What You’ll Learn From This Episode:
- How to become a ‘disruptive creator’
- How to avoid the ‘baby ugly’ syndrome
- How does the greatest growth come from uncomfortable failures
Related Links and Resources:
Go to www.stevedsims.com . Sign up there and you'll get everything you need to get a free PDF of the 'Bluefishing' playbook
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 bestselling 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!
Here are the highlights of this episode:
1:50 Steve’s ideal Client: Anyone that is disgruntled and not willing to settle. A lot of the times we try to settle on what we believe we can achieve rather than going for 'stupid'. Anyone that has reach that position of saying "hey, I hate where I am, there's got to be something better!" and that's where I like to play.
2:16 Problem Steve helps solve: Get them out of all of the baggage that's basically being consumed and assumed over the years on what they're capable of doing. A lot of people actually do what they can easily achieve, they don't stretch, and often it's because of the mindset imposed on them by people that quite simply are inadequate to be able to gain anything. So, I get into people, I try to find what they're capable of, I expose it and show them that they can do what they didn't think that they can do. And then we go for 'stupid' and start really pushing them these request out of themselves.
3:12 Typical symptoms that clients do before reaching out to Steve: For starters, you got to be willing to get uncomfortable and dirty. It's a rough process correcting any of the triggers and habits that you have created of yourself in years. And a lot of the times, the worse ones are when you think you got all your stuff together. Anytime that you think you got your stuff swept and sorted, 9 out of 10 is when you are lying to yourself. So, I come along, I get you uncomfortable and I get you into becoming a creative disruptor to take you to the level where you should be playing at, and not the level you are currently are.
4:02 What are some of the common mistakes that folks make before finding Steve and his solution: You already stated the first mistake. As entrepreneurs, we play 'ugly baby syndrome', we actually hold on to something so tightly because we don't think anyone can do it as good as we can. How often do you speak to an entrepreneur and say "hey, why don't you teach your team to do it?" and then you get the exact same comment "you know, it's quicker if I just do it myself". What you will end up doing is you end up taking on the workforce that doesn't actually work for you and they become a liability and not an asset. You end up doing all of the work. Until you can literally lie in bed the entire day and it does not disrupt the company, then you're not doing it right. The second you think that no one can do it as good as you are, you're kidding yourself and you need to find the appropriate people. So, the problem with most entrepreneurs and their businesses, starts and ends with you.
5:06 Steve’s Valuable Free Action (VFA): One of the easiest things you should mention is the book on how to get out your triggers and habits and focus on being the better you. You can either sign up on stevedsims.com and get a free PDF of the 'Bluefishing' playbook and there's actually a video in that, very important called 'The Chug Test' about how you should view your relationships. All you can join the ‘entrepreneurs’ advantage’ with me, that's on my Facebook group. No promoting, no selling, just support. If you are not willing to support those that are entrepreneurs, please don't join. But if you're ready to be different to help other people and yourself, join the group.
6:07 Steve’s Valuable Free Resource (VFR): It's very easy, stevedsims.com. Sign up there and you'll get everything you need.
6:38 Why do you do what you do Steve? I like to be uncomfortable; I find that our greatest growth comes from uncomfortable failures. But it's only a failure when you stop trying to get better. They say that 'they fight is over when you stop going up'. I spent most of my life as my wife says "being stupid" and just going for it. A lot of my life failing. But you know the funny thing about failing and pain, if you keep going, you never remember it. We never remember what it was like when we hit our thumb or we closed our finger at the door. We know it hurts, we know we don't want to do it again, but we can't actually remember what the accurate feeling is like. Because as humans, we forget pain. I constantly like to strive and push for failure, and I constantly like to grab a bunch of entrepreneurs and get them to feel uncomfortable. Shake them up, get them uncomfortable and put them back to the world of disruptive creators.
“I like to be uncomfortable; I find that our greatest growth comes from uncomfortable failures. But it's only a failure when you stop trying to get better” – Steve D. Sims