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 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.