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Going for Stupid: Steve Sims and the Art of Moving From Ridicule to Reverence

With Steve SimsEP 132

Did you ever have a crazy idea that you thought just might be a big one but you never did anything about it because you didn’t want people to laugh? This week, our guest is Steve Sims, the author of Bluefishing: The Art of Making Things Happen and Go For Stupid: The Art of Achieving Ridiculous Goals which will be released on October 18. Called by Forbes Magazine, “The man with the world’s coolest job,” Steve has become famous for taking the craziest dreams of his celebrity clients and making them a reality.

 

In our conversation, we’re going to hear about some of his wildest adventures, and learn how the fear of ridicule can stop us from doing the things that might be the keys to our success. Steve also teaches us how to recognize when something stupid might actually be brilliant and how to approach business and personal goals with a curious mindset.

Practical Pointers
A common denominator among wildly successful entrepreneurs is curiosity. By always asking questions, and by being as curious as a little child about the world, you’ll try things that others wouldn’t dare - and they might even work.
Going for stupid isn’t the same as being reckless. Have stupid goals, envision them, and then reverse engineer to see what is possible. But look at the downside to make sure that the idea is reachable, not reckless.
The first thing any entrepreneur does is usually bad. But the key is to get going, and then get good. Start the momentum with baby steps, and worry about perfection later.
When you have a big idea, don’t think of it as bigger, think of it as different. Use a different color, market in a different way, advertise in a different place. By acting differently, by disrupting the way you live, your mind starts to think differently and to accept alternatives.
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Steve Sims

Steve Sims is the author of Bluefishing: The Art of Making Things Happen and Go For Stupid: The Art of Achieving Ridiculous Goals which will be released on October 18. Called by Forbes Magazine, “The man with the world’s coolest job,” Steve has become famous for taking the craziest dreams of his celebrity clients and making them a reality.

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