of Choice Gave One Whiskey Connoisseur Top Shelf Status
Daniel Whittington spent 18 years as a full time studio and touring musician before moving back to Austin, TX and diving head first into business education and the world of whiskey. Daniel is currently Chancellor at Wizard Academy, a business school for Entrepreneurs. He's the founder of Whisky Marketing School, based out of Wizard Academy. He is a co-founder of Crowded Barrel Whiskey Co., the world's first crowd-sourced whiskey distillery and the Whiskey Tribe, the world’s most engaged online whiskey community. He co-hosts the two largest Whiskey Youtube channels, Whiskey Vault and Whiskey Tribe. He's also an original founding member of the Texas Whiskey Association, and currently serving as its president.
How to Create Momentum in Your Business
Alex Charfen was never meant to be the Co-founder & CEO of a multi-million dollar company. As a kid, Alex had a tough time learning, fitting in, and following other people’s rules. His entrepreneurial journey started early on by selling things at school, and he went on to run a window washing service in high school and a financial consulting firm in college.
Unlock Your Potential
From broke jazz musician to $100 million in online sales… Jeff Lerner’s story and social media content have inspired millions to get control of their future and reshape their life around his "3 Ps of Success" (Physical, Personal, & Professional).
The Subtle Art of Conversation in Podcast Interviews
Andrew Warner is the original startup podcast interviewer. His podcast, Mixergy, which was launched in 2007 has featured over 2,000 interviews with startup entrepreneurs, including the handsome Steve Sims. He just published a book about how to lead deep conversations. The book is called Stop Asking Questions
Entrepreneurs, Learn How to Fix Your Financial Flat Tire
Jim Dew, Advisor To The Entrepreneur®, is the CEO and Founder of Dew Wealth Management. Jim has twenty-six years of experience building virtual family offices for entrepreneurs. He earned a BS in Mathematics from the University of Arizona and an MBA from Arizona State University. Jim is a Certified Financial Planner®, Chartered Financial Consultant®, and a Certified Private Wealth Advisor®. He has been a guest on big podcasts like Entrepreneurs On Fire, Business Lunch, The Vacation Effect, The Respect, and The Ultimate Advisor. Jim has presented on many stages such as War Room, Genius Network Annual Event, Legendary Life, Consumer Health Summit, and Pathfinder to name a few. Jim has been featured in Inc, Entrepreneur, and Huffington Post magazines and is the author of “Beyond a Million: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Expanding Wealth, Freedom, and Time.”
Steve recently visited Florence and he brought his wife Clare to visit the Accademia. Clare had never been to see the sculpture of David. He wanted to share the experience with her and you and what you can learn from it.
Steve and Henry Sims
Steve Sims and Henry Sims recently attended the T&C event in California. While there they took advantage of recording this podcast in a very unique podcast VW bus. They discuss media and where the internet is headed and all the changes we should expect to see in the very near future.
How to Create a Life of Your Own Design
Jesse Elder is an Action Philosopher, TimePiercer, author, mentor, speaker, entrepreneur and all-around lover of life. He is also the creator of Prime Light - “The World’s Most Dangerous Meditation”.
How to do Business with Integrity
Leigh Steinberg, premier sports agent, entrepreneur, best-selling author, and CEO of Leigh Steinberg Sports and Entertainment Holdings, is best known for his work building athletes into stand-alone brands. He is often credited as the real-life inspiration for the Oscar-winning film Jerry Maguire. Leigh has represented many of the most successful athletes and coaches in football, basketball, baseball, hockey, boxing, and golf, including the number one overall pick in the NFL draft for an unprecedented eight times in conjunction with 64 total first round picks. With an unrivaled history of record-setting contracts, Leigh has secured over $4 billion for his 300+ pro athlete clients and directed more than $900 million to various charities around the world.
Quit Your Job and Join the Home-Based Revolution
Martha Krejci is a high-vibin’ mama, wife, business coach + growth strategist and social media marketing powerhouse who has taken the internet by storm. Featured in Oprah Magazine, Fast Company, Cosmopolitan, Shape and Huffington Post among other places, Martha’s intuitive marketing expertise has helped her make her first million in less than a year using a strategy she teaches openly through courses, group coaching and other tried-and-true resources. From finding your passion to building a business that works, she teaches it all to anyone that's ready.
How to Communicate Better with Face Reading
Brian Galke created SubtleSkills.com to help both people, and organizations, find new and unique ways to enhance their interactions with others. Having worked in a variety of industries and positions, from behind the scenes to the front line. He brings a breadth of experience as an educator, trainer, and dynamic facilitator mixed in with a side of southern swagger.
