EP 654 - Why You Need To Experience Failure In Order To Make Things Happen With Steve Sims
The Note Closers Show Podcast
Scott Carson sits down with the wizard of getting things done and the author of Bluefishing, Steve Sims. In this episode, they discuss the difficulties of entrepreneurship, failing forward, and why failing is not a permanent situation unless you let it be. He said that to him, not taking action is scarier than taking action, and it’s something people should be more open to because by doing so, they are giving themselves the chance to fail and eventually succeed and make things happen. Join in on this conversation as you learn this very important lesson every entrepreneur must take.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Join the Note Closers Show community today:WeCloseNotes.comThe Note Closers Show FacebookThe Note Closers Show TwitterScott Carson LinkedInThe Note Closers Show YouTubeThe Note Closers Show VimeoThe Note Closers Show InstagramWe Close Notes Pinterest
Do you know anyone who's worked with Sir Elton John or Elon Musk, sent people down to see the wreck of the Titanic on the sea bed, or closed museums in Florence for a private dinner party and then had Andrea Bocelli serenade them while they eat their pasta? You do now! Dubbed “The Real Life Wizard of Oz" by Forbes Magazine, Steve Sims is the author of Bluefishing: The Art of Making Things Happen. He is a sought-after coach and speaker at many events including those hosted by the Pentagon and Harvard, and has been featured in more than 30 TV shows and over 60 major publications. Sims is a concierge for the rich. You think of a concierge as somebody you approach at a hotel when you need something. Sims reinvented the term to cater to the wealthy who want something unconventional, bordering on the ridiculous (his words), in real life. As a concierge for billionaires, Sims goes beyond giving the clients what they need. “I learned very early on, never give a client what they asked for; give them what they want, lust, and desire,” said Sims, noting that many times, the clients cannot fully intimate what they truly want. Nowadays, Sims does more than just cater to people who have fat checkbooks. He’s done that in the last few decades. He wants to help a lot of people become successful entrepreneurs before his death. “I will be happy when I’m on my deathbed and I know I’ve helped enough entrepreneurs do and think differently. If a bricklayer from London can do this, you’re all out of excuses,” said Sims. The entrepreneur’s first job was as a bricklayer in London. He then tried his luck as a stockbroker but that didn’t pan out. He moved to Hong Kong to do the same job but was fired after just five days. He stayed in Hong Kong and found a job as a doorman at a nightclub. That’s when things changed as he realized that with his gift of gab, he could make things happen. Sims then managed to make connections, inviting affluent people to the nightclub. He also started organizing parties and doing important events like those hosted by Elton John and the Kentucky Derby, among others. Sims’ company, Bluefish, has been the official concierge for the L.A. and New York Fashion Weeks for years. The former doorman puts a lot of emphasis on providing solutions rather than selling a product or service. “Stop selling and start solving,” he said. Sims took some time off his busy schedule to educate us about ‘making things happen’ on our podcast. Here are some of the other topics we covered: How Sims became the “make a wish foundation” for billionaires Being angry led Sims to go from being a doorman to a concierge for the rich Never ask a question where the answer can be “no” “I never market to poor people because I know how it was to be poor” Memorable experiences include a couple who was married by the pope Working with Elon Musk Working with Richard Branson “Stop selling and start solving” Being happy and passionate about what you do When you focus on the bank account, you ignore the relationship The world has become transactional Growing and experiencing different things Opening oneself to opportunities Who would Steve Sims invite to dinner? Sims also shares his knowledge about business and providing solutions through his podcast, The Art of Making Things Happen, which is very apt as he does make things happen. Contact Steve Sims: FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/stevedsims/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/stevedsims Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stevedsims LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sdsims/ Know more about Steve Sims: Website: https://www.stevedsims.com Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/stevedsims Podcast: https://www.stevedsims.com/podcast Join his circle: The Sims Distillery: https://simsdistillery.com Buy his book: Bluefishing: The Art of Making Things Happen - https://www.stevedsims.com/book/ Subscribe & Review To The RUN GPG Podcast Thanks for tuning in to this week’s episode of the RUN GPG Podcast! Please leave us a review on iTunes. This will help us continue delivering beneficial content for you and our listeners each week!
