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Founder of one of the top personal concierge services in the world, and an expert marketer within the luxury industry, Steve has been quoted in various publications & TV including the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, London’s Sunday Times, South China Morning Post and many more.



A best selling Author with "BLUEFISHING - the art of making things happen”, sought-after consultant and a speaker at a variety of networks, groups and associations as well as the Pentagon and Harvard – twice!



Want to sing with your favorite rock star, be serenaded by Andre Boceli, walk the red carpet at A List Oscar parties, Dive to the wreck of the Titanic – these are just a few highlights of what Steve has been asked to provide for his clients.



He makes the impossible, possible, after all he is quoted as “The Real Life Wizard of Oz" by Forbes and Entrepreneur Magazine



An entrepreneur in the truest sense of the word, Steve is well regarded within the luxury world for his innovation and down-to-earth personality. Known for his honesty, integrity and doing things “his way,” Steve creates experiences for his clients that they could never have imagined being possible.



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.

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!

The Art of Making Things Happen (Bluefishing) Steve Sims Steve Sims

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 209 Ratings

Founder of one of the top personal concierge services in the world, and an expert marketer within the luxury industry, Steve has been quoted in various publications & TV including the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, London’s Sunday Times, South China Morning Post and many more.



A best selling Author with "BLUEFISHING - the art of making things happen”, sought-after consultant and a speaker at a variety of networks, groups and associations as well as the Pentagon and Harvard – twice!



Want to sing with your favorite rock star, be serenaded by Andre Boceli, walk the red carpet at A List Oscar parties, Dive to the wreck of the Titanic – these are just a few highlights of what Steve has been asked to provide for his clients.



He makes the impossible, possible, after all he is quoted as “The Real Life Wizard of Oz" by Forbes and Entrepreneur Magazine



An entrepreneur in the truest sense of the word, Steve is well regarded within the luxury world for his innovation and down-to-earth personality. Known for his honesty, integrity and doing things “his way,” Steve creates experiences for his clients that they could never have imagined being possible.



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.

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!

    Martin Gonzales

    Martin Gonzales

    Welcome to another episode of "The Art of Making Things Happen," where host Steve D Sims dives deep into the world of leadership and corporate culture with intriguing guests. In today's episode, Steve sits down with Martin Gonzalez, a remarkable leader who was the first movers fellow recognized by the Aspen Institute in 2023 and featured on the Thinkers 50 radar list in 2024. Martin's mission is to understand and enhance leadership and corporate culture, helping make work more fulfilling for people everywhere.
    In this conversation, Martin shares wisdom from his successful career, including the impacts of early decisions on company success and the common pitfalls of speed, inner circles, and overconfidence among founders. We'll delve into Martin's insights from his influential book, "The Bonfire Moment," and his groundbreaking research at Google that spans across 70 countries, aiming to understand what differentiates successful founders.
    Get ready to explore themes like the cultural influences on entrepreneurship, the display of wealth, and the fascinating concept of imposter syndrome, which even the best of us experience. Hear about the importance of disagreement in decision-making and the challenges of letting go as your business grows. Plus, find out what’s in store for Martin's next book and a planned follow-up conversation with Steve.
    Stay tuned for an enriching episode packed with lessons on leadership, corporate culture, and the entrepreneurial journey, right here on "The Art of Making Things Happen."

    • 35 min
    Tony McAleer

    Tony McAleer

    Welcome to today's powerful episode of "The Art of Making Things Happen with Steve Sims." Today, we’re joined by Tony McAleer, a man who has walked a profound journey from hate to healing. Tony spent 15 years as the leader of a white supremacist neo-Nazi group in Canada, but his life took a radical turn, propelling him on a path towards compassion and redemption. We'll explore how his early experiences of neglect and the allure of power and belonging drew him into the world of hate groups. We'll also discuss his transformative realizations as a parent, the profound impact of personal growth workshops, and his eventual co-founding of Life After Hate, an organization dedicated to helping individuals exit hate groups.
    Tony will share insights from his book, "The Cure for Hate," and his emotional journey to Auschwitz, reflecting on confronting his past Holocaust denial. This episode is a deep dive into the human need for belonging, the psychology of extremist behavior, and the transformative power of compassion and connection. So, join us as Tony McAleer helps us understand the darkness and, more importantly, the path back to light.

    • 40 min
    Steve Sims on How Musk and Diamandis are Shaping Our Future

    Steve Sims on How Musk and Diamandis are Shaping Our Future

    Welcome back to "The Art of Making Things Happen with Steve Sims." Today, we delve into a fascinating discussion inspired by Steve's recent eavesdropping on a conversation between Peter Diamandis and Elon Musk. Their dialogue touched on groundbreaking technologies like Neuralink and the concept of uploading human consciousness—a notion stirring both awe and ethical conundrums about the fabric of human life. Steve challenges us to think deeply about what it means to truly live versus merely extending life. As we gear up for a thrilling exploration of human potential and the philosophical ramifications of tech-driven immortality, Steve prompts us to reconsider the essence of our transient existence against the backdrop of technological advances that could redefine our very being. Buckle up for an episode that’s bound to expand your horizons and ignite a firestorm of thought about the future of humanity.