Steve Sims discusses Socrates philosophy in today's world. What do you know about the three sieves? Listen to today's episode and take the three sieves test for yourself.
The Lifestyle Investor
Entrepreneur Magazine calls Justin Donald the “Warren Buffett of Lifestyle Investing.” He’s a master of low-risk cash flow investing, specializing in simplifying complex financial strategies, structuring deals, and disciplined investment systems that consistently produce profitable results. His ethos is to “create wealth without creating a job.”
Uncovering the World of Blockchain
Joel Comm is New York Times bestselling author, blockchain enthusiast, podcast host, professional keynote speaker, social media marketing strategist, live video expert, technologist, brand influencer, futurist and eternal 12-year old. With over two decades of experience harnessing the power of the web, publishing, social media and mobile applications to expand reach and engage in active relationship marketing, Joel is a sought-after public speaker who leaves his audiences inspired, entertained, and armed with strategic tools to create highly effective new media campaigns. His latest project is as co-host of The Bad Crypto Podcast, a top cryptocurrency show making the future of digital payments easy to understand.
Adversity is a Terrible Thing to Waste
Captain Charlie Plumb graduated from the Naval Academy at Annapolis and went on to be a fighter pilot flying theF-4 Phantom jet on 74 successful combat missions over Vietnam. On his 75th mission, with only five days before he was to return home, Plumb was shot down, captured, tortured, and imprisoned in an 8-by-8 foot cell. He spent the next 2,103 days as a Prisoner Of War in communist war prisons.
How to Master the Art of Influence
Jon Levy is a behavioral scientist best known for his work in human connection, trust and influence. He is the author of the newly released New York Times bestseller, You're invited: The Art and Science of Cultivating Influence, in it Levy explores how our ability to impact anything from longevity, and business, to social causes are a byproduct of our relationships, trust and a sense of belonging.
Ageing Isn't Necessary
Professor Derek Richard and his research team of 50 scientists, clinicians, and surgeons are focused on understanding the biological processes that cause us to age and develop age-related diseases such as cancer, arthritis, and Alzheimer’s disease. He has been published in some of the world’s most highly regarded scientific journals and was awarded a prestigious Australian Government Future Fellowship in 2011 and a Fellowship from the Chenhall Research Foundation in 2016. He has also launched two biotechnology companies with the first developing a treatment for cancer and the second developing a therapeutic to reduce the risk of getting cancer.
Steve Sims discusses the importance of things in your life. What impact are they having on your life? Are they things you have bought or subscribed to? If they burnt down, would you buy or subscribe them again? Listen to this episode to learn more.
How to Grab a Person's Attention in Five Seconds or Less
John Blas’s career in theatrical marketing and advertising spans over 25 years, beginning in 1994 at the Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group as an art director in Creative Services. He left Disney in 2007 as Executive Vice President, Worldwide Creative Services for Disney & Pixar, having been a part of creating some of Disney’s most memorable animated marketing campaigns for such memorable films as Toy Story, Tarzan, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Monsters Inc., Cars, Ratatouille and Wall-e as well as live action films like The Rock, Nixon, Ransom, Mighty Joe Young, Armageddon and others.
How to Show Up
David Katz has been named one of the world’s most compassionate entrepreneurs by Salt magazine. He is the recipient of the United Nations Lighthouse award for Planetary Health, recipient of the Paris Climate Conference Sustainia community award, recipient of the Earnst and Young Lifetime Achievement award, is the Past President of the Vancouver Chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), and named the Entrepreneur Organizations, Global Citizen.
How to Become Ageless
Dr Andrew Steele is a scientist and author of Ageless: The new science of getting older without getting old. After a PhD in physics from the University of Oxford, Andrew decided that ageing was the single most important scientific challenge of our time, and switched fields to computational biology. After five years using machine learning to investigate DNA and NHS medical records, he is now a full-time writer, presenter and campaigner.
Steve Sims turns the story of buying a Pitbull into a life lesson for everyone. The opinions and misconceptions of others should never influence your thoughts and decisions.
If People Don't Pay - They Don't Pay Attention
PJ Taei is an entrepreneur, founder of Uscreen, and a video business expert. PJ works with influencers, small businesses, enterprises, and creators located all around the world. Brands such as Soul Cycle, Opera of Australia, NBC Sports, BBC, Miss America Pageants, and 10,000 other businesses work with him to build their video monetization strategy.