E178: Steve Sims - Make Things Happen through Successful Masterminds
Steve Sims is a well-respected thought leader, keynote presenter, coach, podcaster, and author of the book “Bluefishing”. In this episode, we take a wild ride with Steve as he talks about how his anger and frustration with life projected him on a path to success. He went on to develop the first luxury experiential concierge service, which created an opportunity for him to work closely with many high profile entrepreneurs. Steve shares the fantastic story about his new book “Bluefishing'', and the meaning behind the name. We also discuss the importance of communication, connecting with people, and the power of successful masterminds. Steve details the importance of creating a well-structured mastermind by focusing more on solving an audience’s problems, rather than selling who’s on stage. Reference Links Steve’s Website https://www.stevedsims.com/ Entrepreneur's Advantage with Steve Sims Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/stevedsims The Obstacle Is the Way by Ryan Holiday https://www.amazon.com/Obstacle-Way-Timeless-Turning-Triumph/dp/1591846358/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1618694734&sr=8-1 Joel Weldon http://www.successcomesincans.com/
How to stop listening to the wrong people, Steve Sims and Simon Severino | STRATEGY SPRINTS® 269
Do you know anyone that’s worked with Sir Elton John or Elon Musk, sent people down to see the wreck of the Titanic on the sea bed or closed museums in Florence for a private dinner party and then had Andrea Bocelli serenade them while they eat their pasta – you do now 🐋FREE SALES TEMPLATES: www.strategysprints.com/tools 🌞FREE SALES MASTERCLASS: www.strategysprints.com/equalizer 💎SALES COACHING (Free 7 Days Trial): www.strategysprints.com/tuesday-sessions WHO I AM: My name is Simon Severino and I help business owners double their revenue in 90 days. I sing your song, with you, until you know it by heart. After 17 years of strategy execution from NY to Sydney, I created the Strategy Sprints® Method, a practical method to run an agile and resilient company. I have fired myself from client work and enjoy now working above the business. If you run a business, I can help you make it irresistible for clients, easier to run and immune to competition. BE MY FRIEND: 🌿 Sign up to my email service - https://www.strategysprints.com 🌍 My website / blog - https://www.strategysprints.com 🧊 Instagram - https://instagram.com/strategysprints
Break Free From INTIMIDATION & Think BIGGER (Steve Sims)
He got kicked out of school at 15, left his dad’s bricklaying business, became a bouncer, and then built the world's Largest Concierge Company. Say what? Yup. Steve Sims joins us today to share how he got in the right rooms, led with a spirit of service, and ended up working with people like Sir Elton John and Elon Musk to organize wild adventures and become according to Forbes and Entrepreneur magazine, “The Real-Life Wizard of Oz". Connect with Steve: https://www.stevedsims.com/ TOPICS: Breaking free of intimidation of getting out of “our pond into another pond” with people who think bigger. Using nerves and fear in your favor & being the SOLUTION to someone’s problem Asking “What can I bring to this party?” and a new philosophy to networking WHO IS STEVE? Do you know anyone that’s worked with Sir Elton John or Elon Musk, sent people down to see the wreck of the Titanic on the sea bed or closed museums in Florence for a private dinner party and then had Andrea Bocelli serenade them while they eat their pasta – you do now Quoted as “The Real Life Wizard of Oz" by Forbes and Entrepreneur Magazine, Steve Sims is the best selling Author with "BLUEFISHING - the art of making things happen”, sought-after coach and a speaker at a variety of networks, groups, and associations as well as the Pentagon and Harvard – twice! RESOURCES: INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/heatherparady/ HAPPY BRAIN: https://anchor.fm/happy-brain YOUTUBE: www.youtube.com/heatherparady TIKTOK: https://www.tiktok.com/@heatherparady?
#bestof Facilitating once in a lifetime workshop experiences with Steve Sims (Episode 165)
First Time Facilitator
Wouldn't it be cool if you could say to your client: "We'll practise those skills at Sir Elton John's Oscars party!". Today's guest has done that :) Here's one of my #bestof episodes! I'm in deep work mode, working up a new program and busy attempting to pick my own brain. My guest today is Steve Sims and he runs the coolest workshops I’ve ever heard of, no joke. And how does he embed learning at the end of these workshops? By making people practice the skills they’ve learn, when they rock up to Sir Elton John’s Oscars after-party. Steve is the man who created Bluefish, a company that makes once-in-a-lifetime events happen for the rich and famous reveals to the rest of us his trade secrets for making things happen. With his help and expertise, his clients’ fantasies and wildest dreams come true. Steve is the author of the Bluefishing: The Art of Making Things Happen, and he has a podcast of the same name. Steve has spoken at Harvard and the Pentagon, twice. Getting married by the Pope in the Vatican, being serenaded by Elton John, and connecting with powerful business moguls like Elon Musk are just a few of the many projects he has worked on. I really wanted Steve on the show to talk about a few key things - the assumptions we have about asking for things, how confidence; and your approach can take you far and (literally) open doors. We also talk about the perfectionism beast. If you’d like to join the conversation when the show is over, join The Flipchart, a free community on Facebook for First Time Facilitator listeners. About our guest: Steve Sims Steve Sims Steve is the visionary founder of Bluefish: the world’s first luxury concierge that delivers the highest level of personalized travel, transportation, and cutting-edge entertainment services to corporate executives, celebrities, professional athletes, and other discerning individuals interested in living life to its fullest. Resources mentioned in this episode: Steve Sims Website The Art of Making Things Happen Podcast Steve Sims on Instagram The Distillery Grant Cardone & Tai Lopez rant video Like this show? Please leave me a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so I can thank you personally. Click here to let Leanne know your number one takeaway from this episode! Click here to tweet your thanks to Steve Support the show and buy Leanne a coffee! Quotes of the show: “I'm a great believer in keeping liability low.” “The greatest growth comes from the greatest accidents.” “It’s incredible to have people just be able to realize the rich people are poor people with a lot of money; things don't change, just that bank accoSupport the show (https://buymeacoffee.com/leannehughes)
