Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Steve Sims, a Speaker, Coach, and Author, based in Los Angeles, CA, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

I work with aggravated entrepreneurs to help them get out of the way of themselves.

Tell us about yourself

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, I'm the best selling Author with "BLUEFISHING - the art of making things happen,” sought-after coach, Top rated speaker in the US speaker after keynoting at a variety of networks, groups and associations as well as the Pentagon and Harvard – twice!

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

My next book - What would you achieve if you weren’t afraid of being laughed at?

In the age of “gotcha” culture, people are terrified to do anything that might be laughed at. I'm the exact opposite. In Go For Stupid: The Art of Achieving Ridiculous Goals, I teach you how to ignore what everyone else thinks and go for big, stupid, ridiculous goals. From organizing a private dinner in front of Michelangelo’s David to securing a tour of SpaceX led by Elon Musk himself, my accomplishments always start with the same questions: How far can I take this? What would make this a stupid achievement? I examine famously stupid goals in history, the key habits of successful people, and lessons from my own career to help you let go of your fear and get out of your own way.

If you do something amazing, you will be ridiculed until you are revered. Stop overthinking and go for ridiculous, stupid goals. Once you “go for stupid,” you open the door to the life you always dreamed about.

What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?

Being yourself.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. Be you.
  2. Care about your client.
  3. Learn to communicate.

Where can people find you and your business?


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