How to Communicate with a Billionaire
Many entrepreneurs who work with high-profile, high-wealth clients can get intimidated when they approach someone like a billionaire. It’s only natural, right? However, if your business is centered around working with high net worth individuals, intimidation can cause your business to come to a grinding halt as you work with more successful people. If you’ve noticed that you’ve begun to stall in your business due to feeling intimidated by approaching more affluent clients, you won’t want to miss this advice. During a Facebook live chat, we sat down with Naveen Jain. A serial entrepreneur, innovator, and billionaire, he discussed the best ways to approach billionaires in business matters.
Do You Want to Become Future Proof
International bestselling author Jay Samit, is a dynamic entrepreneur and intrepreneur who is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on disruption and innovation. Described by Wired magazine as “having the coolest job in the industry,” he raises hundreds of millions of dollars for startups, sells companies to Fortune 500 firms, transforms entire industries, revamps government institutions, and for three decades continues to be at the forefront of global trends. Everyone from the Pope to the President calls on Samit to orchestrate positive change in this era of endless innovation. A former NASDAQ company CEO and Independent Vice Chairman of Deloitte, Samit helped grow pre-IPO companies such as LinkedIn, held senior management roles at EMI, Sony and Universal Studios, pioneered breakthrough advancements in mobile video, robotics, internet advertising, ecommerce, social networks, eBooks, and digital music that are used by billions of consumers every day.
How to Come Back Stronger After Failure
Eli Harris may be young, but don’t underestimate him. Driven by an unwavering work ethic and desire to change the world for the better, he’s worked for leading hi-tech companies around the world and launched two successful startups — all before his 30th birthday. Now as president and co-founder of R-Zero, he’s taking on his most ambitious challenge yet: tackling the transmission of pathogens in the COVID-19 era and beyond.
Self Communication to Shift Your Reality
Chris Ruden is an international keynote speaker, elite power lifter, entrepreneur, disabled model, and advocate. Despite having being born with only two fingers on his left hand and a shorter left arm ,he can dead lift over 675pounds and is on track to becoming the World’s strongest adaptive athlete. At nineteen years of age, Chris was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, and while it took time to accept his disease, it’s that diagnosis he credits for his career in speaking. On stages (and screens) worldwide, Chris speaks about diversity, inclusion, and over-coming adversity.
An Amazing Story of Service and Sacrifice
Anthony Stephen Malone - Former Paratrooper, Bodyguard, Elite Operator, CIA Asset. Author of 4 Books (Including United Nations Faces of Hope) and Guest Speaker, Lecturer. Ambassador and Patron of international charities and foundations.
How to Reach the Millennial Market
Curt Cuscino is the Founder & CEO of HypeLife Brands, a progressive brand development & marketing agency helping disruptive B2C lifestyle startups engage the Millennial Generation.
The Futurist Talks NFT
George J. Chanos, Esq. served as Nevada’s 31st Attorney General. He successfully (9/0), argued the case of Warton v. Bockting, 549 U.S. 406 (2007), before the United States Supreme Court. He’s also the Chairman of the 120+ unit, QSR franchise Capriottis, an author and a speaker.
How to Build a Billion Dollar Company
Naveen Jain is an intensely curious entrepreneur who is not afraid to take on the audacious ideas that will push humanity forward. He is the author of the award-winning book Moonshots: Creating a World of Abundance. His current moonshot adventures are Viome and Moon Express. As a serial entrepreneur, he previously founded InfoSpace, Intelius, and TalentWise.
Steve Sims discusses how we are losing the art of communication. As human beings we are terrified to have those uncomfortable conversations with our peers because we are scared of what they will think. You'll never grow by staying ignorant, have those difficult conversations.
How to Create a Tattoo Worthy Brand
The former director of communications for Harley-Davidson Motor Company played an active role in one of the most celebrated turnarounds in corporate history. He’s since advised executive leaders of many of the world’s best-known brands and has delivered more than 1,200 keynote presentations.
How He Discovered a Major Brand From His Love of Bike Culture
Dutch van Someren, Founder and Co owner of the Bike Shed London and Bike Shed LA. Ex MTV, Extreme Sports Channel. Virgin Media, Cartoon Network, Bravo TV, Harper Collins Publishers, and WPP etc. Creative Director / Group Director Production / Marketing PR & Creative. Bike Rider, ex musician, trendy tattooed London dad, old enough to know better.
Steve Sims has his opinions on what the Royals have done and what they missed out on. He chats about how the recent Royal bust up can teach us a lot about branding and how badly it can be handled. Find out what mistakes you're making in your own company and what you should be doing to avoid them.