Many speakers who claim to be “onions” – i.e. wrapped in mystical and magical layers of enigmatic meaning – have their metaphors mixed up, because they’re typically nothing but smoke and mirrors; get too close, and it’s all style and no substance. Steve ain’t no onion. What you see IS what you get. And what you see and get is a man who you’d probably avoid making eye contact with in an alley — or anywhere else for that matter. After all, a shaved head, Harley Davidson garb and body piercings on a 5’ 11”, 240 lb. frame don’t scream “let’s be friends!” But that’s the irony of it all, because despite his gruff exterior, Steve is remarkably open, engaging, generous, intuitive, insightful and competent – and he’s leveraged all of this to build a remarkably successful entrepreneurial career. #keynotespeaker #professionalspeaker #speakercoach #speakersbureau #speaker #keynotespeakers #leadershipspeaker #inspirationalspeaker #speakerlife #coaching #coach #coaching #coachingculture #speakeasy #keynote #speakers #entrepreneure #entrepreneurcoach #entrepreneurmindset #entrepreneurs #personalbranding #influnce #influencer #simsspeakeasy #creativedisrupters #SimsDistillery #stevedsims #speakerlife #go4stupid #creativedisrupter
266. Steve Sims: How to Embrace Your Imperfections and Make Things Happen
Do you know anyone that’s worked with Sir Elton John or Elon Musk, sent people down to see the wreck of the Titanic on the sea bed or closed museums in Florence for a private dinner party and then had Andre Bocelli serenade them while they eat their pasta – you do now Quoted as “The Real Life Wizard of Oz" by Forbes and Entrepreneur Magazine, Steve Sims is a best selling Author with "BLUEFISHING - the art of making things happen”, sought-after coach and a speaker at a variety of networks, groups and associations as well as the Pentagon and Harvard – twice! Connect with Steve FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/stevedsims/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/stevedsims Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sdsims/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/stevedsims Twitter: https://twitter.com/stevedsims1 ----------- ► ABOUT US Feisworld Media helps independent creators celebrate their creative and financial freedom. - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FeisworldMedia - Podcast: https://anchor.fm/feisworld - Documentary: https://www.feisworld.com/documentary ► CONNECT ON SOCIAL MEDIA Website: https://www.feisworld.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/feisworld Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/feisworld Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/feisworld Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/feisworld LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/feiwu ⚡️DISCOVER MORE ON FEISWORLD, start here: https://www.feisworld.com/start-here ⚡️SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER: to receive articles, podcasts and videos created for independent creators like you: https://www.feisworld.com/newsletter --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/feisworld/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/feisworld/support
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Steve Sims grew up poor, and he was bitter about that as an adolescent. But little did he know that he was learning the cornerstones of what would mold him into the successful businessman he is today. He is the founder of Bluefish, the world’s first luxury concierge that delivers the highest level of personalized travel, transportation, and cutting-edge entertainment services. Hear his story and how his transparency and honesty separate him from the rest in our latest episode!SponsorsSteve Sims is the founder of Bluefish, world’s first luxury concierge that delivers the highest level of personalized travel, transportation, and cutting-edge entertainment services to corporate executives, celebrities, professional athletes, and other discerning individuals interested in living life to its fullest. He is also the author of Bluefishing: The Art of Making Things Happen.Listener TribeWe have our own private social network for listeners of the Unmistakable Creative podcast. You can meet other listeners, discuss episodes, and engage with the creative community! Just visit https://the-unmistakable-creative-podcast.mn.co/ to sign up.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
We all have that pivotal punch-in-the-nose moment. Maybe you got tired of defending your passion. Maybe you felt betrayed when a loved one refused to believe in you. Maybe you got angry after a business partner left. Joe Polish said, "it's aggravating oysters that make pearls". All that aggravation deserves your gratitude. For pushing you - the shining pearl that you are now - to choose this journey. In this #FREEDOMSeries episode, our guest, renowned impact adviser Steve Sims will remind us how we entrepreneurs run to keep the world running. In this episode, you will learn: ☢️ How to deal with negative projections from people around you ⛳ Why we must keep towards the challenge - not the consequences of the process 🧲 How to manipulate a situation and make it so you're needed in the VVIP rooms