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In this episode, Steve Sims, author of Bluefishing, talks about entrepreneurship and being your authentic self.
Steve Sims 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.
Without attending college and his self-proclaimed spelling and grammatical skills sub-par to that of a 7 year old (he apologizes to any 7yr olds reading this), Steve’s entrepreneurial know-how, lateral thinking and cunning drive have the world’s most-renowned celebrities, business moguls & entrepreneurs constantly asking, “tell us how you did it!”
Over the past 18 years, Steve has fulfilled client requests from the unbelievable to the impossible with one simple phone call – sending clients to visit the Titanic in a submersible, getting them onstage to sing with their favorite rock band and clink glasses at private dinners with industry leaders like Donald Trump and Mark Burnett.
(source: www.stevedsims.com and www.facebook.com/SteveDSims)
(03:29) Steve Sims has a new book, Bluefishing: The Art of Making Things Happen. Why the book, why now, why did you get the book made?
(06:01) 1 or 2 key points from the book that you want people to potentially take away
(07:46) Email is dead.
For one day, pretend email is dead. How would you communicate with people?
Social [media] is not communicating. It’s yelling a message and hoping someone replies.
(09:24) Methods of communicating: Entertain, educate and engage
(09:39) How to recognize and get rid of “vampires”
(11:38) The Chug Test
(15:05) Do you find that people can execute on the how, on the principles that you’re putting out there, but they miss some core pieces to that? Like What is their why and how to be authentic? Do you feel like people may have some success tactically in business but don’t figure out or don’t care to figure out who they are at all?
People try to be someone different when the true fact is being you requires zero effort, which allows you to now give your clients, your friends, your family everything. Because you’re not holding anything back to try and keep up this persona.
Try being you because you already are unique.
(20:54) Why do you do what you do?
(24:45) How do you instill in your kids the values that you developed in the background that you came from, dealing with adversity and coming from nothing? When you’re successful, how do you make sure they understand blue collar work ethic?
You’ve got to allow your kids to be in positions and situations where they make the best decisions.
(29:50) How much do you get your kids involved with the business?
(37:03) Do you have a daily routine?
(39:19) What about family time? Is it just all integrated for you, or do you make a specific effort to say, “You know what, this is time that I will spend with my family.” Or do you just let it flow?
Previous episode with Steve Sims:
Bluefishing: The Art of Making Things Happen