The Right Way and The Wrong Way to Make Millions
Scott Phillips has gone from successful porn websites, to kidnapper and convicted felon. Then he changed his life around because he demanded more from himself.
Write Better Copy
Stefan is a direct response copywriter and entrepreneur whose words have grossed over $700MM in sales for himself and his clients. He's also the inventor of The RMBC Method, which is a systematic approach to writing better sales copy, more consistently, in less time. In addition to this, Stefan has founded or co-founded nine businesses that have done at least 7 figures, with several of those reaching 8 and even 9 figures in annual sales.
How to Negotiate with a Narcissist
Rebecca Zung is one of the Top 1% of attorneys in the nation, having been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Lawyer in America”, as “Legal Elite” by Trend Magazine, and recognized by her peers and the judiciary as AV preeminent rated in family law, the highest possible rating for an attorney by Martindale Hubbell.
Former Navy Seal to Meditation
Jon Macaskill (muh KAS kill) is a retired Navy SEAL Commander turned mindfulness and meditation teacher. He was born in South Africa and moved with his parents and 4 siblings to the US when he was 7. He grew up in Ruston, Louisiana where he was an avid track and cross country runner. After graduating high school, he served briefly as an enlisted sailor in the Navy before receiving an appointment to the US Naval Academy. He has his BS in Mathematics and MS in Operations Research. Jon has served in Iraq, Afghanistan, off the coast of Somalia, and in Panama. He serves as the Deputy Executive Director for Veteran’s PATH, a nonprofit organization that works to introduce meditation and mindfulness to veterans to bring them a sense of Peace, Acceptance, Transformation and Honor. He also now runs his own consulting company, Macaskill Consulting, LLC, bringing mindfulness and meditation to high performing teams to aid in dealing with stress, anxiety and depression all while increasing focus, creativity, and productivity.
The Human Behavior Performance Coach
Brian Bogert is a passionate human behavior and performance coach, speaker, business strategist, top sales professional and philanthropic leader who believes in helping growth-minded individuals achieve the best version of themselves: their most authentic selves. Brian teaches how to leverage radical authenticity and awareness to create the intentional life you’ve been dreaming of, but have struggled to create. His revolutionary strategy—embrace pain to avoid suffering—has helped individuals and companies break beyond their normal to achieve the success in life and business that they’ve always wanted. If you want to create a life of no limits and gain freedom, Brian and his team will get you there.
Steve talks about the realization that no matter if it's a new purchase or a new venture your on, it takes time to reach peak performance.
Chris Wilke and Kyle Valery - It’s not easy to change a paradigm. It takes a lot of conversation and the willingness to see the world with different eyes. Most people who are customers at Stretch Affect have learned a few things: Their old approach to fitness isn’t working. Real fitness isn’t about feeling pain. It’s about feeling healthy. Plateaus in performance begin when your range of motion breaks down. Most people who come to Chris Wilke and Kyle Valery’s gym aren’t your average gym rats. They are people who recognize that fitness and health are subtly different.
Inflammation is the Silent Assassin
Talor Zamir - In 2013, Talor was wracked with intense, inexplicable pain and inflammation that was putting his health, his hope, and his family’s financial future in danger. He could not type more than a couple sentences without feeling massive pain throughout his arms. Desperate for relief, or even an answer, he turned to multiple medical professionals, both mainstream and alternative, to no avail. He deteriorated to the point where he had to use a voice dictation software because he couldn't type more than a couple sentences without massive pain. His anxiety about his ability to support his family escalated to panic. Talor refused to give up, he came to the all-important realization that INflammation comes from INside of you. He had an epiphany. He started to change what he put IN his body and mind instead of treating it from the outside. This new understanding began to change everything. He returned from his quest, victorious, having been led to the solutions he had all along been seeking. How he successfully put out the fire of pain and inflammation is why he created Peak Performance. He now has a new quest: to help others transform their health and life in the same way he did.
Rock and Roll Roadie Turned Entrepreneur
Richard Mulholland has spoken in over 30 countries on six continents, Rock and Roll roadie turned entrepreneur Richard Mulholland knows first-hand the impact that memorable presentations can make. That’s why he works with executives and speakers around the world, helping them deliver unforgettable presentations that activate audiences and generate income.
