teveD Sims is the visionary founder of 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.
Just some of the extraordinary experiences that Steve and his team have made possible for his A-list clientele include:
Closed a museum in Florence for a private dinner party for 6 at the feet of Michelangelo’s David and had Andrea Bocelli come in and serenade the guests
Taking a submarine trip to the Titanic
Becoming James Bond for a weekend in Monte Carlo
Hanging out and jamming with celebrity recording artists, such as Guns & Roses drummer Matt Sorum and playing guitar with ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons
Taking private cooking lessons with the world’s finest executive chefs
Trekking on a luxury safari in the Amazon & Serengeti
Joining a filmed marine conservation expedition to the Pacific Islands
Heading out on the legendary Sardine Run in Southern Africa
Singing live on stage with legendary rock band Journey
Having Florida Georgia Line sing “Happy Birthday” in a private backstage concert
Meeting and greeting renowned recording artists and celebrities
Enjoying a walk-on role on a hit TV show
…and the list goes on
Q : When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
I didn’t! I wanted to do it because it was something I did not think I could do therefore I was just stretching myself to how I could do something I was uncomfortable about! Made a lot of mistakes, but that’s how we learn and I won’t be making those mistakes with the second book. In the beginning, this was a bug of wanting to see if I could do it. It was a self-challenge to me
Q : How long does it take you to write a book?
How long is a piece of string? You can write a short book, you can write a massive book like “War and Peace” but in my idea, it’s a case of how long does it take you to write a book that is impactful, moves the needle, and gets people to take action. In my situation, I think that is basically a 3 to 5-month process to get the chapters down, then actually edit it and proofread it and turn it into something that is easily understood by other people. I would say if you are looking to write a book the question is are you writing it or is a ghostwriter, writing it? In my situation, I like to talk to people and get them to get them to translate my genius into paper so hopefully, that answers your question.
Q : What is your work schedule like when you’re writing?
My schedule? I try to do one to two times a week an hour at a time where I actually have a conversation with my ghostwriter so in the early stages two or two and half months so it’s quite intense and to be honest it gets quite laborious and becomes quite an effort but I focus on the light at the end of the tunnel. I would prefer to use a lot of energy for short periods of time and not take 4 years to write a book.
Q : What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
My writing quirks? I need to be away from the desk, I need to be moving, I need to be working on my motorbike, I need to be walking through my garden or park. My wife Clare will see when I am talking to my ghost writer I am doing laps back and forth but I have to be away from anything that can take my distraction.
Q : Do you think someone could be a writer if they don’t feel emotions strongly?
I don’t think emotions got anything to do with writing look at analytic books, look at books that are based on technology. You need to focus on what you putting in the book is it going to help someone else and that really does not have a lot to do with emotions.
Q; What other authors are you friends with, and how do they help you become a better writer?
The beautiful thing about it is I have a fantastic network so it’s a case of where to I start and where do I stop. There is Jay Abraham, Brendon Burchard, Jim Kwik, Tim Ferris, Tucker Max, Ryan Holiday, I look at everyone that writes books and see how they do it, then I do it MY way. So yes it does help but the good thing about society today is you can join a free Facebook group and ask questions you do not have to personally know an author to learn from them. It helps to understand what those authors are doing so you can understand what you are doing.
Q : Do you want each book to stand on its own, or are you trying to build a body of work with connections between each book?
The connection is me, the continuity is me, the message is different so are you going to read book number 2 and then not understand what it’s about? No..I try to write the book so you can pick up the book and put the advice into immediate action. so no I am not looking for a series the continuity is my tone, my voice, my attitude.
Q : Google+, Flickr, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube—what’s your favorite social network and why?
I LOVE ALL OF THEM.
Q :How can we follow you on social media ??
You can find me anywhere just search Steve D Sims. I am impossible not to find.