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!
When writer / director Seth Ferranti received a twenty-five year LSD kingpin conviction, after faking his suicide and landing on the US Marshals Top-15 Most Wanted list, he thought his life was over. As a first time, non-violent offender, the lengthy sentence attracted media attention from The Washington Post, Rolling Stone, The Washington Times, and others.
Turning despair into drive, Ferranti earned an associates, bachelors, and masters degree while in prison and started penning prison and gangster stories for VICE, Don Diva, FEDS, Hoopshype and others. He became a true-crime publisher from the cell block and built a website and publishing house, Gorilla Convict, that documented stories that the mainstream media was not willing to share.
In February 2015, after serving 21 years, he was released from the Bureau of Prisons, to seek his fortune. Back in the world Ferranti continued his writing career as a journalist penning pieces for VICE, OZY, The Daily Beast, Dazed, MERRY JANE, and features for Penthouse and Real Crime Magazines, among others. He also embarked on his true passion, filmmaking.
Ferranti joined forces with Shawn Rech and Transitions Studios to make WHITE BOY, a top ten Netflix feature documentary on Richard Wershe Jr. Seth also starred in the season one finale of VICE’s I WAS A TEENAGE FELON. Modeling himself as the Quentin Tarantino of documentaries, he currently has four documentary projects in production and three in post at his studio OUTLAW FILMS. It appears there is no stopping him…
Lauren Petrullo is the CEO and Founder of Award Winning Marketing Agency, Mongoose Media LLC based in Orlando, Florida. She is also the Founder of boutique ecommerce store Asian Beauty Essentials, Chief Marketing Officer of eco-conscious baby swimwear Beau & Belle Littles, and co-founder of chatbot service Bot Blondes.
Racing Towards Excellence
Welcome back to another riveting episode of The Art of Making Things Happen with your host, Steve Sims. In today's episode, Steve shares an intriguing experience he had with his son while racing motorcycles. They discuss the concept of comparison and competition as entrepreneurs and how it impacts our growth. They delve into the importance of surrounding ourselves with individuals who push us to achieve more and challenge our standards. Steve emphasizes the significance of stepping out of our comfort zone, embracing failure, and striving to reach new heights. So get ready to be inspired and motivated to take action as Steve Sims presents "Race Against Excellence" on The Art of Making Things Happen podcast. Let's dive in!
In today's episode, we have the incredible Ryan Niddel joining us. Ryan has embarked on a personal journey that received a polarizing response from his inner circle. His family, friends, and acquaintances turned their backs on him, leaving him questioning his decisions.
Join us as we dive into Ryan's story and explore how his podcast, "15 Minutes to Freedom," became a platform for him to process his emotions and share his journey. We'll discover the pivotal moment that inspired his first episode and how it shaped his perspective on overcoming imperfections.
00:02:44] Entrepreneur learns from mistakes, finds success.
[00:06:45] "Great connections and rooms lead to success."
[00:09:58] Steve's question received a polarizing response. His inner circle rejected him, and he felt alone. However, external feedback gave him hope. Sharing his struggles on a podcast became a way to connect. Despite imperfections, he continued sharing his message, not seeking validation but wanting to unload his burdens.
[00:14:46] Steve, your book inspired me to write. Now, I help businesses grow without debt or VC funding. Pay it forward, leave the world better.
[00:18:55] Seek validation, share to previous self. Be humble and open to new information. Beware false prophets, multiple paths to success. Focus, surround with brilliant people, give back. Consumers vs givers, a slippery slope.
[00:21:27] Seeking knowledge from successful individuals, joining YPO.
[00:25:41] Fragile egos on social media impact relationships.
[00:29:54] Man's responsibility to lead and set example.
[00:33:18] Fear of speaking up leads to stupidity.
[00:37:08] The future is unpredictable, but exciting.
Keaton Hoskins, also known as The Muscle, is a successful entrepreneur and business owner who has started and operated 22 companies in various industries, including a personal training company, gym, dental office, plastic surgery clinic, apparel company, and sports training for youth companies. He has built an 8-figure business and has found financial success in every business he has launched, spending no more than $7,500 to start or launch any of them. Keaton has implemented his business success principles in all aspects of his life and believes that true happiness and success come from being successful in all aspects of life, not just financially. He has written a book, been on a TV show, and has created relationships with influential people. His goal is to create a society where people no longer believe in any limits and to help others grow in their dreams, goals, and aspirations. He has created the LIMITLESS SOCIETY for this purpose and invites others to join.
Michelle Lewis is a color psychology expert who helps people discover the world of color, how it can support their intentions + start strategically implementing it into their daily lifestyle. A certified color analyst with degrees in interior design, film + natural medicine, she has studied color from all angles - injecting it into her newest book Color Secrets. She specializes in helping businesses connect with their ideal clients + maximize their sales potential using visual cues based in color psychology. A firm believer that color is our only universal language, her goal is to help everyone learn to speak it fluently.
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!
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!
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⭐️