Human Performance Expert
Steven Kotler is a New York Times-bestselling author, an award-winning journalist, and the Executive Director of the Flow Research Collective. He is one of the world’s leading experts on human performance. He is the author of nine bestsellers (out of thirteen books total), including The Art of Impossible, The Future Is Faster Than You Think, Stealing Fire, The Rise of Superman, Bold and Abundance. His work has been nominated for two Pulitzer Prizes, translated into over 40 languages, and appeared in over 100 publications, including the New York Times Magazine, Wired, Atlantic Monthly, TIME and the Harvard Business Review.
How to Run a Successful Podcast
Paul Colligan’s lifestyle and business strategies are designed to tackle the challenges and opportunities of today’s ever-changing information economy. His company, The Podcast Partnership leverages technology to expand reach and revenue for businesses and creates digital influencers with the simple sound of the human voice. Paul’s clients include bestselling authors Kathy Kolbe, Brendon Burchard, J.J. Virgin, Mike Koenigs, Donald Miller, Jeff Walker, Frank Kern, Joe Polish, and others. Past projects have included work with Microsoft, StoryBrand, The U.S. State Department, Rubicon International, Piranha Marketing, Pearson Education and more.
Steve Sims gives tips on gift giving. Base the gift on the impact NEVER the price tag is his style! It’s that time of year to build on those relationships, make an impact by the thought you put into making the gift a memory.
Steve talks about the gifts he has bought billionaires and they were all under $20. It's not the amount of money you spend on gifts, it's about the true thought and unique way the receiver will remember you.
The Art of Influence
René Rodriguez for the last 20 years, has researched and applied behavioral neuroscience as a dynamic keynote speaker, leadership advisor, world class sales expert, and renowned speaking coach. Yet, he believes that we are only scratching the surface of what is possible and that every profession can benefit from fully engaging the human mind and brain.
Crystal and Rox
Dr Bunmi Aboaba is a Dental Surgeon and founder of Crystal & Rox. After suffering burnout in 2008, Bunmi sought holistic avenues to help her mental wellness. Her journey brought unexpected her to the world of crystals. After Bunmi's own successful journey with crystals for wellbeing , Bunmi was inspired to create the concept Crystal & Rox, a luxury wellbeing interiors innovation , where chosen crystals ,combined with exquisite marble bring harmonizing energy to a space.
The TAO of Mindset
Jesse Elder is an Action Philosopher, TimePiercer, author, mentor, speaker, entrepreneur and all-around lover of life. He is also the creator of Prime Light - “The World’s Most Dangerous Meditation”. With his teachings of self-mastery, radical self-acceptance and inspired action, he focuses on helping people to live a self-authorized, productive and fulfilled life - with far less struggle than most believe possible. Overcoming fears, developing the mindset of an influential leader, making selling a spiritual experience, opening up to wealth and attaining greater levels of clarity and confidence are all achievable through Jesse’s simple yet incredibly effective methods and philosophies. People often report significant positive effects after an experience with Jesse, such as big leaps in their income, reduced illness and chronic pain, greater joy, freedom and wealth of every kind - simply forgetting to be angry, stressed, depressed - and becoming more loving towards themselves and those in their lives.
Steve Sims tells a story of an experience he had with a coaching client after a proposal pitch failed. He talks about the lesson learned from that fail and how to pivot for the next pitch.
Henry Sims started Zesty Owl because he had a passion for digital marketing. He helps businesses bring clean strategy and process to their digital marketing, and he doesn't want more businesses to get screwed over by other agencies because they don’t know any better.
Steve chats about understanding your clients needs and wants. Do you take the time to learn more about why they request or need the things they ask for?
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.
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.
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.
Steve chats about the way you perform under pressure. Do you fold or do you grow and push yourself to the limit?
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
IS the GREATEST Failure
Steve talks about how Sir Richard Branson influences him even though Sir Branson is the GREATEST failure.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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., the CEO of Unique Designz, shares how he has pivoted through difficult times and why you need to identify your brand.
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
Lead generation expert Adrienne Richardson chats with Steve Sims about mechanics and best practices for using Facebook ads for business growth.
On today's episode Steve chats about what you should be doing during this time of uncertainty.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
On today's episode, Steve talks about a service called Cameo. How credible are you in your business?
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
Greg Reid, the Founder of Secret Knock, joins Steve Sims on the show to share his story and some tips on achieving unqualified success.
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.
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
“The Larry King of Podcasting,” Jordan Harbinger, speaks with Steve Sims about the growing field of the podcasting industry.
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.
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...
In today's episode Steve rants about the importance of immersion in all aspects of your life.
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.
Positioning the ask, is only the beginning, know ahead of time what you are bringing to the table...
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!
Text SIMS to 345345 (US cellphones only) to be one of the first to hear about the new podcast.