    • 7 min
    Christina Hooper

    Christina Hooper

    Welcome to another captivating episode of "The Art of Making Things Happen" with your host, Steve Sims. Today, we're diving into the vibrant world of entrepreneurship and personal identity with the indomitably spirited Christina Hooper, an expert in business design specifically tailored for neurodivergent entrepreneurs. Known for her striking blue hair and her ability to turn personal traits into professional strengths, Christina discusses how she uses her appearance as a filter to connect with the right people and how her approach has helped her build confidence and authenticity. This episode is not just a conversation; it's a masterclass on embracing your uniqueness, understanding neurodivergence in the entrepreneurial space, and designing a business that truly aligns with who you are. Whether you're an entrepreneur facing challenges or someone curious about the intersection of personal identity and professional success, this episode promises insights that could change the way you think about business and personal growth.

    • 27 min
    Joseph Michelli

    Joseph Michelli

    Welcome back to "The Art of Making Things Happen with Steve Sims." Today's episode features an enlightening discussion with Joseph Michelli, an acclaimed author and authority on customer experience. With a resume that includes work with iconic brands like Ritz Carlton, Starbucks, and Zappos, Joseph brings a wealth of knowledge on creating value and building meaningful connections with customers.
    Despite battling a cold, our host, Steve Sims, dives into the essence of the customer journey, exploring how companies can cultivate relationships beyond mere transactions. Joseph provides insights into the power of emotions over logic in customer interactions, the role of AI in the future of customer service, and why even in an age of skepticism, authenticity and trust remain paramount.
    As we unpack the significance of customer experience, Joseph also introduces his latest book, "Customer Magic," which focuses on Macquarie Telecom's audacious challenge to the telecommunication giants. This episode promises to be a masterclass in understanding customer experience, building brand loyalty, and the undiminished importance of feelings in business interactions. Tune in to redefine your perspective on creating genuine customer relationships in a technologically dominated world. Stay with us for a conversation guaranteed to inspire your approach to business and customer engagement.

    • 25 min
    Ryan Deiss

    Ryan Deiss

    Welcome back to The Art of Making Things Happen, I'm your host, Steve Sims. Today we're diving into the world of scaling businesses with the master of marketing himself, Ryan Deiss. From bringing multiple companies to the Inc 5000 to overcoming personal and professional hurdles, Ryan is a powerhouse of entrepreneurial wisdom.
    In this episode, Ryan shares his playbook for growth and provides actionable insights on how to scale without losing sight of what matters most — your well-being and relationships. We take a deep dive into his journey, learning how speaking at events and creating the Traffic and Conversion Summit propelled him and his partners into digital marketing stardom and birthed the powerful mastermind group, War Room.
    We also peel back the layers on Ryan's personal philosophy, his ambition to hold ‘less of more’ across businesses, and why he's targeted eight-figure growth while remaining resolutely 'Anti Personal Brand'. Expect to hear the story of his first marketing event at 20, the accidental formation of a new business venture, and why taking annual vacations with family is a non-negotiable for him.
    Get ready to be inspired and get a hold of actionable strategies to not just grow, but truly scale your business while building a life that's rich not just with revenue, but with purpose and joy. This is The Art of Making Things Happen with Steve Sims, and it's time to make your business dreams a reality.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
209 Ratings

209 Ratings

Comedy Salesman ,

The most YOUseful podcast out there!

Kudos to Steve Sims! He’s gotten where he is by serving others and this podcast is no different! He curates the show like he curates his events: thoughtfully and deliberately, to help all those who tune in. Now I’m spoiled. And inspired!

Anastasia Violet Lipske ,

Absolutely LOVE This Show!

OMGosh - the episode with Ryan Tate and the work he does with VETPAW.org utilizing veterans to help protect African wildlife was remarkable. I was touched and inspired to learn about it and loved the platform Steve provided through his delightful and thought-provoking podcast.

I really enjoy hearing Steve as he shoots from the hip...and in a world that craves authenticity these days...that goes a long way in my book. Steve is passionate, smart as a whip, and does a magnificent job with his marketing and memorable branding so one can learn a lot from him! Oh - and I dig his accent too! I could listen to him all day.

I highly recommend this podcast to anyone wishing to be fired up in business and life!

storzinger ,

Pod

Well you see how goes eh… i read this book about fishing & now iam here. My ears don’t even need to hear this and i give it 5⭐️

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